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Caribbean Windsurfing

Windsurfing began as a combination of two sports; sailing and surfing.  

Caribbean Windsurfing

Caribbean Windsurfing

Caribbean Windsurfing

Caribbean Windsurfing

If you can sail, surf, snowboard, ski, etc. then you can certainly learn to windsurf.

The sport consists of navigating the surface of the water on a board, which has a sail attached to catch the wind.

Depending on your skill and the kind of windsurfing equipment you have, all sorts of tricks can be performed including pirouettes, jumps and speeding.

Windsurfing is a fairly new sport, which originated in California USA, in the garage of 2 friends: Jim Drake, a sailor, and Hoyle Schweitzer, a surfer.

In 1968 these 2 guys combined what they loved, surfing and sailing, in a hybrid sport that they patented under the name of Windsurfing. By 1970 wind surfers were to be mass produced because of the huge demand calling.

By the end of the 1970's, Europeans - who have traditionally always had a love for individual sports - had made windsurfing one of their most popular sports. This drove the development of new and better equipment. Into the '1980's, the sport of windsurfing continued to grow when at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games it was recognized as an Olympic sport.

Since then the sport and its equipment has continued to evolve, allowing windsurfer's to reach not only greater speeds, but also to perform pirouettes and jumps while being safe.

I learned how to windsurf 10 years ago. I remember waiting on the side of the ocean in my van. I was waiting for the perfect wind to come roaring through.

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to be able to now say that I have windsurfed along the whole coat of France.

If you have not tried windsurfing I strongly urge you to give windsurfing a try

 

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