Waterstart

THE WATERSTART To learn the Waterstart I suggest that you have at least 12 to 15 mph winds (whitecaps on the water), side shore winds are best, and not too much chop. Start by balancing [...]

Seeing the Wind

SEEING THE WIND Air is invisible, tasteless, intangible and silent. Perhaps that is what makes wind so mysterious. as an Instructor people are always saying to me that "I just don't understand the wind". Even [...]

Wind Power

WIND POWER When the wind blows across the sail it generates lift at right angles to the sail's position, this is known as Windforce. Because the sail is positioned at 45 degrees to the board's [...]

What is a Windsurfer

WHAT IS A WINDSURFER Windsurfing, Boardsailing, Sailboarding, what do these terms really mean? The commercial beginning of the sailboard (AKA free sail system) started late in 1964 when DARBY INDUSTRY'S, INC. was organized. The evolution [...]

Wetsuits

WETSUITS RAPT IN RUBBER Boardsailors, surfers, paddleboarders, kayakers, and kiters, are outdoor athletes in a harsh environment; they have an overwhelming urge as they progress to ride longer in more challenging weather conditions. They deliberately [...]

Weather

What causes weather? Solar Radiation Heats our spinning earth causing ground temperatures to rise and fall in a daily rhythm. Differing surfaces heat and cool at differing rates, some surfaces re-radiate the heat into the [...]

Visualize the Wind

VISUALIZE THE WIND Imagine that the wind is a river of air, flowing from one place to another if you swim into the middle of this river and wait, you will soon be swept away [...]

Uphauling

UPHAULING If you have ever seen a first-timer trying to uphaul the sail, chances are they made it look as if the sail weighed a ton. Like all boardsailing techniques, there is more to it [...]

Trouble Shooting

TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE FOR SHORT BOARDS SYMPTOMS  CAUSE SOLUTION  NO POWER IN SAIL SAIL TOO SMALL USE BIGGER SAIL   SAIL TOO FLAT RE-RIG, WITH LESS OUTHAUL/DOWNHAUL   SAIL CHOKED LENGTHEN HARNESS [...]