Monthly Archives: December 2013

The dawn patrol

Waking at first light, or sometimes before, to score a session before work or school is a right of passage for anyone into shredding waves. The UK’s surf breaks are dictated to by tides, as much as swell and wind, … Continue reading

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Top five blog posts of 2013

Thanks to WordPress for my year in blogging report 2013 – it always makes for interesting reading. The analytics that WordPress uses is easy to understand, track and manage – you don’t need an academic qualification in SEO to ‘get … Continue reading

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Windsurfing in Fuerteventura

The UK is currently being buffeted by some seriously strong winds. If this is amping you for getting involved and learning to windsurf, but you don’t fancy braving winter conditions (and let’s be honest – who can blame you), then … Continue reading

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Stick it to ’em – SickStick SUP paddles review

SickStick are a recent brand addition to the burgeoning UK stand up paddle boarding scene. It’s encouraging to note that home grown SUP companies are steadily springing up, adding to an industry that’s thriving – even in the face of … Continue reading

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GoPro Flymount windsurf testing

Thanks to Joe Knapton at Flymount, I managed to get my hands on this popular windsurfing GoPro attachment to put through its paces. Here’s a small preview vid from the Flymount’s first outing, earlier this morning, during some full power … Continue reading

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Becoming a professional action sports athlete – is it for me?

As youngsters we all had our sporting idols we looked up to, wondering if some day we could be just like them. Becoming a pro sportsman or woman is probably something that most of us dream of at some point. … Continue reading

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Freestyle windsurfing flow – Ruben Petrisie interview

Ruben Petrisie is yet another talented windsurfer who learnt the tricks of his trade in the warm waters of Bonaire, Caribbean. Ruben, however, differs from the likes of the Frans brothers (Tonky, Taty and Choco) and Kiri Thode; choosing to … Continue reading

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