What is windsurfing and what has to offer
Windsurfing is and will probably be our favorite sport. In this article we are going to talk about the benefits of this sport, what it can offer us and the two great ways we have to enjoy it, whether you are very adventurous or less ambitious and do not want to dedicate so much time to it.
Table of contents
- Active way of enjoying the sea
- More than a hobby
- 2 ways of enjoying windsurfing depending on your dedication
Exercise and enjoy the sea in an active way
Like many other water sports, windsurfing offers us, first of all, a very original way to exercise and enjoy the sea. It’s a really fun way to stay active. And not just physically. Also mentally, since learning any new sport is quite motivating and challenging.
In addition, the gliding sensations offered by windsurfing are difficult to match. In the end, what we do is moving across the surface of the sea on a small board and a sail. The feeling is addictive.
Finally, it is one of those things that makes the rest of the day more special. It is one of those activities that leave a good and long-lasting feeling of happiness.
More than a hobby
For many people, windsurfing is much more than just a summer hobby. Although it’s fine if it’s just that. But the truth is that this sport has something that hooks you. It is difficult to describe it in words. We leave you a video that, although it is quite old, describes quite well this component of happiness, addiction and well-being that windsurfing has to offer.
2 ways to enjoy windsurfing according to your commitment
You don’t have to be an expert or spend years windsurfing to be able to enjoy it. It is a sport that offers things to everyone: whether you are looking for strong emotions or just want to have a good time and exercise a bit. Depending on the time you want to dedicate to it, you have two ways of enjoying this sport.
1) Learn to move around the bay of Fornells
Let’s be honest. Planing and going at full speed in windsurfing is awesome and what makes this sport special. However, it’s not going to be for everyone. There will be people who are not going to dedicate enough time to it. There will be poeple who, due to age or physical condition, do not feel like going at full speed. No problem.
The good thing about windsurfing is that just sailing around by yourself with fairly basic equipment is already a lot of fun. And, at this level, windsurfing also offers us the same benefits of exercising, enjoying the sea, sliding sensations…
This level of being able to sail around on your own is achievable for everyone. I dare to say that from the first day, at least here in Wind Fornells, you will have fun. It is simply about using windsurfing as a way to move around and go on excursions or simply about enjoying its gliding sensations. Even if we use basic equipment and we don’t know how to go at full speed, the sliding sensations are very nice, especially on windy days.
It must also be said that at this level the conditions and the spot are key. In Fornells, the bay offers perfect conditions to enjoy windsurfing from very early on. And at Wind Fornells we have the perfect equipment so that you can enjoy windsurfing from the very beginning.
So that is it! There is no excuse. To start enjoying windsurfing, we recommend doing a couple of lessons. After that, you will see that you will be able to rent and enjoy this sport. In a very short period of time, you will be able to windsurf on your own. You can also use windsurfing to go on excursions around the bay of Fornells and visit its beaches, go around the island…
2) Learn how to get planing at full speed
The feeling of planing in windsurfing is very difficult to match. It is speed, power and lightness at the same time. A real joy. It is the reason why windsurfing has been so popular and continues to survive despite the arrival of kitesurfing, wing foiling, etc. If you learn to get planing, this sport will hook you for life. And we have tried many other sports, but the sensation of planing in windsurfing is unbeatable.
However, it is not an easy goal to achieve. It requires time and effort. And also good wind conditions. But it’s really worth it. Also, if you learn it properly, it’s not that difficult. At Wind Fornells you can learn the basics with our windsurfing courses and then we also have tutorials to take the last step and learn to get planing. But it is true that it requires more time, so not everyone is going to reach that level.
Also bear in mind that once you learn to get planing it is something that will always stay in your brain. It does not matter if you continue windsurfing a lot or not. You don’t lose that level anymore.
Closing thoughts: it is up to you
This article has been difficult to write, because it is hard to describe in words what windsurfing can offer. You have to experience it for yourself and see how happy we are after each windsurfing session! I hope that at least you get an idea and that you understand that you can enjoy windsurfing even if you are a beginner and even if you are not planing to dedicate much effort and time to it. See you on the water.