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Introduction to Windsurfing

Fri 12-Aug-202217:30-20:00
Registration Start: 06-August-2022 at 00:00
Registration End:12-August-2022 at midnight


The class will start with the rigging process and a general board handling demo. We will try to give students as much board time on the water as possible. However, since we have four boards available for the class, we will take turns out on the water. You will get wet! 

It's important to understand the basic concepts behind sailing for this class. You must have at least a swim rating and have taken a Learn-to-Sail class or an Intro for Experience Sailors class in order to be confirmed.

Class date: Friday, August 12th

Class time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm




  • You must have at least a swim rating and have taken a Learn-to-Sail class or an Intro for Experience Sailors class in order to register.

  • You must have an active sailing card, we check for active gym memberships before printing cards.

  • You must be able to swim — no exceptions. You should be able to meet the standard MITNA swimming requirement, but do not need to present proof.

  • Pre-registration is required. Click the "Registration" link above in the red menu bar (when available) to register.



Registration for this class will open at Midnight (12:00:01 am) on the Saturday prior.

Class size is limited to 4 participants. Registering for this event does not confirm your entry into the class. 

 Click the "Registration" link above in the red menu bar (when available) to register. 

Confirmations for class spots will be first-come, first-serve based on the pre-requisites.


Steps to take before class:

  • Please review the intro to tacking & intro to jibing videos. This is required as it will help you get more familiar with the basic turning maneuvers.

  • Be very comfortable getting wet: you will do a lot of swimming during this class! (bring a towel) We have a hot water shower!

  • Water temperatures are around 75 degrees F (24 degrees C), and air temperature will be around 84 degrees F (28 degrees C) and cloudy. Wetsuits are optional, but highly recommend synthetic leggings/long sleeves to prevent chill.


When learning to windsurf it is very useful to understand the basic ideas behind sailing. Please be fully proficient with the following terms as they apply to windsurfing:

  • Tacking and jibing.

  • Understanding of going upwind and downwind.

  • Know the major parts of a rig: mainsail, boom, downhaul, outhaul


NOTE: If wind/weather conditions are not favorable, this event may get postponed.

PRO-TIP: Footwear is not necessary, but helpful. Even hiking sandals give extra grip, however surfing booties keep your feet warm on cold days.

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Questions about this event should be directed to the organizer(s): Hannah Agate, ALI ALRAYES, John Alba, Sahil Shah

Updated: 2014/05/04 19:06:46
Updated: 2014/05/04 19:06:46