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a random collection of nomadic links

If you find any links that don't work, or if you'd like me to make additions/changes, please email

contents:

board building & repairing
board manufacturers
gear marts
holidays
magazines
miscellaneous
other useful contacts in the SW
places to visit
race organisations
sail manufacturers
technique stuff
trailers
uk dealers
weather
wetsuits, fitting and sizing
windsurf schools & instructors
windsurfing clubs

board building & repairing

Board building

Windsurf board building (the wrong way!) by Stelios

Fin Building Also by Stelios!

Board repairing (how to)

The Board Lady

Board Repairers

Blue Chip (there are also many others out there)

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uk dealers

2XS

Boardshop

Liquid Motion

Surfstore

 

 

 

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Windsurf schools & Instructors

Christchurch/Mudeford area - Iain Hunter

Peter Hart

Jem Hall

Simon Bornhoft / Windwise

Guy Cribb / Intuition

Jamie Knox (Ireland)

magazines

Boards

Windsurf

Surf (German)

Boardseeker - online mag

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board manufacturers

AHD
BiC Sport
Drops
Exocet
F2
Fanatic
Gun
JP
K-Bay
Mistral
Naish
RRD
Roberts
Sailboards Maui
Starboard
Tiga

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sail manufacturers

Ezzy
Gun
Gaastra
Hot Sails Maui
Lodey
Naish
Neil Pryde
North
Sailworks
Simmer
The Loft Sails
Tushingham
Yes

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weather

A1 Surf - Surf height & weather forecasts + webcams

Ant Veal's UK Weather Centre - loads of links to weather-related sites

BBC

Burnham-On-Sea webcam

Exmouth weather station - live weather info from the beach + webcam

Flat Holm weather station - managed by Cardiff Harbour Authority

Metcheck - an interesting new UK weather site that does much more than just weather, and for more locations than I've seen elsewhere.

Met Office weather charts centered on Weston (new - Jun 2011)

Met Office - Inshore Weather Forecast

Met Office - Latest UK Weather

Met Office - Shipping Forecast

Met Office - Surface Pressure Chart - animation of current situation plus next 3 1/2 days

Portland Harbour webcam

Theyr - subscription only.

windguru - based in the czech republic, this site offers 10 day weather forecasts for many places around the world, including several uk locations. they let you set up your own personal locations by supplying them with the co-ordinates, & you can even configure them for local effects you may have observed. the forecasts seem reasnoably accurate, too.

windwatcher - gives near-real-time weather info from around our shores - specifically for windsurfers

XC Weather - current wind, temp & pressure reports from UK airports and weather buoys

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places to visit:

Forces of Nature - West & Mid Wales - loads of photos, forums, diaries (add your own),...

West Wales Wind, Surf and Sailing - Located in Dale. Lots of hotel & B&B info for the area.

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holidays

uk

cornwall

Outdoor Adventure

overseas

egypt

greece

Club Vass
Wildwind - Vass.

cyprus

surfcyprus - pissouri bay

Kos

freedom holidays - kefalos

italy

europa holidays - lake garda

ireland

Jamie Knox

spain

balearics

minorca sailing holidays

canary islands

Canarian Dreams
Canaryventura.com - lots of good stuff about the island.
Flag Beach Windsurfing Centre (Corralejo, Fuerteventura - accomm, kit hire, car hire..)
Cutre (Pozo, Gran Canaria.- accomm, kit hire, car hire..)
René Egli Pro Centre (Sotavento, Fuerteventura - accomm, kit hire..)

rest of the world!

Planet Windsurf
Sportif
Neilson
Greenslades Travel
Waveriders

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other useful contacts:

UKWA SW Region:

RYA SW Region Liason Officer:

RYA SW Region Race Training:

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windsurfing clubs:

Porthcawl Powerboat & Ski club - not really a windsurfing club but they're trying (Feb 2002) to recruit windsurfing members

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windsurfing trailers

Oxendon Windsurfing Trailers

Trevor Steel Trailers

Mersea Trailers

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gear marts

Blue Chip - Apart from being a dealer and Gun importer, Brian Johncey hosts a free used gear mart on this site

Forces Of Nature - Al Cole's site. Follow the "For Sale" link

Boards mag - follow the "things for sale" link

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race organisations:

UK Windsurfing Association (UKWA) - For the UK racing & wave series.

PWA Web site - Follow the World Series

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wetsuits, fitting and sizing:

some useful information from snugg wetsuits in newquay regarding measurements for custom made wetsuits.

technique stuff:

toptips - on this website

Guy Cribb's INtuition articles - on the Windsurf mag's website.

...and other miscellany

Bristol Mountain Bike Club - I guess the title says it all!

BritishSports.Com - The OFFICIAL Sports Sites Directory for ALL British Sport. I never knew there were so many!

Clamcleat® logo - Sets of cleats for windsurfing. Stuff on adjustable outhaul/downhaul systems

Daily Dose - German web site with some excellent video clips (mpeg) of various freestyle, wave, beginner, etc. moves. Click the "Moves" tab

8:1 adjustable outhaul system - Another excellent description

Forces Of Nature - Al Cole's website - based in Borth, near Aberystwyth, mid-Wales. A fantastic compendium of wind sport forums, beach guides, and online diaries for anyone to add their sessions.

Netknots.com - get yourself all knotted-up in style!

YouTube videos showing how to tie loads of knots (thanks to Mike Hall of Manitou Boats for this pointer)

The Good Beach Guide - Find out which beaches you can use with some element of non-turdy-ness

RYA

Bing Maps ; Ordnance Survey; Streetmap.co.uk; Google Maps - 4 ways to find your way to those remote beaches

The Severn Bore Site - Not windsurfing, but an excellent look at this local event. Excellent video clips of surfing the bore.

Speed Sailing - The British Land Speedsailing Association's web site - for those who like to do it standing-up on land

Surfers Against Sewage - EVERY water user should be a member.

Wind Chill Equivalent table - find out how cold you'll feel when the wind blows.

weymouth speed week - the speed sailing pages. Reports, results & more.

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