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#405 JULY 2021

16/06/2021
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WINDSURF MAGAZINE #405 JULY 2021

Pleasure Craft: Thomas Traversa tears up XL Supertubos; Nik Baker and Robby Swift profile; Tested: 2021 8.5 multi-cam freerace sails; Onshore wave tips; Carve gybe technique; Light wind freestyle; Old Harry foiling mission; Round Lanzarote racing; The beauty of Kefalos.


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BIG JUICY READS

 

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SWIFT BUSINESS
Britain’s Robby Swift has a few other ventures up his talented sleeve. He tells us more about his businesses, ambitions, and life in Maui.

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SUPERTUBOS SESSION
The famous waves of Supertubos in Peniche, Portugal, turned on for Thomas Traversa on a recent strike mission, he tells us more about the session.

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NIK BAKER
One of the finest windsurfers Britain has ever produced and six-times indoor world champion, Nik Baker, gives us a very candid insight into his career and the secrets of his success.

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FOIL EXPLORATION
John Carter, Timo Mullen, and Sam Ross challenge themselves to a light wind summer foil mission to the incredible chalk formations of “Old Harry Rocks”!

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ANGLE OF ATTACK
Ross Williams and Timo Mullen give us some tips on making the most of typical cross-onshore wave riding conditions in the UK.

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LANZAROTE FOIL CHALLENGE
German racer, Sebastian Kördel, tells us about his experience of a unique foil race around the island of Lanzarote! 

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NEW RECRUITS
UK rippers, Andy Chambers & Nic Hibdige, have recently changed sponsors to Goya. The duo tells us more about the move and their windsurfing lives.

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THE BEAUTY OF KEFALOS
Reader, Rob Jarvis, reminisces on the joys of Kefalos Bay, Kos, in Greece, giving us a guide to a spot that he considers a flat water paradise.


GEAR SHED


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2021 8.5 MULTI-CAM FREERACE SAIL TEST
The test team checks out some light wind blasting sails, ideal for summer breezes! The test includes:

GOYA MARK 2 PRO 8.5,
LOFTSAILS SWITCHBLADE 8.5,
NEIL PRYDE V8 8.7,
SEVERNE TURBO 8.1.

TEKKERS


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PETER HART MASTERCLASS – MISSION PLANING GYBE – PART 2
In the concluding episode, Harty gets technical, pointing out the most destructive habits and how to cure them.

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JEM HALL – LIGHT WIND STYLE 
Jem Hall, and his photographer/assistant coach, Nick Jones, give us light wind freestyle tips and inspiration.


BOARDSHORTS


LATEST & GREATEST

Declassified and decoded, these are high-grade windsurfing press releases assembled for your reading pleasure.

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INSIDE ION 
The team at Ion takes us behind the scenes for the lowdown on the production of their latest masterpiece, the SEEK wetsuit range.


SITTIN’ ON THE DUNNY

 

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EDITORIAL – PLEASURE CRAFT
The Editor muses on how windsurfing puts some life-enhancing pleasure in our lives.

AFFAIRS OF THE HART – THE REWARD SYSTEM
Harty explains why we’re all capable of making an effort, so long as we think it’s worth it!


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