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This spring, too, the famous Windmag magazine published the current year windsurfing equipment tests. In this article, we give an abstract of the French magazine tests, relating to the 2022 freestylewave boards.


Windsurfing: 2022 freestylewave boards test

As always, for all the details and insights, we invite you to purchase the  April-May 2022 issue of the magazine . Read also the article on the 2022 wave board tests .

This year, WindMag riders have tested 6 models of freewave boards with a volume of about 100 liters. The spots where the boards have been tested are Codouliere, Hyeres, and Brégançon , in Southern France. The boards have been tested with freewave or freeride sails, no cam, ranging from 4.7 to 6.5 square meters, wind from 14 to 22 knots, side / onshore, and with chop or waves up to 1 meter.

The tested boards are:

  1. Patrick F-Cross 103,
  2. Severne Dyno 3 95,
  3. Jp Freestyle wave 104 Pro
  4. Exocet Cross 104 Carbon
  5. Starboard Kode 105 Carbon Reflex Sandwich
  6. Fanatic Freewave 105 TE 


22 NP JP Gysen 1188

FreeWave Shawna Fanatic ByFishbowldiaries PAV6048

JP 22 FreestyleWave PRO 04 XXL

F22 FreeWave ddb photographie DB 8442


Not being available some classic freewave references such as Goya One or Tabou 3S+, among the boards tested, here are the magazine's evaluations concerning the other 2022 boards, with an offer limited to 6 products.

Equipped with a single box for an exclusive single fin set up, the Patrik F-Cross 103 is positioned at the edge of this segment, falling into the Bump & Jump category, rather than Freewave. Freeriding in rough seas and in strong winds are its favorite field, terrain that most funboarders like.

The hull shape absorbs the impacts against the water surface and determines a controlled sailing, which is characterized by dynamism, anyway, due to its nervous construction. Its elongated shape and straight fin limit its terrain of action out of the waves, with limited surfing aptitude. The Patrik must be set with the straps in the external position to fully exploit its potential.

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Of all the boards tested, the testers' choice fell on the JP Freestyle wave Pro and the Fanatic Freewave.

Hang Loose.

P.s. Pictures taken from brands websites


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