Windsurfing is a sport which is played on the surface of the water using a board and sail. It was developed in California in the 1960’s. Windsurfing can be played in numerous ways, it can be played on open ocean and indoor pools. People use a modified surfboard with a movable mast in windsurfing.
The surfboard is usually two to three meters long, and with a volume of 60 to 250 liters. Through a free-rotating universal joint, the rig is connected to the board. But windsurfers can actually modify their surfboard depending on the activity, there are a variety of long and short board designs. On the board, the windsurfer stands, then they control the sail on the boom so that they can catch the wind and then maneuver.
If you want to try windsurfing, you need to understand sailing and surfing as it is a combination of both. Usually beginners start indoors with the basics. Then they can move on to rivers, lakes, bays, and the ocean.
- Land Windsurfing — similar to traditional Windsurfing though performed on land rather than water, using a four-wheeled deck to travel across the surface. Also known as "Terrasailing", "street sailing", "land sailing" and "dirt windsurfing"
- Surfing — participants stand on a surfboard, and use the waves for propulsion
- Sailing — a sport that involves moving a boat by using the power of the wind.
- Land Sailing — racing in three-wheeled vehicles moving across land powered by wind through the use of a sail. Also known as sand yachting or land yachting.