Windsurfing UK News

Good news for Irish windsurfing – Mayo Mahem 2021 is on!

Yes, Yes, Yes, we are back! It’s time for all us windsurfers to meet up with friends old and new. From near and far, to have some fun on and off the water. Let’s find out who has used the last two years to improve their wave sailing and who has not. It’s time to find out…………….. MAYO MAYHEM 2021 […]

Windsurfing UK News

Dave Ludgate (aka Subowti) joins NCW’s Tahe Techno/Nautix Windsurfing freeride windsurf team.

You probably won’t know Cork based Dave Ludgate. He’s not a pro windsurfer and doesn’t charge huge Pe’ahi in Maui. He’s not a radical windfoil sailor and isn’t about to break the 60 knot speed barrier. But. He’s a super enthusiastic freerider and environemntally conscious sailor epitomising exactly what real world windsurfers are all about. Which is why NCW have […]

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Half the slice – Jamie Howard pro windsurfer profile.

Interview: WSUK Words: Jamie Howard Pics: Amber Dennington Note: this interview originally appeared in WSUK’s 2020 issue. Jamie has now switched sponsors to Severne. A successful product of the RYA’s Team15 programme Jamie Howard quickly rose through ranks as far as freestyle windsurfing goes. These days JH still rips in freestyle but also waves and lately has been vying for […]

Windsurf Club Classics

Doug Baker’s Windsurfer LT windsurfing universe.

Interview: WSUK Pics: Ellis Photography Since the renaissance of the Windsurfer LT enthusiasts have been popping up in droves everywhere. While there’s a committed crew of WLT racers there’re just as many real world sailors using them in place of previous windSUP machines. One such sailor is Doug Baker who’s an avid Windsurfer LT lover. WSUK caught up with Doug […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Versatile freedom ride – AV Boards Free BT 103L freestyle wave windsurf board test.

Review: Tez Plavenieks Pics: Nick Kingston & Oli Liane-Peirce A new brand to some AV Boards is the brainchild of Italian shaper/designer Aurelio Verde who’s noted as being one of the best creators of his generation. Having cut his teeth working for RRD he’s now involved with pushing his own company forwards. The AV Free BT is a parallel rail […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Windsurfing’s still fun (as if you needed that pointing out) – an article from NCW.

Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce, James Jagger. Our friends over at North Coast Wetsuits recently published an article about how windsurfing’s still the maker of fun (with input from WSUK’s editor) – even with all the so called new school (modern, trendy) disciplines of wing foiling, windfoiling and still, to a degree, kitesurfing. For a good many windsurfing remains ‘the one’. And […]

Windfoil UK

No myth! – Avanti Sails Icarus 5.5m foil specific sail test.

Review: Tez Plavenieks Pics & vid: Oli Lane-Peirce In Greek mythology Icarus, son of master craftsman Daedalus (who also created the Labyrinth), attempt to design a pair of wax/feather wings to escape the island of Crete. Unfortunately, having flown too close to the sun, the wings fail and Icarus falls from the sky. With Avanti Sails’ Icarus foil specific sail […]