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 […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Coaching

Simon Winkley Lanzarote and Alaçati windsurf clinics, 2020

Simon Winkley, our very own ‘Fundamentals’ technique writer, has the following overseas clinics for 2020: Costa Teguise, Lanzarote: 16-23 March 2020 Level: Adventurous intermediates and advanced Lively yet with chilled vibes, Costa Teguise offers a dynamic windsurfing experience with flat water inside the bay and awesome yet easy swell on the outside. A perfect location to step up a gear, […]

Windsurfing UK News

Round Hayling Island Windsurf Race 2019: youth dominance…

Words & pics: Mike Pringuer The Round Hayling Island Windsurf Race is one of iconic longevity that’s still going today having been revived in the last few years to incorporate other disciplines like stand up paddle boarding and outrigger canoe. Mike Pringuer reflects on 2019’s event below. The Round Island race this year was notable on a few counts:  A […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Windsurfing UK content dump alert! Outstanding Windsurfing UK windsurf equipment test reports now online…

Content dump alert! Windsurfing UK’s outstanding equipment tests are now online. Featuring longboards, wave boards, foils and foil boards, freeride sails and sleds, slalom kit and everything else. So grab yourself a pew and have a scan of what’s been missed if you haven’t been getting the actual print mag. Don’t forget, much of this kit is still available even […]

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A la la la la long – Mistral Freebird 350, Albatross 320 longboards, Revival 5.5m windsurf rig review

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger For Windsurfing UK our commitment to covering longboards and associated gear continues with this look at Mistral’s Freebird 350, Albatross 320 and Revival 5.5m rig. First up you notice that both boards feature a full EVA deckpad for additional comfort. This is both for cruising but also if you’re in the progressing stage of windsurfing […]

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Two of a kind – Exocet EVO freerace & NOE freeride windfoil comparison test 2019

Words: WSUK Pics: WSUK, Nick Kingston As foils continue to evolve it’s hard to sift through the hype to determine exactly what they need. And just because something is labelled or described in such a way doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right for you. Aspirations, skill and sailor style all have to be taken into account. Getting the opportunity to pit […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

A right pair! – Witchcraft Karma 5.6m/Slayer 5.5m windsurf sail comparison test

Pics: James Jagger, Nick Kingston Having used most sizes of Witchcraft’s five batten Karma sail range we were intrigued by the brand’s 5.5m four batten power house Slayer. Putting one of the only Karma’s we haven’t tested (the 5.6m) next to the Slayer also makes sense in terms of comparing. With this size bracket being a go to for a […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

The dualist – XO Sails Fly 7.8m windsurf sail test

Pics: Nick Kingston, James Jagger XO Sails’ Fly 7.8m is new from the French brand and aimed at covering both windfoiling and slalom. Now, as we all know, this isn’t a new concept, and actually sails in this vein have been tested by Windsurfing UK before… XO’s Fly 7.8m is triple cam affair that sheaths fairly easily. It requires a […]