Why should I windsurf?
Just for fun!
There are heaps of reasons why I would say that windsurfing is the best sport ever. All you have to do is ask any windsurfer “Why windsurfing?” and they will give you 20 minutes worth of explanations of what makes windsurfing great. There are many water sports, snow sports, on wheels, but few provide sensations as impressive as windsurfing.
Most people don’t dare to windsurf because it seems very complicated. Nothing further from reality. Nowadays, learning to windsurf is much easier than 10 years ago, since the material has evolved in an amazing way.
The sails are much lighter and the boards offer a previously unthinkable stability, which is very important, since you can stay on the board with practically no effort. And to move, you simply have to get on the board, lift the sail and hold it by the boom; the wind will do the rest. Of course, before jumping into the water, go to a sailing school. And so, sooner than you think you’ll be gliding over the water. ”
I have compiled my own list of the advantages of windsurfing which I think should convince you to take it up or at least try it out.
1- It’s great exercise
Like swimming, and most water sports, Windsurf is a super complete sport to exercise. Without even noticing the physical effort, you will start to see dazzling results. Windsurfing is like a crossfit workout – only more fun! You won’t even realise that you have been working out until after the session.
Obviously all sports end up being good for fitness. Some are more focused on cardiovascular performance whereas others will require more strength instead. Some are rely on endurance and others are centred around bursts of energy.
Windsurfing has all of these and the great thing is that the intensity varies along with your level. Your body will turn into the body you’ve always dreamt of in a season or two. Get ready to release a six-pack abs for the summer!
2- You will be surrounded by happy people
The athletes are people full of endorphins and joy. Practicing Windsurf is an excellent opportunity to meet new people full of smiles and good vibes, by been able to share your space with other people who have already discovered the benefits of these water sports. In addition, good predisposition and kindness are two characteristic qualities in the Windsurf community, which creates an ideal environment that you will always want to return to. Cool!
The windsurfing communities are among the most helpful and social. Everyone is willing to share their knowledge with you if you are stuck or having trouble at the sport. There will nearly always be someone there to help you out.
3- You will travel around the world
Windsurfing, you will have the chance to traveling to the most amazing places on the face of the earth and see incredible places and enjoy beaches and paradisiacal landscapes from the top of your table! You enjoy these places even more when you windsurf as you interact with the scenery, the waves and the wind, instead of passively watching. A unique experience!
4- It never gets boring
Both Kitesurfing and Windsurfing are super versatile sports. You will be able to try different styles, jumps and flights and even encourage you to change surfaces: river, sea, lakes, oceans. The list of things that you can learn pretty long but each one of those items also takes a while to learn, some more attempts to perfect and a few more tries to succeed with different wind speeds and waves.
Aside from that you also have a wide range of disciplines in windsurfing which will keep you learning and engaged for a lifetime. It really is a never ending journey on which you can either go learning new tricks.
Everything is possible!
5-You will be in contact with nature
The wind in the face and the heat of the sun will keep your good mood steady. And not to mention, is not damage to the environment. Of course there are many sports that don’t contaminate the earth, water and air of our planet. I’m just saying, it’s another plus for windsurfing. Whether in the river or the sea, skin contact with water is a sensation as pleasurable as it is energizing.