Windsurfing

Windsurfing (or sailboarding, boardsailing) is the combination of surfing and sailing. Windsurfers stand on a surfboard with a sail attached and are propelled by the wind. Ask questions about windsurfing in this category.

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What is ufreetv?

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Where would you be if you were wind surfing the narrow water between the british isles and Europe?

The English channel.

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Is a wind surfing kite a best shape for a kite?

First of all, are you talking about windsurfing or kitesurfing. The two sports sound similar but are very different. In kitesurfing, as the name suggests, the rider has a large power kite, which you fly in the air to provide you with power. In kitesurfing, you have a small, thin board on your feet. In windsurfing, the rider has a large, thick board with a sail 3 or 4 metres high directly mounted onto it. The rider stands on the board and holds the sail, angling it into the wind to control the amount of power. Windsurfing is effectively sailing on a board instead of in a boat, whilst kitesurfing is using a kite to create power.

If you are talking about kitesurfing, which I assume you are, there are many different styles and shapes of kite, each suited to a different purpose. There are inflatable kites, best suited for use in the water, so relaunching is easy as the kite wont sink. Then there are foils, kites which do not inflate.

Kite design is becoming very big business as the sport gets more popular, so modern kites use the best technology, however, new designs are brought out all of the time. Meaning that for now, kites are the best shape that modern technology can provide us with.

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What happens if you get struck by lightning when windsurfing?

Because the mast is made from metals, you'll end up being electrocuted

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How do windsurfers increase drag?

Body Drag is when a sailor steps off the Windsurfer and is dragged along the water

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What skills do you need for wind surfing?

To begin windsurfing it would help if you had a background in sailing or wind awareness, mostly so you know where you can and cannot sail and how your sail works. Otherwise average balance and coordination will be all the skill you will need.

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Can you learn to surf on a windsurfing board without a sail?

No, not to my knowledge. It is necissary to have a sail to learn how to windsurf properly. The sail IS windsurfing.

You can SURF in breaking waves on a sailboard with no sail. Several companies are making windsurfing long-boards that let you do this. Some windsurfing short-boards are designed directly after surfing short-boards. Many windsurfers actively sail in surf and literally surf on the wave face, and hence is called waveriding. A surfboard should have a surf rocker that matches the angle/gradient of the wave face. Most windsurf boards are designed for sailing and have a rocker designed for performance and efficientcy with sail power. Windsurfers are typically "planing" when sailing, not "surfing". Both are a condition that occurs when the board reaches a certain velocity and lifts out of the water to travel, but "surfing" is done mainly with the aid of gravity on the wave face.

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What is windsurfing mast?

It's the strong flexible rod that vertically holds the sail in place. Attached to this is the boom that the windsurfer will hold onto.

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Who invented windsurfing?

Hector Martinez from West Africa back in 1836.

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Where was boardsailing or windsurfing invented?

Southern California by Jim Drake

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Do you need a windsurfing license to windsurf?

you do not need a windsurfing license to windsurf but you can get RYA certificates in windsurfing as proof of your skill in windsurfing. there are instructor licenses that you must have in order to instruct windsurfing however

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What is the best weather to go windsurfing in?

well when its windy and warm, most windsurfer do well in wind of 10 to 20 mph, above that you must be an experienced windsurfer

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What are the differences between windsurfing and surfing?

Wind surfing is te one with the sails and realys on the wind where as surfing realys on the waves

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When was windsurfing invented?

Windsurfing was invented in Hayling Island,Hants.UK

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What are the dangers of windsurfing?

Windsurfing is generally a very safe sport. It is practiced by millions and there are very few deaths associated with it. However, there are dangers depending on the conditions in which you participate. These include hypothermia, drowning, concussion and broken bones. These dangers mostly occur when windsurfing in extreme conditions that include high wind, big surf and shallow reefs. For those who windsurf on mildly windy days on lakes and other protected bodies of water, these risks are quite minimal. Dangers can be minimized further by getting good instruction, staying close to shore, and getting out of the water when the the wind, weather or surf conditions are beyond your abilities.

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How old is Nikolaos Kaklamanakis?

Nikolaos "Nikos" Kaklamanakis is 48 years old (birthdate: August 19, 1968).

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When was windsurfing invented and who invented?

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What is the purpose of wind surfing?

Matters on what your point of view is...

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What country did windsurfing originate from?

Hawaii

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Who made windsurfing?

In 1948, 20 year old Newman Darby was the first to conceive the idea of using a handheld sail and rig mounted on a universal joint so that he could control his small catamaran-- the first rudderless sailboard ever built that allowed a person to steer by shifting his or her weight in order to tilt the sail fore and aft. Darby did not file a patent for the sailboard. However, he is widely recognized as the first to conceive, design, and build a sailboard with a universal joint.

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How do you make your own autograph?

All you have to do is sign your name. If you are talking about signing a ballplayers name and try to sell it you could go to jail for forgery. Selling fake autographs is a federal offence.

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Why is windsurfing extreme?

because u go realy fast like 40mph if its windy enough. also u can jump off waves like surfing. u jst lean back hanging onto theboom board skimming the water. its great not that fun for first cople of times tho .

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Is the windsurfing in Baja California better in the south or west?

Dfinetly South, it has better waves

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What is the price of a wind surfing kite?

First of all, are you talking about windsurfing or kitesurfing. The two sports sound similar but are very different. In kitesurfing, as the name suggests, the rider has a large power kite, which you fly in the air to provide you with power. In kitesurfing, you have a small, thin board on your feet. In windsurfing, the rider has a large, thick board with a sail 3 or 4 metres high directly mounted onto it. The rider stands on the board and holds the sail, angling it into the wind to control the amount of power. Windsurfing is effectively sailing on a board instead of in a boat, whilst kitesurfing is using a kite to create power.

If you are talking about kitesurfing, individual kites range from £200 to £1000 depending on condition, make and size.

Windsurfing rigs cost around a few hundred pounds, again depending on condition, make and size.

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What is french for windsurfing?

planche à voile

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