September 25th, 2017
There’s a lot of talk surrounding the term ‘style’ when windsurfing’s discussed. But what is style exactly and what makes a rider’s style good or bad? And what makes a stylish windsurfer legendary?
Tricky points to discuss as ultimately style, and the legendary status of which, is down to opinion. Opinions, as we all know, differ from individual to individual. A panel of judges may not agree 100% and likewise you reading this may not agree with comments in this article. So, subjectivity makes the topic of style a quagmire to navigate. Yet we’re going to suggest the following regardless.
September 19th, 2017
As an aspiring windsurfer you’ll probably have been fixated upon the usual goals of:
Turning (tacking, gybing)
Harness and footstraps
The above skills are definitely ones to master but then what? Of course there are wave moves – big jumps and tweaked airs – but for many the upside down inverted area of windsurfing isn’t appealing. At least, not yet. With that in mind here are a few flat water moves (some would say old school freestyle) to master as you build up confidence to the more aerial inspired trickery.
September 11th, 2017
For many windsurfers craving ballistic winds and the biggest waves it’s winter that offers up these kinds of conditions. Summer may be sea breeze central, where everyman sailors can get a fix, but the off season is when those possessing the skills love to test their mettle – and not just pros either.
For full power winter weather specific kit will be needed. Smaller boards and rigs utilised with control in mind, as much as anything else, may have been lying dormant the past few months. Now’s the time to dust it down and prep everything so you’re ready.
August 29th, 2017
Witchcraft Windsurfing’s founder, owner and shaper Bouke Becker gets put in the hot seat for this Q&A. Want to find out more about the Fuerteventura based windsurfing brand? Then read on…
August 15th, 2017
When windsurfers discovered the benefits of footsraps back in the 80s the door was literally broken down for all manner of aerial shenanigans, as well as more locked in feels that would benefit those who love a cranking carve.
August 8th, 2017
Fancy getting hold of some of the smoothest and most bomb proof sails on the market? Witchcraft sails have been developed with the harshest windsurfing conditions in mind at some of the most brutal windsurfing spots around. So, smooth and effortless to use with unsurpassed durability. If this sounds up your street then read on…
July 31st, 2017
What’s not to love about a windsurf trip? Warm water, sunny weather with wind and waves in abundance (fingers crossed). But where to head? Here we run down a bunch of hot windsurfing destinations – some long standing, some new – to help guide you on your way to getting gone.
July 25th, 2017
Do you remember the first time you slotted feet into footstraps, felt your board lift and accelerate and before long were skimming across the water’s surface, grinning from ear to ear? It’s the very reason we’re all addicted to windsurfing and why we still keep coming back for more.
July 19th, 2017
Fancy being the stand out sailor at your local spot but don’t want your life insurance premiums to ramp up? Have no fear, here are five simple enough windsurfing jumping moves that can be performed across a wide range of conditions seeing you attain rock star status in no time.
July 14th, 2017
Windsurfing UK’s editor Tez Plavenieks recently tested Witchcraft’s Karma 5m for the magazine. Off the back of this he’s now playing with a 4.7m and 5.3m version. We recently spotted Tez getting to grips with wind foiling, both the 4.7m and 5.3m being used to good effect. Here at Witchcraft we may be known for making hard wearing wave sails (and boards) but this pricked our interest. As such we wanted to find out more.