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How to practice Windsurfing with an inflatable paddle?

Windsurfing and inflatable paddle boarding are both water sports that are very popular with snow sports and adventure enthusiasts. If you want to start Wind Surfing, it is possible to do so with a Inflatable stand-up paddle board. Inflatable paddle boards are practical, lightweight, easy to carry and accessible to beginners. In this article we explain how to practice Windsurfing with an inflatable paddle board, giving you all the keys to succeed in your first session. 

The Advantages of Windsurfing with an Inflatable Paddle Board

  • Easy to transport and store : the advantage of having an inflatable paddle board is that it is light and space-saving. This makes it easy to transport and store. The board packs into a carrying backpack that takes up very little space in the trunk of a car, which is very convenient for traveling.
  • Versatility : the inflatable paddle board can be used for different board activities such as windsurfing, kayaking, simply paddle or WingSUP. This makes you a versatile piece of equipment, suitable for several levels, it is the perfect board for the whole family.
  • Accessibility : The inflatable paddle board is easier to handle than a traditional board. It is highly scalable, making it accessible to beginners.
  • Durability : A well-constructed inflatable paddle board like the ones we offer at SROKA is more durable and resistant to shocks and scratches than a traditional board. This makes it a long-lasting piece of equipment.
To sum up, windsurfing with an inflatable paddle board offers an accessible, easy to transport, solid and very versatile practice. It is an interesting option for people who want to discover Windsurfing in a simple and practical way.

What are the conditions to start windsurfing with an inflatable paddle?

Windsurfing on an inflatable paddle board is a fun activity that is accessible to everyone. If you’ve never done it before, here are some tips that should help you get to grips with this new discipline with ease:

  1. Choose the right equipment : when you want to practice windsurfing with an inflatable paddle board, you need a board with a mast foot insert and a central fin. You will also need a sail, a mast and a boom. For added safety, you can opt for a life jacket.
  2. Find the right spot : for your first sessions, we advise you to choose a flat body of water, without too many waves and not very crowded.
  3. Don’t miss out on the warm-up : it’s important to warm up to prevent the risk of injury, just like in any other sport. Do some simple stretching and muscle strengthening exercises to prepare your body for the effort.
  4. Start by sailing upwind : to start windsurfing, we advise you to sail upwind, i.e. into the wind. This will give you more control over your board and sail.

The perfect inflatable paddle board for windsurfing: The Windsup

The Windsup is without a doubt the ideal board to have fun windsurfing with an inflatable paddle. The advantage? You can also use it only on a paddle board or even in a kayak, the choice is yours! This 3-in-1 board has attachment points to attach a kayak seat and a mast foot to put a windsurf sail on it. 

Our inflatable windsurf board is designed to be easy to use and accessible for beginners. Ultra versatile, the Windsup is a great option for the whole family. Its three layers of high-end PVC on the rails make the Windsup an extremely strong board. To further improve the stiffness of the board, the Windsup is built with fusion technology, the best construction technique on the market. 

A fun alternative: WingSUP

If you still have questions about this, or for any other request, please do not hesitate to contact us !

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