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Wing surfing/wing foiling (call it what you will) – what’s it all about?

Words: WSUK Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce There are some that see new sports (particular wind driven) like wingsurfing/wing foiling as the continued dilution of windsurfing. The fact that we’re talking about wingin’ here is enough to get steam blowing out of ears, which we do get. Others meanwhile embrace new concepts seeing them as additional methods of enjoying the ocean and […]

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Conceptual flights – DUO Boards Wind 130L 2021 windsurf/windfoil board test.

This test is published in partnership with foilshop.co.uk Review: Tez Plavenieks Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce This isn’t the first time I’ve tested the half hard, half inflatable board concept. For Windsurfing UK’s sister magazine SUP Mag UK I was lucky enough to hop aboard one of the first Pendle Boards (which is essentially what the DUO Boards Wind 130L is) and […]

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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 […]

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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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Windfoil jumping and looping – Windfoil Zone article.

Pics: Nick Kingston, WSUK Once you’ve mastered sustained flight, and possibly completing your first foiling gybes, there are many ways to spice up your windsurf foiling further. Jumping, and possibly looping (if you’re already a competent rotator in standard windsurf mode) are some ways to do this. Check out the article, that first appeared in Windsurfing UK’s printed magazine, and […]

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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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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 […]