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Still using flat windsurf sails? – the benefits of pre-shape

August 20th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Witchcraft’s Bouke Becker talks about the benefits of using windsurf sails with a pre-cut shape and why generally this is better for your windsurfing. It’s also why Witchcraft sails are becoming ever more popular. Read on to find out more.

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Witchcraft Karma/Slayer windsurf sail pre-order deadline 2019/2020

July 18th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

As we’ve done in the past we’re offering windsurfers the chance to pre-order a new set of either Witchcraft Karma or Slayer sails at a discounted rate. But don’t delay as the pre-order deadline is looming…

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Prior preparation for more efficient windsurfing

April 11th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Time on the water with windsurfing is key – especially if you don’t live in a Trade Wind location and/or you’re not close to your chosen launch. It makes sense to therefore make sure all the Is are dotted and Ts crossed in relation to your windy kit. What are we talking about? Read on to find out…

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Witchcraft’s Bouke Becker on custom windsurf boards

March 18th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

With WC’s Bouke Becker possessing a wealth of shaping experience – having made custom windsurf boards for many sailors over the years – we thought we should revisit this topic for our latest article and see where custom’s at in 2019.

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Windsurfing science: Witchcraft’s Bouke Becker answers the question ‘what is drive?’

January 4th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

We hear the term ‘drive’ being used regularly but what does it actually mean?

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A few things windsurfing can teach us…

December 6th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

If you’re an enthusiastic windsurfer, committed to the cause, then you’ll have developed a certain way of being over the years. As part of something we can describe as ‘randomised’ our actions breeds specific behaviour patterns. Random because of a reliance on Mother Nature certainly has its unique set of frustrations but there are positives to be had also.

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Sea Twins (Tessa & Nikki Van der Meer) sizzling summer of windsurfing – Pozo youth competition reflections

November 14th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Youth wave sailors Tessa and Nikki (aka Sea Twins) had an amazing summer competing on the PWA. In particular the Pozo event (Grana Canaria Wind & Waves Festival) saw the pair achieve notable success, as well as their overall windsurfing level increase. We caught up with the girls to see how it was.

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Witchcraft knowledge – windsurfing tips, tricks and info to aid progression

November 1st, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Over the last few months any regular follower of this blog will have noticed a whole raft of info related articles about windsurfing and your progression within the sport. If you’re looking to push on with your skills and increase your knowledge then these posts have been designed to help.

Unfortunately we’re aware that things do get missed from time to time so here are links to these stories. If you have any suggestions for articles in the same vein then let us know.

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Wave sailing aspiration – pitfalls to avoid and tips for improving

October 11th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

As we head into autumn proper in the northern hemisphere it’s a time that traditionally signals waves and wind. For experienced windsurfers it’s the best time of year. If, however, you’re still contemplating the wave arena and making the leap then consider these pitfalls.

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Which parameters to look at when deciding what size of a board, sail or fin(s) you need. A bit of theory.

September 20th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

It can be tricky to judge which size to choose when moving on to new kit. Board sizes are indicated in volume, fin sizes in cm (depth) and sail sizes in m². But is that correct? Not really and it’s not consistent either. Volumes and surfaces are hard to measure for correctness and we´ve seen quite a bit of variation between brands over the years, even if nowadays CAD programs will give the designer the correct figure. Rocker lines or foil depths are hardly ever given but at least can be measured. Widths, depths or luff lengths are nearly always given and can be measured easily for which they are usually pretty correct.

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