Posts in Tips and motivation

The Witchcraft Way – Witchcraft’s windsurfing philosophy

In times where consumerism and instant gratification is booming we regularly get frowned eyebrows when we tell people the waiting list for a new Witchcraft board is 3 to 4 months. Being used to instant gratification buying something new makes them feel good and they want it right away. Many gadgets are just a few […]

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 […]

Foils #2 – a 2018 snapshot of windfoiling and where it’s at currently

Pics: James Jagger We’ve talked about foils and windfoiling before yet with the topic still hot we thought we’d revisit and see where we’re at now compared to this time last year. As with our first windfoiling article we’re speaking with Windsurfing UK magazine’s Tez Plavenieks who’s been testing a raft of different foil gear […]

Flat water wave sailing drills for progressing sailors

If you’ve aspirations of shredding perfectly peeling waves, but haven’t quite got the necessary skills (yet), then there a few drills you can practice on flat water that’ll help no end. As any proficient rider knows muscle memory is everything so being able to repeat movements is key. Read on for how to ready yourself […]

Style and finesse – Yannick Anton Witchcraft team rider Q&A

Yannick Anton is no stranger to full on windsurfing conditions. A former PWA competitor, who’s abundant finesse and skill on the water always gets nods of approval, he’s stylish yet humble. We caught up with Yannick in between teaching sessions at his windsurf school and personal windsurfing time to get some more info. Tell us […]

Windsurfer A or B – which one are you when it comes to progression?

We’re all different and windsurf in our own way. Read the following and see which mould fits you and your riding.

Versatility incorporated – freeride/freewave windsurfing on wave gear

Pics: Geraint Roberts As many will know Witchcraft specialise in making high quality, hard wearing windsurfing equipment that stands up to the harshest of environments. Our home base of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, is a tough place to exist if you’re a windsurf board or sail – not just the strong sun but also rocky shorelines […]

Waiting, watching, learning: the importance of observation and windsurfing knowledge

In a recent magazine there’s a quote from a respected surfer in relation to one of Ireland’s most fearsome big wave spots: Mullaghmore. Mully, as it’s affectionately known, often makes lists for XXL ride of the year and worst wipeout, among others. A brutal slab of a wave this left hander can dish out beatings […]

The ‘evil tack’ – embracing windsurfing with wind from the opposite direction

As windsurfers we’re taught to be comfortable in both right and left mode from the off – if this wasn’t the case then we’d have no way of getting back to the beach, or in fact leaving it. It’s probable one of the few sports in the world where there’s necessity to be able to […]

Picture the scene – side shore waves vs side offshore waves

Two scenes, two distinct style of riding waves – which one do you associate with the most?