Flat water windsurf trickery – essential carving freestyle for improved sailing

Flat water windsurf trickery – essential carving freestyle for improved sailing

As an aspiring windsurfer you’ll probably have been fixated upon the usual goals of:

Turning (tacking, gybing)

Harness and footstraps

Carve gybes

Chop hops

The above skills are definitely ones to master but then what? Of course there are wave moves – big jumps and tweaked airs – but for many the upside down inverted area of windsurfing isn’t appealing. At least, not yet. With that in mind here are a few flat water moves (some would say old school freestyle) to master as you build up confidence to the more aerial inspired trickery.

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Prepping your high wind windsurf board for winter action

Prepping your high wind windsurf board for winter action

For many windsurfers craving ballistic winds and the biggest waves it’s winter that offers up these kinds of conditions. Summer may be sea breeze central, where everyman sailors can get a fix, but the off season is when those possessing the skills love to test their mettle – and not just pros either.

For full power winter weather specific kit will be needed. Smaller boards and rigs utilised with control in mind, as much as anything else, may have been lying dormant the past few months. Now’s the time to dust it down and prep everything so you’re ready.

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