Posts in Boards

Windsurfing kit considerations – a few points to think about before making a purchase

Choosing a brand new windsurf board or quiver of windsurfing sails is never easy. There’re so many options that riders can be blinded by everything on offer. It’s even worse if you’re still progressing through the ranks and trying to figure the sport out. There are, however, a few points to consider when looking for […]

Strength analysis of Witchcraft sandwich composite boards – David Cadel compares heel area and bottom areas

Witchcraft boards are known for their strength but so far this was based on experience and not on calculations.  It is hard to know how high the forces on a board actually are when sailing but we can compare a board’s resistance against the most common failures. So we asked engineering student David Cadel from […]

Bouke Becker – Witchcraft’s head honcho in the Q&A hot seat

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…

Efficient footstrap setting for waves, freestyle and beyond

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.

Karma foiling – Windsurfing UK’s editor talks flying lessons

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 […]

HDD constructions now offer 24 months guarantee!

Due to high demand it is now possible to order a semi custom board with a color change or custom deck graphics. Prices upon request. BTW, did you know that: Our CBC, FCBC, HDD and XHDD constructions offer the best strength to weight ratio technically possible. Even if you would be willing to pay more? […]

New for 2015: CBC Construction

For 2015 we have added a 3rd construction, CBC (Custom Biaxial Carbon) since it was getting quite popular amongst our custom boards customers. Available on all production boards, CBC offers a lighter board with a good balance between weight, durability, impact resistance and nice crisp feeling (though not too stiff). CBC: Custom layed up Biaxial […]

Fin research going new paths

I managed to source a tiny camera and mounted it with an aluminium profile at the back of the board about 5cm below the bottom. Here are some first stills of the 1.5 hour of video footage. Conditions were light wind float n ride at Puerto Lajas and a 2m wave. I tried to get […]

Shaman on test

The Shaman was tested by Windsurf in Tenerife, here is what they had to say: LOW-DOWN The Shaman is an all-new offering from Witchcraft for 2013. Designed specifically as an on-shore wave board, it shares design features from both the Chakra (FSW) and Wave (full-on wave) models. Available in a broad range of sizes in […]

Witchcraft Kids Wave

Julien, 10 years and Titou got their new custom board: 199 x 50, 50L. fins and straps adapted to their size but also with options to grow.