gamer365038571 LV.3 Lurker
Dec 7, 2021, 08:00 AM 103 read

For new windsurfers: how much wind is "too much"?


Short answer - 20mph.   I have over 30 years experience, starting with an original windsurfer and teak booms. I think that wind speeds between 5 and 10 mph work well for beginners. The real key is STEADY wind. You can almost always sail around and learn the basics with a 6.0 tuned for that wind range if you're an average size guy. At 5 - 10 mph, you'll be sailing, at 15 you may start going pretty fast and sneak up onto a plane with an early planing board, which will either be a lot of fun, or scare you silly.

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