The new Beginner’s Gear turns Windsurfing into a Blast for the whole Family
Even though daring windsurfers hurl themselves into giant waves – windsurfing is not only an extreme sport for adrenaline addicts. It is becoming a splendid summer amusement for the whole family. Boardsailing is the ideal way to combine sports and fun with the familiy in a very enjoyable way. The trend changes from specialized high performance equipment toward low priced, easy to handle allround gear in which parents, as well as their children, take pleasure.
Nature, Freedom and Health
Windsurfing, trend sport of the 80ies, is returning to the lakes and beaches. In the meantime, boards and sails have improved significantly. The upright boardsailing has made its way from an exotic extreme sport to an easy to learn, uncomlicated spare time activity for families. The days of heavy boards and shaky sail constructions are gone.
However, the sport has preserved its strong points. Windsurfing stands for exercise in the great outdoors, freedom, recreation and health. Especially the kids’ sense of balance is trained. Adults may take an interest in the fact that all important muscles are almost playfully strenghtened when windsurfing. The only condition: You need to know how to swim. So throw away the remote control, and get on the water!
Quarry ponds and coastlines exist ten a penny, and especially in summer there is hardly anything nicer than falling into cool water from the board or take some laid-back rides on the lake. This is true for kids and adults alike.
The new, family-approved boards aren’t highly specialised pieces of sports equipment anymore, but flexible fun accelerators: Ambitious mothers and father can glide over the water as swift as an arrow and refine the jibe, children take their first steps on it, paddle on the lake or even subject it to completely new functions by using it as a plash island, for example. Thus, with the new gear, be the wind weak or blowing at its full extent, the surfing pleasure for the whole family is assured.
Fun for Everyone
In windsurfing, uncomplicated fun is in the spotlight once again. Many manufacturers have recognized this trend and increasingly focus on beginner friendly, cheap and innovative board and sail models with witch uncle and grandson can frolic their first steps on the water without any problems.
On the especially broad widebody boards, for example, every newcomer – young or old, light or heavy-weighted – feels good immediately, and even if there is no wind, the modern conecpt that rapidly gains momentum guarantees lots of disport. The expanded shape, originally designed for adults from the racing scene, has taken off on its triumphal course troughout almost all board classes and revolutionized, above all, the beginner’s equipment. Standing stable means falling less, which saves energy. Thus, quick learning progress is practically guaranteed on these easy to handle boards. Equipped with a soft rubber coat that protects its riders from bruises, and a daggerboard that holds the board steady and carry handles for easy use on land, the boards are just perfect for the family.
Even the traditional longboards form the golden 80ies have been reconditioned und dramatically improved with the help of modern technologies and knowledge. They have not only endured the time travel into the 21st Century well, but nowadays they are also glooming in new, absolutely grunge splendor that combines style with functionality. Speed and crazy tricks aren’t the issue, but just lots and lots of diversion on the water. All fathers who in the 80ies had taken part in the windsurfing movement will find a welcome opportunity to re-enter the sports with their whole family in these boards.
Stand-Up-Paddle-Boards (SUPs) are up with the latest trends as well. On Hawaii, the ancient art of moving through water and waves standing on a surf board and using a paddle, has been rediscovered and evolved. The result are all-rounders that not only work for windsurfing, but also for extensive paddle tours on the lake or even surfing. The SUPs offer windsurfers, surfers and, above all, cross-borderes, a completely new, amusing and exciting experience, give kids and parents a lot of pleasure and become an eye-catcher in every situation, wheter on a holiday beach or at the local lake!
Windsurfing has turned into an enthralling hobby that can inspire the whole family and send them on holidays to foreign, distant beaches. There are so many waves and winds to be discovered. The new boards are the ideal companions. They greatly simplify the first steps into this fascinating sport for both children and adults and grow with your own skills on the water.
Links Widebody Boards
F2 offers a classical wide body beginner’s board named "Discovery".
Behind the name "Viper" hides something much less poisonous than you may think – that is, the family board from Fanatic. The "Ripper" boards have been developed especially for surfers with kids and satisfy children and parents alike.
German board manufacturer Lorch fields a wide body board, too: the "Academy".
The brand Tabou made the "Coolrider" the fitting platform for family water fun.
Not only stylish, but also highly versatile are the "Windstylers" from Tabou.
"Pacifico" – the SUP from Mistral.
Starboard sends a whole fleet of SUPs to the rivers and lakes.
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