Duncan Slater

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News

RSPB Tiree: "Please Don’t Knacker the Machair!"

As visitors get ready to descend on Tiree for the 25th annual Wave Classic competition, conservationists are warning that parts of the island’s magical landscape...

RSPB Tiree: "Please Don’t Knacker the Machair!"
News

2012 Fanatic Hawk

Fanatic introduce their new Hawk 2012 range of freeride boards… This pedigree predator’s redefined the Freeride category and wowed testers worldwide. Derived from our best Freestyle and...

2012 Fanatic Hawk
Travel

SB's Margarita WindWise Freeride Course

BOARDS technique editor Simon Bornhoft tells us “the time is now” to book onto his forthcoming Margarita WindWise Freeride Course… Yes, Margarita is renowned for...

SB's Margarita WindWise Freeride Course
News

2012 Fanatic Falcons

Fanatic introduce their new Falcon 2012 range of racing and slalom boards… Five all-new PWA production shapes are unleashed after a total tune-up of every...

2012 Fanatic Falcons
News

PWA Sylt 2011 – Highlights and Prizegiving

The official 2011 men’s slalom rankings Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne / Mystic / DunkerbeckEyewear) has returned to glory in the 2011 season, having...

PWA Sylt 2011 – Highlights and Prizegiving
News

Baker Academy Ultimate Speed and GPS Clinic

Ant Baker of the Baker Academy has released details of his forthcoming Ultimate Speed and GPS Clinic during Weymouth Speed Week 2011 When: October 15-21...

Baker Academy Ultimate Speed and GPS Clinic
News

PWA Sylt 2011 – Day 8

The 2011 VW PWA Reno World Cup Sylt – day eight: Blazing sun, enormous crowds, a ferocious SUP race and an incredible night tow-in...

PWA Sylt 2011 – Day 8
News

Mikey Clancy Wins IWA Wave Champs Round 3

The IWA Irish Wave Windsurfing Championships were held in near perfect conditions at Elly Beach, Belmullet Co. Mayo on Ireland’s West Coast, 24-25 September 2011. The...

Mikey Clancy Wins IWA Wave Champs Round 3
News

PWA Sylt 2011 – Day 7

The 2011 VW PWA Reno World Cup Sylt – day seven: The freestylers raise the bar and break the judge’s scales in the third Reno...

PWA Sylt 2011 – Day 7
UK Sailor News

Steve Thorne on Fanatic

Wet’n’Dry Boardsports team rider Steve Thorne has landed sponsorship with Fanatic Boards. Steve will be running various Fanatic demos along with Wet’n’Dry Boardsports and will...

Steve Thorne on Fanatic
UK Sailor News

Tushingham Raceboard Honours at British Open Champs

Dave Hackford reports on Tushingham taking the honours at last weekend’s British Open Championships… The 2011 Raceboard season has been dominated by strong winds making it...

Tushingham Raceboard Honours at British Open Champs
Travel

Sportif Boracay Early Booking Offer

To start the season in Boracay, Sportif are offering a week from £995pp with quality, Cathay Pacific international flights to Manila and domestic flights to/from Boracay plus...

Sportif Boracay Early Booking Offer
World Cup News

PWA Sylt 2011 – Event Summary

The 2011 VW PWA Reno World Cup Sylt – event summary: Sylt is hit by ten day of summer preventing the breeze from building...

PWA Sylt 2011 – Event Summary
Videos

Adam Sims' One Cubed

Watch the latest freestyle clip from K-72 Adam Sims – one day’s filming in 50 knots at West Wittering, one day’s editing, one minute of action!...

Adam Sims' One Cubed
Intermediate

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Jump!

To complete his Make Your Move series Simon Bornhoft looks at some inspiring training methods to start, improve and master your jumping skills. Photos:...

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Jump!
Wave

Tabou Pocket Wave 75 (2010)

After four years of solid development, with quite a few changes throughout that time, Tabou have decided to keep this board the same as last...

Tabou Pocket Wave 75 (2010)
Intermediate

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Mega Manoeuvrability

With deep winter on its way Simon Bornhoft looks at a fun, dynamic, body warming windsurfing exercise with great added value. Photos: Karen Bornhoft...

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Mega Manoeuvrability
Intermediate

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Swift Exits

As winter tightens its grip we all want to spend what time we can blasting over the cooler water rather than submersed in it....

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Swift Exits
Wave

Starboard Kode 74 (2010)

Starboard’s Kode shapes differ throughout the range to suit the conditions in which the board is most likely to be sailed, so every model tends...

Starboard Kode 74 (2010)
Intermediate

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Duck-Gybe

Can’t gybe? Don’t worry, you stand a very decent chance of duck-gybing! Simon Bornhoft breaks down this seemingly elusive ‘trick’ to make it achievable...

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Duck-Gybe
Intermediate

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Gybing Pt 2

Simon Bornhoft strongly suggests working on these skill and move enhancing drills, which will help you MAKE YOUR MOVE while having a great time...

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Gybing Pt 2
Wave

RRD Wave Cult 75 (2010)

The Wave Cults are marketed as RRD’s range to suit the broadest variety of wave conditions. They’re also said to excel in choppy water and...

RRD Wave Cult 75 (2010)
Intermediate

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Gybing Pt 1

Simon Bornhoft breaks key transitions down into component parts to dramatically speed up the understanding, training time and probability of actually MAKING YOUR MOVES!...

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Gybing Pt 1
Intermediate

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Make Your Move!

In this new series Simon Bornhoft gives us the best possible method to achieve the ‘stock moves’. A self-coaching, run-by-run methodology and specific skills...

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Make Your Move!