Windfoil UK

More than meets the eye – Tahe Techno Wind Foil 160L windsurf board test.

Words & pics: Tez Plavenieks Names mean nothing when it comes to windsurfing boards. In fact, when trying to decipher what gear does – having not actually tried the kit in question – it’s pretty hard to get a real handle on things. Most riders look at dimensions, but that too can be misleading because numbers, as with names, mean […]

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Alex Mallalieu: Tahe (formerly BIC) windsurfing’s man on the ground in the UK.

Interview: WSUK in partnership with Foilshop.co.uk Pics: Alex Mallalieu. Among other duties Alex Mallalieu does the rounds on the ground with Tahe’s (formerly BIC) windsurfing wares. Attending demos and events whilst visiting prospective and existing retailers he’s the one, working for Lyon Watersports, putting the hours in. We caught up with Alex to find out more. Note: since this Q&A […]

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BIC windsurfing rebrands the Techno Wind Foil and partners with Zeeko foils.

BIC Windsurfing’s Techno range is iconic within windsurfing circlea – we’re big fans here at WSUK/Windfoil UK. For 2021, however, the whole BIC windsurfing range is rebranding after a buy out from Tahe Outdoors. The company have also partnered with Zeeko Foils on the actual foil, another company we’re extremely aux fait with. You can read more here – ://foilshop.co.uk/bic-windsurfing-windfoiling-rebrands-for-2021-after-tahe-outdoor-buy-out-and-partners-with-zeeko/ […]

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Windfoiling to make thrilling debut at 2020 RYA Youth Nationals

The RYA Youth National Championships will enter an exciting new era in 2020 with the latest Olympic discipline of windfoiling set to make its debut. Windfoiling, an evolution of windsurfing, will replace the RS:X at the Paris 2024 Olympics and will be the third class to ‘fly’ alongside the Nacra 17 and Formula Kite. To ensure that youth racing in […]

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No hiding from the… – Ezzy Hydra 5m/7m windfoil/windsurf sail test

Romain Jourdan of windfoilzone.com spent the summer getting to grips with Ezzy’s windfoil specific sail the Hydra. Featuring both Ezzy’s 5m and 7m version this is what Romain had to say.     Words: Romain Jourdan Pics: Jean-Luc Boulland The Ezzy Hydra was launched at the end of 2018 and created a lot of noise in the windsurf community due […]

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The progression project – Slingshot Wizard 125 2019 windfoil board test

WORDS: WINDSURFING UK PICS: JAMES JAGGER MOVING ON FROM WSUK’s PREVIOUS TEST OF SLINGSHOT’S LEVITATOR 150 2019 TEST WE LOOK AT THE BRAND’S ADVANCE FLIGHT PLATFORM – THE WIZARD 125. AS WINDFOILING GAINS TRACTION IT’S SLINGSHOT AND THEIR RANGE OF PRODUCTS THAT’S PRICKING INTERESTS FOR THOSE NOT WANTING TO FOLLOW THE RACE/SLALOM PATH. Note: We should also add the Wizard […]

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Windsurf foiling – a beginner’s guide with Romain Jourdan of Windfoil Zone

Words: Romain Jourdan  Pics: James Jagger, Oli Lane-Peirce. Foiling is fun and addictive, creating amazing sensations of freedom whilst flying silently above the water. Everyone that has tried foiling has only positive things to say about it. Are you tempted to try windfoiling and be able to fly above the water with just 7-10 knots of wind? If so, come […]

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What windsurf foiling has taught us (so far) – journey into the new…

Words and pics: WSUK Windsurf foiling (or windfoiling/free foiling/whatever type of foiling you want to call it) is all the rage in 2017 – at least in terms of it being a discussion topic and point of interest for everyday sailors. Windsurfing UK will have covered the topic in depth come the last issue of the year. We’ve already looked […]