Footstrap Tuning and Mast Foot Positioning - Jem Hall (Vimeo.com)
How to carry de-rigged windsurfing gear
This technique for carring de-rigged gear applies for all sails sizes, and to boards that can be carried with one hand (75L to 125L).
Girls Tips #1 How to carry - Lena Erdil (Vimeo.com)
Pack down Carry - Get Windsurfing coaching (YouTube.com)
Do’s and Don’ts: How to carry windsurfing gear to/from your vehicle
Do: Get someone to help you carry gear if you’re having difficulty.
Do: Use a board bag and shoulder strap to carry your board
Do: Get your own roof rack, roof rack pads, and straps for your vehicle. If you’re transporting two boards, separate the two boards with sufficient padding (e.g., foam block)
Do: Store sails, masts, booms inside your vehicle
Do: Secure your board to roof racks with the board placed upside down, and the nose to the front of your vehicle.
Don’t place your board on the asphalt, gravel, or rocks, if your board is not in a board bag. You can put your board on grass, sand, or on top of its own board bag.
Don’t leave your board on top of your vehicle without strapping it down. A sudden gust of wind can cause your board to fly off your vehicle, and fall to the ground, and damage your board and someone else and their vehicle.
Don’t squeeze boards inside your vehicle, or place them underneath other boards or heavy objects without sufficient padding.
Don’t drive into covered areas with your fin attached on your board (e.g, underground parking). Your fin could hit something above your car. Be careful.
How to transport your board - Starboard SUP (YouTube.com)
Windsurfing Fins: Special attention required!
The importance and care of windsurfing fins can often be overlooked by new and intermediate windsurfers. Here’s why windsurfing fins are critical.
Fins don't seem all that big compared to the board and sail, but they are important and somewhat expensive, ranging from $150 to $250, depending on the size and purpose of the fin. (windspirit-direct.com)
Fins take a lot of stress: Formula windsurfing Fin flex (YouTube.com)
Your windsurfing speed and avoiding “spin-out” is sensitive to fin shape and its condition.(YouTube.com)
Here are some techniques for temporary repairs of minor damage to board or sail. It’s good to be familiar with these repairs and to bring ding-stick putty, sail tape, packing tape, with you to do a repair on-site if needed.
Minor Board Repair: Ding Stick instructions (YouTube.com)
Minor Sail Repair: Using sail tape, patches, etc (YouTube.com)
These videos are to illustrate just how much time, expertise, and specialized equipment is required in properly repairing any major damage to gear. By getting a glimpse into the repair process, it’s hoped that members will be alert to potential sources of damage and support our efforts to keep gear in good shape.
See the Windsurfing section of our club website. In particular, see “How to Plan a Windsurfing Trip” (Clublocarno.com)
Research the windsurfing destination and weather forecast. A good destination guide for Squamish/Nexen Beach can be found at WTFBC.ca. Destination guides for Nitinat Lake and Hood River (“The Gorge”) are available on our club website.