Windsurfing equipment: tick the checklist before you go | Photo: Carter/PWA

Windsurfing is a technical sport. Not only because it requires learning basic sailing skills but also because it involves a few small and medium-sized hardware items.

Beginners might think that windsurfing is complicated. It is common to find windsurfing apprentices, considering rigging a complex process.

How do you fine-tune windsurf gear? How do I know if the sail is properly rigged? How do I get rid of creases?

Before knowing how to sail a windsurfer, we must understand what we will have to store in our garage.

Also, by memorizing the complete list of windsurfing paraphernalia, advanced sailors will be able to tick the checklist before traveling.

So, here are the things you will need to windsurf. Without this gear, you won't leave terra firma.

Remember that windsurf shops are not always easy to find and that some items differ from brand to brand.

Basic Windsurfing Equipment

  • Windsurf board;
  • Sail;
  • Mast;
  • Boom;
  • Fins;
  • Harness;
  • Harness lines;
  • Uphaul;
  • Mast foot;

Optional & Useful Windsurfing Equipment

  • Anemometer;
  • Surf ear plugs;
  • Gloves and boots;
  • Surf camera;
  • Wetsuit;
  • Helmet;
  • Mast extension;
  • Downhaul tensioner;
  • Nuts;
  • Bolts;
  • Pulley hook;
  • Footstraps;
  • Sail repair kit;
  • Floatation vest;
  • Screwdriver;
  • Board bag;
  • Sail bag;

Now that you're surfed out, remember to take care of your windsurfing sail and equipment.

Rinse them out with fresh water and store everything properly in a dry place.

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