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Introducing 'Top Tips' With Colin 'Whippy' Dixon

We always strive to deliver tips from the top, Colin ‘Whippy’ Dixon is a world renowned windsurfer, instructor and coach. Colin has partnered up with...

Introducing 'Top Tips' With Colin 'Whippy' Dixon
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Donkey Gybe with Philip Soltysiak

Here at Boards we decide to catch up with pro freestyler Philip Soltysiak for a breakdown on some of the more older school carving moves....

Donkey Gybe with Philip Soltysiak
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A Beginner's Guide To Tow-In Windsurfing

Love it or hate it tow-in windsurfing is providing a great way of getting on the water when the wind doesn’t show up, especially at...

A Beginner's Guide To Tow-In Windsurfing
Matt Pritchard in action
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5 Top Tips For Getting Better With Age

The windsurfing media is full of ripped twenty-somethings pulling the newest ridiculously named freestyle move or ‘shredding’ the latest wave, but can the rest of us...

5 Top Tips For Getting Better With Age
Jim Crossley at Weymouth
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How To Speedsail - Weymouth

The UK has some incredible windsurfing spots, but it’s not always easy to know how to sail at them. So, we’re guiding you through a range...

How To Speedsail - Weymouth
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Sheet In, Turn Left - How To Speed Sail At West Kirby

Want to take on speed sailing at West Kirby for the first time? Adrian Jones takes an in-depth look at how to sail West Kirby, recalling...

Sheet In, Turn Left - How To Speed Sail At West Kirby
Antoine Albeau
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The Science Of Speed - How Fast Can We Go?

In June we focussed a lot on speed here on Boards, and through the Big Speed Debate a reader, Rick Hanke, got in touch to...

The Science Of Speed - How Fast Can We Go?
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The Forward Loop with GetWindsurfing

Phil and Danielle from GetWindsurfing had previously run us through the forward loop, but now they’ve updated their technique video adding more in depth details,...

The Forward Loop with GetWindsurfing
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The Windsurfing Jargon Buster

The world of windsurfing jargon can be a confusing one, with newly invented moves and the latest lingo occasionally stumping even the best of us. Amy Chambers explains...

The Windsurfing Jargon Buster
Maxime van Gent
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Maxime van Gent - Why I Windsurf

Maxime van Gent is a 19-year-old windsurfer from Bonaire who is pushing the top female freestylers on the PWA. Maxime has only been windsurfing for...

Maxime van Gent - Why I Windsurf
Kids on the water - here's how you can windsurf too!
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A Guide To Windsurfing - For Kids

Are you under 18 and want to windsurf? Read on as here we’ve got all the windsurfing advice kids and young people need – from...

A Guide To Windsurfing - For Kids
Learn to windsurf - beginner board guide
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Beginner Board Guide

If you’re new to windsurfing and wanting to buy your first board it’s worth thinking long and hard about your purchase. There are a whole...

Beginner Board Guide
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The Best Stance For Top Speed

This month it is all about speed here on Boards, so with that in mind we’re catching up with one of the UK’s fastest, Steve...

The Best Stance For Top Speed
The Brace, close up.
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Hans Kreisel - How To Get Top Speeds On Open Water

Just a couple of days Hans Kreisel and Jurjen van der Noord set the fastest speeds ever recorded on open water. Now, Boards have caught...

Hans Kreisel - How To Get Top Speeds On Open Water
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Blasting Tips with Dempsey

Olympic windsurfer, Nick Dempsey and Volvo have teamed up to bring you this technique video which we are sure almost everyone will enjoy. In Nick’s...

Blasting Tips with Dempsey
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Tune For Top Speed - It's All In The Fin

Regular PWA podium finisher, Ben van der Steen joins Boards to share why and how to finely tune your gear for top speed. How many sails...

Tune For Top Speed - It's All In The Fin
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How To Upwind 360

It’s time to learn the upwind 360 with Colin and Marco from WindsurfCoaching… This a a key early freestyle move that learnt in any conditions, starting...

How To Upwind 360
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How To Rig and Tune

Want to know how to rig and then tune up your windsurfing sail? Here, Phil and Danielle of GetWindsurfing join Boards to talk you through...

How To Rig and Tune
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How To Win The Drag Race

Here it is, the much awaited first instalment of Whippy D’s weekly top tips, this week looking at tools of the trade get the right...

How To Win The Drag Race
Jason Polakow never seems to be scared of a big wave or two!
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7 Ways To Overcome Big-Wave Fear

Here it is, the much awaited first instalment of Whippy D’s weekly top tips, this week looking at tools of the trade get the right...

7 Ways To Overcome Big-Wave Fear
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Top 10 Board Repair Don'ts

Here it is, the much awaited first instalment of Whippy D’s weekly top tips, this week looking at tools of the trade get the right...

Top 10 Board Repair Don'ts
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Apparent Wind Explained

Apparent wind is a complicated thing but it’s what helps us go even faster as windsurfers. Here’s a great explanation of what you need to...

Apparent Wind Explained
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How To Downwind 360

The downwind 360 is completely pointless, it takes you straight back to the direction you were going, but it looks and feels awesome… and is...

How To Downwind 360
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