Strap a sail to a surfboard and you can use the wind to surf in the direction you want. One of the best ways to get into windsurfing is by learning to windsurf on holiday.
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What Does Windsurfing Involve?
Windsurfing is basically using a board similar to a surfboard to stand on and uses a sail to catch the wind to provide traction. The biggest difference the board has compared with a surfboard is the centre-board. This is a retractable fin that goes under the centre of the windsurf board to provide additional stability.
The sail is attached to a mast that is connected to the centre of the windsurf board. It is connected with a clever joint that allows you to move it in all directions, which is needed to allow you to control your direction and speed.
I loved the time I have spent windsurfing. I managed to pick it up quite quickly, but that could be down to a mis-spent youth on skateboards.
This video gives you a beginner’s guide to windsurfing covering everything from equipment, getting started, steering and control.