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Windsurfing Equipment

Windsurfing Equipment

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Windsurfing is an easily-accessible sport - To get started, you will need a board and a rig, which is made up of a sail, mast, mast base and a boom.

Windsurf boards and sails come in a variety shapes and sizes and the rider's weight will influence your choice. If you are new to the sport it's best to use a small sail and a board that is wide and buoyant - this will give you the confidence and stability to master the basic techniques. As you progress you can move onto a smaller boards, larger sails, and using a harness and footstraps. 

Most centres will provide you with the following equipment when practicing:

  • Windsurf Board - 250-270cm length, 70-80mm wide, 150-240litres volume
  • Sail - 1.9-5.5m without reinforcement (battens)
  • Mast 3.7-5.8m
  • Mast base - connects the mast to the board
  • Boom - the 'wishbone' shaped frame that is used to steer the board
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Wetsuit

Buy your own equipment

As you gain confidence and progress, you may decide to invest in clothing and equipment and eventually buy your own board and rig. These costs are only a rough guide and may vary depending on the type of 'sailing' you are doing . Prices for boards can range significantly from less than £250 for a second-hand board and up to £1,000 or more for a new one.

  • Beginners package (incl board, mast, boom & mast base)
from £640
  • Second-Hand Board
from £250
  • New Board
from £800
  • New Sail
from £125
  • Mast
from £180
  • Mast Base
from £30
  • Boom
from £125
  • Buoyancy Aid
from £30
  • Wetsuit
under £100

Check out the list of where to get Windsurfing equipment 
> See list of Windsurfing equipment providers