American Windsurfer: launched in 1993 and often considered one of the best windsurf magazines ever published

Although a very young water sport, windsurfing has seen the birth, birth, and rebirth of several sailboard-oriented magazines.

The windsurf magazine boom took place in the early 1980s when the sport of boardsailing became a gigantic success in the European markets, especially in France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

The sailboard would eventually secure an Olympic status, opening the way to the release of multiple periodical windsurfing publications. Unfortunately, only a few resisted the test of time and the internet.

In the early windsurfing days, it was not unusual to find semi-naked windsurfer girls on the covers of some open-minded and liberal European magazines.

Because it continues to be a niche sport, windsurfing magazines saw the number of subscribers decline over time as more and more readers adopted daily updates, online resources, and websites.

With the adverse economic cycles of the end of the 20th century and the increase in printing costs, publications that were exclusively supported by advertising deals were forced to shut down or move to the digital world.

The introduction of kiteboarding in the sailing market and the decline in gear sales eventually took down the remaining publications that were still trying to survive the new global dynamic.

Today, there is still a handful of printed magazines releasing exclusive stories on top performers, in-depth gear tests and analysis, and road trip adventures to the world's most remote sailing regions.

Let's take a look at the windsurf magazines of the world.



American Windsurfer (1993)

American Windsurfer Magazine


New England Windsurfing Journal

New England Windsurfing Journal



WindRider Magazine



Windsport Magazine


Windsurf - The International Boardsailing Magazine

Windsurf - The International Boardsailing Magazine



Windsurfing Magazine


Windsurfing Now

Windsurfing Now Magazine





Freesail Magazine



Windsurfer Magazine





Surf Magazine


Windsurfing Jahrbuch

Windsurfing Jahrbuch




Motion Windsurf

Motion Windsurf Magazine




Hi-Wind Windsurfing Graphic

Hi-Wind Windsurfing Graphic Magazine





Boards Magazine



Windsurf Magazine


Windsurfer International

Windsurfer International


Windsurfing UK

Windsurfing UK


New Zealand


New Zealand Windsurfer

New Zealand Windsurfer Magazine


Wind & Kite

Wind & Kite Magazine





Surf+Ski Magazine




Planche Mag

Planche Magazine


Wind Magazine

Wind Magazine





4Windsurf Magazine



Albaria Magazine



Funboard Magazine



Surf - Rivista Mensile di Surf a Vela

Wind News (1989)

Wind News Magazine


Windsurf Italia

Windsurf Italia Magazine




Fuerza 7

Fuerza 7 Magazine


Surf A Vela

Surf A Vela Magazine

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Top Stories

Professional surfers Kai Lenny and Jamie O'Brien embarked on a thrilling adventure when they set sail aboard the high-performance USA SailGP F50 foiling catamaran.

Planing is one of the most exciting skills you can master while windsurfing. It usually separates beginners from intermediate and advanced sailors. But what is the minimum wind speed to get flying over water?

Imagine gliding across a frozen lake, your sail catching the wind, and skis slicing through the ice and snow. Meet the sport that blends the thrill of windsurfing with the crisp, cold beauty of winter landscapes.

The Portuguese island of Madeira is home to the world's first natural swimming pool windsurfing regatta.