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Fail

Windsurfing fails – a tongue in cheek look at some windsurfing faux pars

December 13th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

As newbie windsurfers we’ve all had our fair share of faux pars when it comes to mishaps, either on land or on the water. Even us long in the tooth sailors can have some of the following occur still to this day – if we’re not paying attention. Here’s a tongue in cheek look at some of the many windsurfing fails that’ll be familiar to a good number of us.

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History

History lesson briefs – key windsurfing moments that have got us where we are today

November 30th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

As most sailors will know there are a whole host of key moments through windsurfing’s colourful history that make it unique. This heritage and legacy is constantly being updated, after all time never stands still. Here are a few key events to refresh memories or give insight to those ne wto windsurfing. We’re sure there are plenty more – what would you add?

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Tackling BIG conditions – upping the ante with your windsurfing: tips to help you push on

November 16th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Everyone loves an image or video edit of your fave windsurfer going big at spot XXX. As mesmerising as these stunts are they’re a world away from what the majority could achieve? Many of these riders are paid up pros with a large support crew behind them. In most instances he/she going large will have the necessary equipment on tap and most likely access a fat cheque for their troubles at the end of the session. This isn’t to say the everyday windsurfers can’t achieve similar levels of stoke – if not actual similar levels of extreme performance. But that doesn’t matter as long as you’re having fun…

So how do you go bigger? Here are a few tips to help you on your way.

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Witchcraft windsurfing article roundup – what you may have missed

October 9th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

If you’ve been keeping an eye on Withcraft’s website and social media streams you may have noticed an increase in articles coming your way of late. We do appreciate that many of you are busy, however, and therefore may have missed some of these. So, nice types we are, here’s a roundup of the past few months’ stories. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the blog for further updates moving forwards.

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Tips to motivate – finding your windsurfing mojo

September 29th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

As great a sport as windsurfing is we appreciate it’s sometimes hard to keep the stoke and motivation going. If you’ve had a bad run of sessions, where conditions didn’t quiet line up, or you’ve been off the water for a period and the juice has stopped flowing then motivation is hard to come by.

With this in mind here are some tips that’ll help you find your mojo and get back in the windsurfing groove.

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Legendary style – (an non-extensive list of) windsurfers who fit the bill

September 25th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

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.

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Prepping your high wind windsurf board for winter action

September 11th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

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.

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Five windsurfing travel destinations to get your juices flowing

July 31st, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

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.

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Karma blasting pic: James Jagger

What connects all windsurfers – the bliss of blasting

July 25th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

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.

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