What size windsurf sail should I get?

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How are windsurfing sails measured?

The tape measure end is hooked on the sail edge just above the eyelet, letting it settle against the eyelet and outhaul line. Standing at the boom head, the tape measure is taken to the the top of the boom head; the boom is positoned at the boomhole center.

What do the numbers on a windsurf sail mean?

The industry standard terms describing windsurfing mast bend curves are: 0-6 = Hard top. 7-9 = Hard Top/Constant Curve. 10-12 = Constant Curve.

How big of a windsurf board do I need?

Board size should be as small as they can get away with. Having some spare volume in the board will make it easier to get going on those lighter wind days and also give a bit of confidence that you can paddle back easier not sink if the wind drops.

How much wind do you need to windsurf?

5 miles per hour (8 kph) is plenty of wind for basic windsurfing. That is much less than is required for kiteboarding. For fast windsurfing, it takes 10-15 mph. Beginners may have trouble windsurfing in more than 15 mph, but some experts can windsurf in extreme winds of 35 mph or more.

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What is the biggest windsurf sail?

The longest windsurfing journey:

Brazilian windsurfers Flavio Jardim and Diogo Guerreiro, sailed from Chui to Oiapoque, along the Brazilian coast, for 8,120 kilometers (5,045 miles), between 17th May, 2004, and 18th July, 2005, as part of the Blue Destination Expedition.

How much does a windsurf sail weigh?


Gear Brand Dry weight (kg.)
Bom Neil Pryde 3,05
Mast Neil Pryde 2,40
Sail Neil Pryde 6,10
Ekstension Neil Pryde 0,80

What is mast IMCS?


A lower IMCS indicates a more flexible, or ‘softer’ mast. Most mast manufacturers adhere to the more or less normalised stiffness for each mast length. E.g., 400 masts are often made at 19 IMCS, 430s at 21, 460s at 25 and 490s at 29. Hence longer masts are made stiffer than shorter masts.