HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WINDSURFING BOARD? 

Windsurfing is a sport the vast majority of people can enjoy. It’s very simple really - you glide over the water powered by the wind. We recommend equipment that’s ideal for beginners and those of you looking to step up a gear and enjoy an even greater sailing experience!

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Your choice of windsurfing board should be based on three criteria: the type of windsurfing you do, its compactness and your build.

1 / BASED ON THE TYPE OF WINDSURFING YOU DO AND YOUR LEVEL

You’re a beginner and want to go sailing in a light to medium wind. You’re looking for stability, ease of use and the possibility to make long tacks by heading towards the wind with good quality gliding. You’ll need a long, high-volume board with a centreboard.

 

You’re a beginner and want to windsurf in moderate to strong winds. You need good quality gliding, and manoeuvrability for planning (at a brisk pace). You need a shorter and lighter board fitted with a retractable centreboard and footstraps on the deck.

2 / BASED ON ITS COMPACTNESS

INFLATABLE BOARDS

The advantage of inflatable boards is that they’re easy to transport as they can be inflated in just seven minutes (pump supplied) and once in its cover, it will fit easily in the boot of your car.

RIGID BOARDS

Rigid boards are hard-wearing but cumbersome. You’ll need roof rails on your car.

3 / BASED ON YOUR BUILD

Our boards are recommended with the level of weight that guarantees stability and buoyancy.

320 LITRES : between 80 et 100 KG 
170 LITRES : between 50 et 80 KG

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Watersports Specialist

By removing the centreboard from these two boards, they can be turned into a Stand Up paddle in a matter of seconds

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