Windsurfing is a surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing. It consists of a board usually 2.5 to 3 meters long powered by wind on a sail. The rig is connected to the board by a free-rotating universal joint and consists of a mast, 2-sided boom and sail. Windsurfing offers experiences that are outside the scope of other sailing craft designs as windsurfers can perform jumps, inverted loops, spinning maneuvers, and other “freestyle” moves that cannot be matched by any sailboat. Windsurfing is predominately undertaken on a non-competitive basis – but also organised competition does take place at all levels across the world, including in the olympics. Typical formats for competitive windsurfing include formula windsurfing, speed sailing, slalom, course racing, wave sailing, superX, and freestyle.
Short Code: WU