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July 2007

Thank God for Wimbledon! If there’s one time of year you can count on some hearty low pressure tracking across Britain, it’s the fortnight when all eyes are on the perfectly manicured greens of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. So, true to form, half of the country’s already under water while the meteorologists are talking about ‘unusually energetic’ systems for the foreseeable future. And it’s not dark until after nine o’clock, leaving plenty of time for an after-work windsurf. Brilliant! Do be aware of the risks associated with thunderstorms though as a certain member of our forum community can testify

Issue #233
The July 2007 edition of BOARDS Magazine is on court now, serving ace tests, technique, travel… Issue #233 also includes our New-Skool supplement – hand it to an unsuspecting child and change their life for good.

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Our headline test this issue investigates the options for summer wavesailing as the Test Team compare 60cm-wide Waveboards, All-rounders and Freestyles.

To complement those boards, the Team also turn their attention to five / six-battened 6.4m Crossover Sails.

Emile, the newest member of the BOARDS Test Team, describes life on a test trip and meets the latest crop of guesters.

Our Ultimate Windsurfing Van series continues with a look at a ‘home-made’ motorhome.

Plus, for those new to the sport, we look at Buying Your First Board


Simon Bornhoft explains how to plane effortlessly though lulls and sharpens up those heli-tacks.

Part 6 of Jem Hall’s Wannabe a Wavesailor gets you riding frontside and offers a handy light-wind drill for practicing backside off-the-lips.

And it’s time for the big vote in SB’s X-Factor, the search for a new technique star…


We venture Beyond Essaouira in Morocco with coverstar Boujmaa Guillol.

Discover Perfect Pozo chez Dunkerbeck.

Then enjoy a Bird’s Eye View of Guincho in the latest Partner’s Perspective

As well as…

Our annual anecdotal account of life in the slow lane from our favourite tame pensioner, Freddie Andrews.

Brian McDowell’s inside line from the latest PWA Wave event: Guincho ’07

A look at the major clothing labels currently sponsoring the World Tour Wave crew.

John Hibbard’s report from round 2 of the UKWA Four Nations Cup – Rhosneigr.

Mike Simpson’s take on the UKWA Southern Cup and British Open Championships.

Blogs from the Bogs, Readers’ Pix, Diary of a Young Gun, Post, News


Our bi-annual New-Skool supplement comes free with the July issue: everything you need to know to get your ‘little darlings’ into windsurfing (and hence earn yourself more time on the water too!)

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If you’re wondering where to advertise your windsurfing
kit, then wonder no more. The BOARDS ONLINE classifieds ads section
is now better than ever, with the boards section now connected in
to our awesome online database of production boards, listing every
board produced since 2000 (fully updated for 2007), and our test database. So now it’s that
much easier to find out about kit that you’re considering buying.

Better still, we’ve introduced a new grade of classified ad. Online-only ads are still free, but for just a fiver (FREE FOR SUBSCRIBERS!) you can now go for the ‘Priority’ ad, which allows you also to upload a picture, ensures that your ad will appear at the top of any relevant searches, appears on the ad main page and the main site home page, AND gets a free listing – complete with colour picture – in the magazine. Check it out at

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Available to download from BOARDS Online, July’s BOARDS Desktops feature French freestyler Nico Akgazciyan as captured by Arthur Lockhart.

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Bill, Ian, Simon, Gary, Fred, Claire, Shelagh, Tom and James

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