Hot Wind Surfing How-Tos

How To: Vulcan When Windsurfing

It's time to learn how to do some aerial freestyling with the Vulcan move, also known as the Air Gybe or even Big Mac Tack move. Make sure your chop hop and popping skills are up to par because you'll need them for this windsurfing move, which is the gateway move to getting into modern freestyle. The video from windsurfer Sam Ross gives all the details you'll need to learn this move like the back of your hand.

How To: Windsurf

This tutorial is for everyone who is trying to learn how to windsurf. If you already know how to windsurf and just want to freshen up on the theory or if you have never tried it and want to give it a go, this is the series to check out.

How To: Start to wind surf

Starboard made this video in order to make an intro to windsurf. It's a windsurf academy video that goes over the start to windsurfing. It covers basic techniques like equipment setup, tacking, gybing and getting up.

How To: Beach Start Clew First

This video is all about gaining clew first sailing skills. If you've mastered the beach starts and water starts, then you're ready to learn how to get up on the board using the clew first style. When crashing gybes, jumps, and getting into waves, the clew first water start can be a great way of getting back on the board without having to flip the rig. Watch Sam Ross show you how.

How To: Chop Hop When Windsurfing

Here's a great video from windsurfer Sam Ross that shows you how to get some air when windsurfing. The chop hop is a beginner move and is exactly what the name implies: hopping choppy waves. Get the board out the water on flat water, chop, and waves.

How To: Rig no cam sails on a windsurfing kit

Check out this instructional wind surfing video that demonstrates how to rig your windsurfing sail with Nils Rosenblad, Naish sail designer. Once you've decided what sail to use for the current conditions, you can check the end of the bag that tells you the proper mass and boom length to use. Make sure you have a proper mass and a boom that will fit. Follow the simple step by step instructions outlined in this wind surfing tutorial video and learn how to rig no cam sails on a windsurfing kit....

How To: Rig cam sails on a wind surfing kit

Check out this instructional wind surfing video that demonstrates how to rig cam sails on a wind surfing kit. It's important to use the recommended mass to get maximum performance out of your sail. Just follow the simple step by step instructions outlined in this wind surfing tutorial video to learn how to assemble and rig the cam sails on a wind surfing kit. Rig cam sails on a wind surfing kit.

How To: Rig a stealth sail on a wind surfing board

Check out this instructional wind surfing video that demonstrates how to rig a stealth sail on a wind surfing board. This is a great video for beginners learning to wind surf and need to set up their own wind surfing board. Now rig up, get on the water, and enjoy wind surfing on your new stealth. Rig a stealth sail on a wind surfing board.

How To: Go windsurfing

Thinking of trying something new this weekend? How about wind surfing? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to assemble and rig up your board for windsurfing. The board has a lot of parts to it, so be sure to follow these instructions step by step as it meticulously details all of the essential components you'll need to wind surf. This tutorial also covers how to rig steer and tacking so you can change course as you wind surf. Terminology is also explained in this tutorial. A...

How To: Duck Gybe

Watch and see how to duck gybe with this video from windsurfer Sam Ross. This is an advanced move so, hopefully, you have plenty of experience ducking a rig and a good stance. It's a great alternative to the carve gybe and, for many people, it has a much higher planing exit rate. This is not only a new move to learn but will help improve any kind of gybe.

How To: Tack

The tack is an important transitioning move that occurs when the nose of the board goes through the eye of the wind. Learning how to tack is key because it allows you to turn around. It is one of the most important transitions in windsurfing, allowing you to stay upwind and aid in your progression to using smaller boards in stronger winds. In this video, windsurfer Sam Ross shows you how.

How To: Carve Tack When Windsurfing

Tacking is an important part of windsurfing and, of course, it's best to start learning when there are light winds. Usually, at this level, most time is devoted to the gybe move, and the carve tack is a variation of this, a transition that you need and will give you the confidence to get on smaller boards and go out in stronger winds. When done well, the tack can also look impressive. Watch Sam Ross teach you how.

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