What windsurf board size do I need?
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.
Is there a weight limit for windsurfing?
In Olympic windsurfing where everyone uses the same sail size, 72 kgs seems to be the maximum weight for men (about 57 kgs for women).
Do windsurf boards float?
Today, a modern sailboard can be made of expanded polystyrene foam, epoxy, fiberglass, PVC, or carbon sandwich. Windsurf boards are selected by their volume (in liters) and length (in centimeters). High volume boards offer stability and flotation. They are also used in light wind conditions.
Which is harder windsurfing or kitesurfing?
Windsurfing, like skiing, is easy to get going on, but more challenging to develop in, whilst kitesurfing, like snowboarding, is trickier to get riding on, but easier to progress in once you start putting in turns and developing a more dynamic ride.
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.
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.
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 many Litres is a windsurf board?
The most important thing to look for when buying your first windsurf board is the board’s volume. You need one litre of volume for every kilogram you weigh PLUS between 50 and 100 litres extra. So if you weigh 75Kg, your first board should ideally have between 125 and 175 litres of volume.