Tag Archives: Review

My year of windsurfing and windfoiling, in pics, 2018

As part of my work for Windsurfing UK magazine I test and review a whole raft of equipment – sails, boards, foils and windsurfing accessories. This is in conjunction with similar work I do for SUP Mag UK. Those who are … Continue reading

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Palm Equipment Cascade/Spark review

I posted a preview earlier this week; now the full Palm Equipment drysuit review has been published on Sitons.com. If you’re looking for warm paddling apparel this winter then check out – Catch a fire – Palm Cascade and Spark comparison … Continue reading

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K4 Stubby 14″ windsurfing fins review

It’s still blowin’ dogs off chains here in the UK and a recent windsurf session provided me the opportunity to test out a pair of K4 Stubby 14″ fins. I was keen to see how small I could go on … 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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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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12.6ft SUP comparison review

If you’re in the market for a new flat water stand up paddle board, but unsure of what to get, then here’s a recent comparison review I did based on Loco’s two 12.6ft SUP shapes. If you’re a podium seeker, … Continue reading

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Loco 7.10ft surf SUP review

Wave season is coming and it would be a shame not to have a shiny new stick in your stand up paddle board quiver fit for lumping seven bells out of those multiple fat lips. Loco’s 7.10ft could be just the … Continue reading

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K3 Designs SUP paddles review

K3 Designs produce two SUP paddles, the Battle Blade and Bamboo Blade, and they’re both proving to be a bit of hit. The south coast based boutique windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding hardware brand are going from strength to … Continue reading

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Nah Skwell Nahskool 10.5ft review

The Nah Skwell Nahskool is billed as the ultimate stand up paddle board for learning. Accurate volume distribution and width is said to give a better riding sensation during those initial stages. Smashing through the chop – pic courtesy sitons.com … Continue reading

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Perception 5-0 kayak review

Sit on kayaks are perceived as being just beach toys, in some circles, with no performance attributes whatsoever. There are designs out there, though, that buck this trend and Perception’s 5-0 is one such boat. Bridging the gap between sit … Continue reading

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