Friday, April 1, 2011

Windsurfing: Still Crazy After All These Years - Tom Gueriquin

Rating: *** Windsurfing has become one of the most popular water sports in North America. But what you don't know, is that you have probably already started training for it. Wind surfing started in the late 1960's and became huge by the 80's. Windsurfing is a sport for pretty well anyone. If you have snowboarded, skateboarded or spent time on a wake board there's a good chance that you will be able to stand up on the board after only a few times. The technique isn't very hard to learn. You will need some upper body strength and balance for going over strong winds. Windsurfers will need a board, from 3 square meters to 12, a sail, mast and boom. Sporting equipment is ca be quite expensive, around $2 100, those new to windsurfing usually purchase used equipment or go to swap weekends where windsurfers can buy and sell their gear. This article was very informative and interesting. Tom Gueriquin provides a list of best places in the Ottawa-Gatineau to windsurf. He also gives you a full description of how to get up on your board. I would recommend this article for anyone adventurous who would like try something new.

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