New School

Windsurf|Issue 396 - August 2020

New School
Slingshot’s windsurfing brand manager, Wyatt Miller, has noticed that kids are drawn to playing with wings and puts forward an interesting case as to why he thinks this could help entice them and others into windsurfing.
Wyatt Miller

The simplicity of the wingsurfer is attractive – easy rigging, no running of lines (though still some pumping) and a limited amount of easily packable equipment. The surfing population does not want to take up the beach real estate of kiteboarding or hassle with the technical nature of windsurfing…. but this wing thing stands a chance of bridging the gap between surfing sports and windsports. The wing can be used to get out to the break and catch the wave, and then it can nearly disappear from the equation allowing the rider to focus solely on the board and the swell. That simplicity of board and rider is very attractive for some hitherto windsport sceptics.

“THE SIMPLICITY OF THE WINGSURFER IS ATTRACTIVE.”

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Issue 396 - August 2020