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Pros and Cons of windsurfing on a (inflatable) SUP board

Recently a friend asked me if I could give her another windsurf lesson. She had found a new rental place that offered inflatable Windsurf / SUP boards. Seemed a great opportunity to test this upcoming trend in water sports. We rented one and experienced a few important Pro’s and Con’s of using them. Here are a the Pro’s and Con’s …

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Can I Windsurf Foil on a Normal Windsurf Board? Plus tips!

The last couple of years I saw more and more wind foilers on the water. The foil made planing easy for those who had it, while I couldn’t plane. I just had to try that myself! But I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a foil board. Can I foil on a normal windsurf board? Here is …

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7 Things You Need To Know To Pick a Beginner Windsurf Sail

Thinking that great gear is only for advanced windsurfers, is a mistake easily made. Beginner windsurfers really benefit from gear that fits their needs perfectly. Matching gear can improve learning and avoid the loss of motivation. So I decided to share the information I have on choosing the perfect beginner sail and rig. So, what is important when choosing a …

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Windsurfing Lessons: 3 Step System to Teach Beginners Fast

Want to teach your kids or your (girl-) friend windsurfing? Many people tried to pull up the sail for an hour in vain. Only to ‘learn’ that they are not good at windsurfing. The 3 step system that I used and perfected for 20 years can turn you in a great teacher. Even instructors that I thought, often could hardly believe …

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Windsurfing Travelbag, Quiverbag, Boardbag Buying Guide

Windsurfing is the kind of sport that makes you travel with a lot of kit. There are many different bags that can really help transporting everything more comfortable. Since I carry 4 mast, 5 sails, and a lot of other stuff with me, I decided to do some research on the best bags. What kind of windsurfing bags are there …

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Windsurfing Parts Explained & How They Improve Your Surfing

I just counted over 14 parts of my windsurf kit. Next to a board and a sail there are big parts like the mast. Moreover there are a few small, but essential parts like the outhaul, that you can’t do without. This blog describes the individual parts. Moreover it explains how parts work together and how that affects windsurfing. What parts …

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Best Buy Windsurfing Harness Decision Guide (With Examples)

Since the power of the sail needs to be transferred to the board you have two options. Use your arms only, or get assistance from a harness. Not only can a harness relieve your arms. It can help  transferring power from boom to board more efficient. There is actually a lot to choosing the right harness. I did some research …

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8 Tips to Make You Windsurf UPwind Better & 3 Bonus Tips

No matter what your level on the board is, sailing upwind is always an important skill. When learning, it is the key skill to come back to where you started. If you master it you don’t have to walk anymore. Experienced wave sailers need to sail upwind as fast as possible to get in the right position for a new …

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12 Top Tips for Buying a Beginner Windsurf Board (online)

Looking back at the season, I remember a lot of fun during the lessons. Helping someone to windsurf the first few meters is a very special moment time and again. I realize that many people will eventually buy their first windsurf board after having a few lessons. What do you need to pay attention to when buying a board (online)? …

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Windsurf Training on the Board: 7 Tweaks to Overtake Friends

How competitive are you? The answer to this question is easy to find once your friends enter the water. I always automatically engage in a sort of competition when I spot a friend on the water. Recognizable? So here are a few tweaks that you can apply today to sail faster forever, and overtake your friends 😉 Your speed on …