Issue 273

Duncan Slater

BOARDS May 2011
BOARDS May 2011

contents 273 – MAY 2011

Covershot: Another day at the office for our Clones test team, by Dave White

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MOROCCAN MONSTERS Florian Jung and Mr Morocco himself feast on some classic Atlantic winter swells…

FIRST RIDES – NORTH NATURAL 6.0m Adrian Jones gets to grips with North’s new entry level sail…

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Jason Polakow’s powers of concentration get tested to the max as he encounters an unexpected 700lb visitor on a triple mast high wave…

110L FREERACE BOARDS Adrian Jones and the Clones test team assess the merits of nine of the finest freeracers on the market…

DAKHLA FESTIVAL Described as a harmony between sky and sea, desert and music, the Dakhla Festival celebrated its 5th anniversary in style. Jamie Hancock reports…

WILD WEST Dave White discovers where his wife has hidden his passport, dons Stetson, chaps and poncho and heads out to explore windsurfing’s Wild West, otherwise known as Punta San Carlos, Baja California, Mexico

ESCAPE FROM CAIRO Recent events in Egypt had us all glued to our screens, but what was it actually like to be in the thick of it? Expat Damian De Backer reports from Cairo and the Sinai…

SELF SERVICE In the first of Marjan Tkavc’s DIY series not only do you get the chance satisfy those primal urges to wield potentially dangerous tools, but you also discover how to make your own quick-release fin bolts…

SWA KD3 WAVE TRILOGY Sam Burnett reports from Cardiff on the grand finale to the hugely successful Student Windsurfing Association wave series…

EX PATRIOT GAMES This month’s Have Your Say contributor is British expat Mark Rheinlander, who’s settled in the land of Vegemite and red backs…

FLIRTING WITH THE FORWARD BOARDS reader Jeff Scott of Eastbourne charts his progression in the sport from reluctant beginner to wannabe looper, and finds himself asking: “Are forwards just for pros? Or can your average Jeff do them?”

MARVELLOUS MOULAY Last, but by no means least, in the second of our visits to Morocco this issue the indefatigable Jem Hall and his wrecking crew give us the lowdown on Moulay Bouzerktoun, home to Boujmaa Guilloul and some very agreeable waves…

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