Category Archives: Hayling Island

I’ll huff and puff – reflections of winter windsurfing

Simply put: it’s been a mental winter. Relatively mild, super windy, extremely wet with endless days of swell, storm surge and full throttle saltwater action. I appreciate not everyone has ‘loved it’, but windsurfing conditions have been off the hook. … Continue reading

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Strike a pose – Palm Equipment drysuits review

Recently I’ve been putting a couple of Palm Equipment drysuits through their paces – with help from Mr Elliot. Here are a few teaser pics ahead of the full write up which will be appearing soon on Sitons.com – stay … Continue reading

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Sunshine, gear testing and baby bump SUP

Here are a couple of preview shots from yesterday’s (second) sunny SUP session with my pregnant wife. It was also a chance to test out some new flat water stand up paddle gear and soak up some rays… Baby bump … Continue reading

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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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