We use some simple definitions to assess your windsurfing skill level. If you learn how to recognize the different skill levels, then you can assess yourself and decide what skills to learn next.
|Pre-level 1||You are at this level if you haven't windsurfed before, or you have windsurfed but would only feel comfortable getting on the water after completing a refresher lesson.|
If you believe you already have these skills, you should:
Come to a Windsurfing Checkout where a Windsurfing Fleet Captain or the Windsurfing DIrector will go over club procedures for taking out our equipment and get you to demonstrate the on water skills listed above. If you successfully complete the checkout, the Fleet Captain or Windsurfing Director will update your member profile to indicate your Level 1 Windsurfer status and you will be able to take sign out level 1 gear in our craft signout computer.
If you've never windsurfed before or you need a refresher, you should:
Get the basic windsurfing skills by taking Club Locarno's in-house Beginner Windsurfing Lessons, or take a windsurfing lesson program from a windsurfing school such as Windsure or at a windsurfing hotspot such as the Gorge (Hood River, OR). The main objective in the beginner lessons is to be able to sail out from shore and return and know how to stay safe on the water.
Level 1 must not sail above 15 knots
Windsurfer getting going
Getting into harness
At this level, you have all of the above, plus:
2. Foot on board, both hands on boom
1. Geting aligned to waterstart
4. Up and away
3. Flex the knee; pull heel to backside
Advanced windsurfing - carve gybe
Advanced windsurfing - jumping