Windsurfing UK Articles

Progressive thinking with Slingshot’s windfoil brand manager Wyatt Miller

Pics: Wyatt Miller, Brian Casero, Christopher Curran, @k2asass, @iwasphotographed Wyatt Miller is currently grabbing attention across various social media platforms with his futuristic windfoiling exploits. An accomplished windsurfer, in standard mode, as well as foiler WM has just taken on a new role heading up the windsurfing department for the brand. We caught up with Wyatt to get the goss. […]

Windsurfing history encyclopedia

N – Nik Baker: x6 World Indoor Windsurfing Champion, Aloha Classic winner and one of Britain’s best windsurfing talents

In 1990 indoor windsurfing was born with the Palais Omnisports de Paris – Bercy making its spectacular debut. It was during this first indoor event that Britain’s Nik Baker, from the south coast, flourished and went on to add a whopping x6 Indoor World Championships to his name. Nik’s no slouch in the actual ocean either and following a long […]

Windsurfing history encyclopedia

J – Josh Stone: windsurfing party animal, skilled wave sailor and inventor of modern freestyle

The ever colourful, possibly wild, and larger than life Josh Stone was the perfect candidate to take windsurfing to the next level via modern freestyle. An already skilled and formidable wave sailor, Maui based Stone invented the vulcan and soon after the spock. Nowadays these are standard and basic moves for anyone into the art of windsurfing freestyle, yet they remain […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

A shot of JD – Justin Dennington pro windsurfer profile

Words: Justin Dennington Pics: Justin Dennington, Jaanboy Photography, BWA Justin Denninton is one of the most enthusiastic windsurfers you could meet. Ever present at his local beaches, Marazion/Gwithian, you can be sure that if there’s a decent forecast JD will be on it, checking in and letting know other sailors what’s what (before hitting it himself that is. We tapped […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Good to go! – Fanatic Stubby Freestyle Wave 95 TE 2018 windsurf board test

Having checked out 2017’s 105 version of the Stubby FSW it was intriguing to lay hands on 2018’s 95 litre version and see how it compared. As always Fanatic’s attention to detail, fixtures and fittings and overall manufacturing finish is right up there. So much so it seems a shame to get boards like this wet…but still. Coming as a […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Wave escapsim – Loftsails Wavescape 5m 2018 windsurfing sail review

Pics: James Jagger Loftsails’ Wavescape 5m is the first sail from Monty Spindler’s iconic windsurf sail brand we’ve used. Back in the day it was the brand’s popular Lip that seemed to be choice but these days the range has a refined and fresh aesthetic making the Wavescape visually appealing when on the water. Coming in striking blue and black […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Five beach fortnight – Mark Dowson’s two week windsurfing binge

Words/vid: Mark Dowson Pics: Alex Parker, Justin Goodwin, Ian Whittaker, Steve Laddiman & Tracy Dennington  The BWA Cornwall Wave Classic in October half term was one of the first dates to be pencilled onto the calendar hanging on our kitchen wall. The plan was that Helen would go to the Canaries with her sister and soak up the rays, whilst I […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Pick ‘n’ mix – AHD Sealion Wings 7.6ft x 29” x 109L windSUP review

We were intrigued by AHD’s Sealion Wings 7.6ft. Team rider/designer Bruno Andre is often seen putting this strapless design through its paces. The Wings is a multi-discipline tool that spans wave sailing windSUP, SUP, SUP foiling and wind foiling. Four sports in one nifty toy! For this test we’re focusing on the Sealion’s strapless wave sailing windSUP properties. Manufactured in […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

The big salt – James Cox pro windsurfer profile

Words: James Cox Pics: Timmy Vowles Photography, Fergus Cowhig James ‘Coxy’ Cox is a staple part of the UK’s wave sailing scene. Ever adaptable to the conditions on offer, and with a go big style, you can spot Coxy a mile away when he’s doing his thing – usually just as conditions ramp up the gnarly. As well as his […]