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UrbanFisher



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:08 am    Post subject: Windsurfing Magazine Reply with quote

Hey All,

Many years ago I subscribed to Windsurfing Magazine. As I understand it is no longer published. I was just wondering if there is an alternative or another winsurfing magazine? If not in print, do you guys have a recommendation for an online magazine?

I want to get up to speed with the newer boards and equipment and was hoping to find a good periotical that does reviews, beginners tips, destinations and such.

Thanks for all your help!
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Brian_S



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Urban,
There's Windsport, of course: http://www.windsport.com/home

There's a small newsprint mag, New England Windsurf Journal: https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-England-Windsurfing-Journal/275105279168047 This one's not so much for equip reviews and travel stuff though.

If you got the bucks, there's Boards Magazine online: http://boards.mpora.com/ Available through itunes/ibooks as a paid download.

Brian
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UrbanFisher



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Brian!!!

Well I did do a google search and windsport is one of the top selections. I have been reading it and watching the videos. There is some really cool stuff to be found on there.

I remember back-in-the-day when I had a subscription to Windsurfer Magazine. It was my favorite thing to read. I didn't even have a windsurfer, but I would read each issue cover to cover (sometimes more than once!!). I would day dream about having a kit and sailing the local waters. I would also go to the annual boat show in Houston. My dad and brothers would spend all day wondering from boat to boat in awe of the coolness. Me, I would just go from windsurfer distributer to windsurfer distributer and spend hours looking at the cool boards, the colorful sails and watching the demo videos. After a few years, I did finally get me a windsurfer but life interrupted the follow through of actually becoming an active windsurfer! Sad

Again, thanks for the info. I was truly dissapointed when I found out Windsurfer Magazine is no longer published. I have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to how much things have changed since the early 90's. My son was asking what I wanted for Xmas and a windsurfing magazine was the first thing that popped into my mind (cheap for him and a gift that gives all year long for me).
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windsurf from the UK is available still in print, rather pricy.
Surf from Germany, so printed in German.

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Brian_S



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UrbanFisher wrote:
Thanks Brian!!!

Well I did do a google search and windsport is one of the top selections. I have been reading it and watching the videos. There is some really cool stuff to be found on there.
My son was asking what I wanted for Xmas and a windsurfing magazine was the first thing that popped into my mind (cheap for him and a gift that gives all year long for me).


Get a subscription to Windsport - whether someone buys it for you or not. That'll help keep the stoke coming for all of us!

Brian
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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More than one person here has posted that this forum is more useful than any magazine, for many reasons.
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noshuzbluz



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
More than one person here has posted that this forum is more useful than any magazine, for many reasons.


Ya but until I start bringing a laptop in the bathroom which ain't happening, the magazine is way better! Wink

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swchandler



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll add another recommendation supporting Windsport magazine. It's a well done print publication that is worthy of its subscription rate.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

on line form the UK

www.boardseeker.com

on line version of Boards magazine, dont't think it has all the feature of the printed version, but does have tests and babes

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