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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
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!
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
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
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!
Intermediate

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Summer Session

Simon Bornhoft identifies a counterintuitive eureka moment that enables beginners and intermediates to master helicopter tacks, and links the same theme into the granddaddy...

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Summer Session
Intermediate

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Sheet Out!

In the penultimate feature of the series Simon Bornhoft looks at a very counterintuitive action that influences waterstarting, non-planing and planing gybes, duck gybes...

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Sheet Out!
Intermediate

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Let It Be...

Simon Bornhoft looks at a very common counterintuitive moment that affects us every time we rotate our rigs at the end of a transition. Simon...

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Let It Be...
Competitions

Win a Jem Hall Coaching Super-Session

This competition is now closed – thank you all for entering. The winner was Matt Thorn. After an August spent posting Jem Hall’s seminal Wannabe a...

Win a Jem Hall Coaching Super-Session
Intermediate

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Help or Hinder?

If you’ve been overwhelmed when waterstarting, confused when cornering or dunked when duck gybing, there’s a high chance that you might have been fooled by...

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Help or Hinder?
Intermediate

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Kill or Cure?!?

Simon Bornhoft explores the counterintuitive moments in windsurfing… Photos: WindWise / Karen Bornhoft A frustrated gyber once proclaimed that windsurfing was like getting in a...

WindWise with Simon Bornhoft: Kill or Cure?!?
Intermediate

Bodywise with Simon Bornhoft: Your Action Plan

To finish off his expose on how the windsurfing body works, Simon Bornhoft summarises the key performance enhancing actions for you to try the next...

Bodywise with Simon Bornhoft: Your Action Plan
Intermediate

Bodywise with Simon Bornhoft: Rule Breakers

Simon Bornhoft looks at when technique, form and normal perceptions go against conventional wisdom. Photos: WindWise / Karen Bornhoft Simon Bornhoft looks at when technique,...

Bodywise with Simon Bornhoft: Rule Breakers
Intermediate

Bodywise with Simon Bornhoft: Shifting & Switching

Simon Bornhoft reveals how our body mechanics determine if we can or can’t move our feet for tacks and gybes. “Everything’s fine until I move...

Bodywise with Simon Bornhoft: Shifting & Switching
How To

Wannabe a Wavesailor with Jem Hall: Gu-Screw

In this instalment of his comprehensive series examining every aspect of wavesailing, Jem Hall continues the all-out assault on your frontside frolics and gets...

Wannabe a Wavesailor with Jem Hall: Gu-Screw
How To

Wannabe a Wavesailor with Jem Hall: Lip Sliding

In this instalment of his comprehensive series examining every aspect of wavesailing, Jem Hall adds a bit of slide to your frontside top turn. Winter is...

Wannabe a Wavesailor with Jem Hall: Lip Sliding
How To

Wannabe a Wavesailor with Jem Hall: Layback Jumps

In this instalment of his comprehensive series examining every aspect of wavesailing, Jem Hall helps you to get more laid back with your jumping....

Wannabe a Wavesailor with Jem Hall: Layback Jumps
How To

Wannabe a Wavesailor with Jem Hall: One-Handed Top Turns

This month Jem Hall fully engages in his frontside series once again as he invites you to rejoice in the joyous freedom of one-handed top...

Wannabe a Wavesailor with Jem Hall: One-Handed Top Turns
How To

Wannabe a Wavesailor with Jem Hall: Frontside Aerials

Fully rested after a month off, Jem Hall is straight back into his frontside series as he gets you having it on some frontside...

Wannabe a Wavesailor with Jem Hall: Frontside Aerials
How To

Wannabe a Wavesailor with Jem Hall: Backside Waveriding

Jem Hall continues to give you a break from his fully frontside series as he gets you working on your backside waveriding. Photos by...

Wannabe a Wavesailor with Jem Hall: Backside Waveriding
How To

Wannabe a Wavesailor with Jem Hall: Jump!

Jem Hall gives you a break from his fully frontside series to get you focusing on, believing in and enjoying the freedom of flight...

Wannabe a Wavesailor with Jem Hall: Jump!