Is there a weight limit for windsurfing?

In Olympic windsurfing where everyone uses the same sail size, 72 kgs seems to be the maximum weight for men (about 57 kgs for women).

Is windsurfing physically demanding?

Windsurfing is an extremely physical sport. It requires significant cardiovascular fitness and the full range of body movements from toe to head. Windsurfers are continuously on it; there are very few off periods during a sail and as the wind changes so do the demands on the body.

How strong do you have to be to windsurf?

5 miles per hour (8 kph) is plenty of wind for basic windsurfing. That is much less than is required for kiteboarding. For fast windsurfing, it takes 10-15 mph. Beginners may have trouble windsurfing in more than 15 mph, but some experts can windsurf in extreme winds of 35 mph or more.

Is windsurfing bad for your back?

It’s pricey Windsurfing is expensive – not just the kit itself but also the transportation and travel. It can hurt your back According to research from the University of Chichester, lower back strain is one of the most common injuries among windsurfers. It can also lead to bad posture.

Do you need to swim to windsurf?

Do I need to be a good swimmer to Windsurf? No you don’t have to be a good swimmer, but you should be comfortable in the water. We teach you how to hang on to your equipment if you fall. That way you do not loose the board which is your primary floatation device.

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