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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Boosting parallels – Fanatic Freewave Stubby 105L 2017 windsurf board review

Non-POV pics James Jagger Photography Freestyle wave boards: the do it all, go to tools for most windsurfers looking to dabble with all kinds of sailing. Except we know no one single piece of windsurfing equipment can cover all bases, can it? Fanatic have made rapid progress with their stubby parallel rail concept FSW. With its duck’s bill nose and […]

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The other half – Pete Davis windsurfer profile

Words: Pete Davis Pics: Pete Davis, Dave White, Barry Rivett Many will be familiar with Pete Davis – other half of World Champ speed sailor Zara (who we profiled in our very first issue), active UKWA board member and organiser of Weymouth Speed Week. He also has a spot on the World Speed Sailing Record Council (The WSSRC). But there’s […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

…and they will come – Behind the scenes at the Avon Wave Classic 2016

Words: Gregg Dunnett Pics: Olly Wood Probably one of the most amusing event write ups we’ve read. Author, windsurfer and stand up paddler Gregg Dunnett ran us through how the Avon Beach Wave Classic 2016 went down. A good read, even if we do say so ourselves! ‘When I agreed to Clyde Waite’s request to write an article about the […]