Windsurfing 2016 2016-07-24—08-14

My summy hobby for many years is windsurfing. It goes back to the 1980's, but forget that. Today's windsurfing is a totally different game. More fun and easier to pick up. It does take more endurance to pick up compared to snowboarding but it is as fun. Here I'm sharing some inspirational and instructional video clips from our summer holiday in Sweden
Intro
Today's boards are designed to plane, that is to skim on top of the water where the resistance is significantly lower than in the water, hence giving much…
Sometimes the wind conditions are a bit too weak to take the board planing by itself. One can then "pump" the sail by tugging it a couple of times while giving…
Head cam
The position to strive for is having both feet securely seated in the footstraps and the foot of the sail aligned with the back of the board. To get to the…
The beach start is a relaxed way to get going, suitable in shallow water. Keep the sail in such an angle that the sail feels light and balanced, then straighten…
Tacking is turning the board with the nose facing towards the wind. Start by moving upwind by moving the sail back. Put the front foot in front of the mast base…
Jibing is turning the board with the nose facing from the wind. Start by moving downwind, release the back foot from the footstrap and place it on the opposite…
Bringing you some underwater action too :-)
Buying that larger fin was a smart move. I can now plane earlier (skim on top of the water) and take more height (less downwind drifting)
Just a long sunny ride. Enjoy!
Bye
Thanks for watching!