Windsurfing header image: Nik Baker, Avon Beach, South Coast. pic: Radical Exposure. Windsurfing this autumn (2021) has been pretty good by and large. At time of writing gusts are coming through in the Force 10 range at WSUK HQ. The last few weeks have seen all manner of windy shenanigans on the water. All parts of the UK have seen […]
Jellyfish blooms can drift into UK waters at any time of year. You often find them washed up on beaches after heavy storms or big swell. Trotting along the beach it’s not uncommon to discover that flat, round gelatinous member of the subphylum Medusozoa family dolloped unceremoniously on the sand! By all accounts, foxes love to snack on washed up […]
Mistral International partner with ZyroFisher distribution for windsurfing and watersports in the UK & Ireland.
Pics: James Jagger Windsurfing UK have worked with Mistral International for a number of seasons now so it’s great to see the brand partnering with Yorkshire based ZyroFisher for an exclusive windsurfing and watersports equipment distribution deal in the UK & Ireland. Full press release below. ‘North East based distributor ZyroFisher are excited to announce a partnership with the Mistral […]
Words: Mark Dowson/BWA Pics: Mike Spencer, Mike Gibbens & Ollie Laddiman. Round 1 of the BWA 2018 Tour for the Pros kicked off at Rhosneigr on the 11th of May. BWA Press Officer Mark Dowson caught up with the three riders who topped the podium and asked them about their competition, kit tuning and pre-season training. Interestingly, all of them were […]
Words; Annette Kent Pics: Kent family Annette Kent has pretty much dominated ladies longboard racing in the UK for the last eight years, with considerable success prior to this. Showing no signs of slowing down we caught up with this longboard lady for a chat. Windsurfing beginnings My windsurfing beginnings started in the eighties. When I was 19 I bought […]
Words: Mic Brignall Pics: Lawrence Sinclair Regular WSUK contributor talks about the merits of windsurfng back in UK waters and not just aboard on your holibobs. Skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding: these sports all have something in common (and it’s not just the letter S!). Supposedly their heyday has been and gone – some say the same as windsurfing. It’s a sad […]
Words: Simon Pettifer Pics: Andy Stallman, Kevin Greenslade. Simon Pettifer is a long time UK slalom competitor who’s as passionate as ever about windsurfing. With long locks flowing in the breeze Simon epitomises the ‘real world racer’ that many can associate with. Holding down a day job, yet still managing to squeeze in valued training time, and push for podium […]
Here in the UK we have a great crop of up and coming young gun slalom windsurfers just waiting to take the old guard down. Don’t believe us? Check out this video from the UKWA featuring some of those rising new stars.