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Several things that I can think of just now! First, look online for best windsurfing equipment for your personal case: beginner, intermediate, advanced? That will determine the size of the sail, the mast, the size of the board etc... The more you know before going to buy anything, the least it is likely you will make a mistake buying something of poor ...


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Pretty much all my wind surfing equipment is used (I'm still just getting into it) and I've discovered that the best time to buy windsurfing equipment is at the beginning of summer, for a a couple of reasons: People who buy new are getting their new stuff for the year and want to sell off their old stuff to make room in their garage, or they need the extra ...


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Once you are past uphauling, it is not a move you are likely to use again. It is a high effort move that in high winds is next to impossible. The moves you will need to learn are: beach start tacking (where the nose of the board goes towards the wind - simple, but slow) correct foot and sail position gybing/jibing (where the nose of the board goes downwind -...


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This is actually a very broad question, and I'm not 100% sure it is best suited here. That said, I'll try an answer: Sports Stack Exchange has this question on sail choice for sailboarding, which actually led me to this useful page on poolewindsurfing.co.uk. They have an excel spreadsheet which helps you calculate sizes, and their example for a 68kg sailor ...


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Your understanding and 'feel' of waves and swell will almost almost certainly help, as will experience of identifying gusts coming in. Being able to carve a board will also be useful. Overall, while you will still need to learn how to handle the kite, your experience windsurfing will shorten your time to proficiency.


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