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Basics

Kid's View: Windsurfing is Awesome!

Calling all kids and teenagers! Do you windsurf? Are you bored of having to explain to non-windsurfing mates what it’s all about? And why windsurfing...

Kid's View: Windsurfing is Awesome!
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Learn from the Pros - Beginner Tips

Top PWA riders Gollito Estredo, Max Mattisek and Steven van Broekhoven take you through the most important things to know when starting out in windsurfing… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVW6IFQkxTo&list=UUOB78Rzf1zE7a9d8DNLx6VQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOrhVxYn5M0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkdZGL5GaKs

Learn from the Pros - Beginner Tips
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Share the Love: Time To Call In the Professionals?

Last week Boards looked at why teaching a friend or two to windsurf is a brilliant idea (if you haven’t already seen it check out...

Share the Love: Time To Call In the Professionals?
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Share The Love

Let’s set the scene…We have reached the much longer for weekend, made it through another hectic week and finally there’s time to head to the...

Share The Love
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Inner City Windsurfing

If you grow up in or on the outskirts of a large city such as London, Manchester or Liverpool, windsurfing probably isn’t the first activity...

Inner City Windsurfing
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And They Say Size Doesn’t Matter.....

…not so says Sam Ross, one of the country’s top windsurfing instructors, when it comes to making sure you are using the right gear for...

And They Say Size Doesn’t Matter.....
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Taking Care of Your Windsurfing Kit

Ok own up, who hasn’t taken their kit out of the bag at the start of the season, taken one look at it and wished...

Taking Care of Your Windsurfing Kit
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GETTING STARTED

“The thing that puts most people off windsurfing is they think it’s too difficult. Or they won’t be strong enough or are too old. But...

GETTING STARTED
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The Beachstart

Rather than having to uphaul your sail every time you leave the shore, beachstarting is a swift and very controlled way to get going; Simon...

The Beachstart
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Speed and Control

Simon Bornhoft joins Boards for the next instalment of Boards Basics, all about increasing speeds whilst maintaining control. GOING FASTER Once you’re comfortable in the harness...

Speed and Control
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Carrying Your Kit

Getting the kit down to the shore should be an easy and refined experience, not one big struggle. The first point to remember is to...

Carrying Your Kit
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Getting into the Footstraps

Now you’re getting to grips with the harness, it’s also a great time to look at getting into the footstraps; Simon Bornhoft continues his Basics...

Getting into the Footstraps
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The Windsurfer’s Journey: Strapping Up

James Hart again joins Boards Basics, he has now been on the water for a good few months. James is on the sea, getting into...

The Windsurfer’s Journey: Strapping Up
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Gybing

Simon Bornhoft joins Boards for the next instalment of Basics, this time covering the gybe.  Gybing is a downwind turn where the rig is swung over...

Gybing
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TACKING

Simon Bornhoft joins Boards for the next instalment of Basics, the ultimate guide for those taking the first steps in windsurfing. A tack is a...

TACKING
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WIND DIRECTION, UPHAULING & GETTING GOING

As part of our Basics series Simon Bornhoft now goes through some of the key techniques which speed up your early stages of progression. WIND DIRECTION Your...

WIND DIRECTION, UPHAULING & GETTING GOING
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Where Can Windsurfing Take You?

Windsurfing is a wonderfully diverse and very accessible sport and there are a multitude of options as to where you can go with it.  Your...

Where Can Windsurfing Take You?
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The Windsurfers Journey: Getting Planing

In the first installment of the the Windsurfers Journey, we caught up with James just as he took part in his first lesson at Lagoon...

The Windsurfers Journey: Getting Planing
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The Windsurf Journey: First Steps

Learning to windsurf is an exciting journey, from the anticipation of the first lesson through to the thrill of the first blast. Boards Basics takes...

The Windsurf Journey: First Steps
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Welcome to Boards Basics

Welcome to windsurfing! Do you want to get into the best watersport in the world? Do you want a unique exhilarating experience? Do you want the thrill of...

Welcome to Boards Basics