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GETTING GOING IN THE HARNESS

Want to feel the windsurfing rush? Want to feel part of the board and rig? As you progress into slightly stronger winds you’ll soon seek and appreciate...

GETTING GOING IN THE HARNESS
Technique

How To Improve Your Windsurfing From The Sofa

We all want to get out windsurfing, we all want to improve, but sometimes to weather/commitments don’t allow for as much on water time as...

How To Improve Your Windsurfing From The Sofa
Features

Understanding Windsurfing and The Weather

Windsurfing is a sport intrinsically linked to mother nature. Windsurfers are not only affected by the weather, but whole heartedly rely upon suitable conditions being...

Understanding Windsurfing and The Weather
Technique

Get Planing - Part Three - Drop and Push

Windsurfing isn’t all about the planing side of our sport, but getting planing, especially for the first time, is an unforgettable experience for every windsurfer. Marco...

Get Planing - Part Three - Drop and Push
Videos

Learn To Windsurf in 30 Minutes

Want to learn to windsurf, but thinking it will take you ages to get up and moving on a board? With the new technology and...

Learn To Windsurf in 30 Minutes
Videos

Learn in Style

When the sunshines and the wind is light don’t avoid the water. This is the perfect opportunity to get friends and family on a board...

Learn in Style
Features

Windsurfing 101

Are you getting started in windsurfing? Boards Basics have put together everything you need to know in this ‘3 in 1’ article… 1. What is Windsurfing:...

Windsurfing 101
Features

The 6 Essentials for Winter Windsurfing

Windsurfing in the winter is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can get according to the RYA, here’s why you should be hitting the...

The 6 Essentials for Winter Windsurfing
Technique

3 Easy Steps To Becoming A 'Real' Windsurfer

You’ve got your RYA Start Windsurfing qualification in the bag or you may have simply just done a few sessions with an instructor mate who...

3 Easy Steps To Becoming A 'Real' Windsurfer
Videos

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
Features

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?
Features

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.....
Features

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
Features

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
Features

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
Features

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
Features

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
Technique

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
Basics

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
Basics

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
Technique

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
Basics

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
Basics

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
Basics

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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