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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.

Team15

Team15 offers young people two opportunities; to be part of club sessions plus participate in the Interclub events where your team can go head-to-head with other teams in your region to decide an over

National Governing Bodies

Royal Yachting Association

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

Hickling Windsurfing Club

Our Club is a friendly informal club with approximately 150 members from 8 to over 80yrs. Situated at Hickling Broad, close to the coast making it one of the best UK inland windsurfing locations .
Relatively safe and fantastic private modern facilities.

Whitlingham Adventure

Set within the beautiful Whitlingham Country Park, we offer a wide range of water & land based adventures for all ages and abilities. From taster sessions, accredited courses, school holiday activities, craft hire, birthday parties, clubs, private launche