The Spring Summer 2014 Flatwater annual will be hitting shelves/your doorstep around the 15th April. Click here for a full list of retailers, or you can also subscribe online right here for the mag delivered straight to your door.
Inside the mag:
Tune up with the world’s best
Behind the scenes at Luderitz
Get Geared Up – the future of freeride
New perspectives on old favourites – where to travel this summer
How to rule on the flat – it’s a technique overload!
Scroll down for a full run down of the contents…
Flatwater Annual Spring/Summer 2014
12 Introduction with Josh Angulo
14 Gallery – The Essence of Summer
Adrian Jones is joined by his team of Clones to unearth the truth about heavy vs lightweight boards, the range of new boards and which masts you should be using and when. Adrian also takes a look inside the quiver bags of a variety of pro riders, to find out exactly what they take on the water and why and pits the world’s top shapers against each other in a freeride battle.
26 Introduction with Ben van der Steen
28 Keeping It Simple
32 Instant Replay – 25 years of NeilPryde slalom sails
38 When Less is More – Light or heavy?
42 Head to Head… It’s hard-hitting question time
48 Must Have Gadgets and more
52 RDM vs SDM – The skinny… or not?
54 Two in One – The Waterman package
60 Pro Quivers – Inside the quivers of Antoine Albeau, Kevin Pritchard and Ross Williams
Take a fresh look at the well-known windsurfing spots of Cape Verde, Cape Town and Brazil… all heralded as dream wavesailing destinations; they offer exceptional flatwater too as Simon Crowther, Adam Sims and Adi Beholz respectively discover. Meanwhile, the now freeride king Kevin Pritchard journeys to Tobago to soak up the action with Mr. Beach Culture – Brian Talma.
68 Introduction with Arrianne Aukes
70 Tobago – The Big K soaks up the beach culture
76 Cape Town Secrets
82 Cape Verde – Beyond the waves
88 Brazil – A hidden paradise
Filled with knowledge from the sport’s top coaches and pro riders, if you want to improve your windsurfing this summer we’ve got it covered. From increasing your speed and improving your drag racing skills, to the freestyle that really matters and nailing your moves time after time, Boards will get you through whatever you want to learn.
94 Introduction with Taty Frans
96 The top 15 windsurfing mistakes – solved!
102 Why are they so fast? Insight and analysis of the most skilled and fastest riders
110 Getting better with age
116 Tuning for sea state
118 Free your style – a no fuss guide to real world freestyle
122 How to beat your mates in a drag race with Robby Swift
126 What’s the problem? You or your gear?
130 Break it down – Five must master windsurfing skills
140 Consistency is key
Get a different look at the greatest speedsailing challenge around with Farrel O’Shea. The best photography (by Luke Patterson) from this event combines with some insider knowledge and a side of the event you haven’t seen before, to make for one very special feature.
144 Inside Ludertiz – Riding with the fastest on Earth
154 Overhand vs underhand… the who, what and why
156 Quick rigging – Lessons from the pros
158 A fun filled flatwater top 10
160 Lookin’ Good
162 Get snappy – how to take the best windsurfing selfies
164 Travel Directory
176 UK and Ireland Schools – Why and where to share the love this summer
178 Until next time…
Full list of retailers available on page two.