Feedback

 

Hi Guys,

Windsurfing.TV is a new site and a work in progress, so I’d really appreciate any feedback (good and bad) or any suggestions on how you think the site could be improved. My plan is to concentrate on the ‘Original’ content and push that side of things.

The website will probably stay pretty basic. Maybe in the future, if  Windsurfing.TV starts generating some money or a very nice web designer will decide to get involved (and get paid in coaching haha) it might change. For now this is how it’s gonna look. Yes, I did it all myself, so be kind!!

I already have a list of features that is as long as Lampie’s arms, but i’m always keen to hear new ideas 🙂
I will do my best to produce what I feel the windsurfing scene is lacking. In my mind that’s  ‘A monthly video round up of the windsurfing world’!  …plus a few extra features.

I would like to include TIPS (coaching and equipment set up ), world wide SPOT GUIDE, TRAINING TIPS plus lots more IDIOT GUIDE TO … style stuff, road trips and obviously Training Diaries. Let’s see how much time I can put aside, as I really want to do some live stuff as well and of course – I want to go sailing! hahaha..

Anyway I’ll stop rambling now, you get the idea. Please drop us an email or better still just leave a comment below. That way everyone can get involved and bounce a few ideas around. That’s usually when the best ideas come up 🙂

Oh..  and the ‘Sailors’ and ‘Movie’ sections are being constantly updated, so if you see Sailors or Movies that are not on there, please let me know. Also if you’re a sailor and your best movies aren’t there, please send me the links. It’s kind of hard to keep track of everyone, which is why i’m trying to get you guys all in one place. I know there is quite a few missing, including some big names, but it’s a work in progress! Any help is welcome 🙂

Thanks for the support

Ben Proffitt

 

48 comments

  • Hans Kienstra 1 year ago

    Make a windsurfing.tv money button for support, next to the beer money, I will support both.

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    • Windsurfing.TV 1 year ago

      Ok.. cheers Hans. But you don’t think people wanting to support the site would just put money into the Beer money? I mean, i don’t spend it all on Beer 🙂

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    • Windsurfing.TV 1 year ago

      Just seen some beer money drop in Hans.. cheers. Thanks for the support 🙂

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  • Windsurfing.TV 1 year ago

    Problem: The Scrolling videos on the front page are bouncing back!! Not sure whats going on.. trying to fix it 🙁

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  • Frederik 1 year ago

    Nice going. I’ve bought you a few rounds. If only you add a functional Wind Money Button. I would go bankrupt.

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    • Windsurfing.TV 1 year ago

      Nice one Frederik… i think if i add a wind money button i’d be a millionaire!! …or very drunk!! lol

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    • Windsurfing.TV 1 year ago

      Hi penny, i wanted to have an RSX/olympic section but just run out of time. I’m missing a few like speed/slalom but i’m slowly ticking things off.. it’s just this month in Pozo is super hectic for me (a terrible time to launch an unfinished site but it’s also the best time for promo) but i promise i will get round to adding them soon. p.s Great to see Emma killing it (y) 2020 here she comes 🙂

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  • Thor B. S. Nørregaard 1 year ago

    Cool page. Would be niced if you connect your youtube account with your Google Plus account so your Youtube feed automatically get to Google plus. Google plus have about 400+ mio active users and its the place where I+friends get windsurf, tech, food news. (don’t have twitter, facebook or Instagram anymore)

    Se howto connect youtube to Google plus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf1TUz2hMeo

    cheers
    Thor

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  • Samuli 1 year ago

    Other ways on payment than PayPal would be welcome for beer money. I’ve had problems with Paypal account but would be glad to donate if other methods would be possible.

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    • Windsurfing.TV 1 year ago

      Hi Samuli.. sounds good 🙂 what other ways are there? any suggestions?

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      • Paul 1 year ago

        i would say IDEAL, very common payment method for online banking transfers right? at least in europe.

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        • Paul 1 year ago

          Really like the site by the way! Easy to find everything. Specially like the spotguide section, would love to see more stuff there. 🙂

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  • Dan 1 year ago

    Hi Ben,
    u great, just the rss feed section isn’t working, so I don’t get any notification about the new videos

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    • Windsurfing.TV 1 year ago

      Cheers Dan.. ok.. i haven’t clue what i need to do but i’ll google it and sort it out 🙂

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    • Windsurfing.TV 1 year ago

      ok.. let me know if that works!

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      • Dan 1 year ago

        Yeah it started working great thanks

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  • Ian Clingan 1 year ago

    Windsurfing TV is helping to get me through the summer! Just wondered How big your mate is riding the 116 Goya Quad in the edit…….
    I love my 104, at 90 kg……always wondered about the bigger size!

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  • Mas Jonker 1 year ago

    A Ideal payment option for the beer money would be smart i think, the young generation uses that way more than paypall.

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  • David Lloyd-Hughes 1 year ago

    Hi,
    Absolutely loving Windsurfing.tv, your enthusiasm is infectious and has inspired me to get my fat backside off the sofa and get back on the water after a nearly five year break!! Lookout for some big splashes off Llanddwyn Island!!!
    Keep up the good work!

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    • Windsurfing.TV 1 year ago

      Haha.. Well it is the Best sport in the world so good to hear 🙂 and thanks

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  • Ben 1 year ago

    Hi Ben great idea you had with windsurfing tv !!! I had so mnay good laugh watching your diaries !
    I’v a little problem Most of the times videos aren’t display on Wtv website. lack of update on my computer or internal to Wtv ? Keep up the good job.

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    • Windsurfing.TV 1 year ago

      Thanks.. glad you like it. I have big plans but they take a while 🙂
      Mmmmmm… strange on the videos not displaying!
      Not had anyone else say anything so maybe it’s your end… but could be me!
      Maybe the website is slow… do you have fast internet?

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  • Ron 11 months ago

    Hi Ben, absolutely love your work, especially the diaries! The ‘how-to’s’ even pushed me to my first forward attempt, so thanks.

    I found a copy the PWA tour ’99 and a NP promo; Voyage of Keith Teboul and Josh Stone back in the day. Those movies me an absolute enthousiast and still going.
    Could it be a contribution to the ‘movie’ section? Perhaps via wetransfer?

    Cheers Ron

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    • Windsurfing.TV 11 months ago

      Nice Ron.. glad to hear it 🙂 Keep pushing
      ..and i totally agree with you about the old movies. What i need to do is write to the guys and ask permission. Or someone has to upload them on to Youtube and i can link to them!

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  • SIMOS NALBANDOGLOU 8 months ago

    do you have an email to contact with you ?

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  • Jesper Jensen 5 months ago

    Where did the “Pozo 50+ knots ” go ?

    Cheers Jesper

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    • Windsurfing.TV 5 months ago

      i put it back 🙂
      i didn’t like the speed of it… but i’ll leave it up

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  • Andreas 5 months ago

    Hi windsurfing tv team. You are the best. every day I look if a new movie is loaded. It shows why we so love windsurfing and live. pure Joie de vivre. top makes it. Andreas

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    • Windsurfing.TV 5 months ago

      Cheers Andreas… thanks… and glad your liking it.
      At the moment it’s a bit of a one man team haha… so quite a lot of work and probably explains why it’s not updated everyday but if it can start to bring some money in I’d like to extend the team. 🙂 So fingers crossed

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  • W.B. 5 months ago

    Hi Ben. Bloody awesome job on the Pozo coverage! Loving it.
    Don’t know about anyone else, but I want a windsurfing.tv t-shirt!
    Take my money!

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    • Windsurfing.TV 5 months ago

      hahaha.. glad you are liking it mate. The T-shirt.. hmmmm… not sure what i’m doing yet… limited edition only at the moment 🙂

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  • Lucas 4 months ago

    I would take it in Gold, Red, Black, Green
    … and a flag for my mast in my backyard!!!
    Greetz Lucas

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  • bubestube 4 months ago

    Awesome website and effort to bring us the information we need. I’ll chip in some beer money BUT only for Ze German beer 😉 🙂

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  • Koen 3 months ago

    Hey Ben, Love the videos and website one thing that bugs the hell out of me is that the menu appears underneath the video making it impossible to click a link in the menu without first going back to the homepage.

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    • Windsurfing.TV 3 months ago

      Yep.. totally agree… i only noticed it the other week and am still waiting for a reply to get it sorted. But thanks for taking the time to write… as like i said i hadn’t noticed it!

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    • Windsurfing.TV 3 months ago

      Ok matey… think i fixed it 🙂

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  • Luc Skywalker (what Sarah Quita cals me hahaha) 2 months ago

    Hey Ben
    Just freakin love it! man!
    I start every day with windsurfing tv!
    Keep it up man!
    Can we buy T shirts???
    Hope you are well.
    When are you back in WA?
    See you on the water.

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    • Windsurfing.TV 2 months ago

      Thanks man.. appreciate your comments 🙂
      No t-shirts yet.. but they will be coming
      …might see you in WA

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  • Raul 2 months ago

    Hi Ben,

    my name is Raul and i’m 13 years old. I really like your diarys. Can you help with an contact adress for the Gran Canaria Wind and Waves festival for kids, because i haven’t found one on the original homepage.

    br Raul

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    • Windsurfing.TV 2 months ago

      Hi Raul, Daida and iballa Moreno are the people you need to speak to. You can probably get them on Facebook or instagram.
      or send me an email ben@windsurfing.tv and i’ll send her email.

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  • steeve 1 month ago

    Hey Ben, I was browsing your site and I realized on the top banner Severn Already post his world champion wave sail. For the amateur in me and a Fan of windsurfing, this is how I see the PWA, a place where Severn, Starboard, JP whoever won, will surf on the fame for 6 month based on a only 3 events!!!!! I don’t want to discredit the champion, he is an awesome sailor! All events have been in port tack, sylt was quite onshore…but no DTL surfing and only 3 events. Nice show, but it’s hard to believe in a true world championship with 2 events in freestyle and 3 event in wave. I would like to understand who decides where they go. Are the riders happy to not go to spot like Cabo Verde, Maui? I mean, why they don’t do a grand slam on Maui every year, this is the holy land of windsurfing? I think I heard you saying that the PWA is the rider’s association, So they are happy with what the pwa proposed? Why they mainly focusing on Europe, are West Oz, South Africa, North and South America are not producing good enough condition for an event? I’m not bitching, those are answer I’m wondering since a while and I don’t know how hard it is for the PWA to propose more events at exotic spot. I gues if it was easy it would be in the list of event. If you are on a trip with no wind, no surf, this could be an interesting video to learn what are the challenge for the PWA to organize more events for the riders and not just a window to have a banner as Severn (congrats btw) just throw on your page to brag they are making world champion sail. Thanks.

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    • steeve 1 month ago

      Nice article in Windsurf Magazine.

      FM – Do we need to change anything in the formats of windsurfing competition?
      CG – In Freestyle I think they should try a more simple format perhaps, to make it more spectator friendly, on the other hand I have no clue what the names of the moves in snowboarding or skateboarding are but I still really enjoy watching it, same as I do in freestyle windsurfing where I am clueless to 50% of the moves at least? Slalom is great right now, I would just like to see a few different shorter courses which favour also tactics and gybing, that is getting better now on the PWA too. Wave, well to be honest, the only thing we need there is more events. Same old story, you want quality judges, media, free accommodation, proper prize money, but all this costs money. If you just want cool locations and are prepared to sacrifice all the rest and not really be sustainable, then go to the smaller events format. I think people badly underestimate how good the current PWA format is / how strong the Tour is – just because there are sometimes a few less events (8 or 9 slalom this year alone!) – check out the mess in the SUP and Kite pro tours vs. the much smaller sport of windsurfing. The PWA can be really proud of the job they do and what they offer the athletes. Good conditions / locations do not help you if you are only spending money at events and not creating something sustainable, that´s fine for the IWT, where the general concept is different to the PWA

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