Push it, drive it and accentuate! When conditions are tricky or you’re new to a wave environment, it’s important to stick to a plan and ‘try’ to massively exaggerate everything, no matter what you’re faced with. So, what better than to check out some real examples of Severne rider and Windwise coach Simon Bornhoft’s clients riding the Dyno and putting into practice some of the skills we’ve covered in our recent wave series.
The real deal Have you been inspired by the recent PWA Pozo Wave event? Well, here’s what YOU can do to get yourself into waves. Simon Bornhoft continues his Windwise series on how to fully develop your windsurfing skills, maximize your time on the SV Dyno and, for...
July 30 2022, we celebrate freestyle windsurfing in collaboration with Rene Egli Fuerteventura, and INNSIDE by Melia Fuerteventura; and introduce the new Severne 023 Psycho freestyle board.
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Windwise coach and Severne Team Rider, Simon Bornhoft, continues his ‘Hang In There’ series, looking at different windsurfing styles and disciplines. For this issue we focus on windsurfing foiling and how to get set up for maximise flying time.
The island of Bol in Croatia was the host of the first PWA slalom world cup of the year. The conditions switched on every day and provided for eight slalom eliminations in both women and men’s divisions.
For the Severne team, all riding on the new Mach 5 and HyperGlide 5 racing sails, it was successful, to say the least.
From the 9 till the 12th of June the Freestyle scene was set by the Italian shores of the Adriatic sea. The town of Vieste was the host of the second EFPT tour stop of 2022.
With a good wind and wave forecast, high-end freestyle action was in the cards going into the event leading to high anticipation and expectations from all riders.
The 2022 freestyle season has officially started. The Freestyle Pro Tour (FTP) just finalised its first event at Lake Neuseedl in Austria, and the Severne team occupied podium positions in both the women’s and men’s fleets.
Severne Team Rider and International coach Simon Bornhoft continues his Windwise series on how best to develop your windsurfing skills. In this part, Simon goes deeper into how to prepare for your next wave session, even though you might not have access to waves.
Severne Team Rider and International coach Simon Bornhoft has helped thousands of recreational sailors to get into or improve their wave sailing skills on his Windwise courses. So if you’re on the cusp of venturing into any wave environment here are some skills that can be learnt on flat water and transferred into the rough stuff. Follow these wise words to increase your enjoyment and success rate in 2022!
Being an early adopter of windfoiling in Italy Roberto has seen the development of equipment from the early days of using foils in existing slalom/formula boards to having dedicated windfoil boards such as the Severne Alien board range, and dramatically changing the foiling experience.
Severne rider Lina Erpenstein has been a Nano user from the very beginning. With the introduction of the 022 Nano, there are upgrades to the larger sizes (Nano87 and above), as well as, a fresh new colour combo. Check out Lina’s insights into the 022 Nano, as well as, her personal settings.
Severne rider and 2015 PWA Freestyle World Champion Dieter Van der Eyken just received his new Predator freestyle foil board, and has already been spending hours on it. Here is his first impression.
The 2021 Luderitz Speed Challenge is already producing top speeds. After a few weeks of action, Gunnar Asmussen leads the rankings and Bjorn Dunkerbeck is moving closer to the top. Both are riding 022 Mach5 speed edition.
Windwise coach and Severne Team Rider, Simon Bornhoft, continues his quest to help you get the most out of your precious time on the water and your kit. For this feature we continue our ‘Hang In There’ harness line series, looking at different disciplines and styles in windsurfing and draw on the speedy talents of Team Severne top riders.
When the conditions really turn on in Eilat, Israel, it offers world class windsurfing conditions. For Adam Gavriel, it’s his home spot, as well as, his favourite freestyle spot on the planet.
Speed sailing is officially back on the map with the successful completion of “Prince Of Speed” in La Palme, France. Matteo Iachino came out on top with a 43.51 knot run on the 500m course among many other high scoring runs.
After a summer break, the European Freestyle Pro Tour just completed probably their most spectacular event of the season so far. The Greek island of Rhodos was the host and the conditions didn’t dissapoint; neither did the Severne team with victories across all divisions.
Whether you’re moving into planing conditions for the first time or moving down in board volume, Simon Bornhoft offers some wise words on how to make smaller beautiful.
Engadinwind 2021 – A new Severne board is launched, iQFOiL and FoilFreestyle world champions crowned
Engadinwind 2021 at lake Silvaplana, Switzerland was one to remember; multiple big events packed into one “Foil Mania” festival. This years’ was the birth place of the new Severne Predator foil freestyle board, and also where the first ever official iQFOiL world champions were crowned. But that’s not all. Balz Muller won the foil freestyle world championships, and Lennart Neubauer won the EFPT tow-in championship.
After the first official iQFOiL Youth & Junior event took place on Lake Garda in Italy, it is evident that this new class offers unrivalled access to the world of foil racing for kids and youth riders.
Racing is back in Germany, and the German Championships on the island of Sylt could once again be held after a year without too much action. Severne rider Sebastian Kördel won both the racing and slalom disciplines. Gunnar Asmussen took third place in the racing discipline.
Over 260 competitors registered for inaugural iQFOiL Junior & Youth world championships on Lake Garda, Italy
Young racers from all across the world will take part in the first ever iQFOiL Junior & Youth World Championships. To get some more insights, we did a Q&A with class manager Gonzalo Costa Hoevel.
Severne introduces HD construction; a value oriented, heavy duty construction of the most popular boards of the range starting with Fox and Dyno.
With the most complete race sail range offered by the Severne brand to date, we caught up with head tester Gonzalo Costa Hoevel for some insights into this years range, as well as, a peak into what to expect in the future.
The motivation for some full power freestyle sailing was at a high this winter in Tenerife. Lots of wind was on offer but not too many waves making El Medano the perfect place for freestyle action. Here is Dieters video recap.
We all know of those special days at the home spot. Every now and then, the conditions line up to deliver that perfect day. German Severne rider Julian Wiemer reports.
Slalom, course racing and marathon racing were all on the program for the 2021 edition of the iQFOiL Garda International Games. The French team dominated in both the women’s and mens fleet.
First ever ultra race around the island of Lanzarote is won by Mateus Isaac followed by Sebastian Kördel and Ramon Pastor
Over 200km of racing is what it took to go around the Canary island of Lanzarote in one day. The battle was on between Severne riders Mateus Isaac and Sebastian Kördel for the win.
The Severne team claim double victory at EFPT Austria – Amado Vrieswijk wins freestyle, Lennart Neubauer wins tow-in
After more than a year out of action, the Severne time struck hard at the first freestyle event of the 2021 season taking first place in freestyle and tow-in disciplines at the EFPT Austria
Despite biting cold 3-4 degrees temperatures, the Danish sailing club Nivaa Surf hosted 30 wind foilers for Easter training.
Many Severne products have a lifetime which extends onto several seasons. In 2021, it is time, however, for introduction of brand new freeride gear.
Maaike Huvermann decided to ride the last big storm in the Netherlands at her local spot Brouwersdam. With winds far exceeding the forecast, it turned out to be an action filled session. Watch the video here.
Severne rider Lina Erpenstein took the Pyro for a spin at Romø, Denmark and shares her verdict in this video from a tricky late fall day.
Way back in Dec 2019, Simon Bornhoft tried and tested the new Severne Alien & Redwing Foil set up at Severne HQ in Perth. Having now had one of the early release Aliens for the last month, it is time to hear about what to expect from this addition to the Severne range. Plus, we get some impressions from Simon’s Windwise clients who were lucky enough to have had a close encounter with the Alien!
The new 2021 Psycho freestyle board and Freek freestyle sail hit the water at Brouwersdam, Netherlands. Severne rider Dieter Van der Eyken and friends push the gear to the limit on this autumn day.
iQFOiL starts big in Switzerland If you are into foiling, then you'll be interested in visiting this year's Engadinwind event in the Swiss Alps. As one of the first events back on the calendar after the widespread coronavirus lockdown measures, the 2020 Engadinwind...
Rare south winds sessions Severne rider Dieter Van der Eyken located on the island of Tenerife just launched his most recent clip from an unusual day. The town of El Médano, usually a busy windsurfing spot benefiting from northerly summer trade winds, had been laid...
The Israeli team just held their first iQFOiL race to launch their Paris 2024 campaign and the future looks bright. 8 races were completed over two days with excited riders battling it out in a variety of wind conditions.
Lockdown training on the island of Bonaire Severne rider Amado Vrieswijk is one of those sailors who have been able to stretch himself across nearly all of the disciplines of windsurfing. After a trip to the Defi Wind Japan Amado was already gearing up for his next...
The ultimate Nano guide Bringing you the most comprehensive guide to the Severne Nano board to date. This time from the perspective of 3 Severne riders. All who have different needs and sail different conditions. In this guide, we'll go into the details of how each of...
When is it too cold for windsurfing? Severne rider from Switzerland Balz Müller found out where that limits lies this winter in the Swiss alps!
Epic Dutch speed battle between Twan Verseput and Jurjen Van den Noord pushes the Mach3 7,8 to 42.45 knots
Dutch Severne riders and speed sailors Twan Verseput and Jurjen Van den Noord bring the latest Severne Mach3 racing sail to incredible speeds in Holland with a n incredible speed battle.
When to use what? With the combination of foiling and normal windsurfing in the PWA World Tour from 2020 onwards, many have wondered what sort of conditions you might like to be riding the foil and when you would be switching over to the foil. Severne riders Matteo...
VICTORY After 5 course races, 1 long-distance and 2 slalom sprint rounds were held, Antonio Cozzolino took the win riding the new Severne HGO sail. A total of 55 entries attested to the fast-growing foiling class in New Zealand and turned the event into the biggest...
Lake Uri, Switzerlands Hot Spot. Switzerland is famous for its Alpine sports. Especially skiing and snowboarding are very common and fairly mainstream. Tons of snow falls on the alps every year and melts into some of the most beautiful lakes in the world. And on those...
A trip that started as an idea during a World Cup in Germany became reality a month after and turned out to be a trip to remember. Severne riders Amado Vrieswijk & Dieter Van der Eyken teamed up once again on a training mission to Brazil known for its consisted trade winds.
Right into action After spending the full winter of 2020 in Western Australia for her winter training, Severne rider Lina Erpenstein left the Australian summer to attend to her studies in Germany. She was greeted at home with a big storm. The winter wetsuit and the...
Freestyle with Lennart At a young age, Lennart Neubauer is already one of the up and coming stars of the freestyle scene. Based on the Greek island of Naxos, Lennart has some of the best training grounds possible, and he has improved rapidly over the years. In this...
Still pushing his limits. Bjorn Dunkerbeck puts the Mach3 Speed sails through the test at Lüderitz in this nicely produced trailer leading up to the full documentary about Bjorn and speed sailing. Turn up the volume and check it out right here below!
Freestyle with Lennart At a young age, Lennart Neubauer is already one of the up and coming stars of the freestyle scene. Based on the Greek island of Naxos, Lennart has some of the best training grounds possible, and he has improved rapidly over the years. Lennart...
FOIL RACING IN AUSTRALIA Raging bushfires, blinding dust storms, and tropical hailstorms are the usual ingredients of any hot summer “downunder” in AUS, but the heat was certainly on during the 2020 DownUnder Pro Australian Foiling Championships. Photos by Mitchell...
ON THE FOREFRONT Our Mach3 racing sail is among the most technologically complex products in our range. The number of hours invested in R&D presents a large portion of our total development cycle. All to satisfy our goal of developing the ultimate racing sails...
It's OFFICIAL! The 2024 Olympics will include foiling on the iFoil package by Severne and Starboard. This year’s world sailing conference in Bermuda was particularly interesting for the windfoiling world. After a successful round of sea trials at Lake Garda late...
A GOOD DAY FOR WINDSURFING After a week of sea trials at Lake Garda, the recommendation of the working party is in, and the recommendation is the “iFoil” concept. We are extremely excited by this decision which followed a long period of hard work and preparations....
FOILING READY FOR OLYMPICS This week (September 29 - October 3), world sailing is hosting sea trials for five tenders in their decision making for the 2024 Paris Olympic games. Severne is part of three of the five tenders, and have been deeply involved in bringing...
This upcoming week is foiling week! We will be present at the @engadinwind Foil Mania festival from August 21-25 with news from the daily events. Furthermore, you can join us at the main stage of the Engadinwind village on Friday 23rd of August after 17.00 where we...
After six days of racing and 10 very diverse eliminations, Matteo climbs onto the third place just ahead of his team buddies Amado Vrieswijk in fourth and Gonzalo Costa Hoevel in fifth. The battle was very tight, and the final elimination was the deciding factor,...
After the first Slalom event in France, the PWA tour and our team moved to the other side of the world for the Asian leg, with Japan up as first. With the biggest fleet ever in Foiling and a full fleet of Slalom the anticipations where big coming into the event. With...
Foil windsurfing has been on the rise for a few years, and with the first official Racing world title being taken by Gonzalo Costa Hoevel on the first generation Severne HyperGlide sail, we are expecting an exciting season ahead with our next generation HyperGlide2...