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Windsurfing

Windsurfing is a surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing.

An Overview of Windsurfing

It consists of a board powered by wind on a sail. Windsurfing is predominately undertaken on a non-competitive basis. Organised competition does take place at all levels across the world and typical formats for competitive windsurfing include Formula Windsurfing, speed sailing, slalom, course racing, wave sailing, superX, and freestyle.

Benefits

You're stretching, you're pulling, you're lifting things - you use your whole body so it's a great workout, and also develops balance and coordination.

Costs

A new board and rig package comes in around £1,000 but there are bargains to be had and RYA Training Centres have kit you can borrow or hire.

Involvement

National Windsurfing Week, in May, aims to attract new people with free taster sessions.

Equipment

  • Windsurf Board
  • Harness
  • Harness lines
  • Joint
  • Wet suit/Dry suit
  • Footwear
  • Helmet
  • Personal flotation device
  • Fin/Skeg
  • Travel Gear – Sail Bags, Board Bags, Car Racks
  • Safety gear: line, distress strobe light, whistle

Find Windsurfing Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

On Board

The RYA OnBoard programme offers young people the opportunity to try out sailing and windsurfing through their local club or centre in a safe, structured and fun environment.

Team15

Team15 is a nationwide network of windsurfing clubs where young people aged 16 and under can get together to learn new windsurfing skills and have a laugh with their mates on the water.

National Governing Bodies

Royal Yachting Association

Contact Name
RYA House
Contact Email
enquiries@rya.org.uk
Contact Telephone
023 8060 4100
Sheppey Sea Cadets

Sheppey Sea Cadets

The aim of the Sea Cadet Corps is to inspire young people to the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and challenge. The ethos and traditions of the Royal Navy are at the heart of the Sea Cadets and we follow the same corps values.

Water sports Pay & Paly

Water sports Pay & Paly

Self-Led public water sports session using our Kayaks, Paddleboards, Windsurfers or Sailing Dinghies.

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