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#395 MAY 2020

03/04/2020
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WINDSURF MAGAZINE #395 MAY 2020

Vision: Traversa and Taboulet tackle giant Galicia, The industry’s view of the future decade, 2024 Olympics – the iQFoil Story, Tested: 2020 7.5 No-Cam Freerace sails, Harty’s tacking tips, Marcilio Browne profile, Swiss frozen foiling, Mr Défi – Philippe Bru.

 


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Cover: Mathieu Fouliard cruising on Tahiti’s west coast. Photo: Julien Le Prevost.



BIG JUICY READS


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2020 VISION
We asked leading figures in the windsurf industry to give their thoughts on the next decade, covering everything from costs, competition and accessibility, to windsurfing’s future!

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BIG WAVE HUNTING
Thomas Traversa, Julien Taboulet and photographer Pierre Bouras chased a winter storm to Galicia’s wild Atlantic shores. The fearless French crew recount their mission.

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THE IQFOIL STORY
The iQFoil is the equipment approved for windsurfing at the 2024 Olympics; JC caught up with some of the key players who made its selection happen.

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MARCILIO BROWNE
Touted by many as the best wave sailor at Ho’okipa, Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne is an exceptional windsurfer by any standard. Marcilio tells us more about his life.

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PHILIPPE BRU
Mr Défi, a.k.a. Philippe Bru, most certainly has a vision for our sport; he gives us an insight into his life and his legendary Défi Wind events.

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FREEZE FRAMES
Balz Müller takes foiling to new levels in the Swiss Alps, sailing high altitude waters in freezing low temperatures!


GEAR SHED


TEST

ON TEST: 2020 7.5 NO-CAM FREERACE SAILS.
The test team evaluate some of the latest 2020 7.5 no-cam blasting sails in UK waters. These include;

DUOTONE E_PACE 7.3,
EZZY CHEETAH 7.5,
GA SAILS HYBRID 7.2,
GOYA MARK PRO 7.2,
GUNSAILS RAPID 7.2,
LOFTSAILS OXYGEN 7.3,
NEIL PRYDE SPEEDSTER 7.2,
POINT-7 AC-X 7.5,
RRD FIRE 7.6


TEKKERS


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PETER HART MASTERCLASS – TACKING
Peter Hart reveals his top tips for mastering the tack.


BOARDSHORTS

 

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LATEST & GREATEST
Don’t believe the hype, just believe the press releases forever immortalised here.


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EDITORIAL – VISION
The editor discusses why windsurfing demands and cultivates vision.

AFFAIRS OF THE HART
Harty tells a tale of a horrendous wipeout with comic overtones that he hopes may inspire us to cope better with the current situation.