Category Archives: Hayling Island

How to enjoy a good blow – windsurfing in nukin’ conditions

Today saw yet another bout of nuclear breeze, huge waves and torrential rain. Most UK coastal locations have been taking a pounding – the devastation, and damage caused is wide spread. And yet, some of us actually relish these full … Continue reading

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Bothering chop – Patrik Trailer Wave 85 windsurf board review

With its minimalist graphical good looks, trailer tri fin skeg configuration and stubby compact outline, the Patrik Trailer Wave 85 is guaranteed to turn heads at the beach. I’d been frothing to get a ride on this baby for a … 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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SUP paddles review – SickStick

You can check out the imminent review of UK SUP company SickStick and their Joystick, Chopstick and Firestick SUP paddles in the next issue of The Paddler. In the meantime here’s the vid that will accompany the write up – … Continue reading

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SUP reviews – Jimmy Lewis Stun Gun 8.7ft/SickStick paddles

It’s been a busy old day here at TP HQ with no less than two drop offs of stand up paddle boarding equipment in preparation for reviews that’ll be appearing in upcoming issues of The Paddler. This morning saw the … Continue reading

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National Watersports Festival 2013 – the best yet

Here’s a local news story I wrote this morning about the weekend’s NWF event on Hayling Island for Hayling.co.uk. A fantastic time was had by all and organiser Allan Cross did a sterling job bringing the whole thing together. Looking … Continue reading

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Point 7 ACX 3G 7m review

Point 7 are going from strength to strength on the PWA World Tour. Ever since the first competition in Korea where sponsored rider Menegatti cleaned up, windsurfers have been taking more note of the ‘Black Team’. The Point 7 ACX … Continue reading

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SUP surfing

Riding a few waves on the Hayling Island sand bar at West Beachlands – testing Loco’s 9.5ft surf SUP.

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SUP surfing tips

If you’re progressing with your SUP surfing and happily catching waves, but looking at the next challenge, then check out my advanced SUP surfing techniques post over on the National Watersports Festival site. This should hopefully put you on the … Continue reading

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Starboard Black Box (part 3)

Starboard’s Black Box is still pricking windsurfer’s interest and why wouldn’t it? With it’s unique shape, eye catching graphics and suggested ‘real world’ wave performance, this is certainly one of the most interesting wave board shapes out there currently. My … Continue reading

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