June 20, 2012 by  

Speed session videos

Speed session videos

Recently got my hands on the Contour Roam. Nice bit of kit and very easy to use. Here’s a link to a couple of video’s. The first link was from last week. Mark Bailey (on the Tushingham), Steve Thorpe (on the Simmer) and me (on the North).... [Read more]


January 12, 2012 by  

50knots at West Kirby

50knots at West Kirby

There is now 5 windsurfers in the world that have gone over 50k. Two of them on our own shores at West Kirby this January, Our very own Steve Thorpe @ 50.48k, and Hollands Hans Kreisel @ 50.3k. The other three are Hollands Martin Van Muers @ 50.37k at... [Read more]


June 14, 2011 by  

Mark Hayford Update

Mark Hayford Update

Third day of summer and the winds are looking pretty light (for now). Ideal time to blog about Spring. With record levels of cold weather, for me the windsurf season finally kicked off during the last week in February. It started of with big kit, mostly... [Read more]


June 12, 2011 by  

Its been a great Spring 2011

Its been a great Spring 2011

Third day of summer and the winds are looking pretty light (for now). Ideal time to blog about Spring. With record levels of cold weather, for me the windsurf season finally kicked off during the last week in February. It started of with big kit, mostly... [Read more]


March 12, 2011 by  

Starboard iSonic 137 Wood

Starboard iSonic 137 Wood

Picked up the new iSonic 137 wood yesterday. Hope to try out on Sunday.¬†This is to replace the iS137 carbon. Whilst the carbon is super quick in light winds, I prefer the slightly softer feel of the wood version as its easier on the body if the water... [Read more]


March 12, 2011 by  

Speed Fins, What’s out there

Speed Fins, What’s out there

4 or 5 years ago, speed fin choice was very limited, Tectonic F1, F-Hot and Select Viper speeds where the main fins. But in 2011 we are spoilt for choice. Most fin manufactures have a couple of dedicated speed fins in there line up. Heres are brief over... [Read more]


January 10, 2011 by  

Starboard iSonic Speed Special W44, W53 & W58 quick review

Starboard iSonic Speed Special W44, W53 & W58 quick review

With the speed session about to kick off again at the end of January and www.gps-speedsurfing.com and boards.mpora.com sponsoring the 2011 British¬†speed ladder, it’s time to start thinking speed again:) I’ve now had the Speed special’s... [Read more]


December 6, 2010 by  

Starboard iSonic 107 and iSonic 137 review update

Starboard iSonic 107 and iSonic 137 review update

Plenty of snow around so to much windsurfing going on. Now that Iv’e had plenty of sessions on the new 2011 iSonics, now ideal time to do a quick update on how they feel. iS107 wood: Fins used: Select RS7 41cm Sails used: North Warps 7m/8m/9m First... [Read more]


October 22, 2010 by  

Isonic 107 test

Isonic 107 test

Managed to get a couple of iS107 wood session in, first impression are great. I came from a 2008 iS111 so I was looking for a few big improvements since three years had past by, I am not disappointed, the iS107 has been improved in all areas. So far,... [Read more]


September 19, 2010 by  

Tuesday 14th Sept and Wednesday 15th Sept 2010

Tuesday 14th Sept and Wednesday 15th Sept 2010

Wind started to build on the Tuesday, enough to get out on the Starboard W44 and North F2009 7m. Very flat waters and winds at 15k gusting 25k produced peak speeds of 38 knots. Nice easy day. Tuesday saw real winds, 40k gusting to over 50 knots. The water... [Read more]