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 […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Try it…you might like it! – Exocet X-Longboard 11’5 windsurf board test

Pics: James Jagger Longboards: boring sleds for windsurfers who are past it and just want to pootle… Not that there’s anything wrong with this. Who doesn’t like a pootle from time to time? But that isn’t what the Exocet X-Longboard 11’5’s all about. Proving once again that longboards have a legitimate place in our everyday windsurfing lives and why here […]

Windsurfing UK windsurf travel

Planet Windsurf Holidays give 8 reasons to windsurf in Egypt

Egypt is one of those places that stirs the imagination, with the Pyramids, Pharaohs and mighty River Nile having massive appeal. But there are some very good reasons why this ancient country has carved out a name as a top windsurfing destination. As one of Planet Windsurf Holidays’ favourite spots, their team lets us in on ten reasons why your […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Sharing the stoke – Richard Attree, windsurfing author profile

Interview: WSUK Pics: Bartek Jankowski, Linda Wainwright, Nikki Attree Richard Attree has been a windsurfer most of his life since discovering it with his wife, Nikki, in the mid-80s. It’s an obsession that’s taken him round the world and led him to relocate to the Canarian island of Tenerife. Richard’s first novel (a windsurfing one at that!) was published last […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Wave heads apply here – Tabou 3S+ 96L 2019 windsurfing board test

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger We’re no strangers to the 3S concept having used a bunch of different types over the years. In fact, WSUK’s very own test editor’s wife used to own one. This is the first time we’ve actually tested a Tabou offering for WSUK though – in this instance it’s the super charged Tabou 3S+ 96L we’re […]

Windsurfing UK News

Mayo Mahem 2019: Ireland’s premier windsurfing festival returns!

Mayo Mayhem, Ireland’s premier windsurfing wave competition, is back again for its 3rd year this September on the beautiful beaches of Co. Mayo in Ireland. Bull Island Windsurfer in conjunction with Pure Magic and the IWA are delighted to announce that we will be running Mayo Mayhem windsurfing event on Achill Island between September 27th to 29th. This event is part of […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Surprise surprise! – windsurfing fun at Neilson’s Airone Beachclub (Italy)

At the start of 2018 WSUK’s editor and family were invited along to check out Neilson’s Italian new Airone beachclub resort, located on the Calabrian coast. Here’s what they found… Words: Tez Plavenieks Pics: CE Photo, David Green, Fi Plavenieks It’s hard not to look at wind forecasts when heading away on a trip – especially if you’re a windsurfer […]

Windsurfing history encyclopedia

U – Universal joint (UJ): windsurfing’s crucial multi-directional mechanical component

As windsurfers we take the humble universal joint for granted, yet it’s the UJ that sets windsurfing apart from many other sailing craft and allows us to perform many of the moves we do. Without the 360 degree articulating joint carve gybes, for instance, simply wouldn’t be attainable. It was Pete Chilvers in 1958 who invented windsurfing, but crucially he […]

Windsurfing history encyclopedia

T – Tarifa: reliably windy Spanish holiday spot, brand testing ground and winter training hangout

Tarifa, Spain, is famous for its relentlessness windy conditions and breeze from two very distinct directions – both can serve up a healthy dose of hardcore windsurfing. Wind strengths can often reach 40 knots, without actually being a specific storm! In summer the wind’s direction is usually from the east (cross offshore from the left) whereas autumn see the angle […]

Windsurfing history encyclopedia

S – Sotovento, Fuerteventura: long time speed sailing venue, PWA event site and reliably windy holiday spot

Fuerteventura’s south facing Sotovento is a world famous speed windsurfing location and host of the PWA’s freestyle and slalom events that roll in to town during summer. Firmly on the map as a bona fide windy location the Sahara like landscape had little more than a bar and a few apartments 20 years ago. But once windsurfers started clocking serious […]