how to windsurf
|Besides the most important rule (not to windsurf
without somebody else keeping an eye on you),
a number of other items may deserve your
Depending on what is at the bottom of the
water, water shoes or slippers may be necessary.
Some areas are notorious for shells or glass
and you should inquire before going barefooted.
The combination of direct sunlight
on the water and sail can be
so it is a good idea to use some
- If you opt for sunscreen lotion, try to keep
if off of the equipment as any oily residue
could make things very tricky.
- Lycra shirts have recently gained in popularity
for sun protection. They offer a tight but
comfortable fit that does not restrict movements
(and will also reveal your newly acquired
- Sunglasses (these should be secured) may
add to your comfort. They certainly will
help reduce the glare from the sun on the
water, but they may also protect your eyes
from the spray as you start planing.
- Finally, if hair no longer covers your head,
a hat may be in order. Wind will probably
keep you from feeling the sun and it may
be too late before you realize you got sunburned.