HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WINDSURFING RIG?

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 windsurf rig should be based on three criteria: the type of windsurfing you do, your build and the strength of the wind.

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

FABRIC RIG

You’re a beginner and sail at a slow to moderate pace on a flat sea with a light to moderate speed (slow speed). So, you need a simple, light and solid solution.

The best option is a rig made with Dacron material enabling you to improve easily, without worrying about your gear.

This rig comes with a mast, wishbone, base, mast foot and uphaul.

MONOFILM RIG

You practice on a regular basis and want to improve in moderate to strong winds. You’re looking for a rig that’s easy to hold when manoeuvring, reacts well and pleasant for sailing au planning (at a brisk pace).

You need a monofilm rig, light and easy to use.

The size of the mast and wishbone must be compatible with the sail

2 / BASED ON YOUR BUILD

Your build must be taken into account to ensure the best possible gliding. The smaller your rig, the easier it will be to handle, remove from the water and stand upright. However, for well-built people, we recommend using a large rig.

We sell different rigging areas: 3m2; 4.5m2; 5.5m2; 6.5m2.

KIDS   

3 m²

ADULTS - 70 KG

4.5 m2

ADULTS + 70 KG 

5.5 m² / 6.5 m²

3 / DEPENDING ON THE STRENGTH OF THE WIND

The rig is the part of your windsurf board that, depending on the weather conditions, must be adapted and adjusted. The stronger the wind, the smaller the area of your sail. Conversely, the lighter the wind, the more the area of your sale must be increased. With experience you’ll get the knack of choosing the right surfaces for the conditions you’re sailing in.

Cécile

Watersports Specialist

Please note: monofilm rigging is more fragile if case of impact and mustn’t be left long in the sun otherwise it’ll go yellow

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