Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Big/beautiful – Witchcraft Karma 5.9m windsurf sail test

Words: WSUK Pics; James Jagger This is the biggest sail from Witchcraft we’ve tested to date, as well as being third from the top in terms largest across the whole range. Only a 6.2m and 6.5m remain if you need something bigger. Displaying the same traits across the whole range the 5.9m is built to withstand a lifetime of harsh […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Get some! – Patrik qt-wave 103 GET 2019 windsurfing wave board tes

WORDS & PICS: WINDSURFING UK WAVE BOARDS THESE DAYS DON’T HAVE TO BE SMALL SUB-100L STICKS. AS WINDSURFING HAS EVOLVED BRANDS HAVE MADE A CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO CATER FOR A WIDER RANGE OF CONDITIONS – I.E LIGHTER WINDS – AND/OR BIGGER BONED RIDERS. SAILORS ARE NOW WELL LOOKED AFTER WITH APPLICABLE TOOLS SUCH AS THE 2019 PATRIK QT-WAVE 103. For […]

Windsurfing UK News

Mayo Mahem 2019: Ireland’s premier windsurfing festival returns!

Mayo Mayhem, Ireland’s premier windsurfing wave competition, is back again for its 3rd year this September on the beautiful beaches of Co. Mayo in Ireland. Bull Island Windsurfer in conjunction with Pure Magic and the IWA are delighted to announce that we will be running Mayo Mayhem windsurfing event on Achill Island between September 27th to 29th. This event is part of […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

All round classic – Jim Crossley pro windsurfer profile

Interview: WSUK Pics: Roger Ornvang, Jan Cas Smit, Andy Stallman, Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge, Pal Forstervold, Pete Davis, Jim Crossley Jim Crossley is probably best known for his speed sailing exploits, although of late (and if you follow him on social media) you may have spotted his penchant for snapping up classic windsurfing gear and then putting this through its paces […]

Windsurfing history encyclopedia

Y – Yannick Anton: former professional windsurfer now Fuerteventura resident, wave head and school owner

French born Yannick Anton started competing in 1998. Before long his smooth style and windsurfing finnesse started to make observers sit up and take note. Although he’s an incredible sailor – especially when conditions switch on – Yannick’s pro tour successes were up and down. Then a short time in to his career Anton started getting problems with his knees […]

Windsurfing history encyclopedia

G – Goita: new school wave sailing manoeuvre

The goita, which crossed over from waves to flat water via the ponch (invented by Maui based Kevin Ponchitera), is a new school wave move that sees riders hit the lip before throwing the sail to windward and towards the tail. This causes the rider and board to rotate over the rig in 360 fashion and ideally land back on […]

Windsurfing history encyclopedia

H – Ho’okipa, Maui, Hawaii: windsurfing’s wave sailing proving ground and Mecca

What can be said about the island of Maui and its windsurfing focal point, Ho’okipa, that’s not already been discussed? The epicentre and proving ground for any rider into wave sailing; the spot where each season brands descend en masse for company photo shoots; the spot where many a name has been forged as legend; a location that some sailors […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Windsurfing obsession – Mark Dowson windsurfer profile

Interview: WSUK Pics: Russell Groves Regular Windsurfing UK contributor, Lanzarote loving, committed wave sailor and (now) BWA press officer Mark Dowson’s enthusiasm for windsurfing is second to none. Frequenting many different UK beaches, as well as putting in hours across the drink in Lanza, he’s a committed wave hound and a nice guy to boot. We caught up with Mark […]

Windsurfing UK News

Mayo Mayhem 2018 – Ireland’s premier wave sailing event goes off!

Pic & vid: Mayo Mayhem Ireland is known for its epic wave sailing, that’s for sure. For 2018’s Mayo Mayhem event the conditions were super fun allowing for some great competition. To check out the action and see how things went down hit up the Mayo Mayhem event wrap vid below.

Windsurfing UK Profiles

Simon says… – Simon Bassett (of 2XS fame) windsurfer profile

Interview: WSUK Pics: James Jagger, Dave White Simon Bassett is the ever familiar face of 2XS club, school and shop at one of the south coast’s best loved windsurfing spots: West Wittering, West Sussex. Involved with windsurfing since the very start we sat down for a natter with SB to find out more. Tell us when you first discovered windsurfing […]