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Issue 270

BOARDS February 2011

contents 270

FEBRUARY 2011

Covershot: Graham Ezzy by Jerome Houyvet

features

MINI TEST – THE UPHAUL CHALLENGE

While waiting for the wind to return Adrian Jones ponders the imponderable and attempts to crack one of windsurfing’s oldest chestnuts: just how small a board IS it possible to uphaul?

COCOS-NUTS

Jason Polakow gives us the idiot’s guide to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands – home to Australia’s smallest and most remote National Park, perfect waves breaking in crystal clear waters, and the world’s most beaten-up old boat…

GUYS ON TOUR – RICH PAGE

Windsurfing’s slightly taller, younger and less wealthy version of Bernie Eccleston talks with Dave White about life as PWA Tour manager…

TESTED – 4-BATTEN WAVE SAILS

Most manufacturers now have a specialist compact 4-batten sail in their line-up that claims to grant you access to the tight-carving slashy world of new school wavesailing. The big question is do you need one? Adrian Jones and his Clones investigate…

CORNWALL – THE OTHER SIDE

This month Dave White’s Home Ground series sets out to explode the myth that Cornwall only has one coast, taking in the delights of Par, Polkerris, Sibleyback, Looe, Seaton and the Tamar Estuary…

SURVIVING WINTER

With water temperatures still well below average after the big freeze, our extreme weather specialist Steve Thorp presents his top tips for surviving cold Runts (and anywhere else)…

RAIDERS OF THE LOST LAGOON

With a two-week photoshoot in Dahab almost over, Team Tushingham load up the camels and head into the desert on a quest to find a hidden gem…

HAVE YOUR SAY

Simon Bornhoft series looking at recreational windsurfers from different walks of life continues with the truly inspirational Moira Bastow, who at a sprightly 78 years of age often puts many youngsters to shame…

SPRINGTIME IN CORSICA

Thanks to the constant winds that whistle through the straits of Bonifacio, Corsica has become known for offering some of Mediterranean’s best windsurfing. Many of its best spots, however, are yet to be discovered. Gilles Calvet reports…

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