Staying On The Board

Windsurf|Issue 391 - November December 2019

Staying On The Board
How do you keep the momentum going, keep active and keep improving your windsurfing over the winter months? RYA Chief Instructor, Amanda Van Santen, offers some advice
Amanda Van Santen

GET THE RIGHT GEAR

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. With colder weather you need to ensure you have the right personal equipment. Do your research and use the expertise in windsurfing shops to invest in a good wetsuit, gloves, hood and boots – ensuring they fit well too.

UPSKILL

Winter is the ideal time to get some coaching or try something new as conditions are perfect for short, focussed sessions, so concentrate on a couple of key things you want to work on and achieve. If you’re keen to learn something new, wind foiling provides a great alternative, helping to enhance your core windsurfing technique, as well as widening the wind range you’re able to get out on the water in.

WARMER CLIMES

If a UK winter is really not for you, why not take the opportunity to treat yourself to a dedicated windsurfing holiday overseas? Enjoy time afloat in the warm sunshine, improve your skills and benefit from great coaching. And with more than 2,500 RYA recognised training centres all over the world - including winter hotspots Kenya, Bermuda and Mauritius - you’re spoilt for choice.

WINTER READING

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Issue 391 - November December 2019