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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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Patrik Diethelm Slalom 122 (2013) review

Patrik (Diethelm) Windsurf Boards are causing quite a stir at the moment. Owned, engineered and manufactured by one of the stalwart shaper/riders of the past few years (Patrik Diethelm), Patrik Boards look striking with their brushed white carbon livery and … Continue reading

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Loco 8.4ft and 9.5ft surf SUP review

If you’re at the larger end of the weight spectrum and searching for a stand up paddle board that offers performance but retains a good level of stability, then Loco SUP produce two models that could be worthy of consideration. … Continue reading

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Red Paddle Co AllWater 9.6ft review and Grenada trip

During a recent visit to the ‘Spice Isle’ (Grenada) I put the Red Paddle Co AllWater 9.6ft to the ultimate test by taking it along on the journey. Combined with a Red Paddle Co three piece alloy paddle our visit … Continue reading

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Hot Sails Maui Superfreak review

Hot Sails Maui have been producing their Dacron built Superfreak sails for a number of years and the line has a die hard group of fans. I recently got hold of a Superfreak 5.8m to put through its paces and … Continue reading

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Fanatic Air 12ft iSUP review

It’s one of those inflatable stand up paddle boards again – they’re everywhere at the moment! In fact certain industry types are saying they may be the true growth area of the sport – no doubt time will tell on … Continue reading

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Starboard Black Box – first impressions

I recently got hold of one of the most interesting boards of the moment from the ever innovative Starboard – the Black Box. During a pretty breezy evening I got the chance to have a ‘first look’ at this revolutionary new shape. … Continue reading

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Loco 8.11ft and 8.4ft comparison review

I was recently asked by Loco SUP to write a comparison review of their 8.11ft and 8.4ft surf SUP shapes. These two sticks are the brand’s ‘go to’ models for advanced riders who want to rip and shred. The two … Continue reading

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Goya Eclipse 5.3m review

Recently I put the Goya Eclipse 5.3m to the test during a particularly Baltic period of weather in the UK. Battling against the elements (the cold most noticeably) and wind conditions that have been refusing to play ball (breeze from the evil tack – … Continue reading

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Mormaii winter wetsuit review

Well, it’s still absolutely brass monkey’s here in Northern Europe and by the looks of the forecast it’s due to get even colder again! (Ugh!) For those who spend any length of time in the drink then you’ll definitely need to rubber up. Here’s my … Continue reading

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