ExtraHyperActive: Windsurfing Your SUP/Paddleboard

Windsurfing Your SUP/Paddleboard



It's been a while since I went windsurfing. After my windsurfing lessons two years ago, I took my board out maybe two or three more times before realizing that it wasn't for me.

Windsurfing in Washington is a very weather dependent sport . The only place where it blows consistently is the Columbia River Gorge. But even that place has its disadvantages ( 3 hour drive from Seattle, not exactly "beginner friendly"... ).

But about a year ago, I bought an awesome SUP that can be used for stand up paddleboarding, surfing, and even windsurfing !

It comes with a mast track in the center of the deck, and all you'll need is just a windsurfing rig ( mast, boom, and a sail or two ).

One of the reasons I quit windsurfing was the fact that old school beginner boards are very heavy. Just loading/unloading makes the experience "less enjoyable".

My SUP, paddle, and windurfing rig, all that fit in my bag !




Also comparing to a windsurfer board, my SUP is a bit wider, which makes it much easier to maneuver.

Windsurfing is a very technical sport, and compared to SUP paddle boarding, very difficult to learn. Though, becoming comfortable on a windsurf board may take you an entire summer, there is a chance it might be easier to learn how to windsurf on a SUP...




If you're looking for a multi-sport board that could be used as a SUP, windsurfer, kayak, sailboat, or even a towable boat, check out Aquaglide 270 Multi Sport 2015

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