What size windsurf sail do I need?
Windsurf sails A good all-round sail size for most people is 5.5-6.3m (18-20ft), suitable for winds of up to Forces four or five. However, if the wind strength increases further, then ultimately it will create too much power and pull to be able to control.
What size sailboard should I get?
The general metric is that for every kilogram of weight you have, your first board should be that plus 50 – 90L. Therefore, if you weigh 80 kilograms, your first board should be 130 – 170L. If you want to be more stable, buy a board with larger width.
What is the biggest windsurf sail?
The longest windsurfing journey: Brazilian windsurfers Flavio Jardim and Diogo Guerreiro, sailed from Chui to Oiapoque, along the Brazilian coast, for 8,120 kilometers (5,045 miles), between 17th May, 2004, and 18th July, 2005, as part of the Blue Destination Expedition.
How do I choose a sail for windsurfing?
The choice of sail size depends on, as a general rules:
- Skill level. The better an athlete is at windsurfing, the larger sail he can afford.
- Place of windsurfing and average wind speed there. The stronger the wind, the smaller the sail.
- Weight of windsurfer.
- You will also like.
How much wind do you need to windsurf?
5 miles per hour (8 kph) is plenty of wind for basic windsurfing. That is much less than is required for kiteboarding. For fast windsurfing, it takes 10-15 mph. Beginners may have trouble windsurfing in more than 15 mph, but some experts can windsurf in extreme winds of 35 mph or more.
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What is the best freeride windsurfing board?
As for control, the best boards are the I99, the JP Super Ride, and the Tabou Rocket; the other boards show intermediate performances, and are more or less all equal. As for comfort, the Fanatic Gecko, the 2 JPs, and the Starboard E-carve, are clearly the best, followed, a short distance away, by the Goya, and the I99.
How strong do you need to be to windsurf?
Can you windsurf without a lesson?
No you don’t. Windsurfing is many different balances, you just need to learn how to balance your body weight against the sail. Lessons are very important. What you lack in technique you will need in strength.
Should I windsurf or kitesurf?
Kitesurfing will give you more of a “hands-free” and open view experience due to the absence of sail in front of you. A windsurf sail, on the other hand, provides a more direct and lively response than a kite, but also a more violent experience when doing tricks.