Windsurfing Guide

History of Windsurfing

A young kinesiologic activity, Windsurfing is the application of the “Free-sail system” or free
translation, the “Sailing System”, originated in California in 1966.
We can find it in every “corner” of the world. More than a thousand years ago Indians settled in
the southern Amazon river basin was operated by a moving mast.

How to Windsurf

photo 1- windsurfing

The principles of windsurf management implies moving the center of wind pressure to
sails. Windsurfing is an activity where a windsurfing board is used triggered by the action of wind force on the sail (photo 1). The beginnings of sailing are tied to Newman Darby. He was the first to apply the idea of ​​a “propulsion system” and in 1965 published his own invention – 3 meters long and 90 cm wide plank. The moving sail consisted of a mast and sails of square shape on mast and handrail, placed at right angles to mast.
The sailor stood on the side of the wind and pushed the sail toward the wind.

Windsurfing gear and equipment

Basic parts of the board for windsurfing are: windsurf board, mast, sail, wrist, bow, keel, rope, plastic
slats and ropes for connection and connection. The role of the keel is to increase stability on the water, the guide maintains the desired driving direction, the purpose of the joint is for sail mobility in all planes, and represents the bond between the plank and the sail. The mast is designed to maintain shape of the sail and its tightening vertically. The bow together with the mast fully enables tightening the core and forming its functional shape. The sail is the main driver for the board sailing, while the battens maintain the shape of the sail. We need a few to equip the board
ropes, starting rope is intended for lifting the core from the water, the ropes for tightening the core are tightened the fore and aft sails of the sail tighten the bow against the mast, and the safety rope is used to fasten sail for the board. Since 1984, windsurfing has been a part of Olympic sports after its own first public appearance at the Los Angeles Olympics.

Specific dangerous while you Windsurf and how to avoid them

Prevention measures to be taken before Windsurfing are:

  • Good psycho-physical preparation. Windsurfing requires good coordination throughout the body,
    as well as a sense of balance. Swimming knowledge is a must, as with all activities on water leads because there are a lot of crashes in the beginning of training. Equipment to be worn as preventive measure consists of:
  • Swimming vest protects the body from increased temperature loss and hypothermia
  • Gloves and special rubber footwear increase friction, while rubber footwear protects against sharp
    rocks when falling into shallow water.
  • Familiarize yourself with the weather forecast before going to activity.
  • Selects sails according to their own abilities. Using a larger sail can be negativeaffect sailing control and cause frequent falls, thus increasing the possibility injuries informing friends about going sailing and returning.
  • Wear a whistle for ease of signaling.
  • Equipment checks.

Prevention measures during the Windsurfing are:

  • Monitor weather changes and discontinue activity if weather conditions
    make sailing safe.
  • Observe the rules of navigation, avoid proximity to bathers and other vessels
  • Stop sailing if we feel tired

Prevention measures at the end of the Windsurfing are:

  • After sailing is completed, the sail should be dried and stored in a safe place so that it does not
    damage, and would be of use next time as well.
  • Replacing lost minerals and energy leads to recovery.

Ocean Rodeo Session 2 Harness review

Ocean Rodeo Second Session Harness

A kite harness is quite essential for every kiteboarding enthusiast. It’s that one part of the equipment that everyone wants to invest in since they want it to be high-quality and secure.
To help you out, we will present you a great model made by Ocean Rodeo, a company that every kitesurfing enthusiast has encountered.

The Second Session Harness is specially designed for kiteboarding, and it features many great characteristics: all buckles are hidden, leg straps are removable, you can ride it as seat or waist, it is very comfortable…
This is both a seat harness and a waist harness, so it is ideal for snowkiting, kite landboarding and also kiteboarding on water. This feature has been provided due to the first industry „Clip-on – Clip“ which made this seat a hybrid allowing you to use it in two ways. So actually this hybrid harness system has easy set-up and an easy removing.
People love the secure and cozy feeling they get because it has molded PVC inner lining. Comfortable seats are not easy to find, so Ocean Rodeo made sure that your sports adventures are cozy and without any pain. That padding at the back takes the brunt if you get in the situation to land on your back or any similar misfortune.
There is a safety release handle, so you don’t have to worry about being a beginner. This feature became one of the most important for this seat.

What do customers think about it?

People say that it fits very well and feels very secure, doesn’t move an inch once you set it up! The emergency disconnect is very helpful, especially to beginners who want to have the feeling that they will be safe even if some trouble comes up.
It is very adjustable because you can use the legs strap option which allows you to set the hook hight high or low, as you like it.
Another thing pointed out by users of this harness is the fact that it has very secure spreader bar which holds the chicken loop very tightly so there cannot be any accidental unhooking.
It is built with top-notch quality materials, and the manufacturer brought a lot of attention to details. Even though you will wear it for months, it won’t show any signs of wear.

The harness is super comfortable; it brings loads of support, it doesn’t ride up while using it. Spreader pad is super beefy which makes sure that you won’t be feeling any unpleasant poking in the ribs.
A quick release handle pass leash is the final touch which brought such a good users review.
One thing all people bring up is the fact they love the customization! You can either use it as a seat or put it around your waist. This gives you the opportunity to try out different styles, and it ends up as if you bought two separate kite harnesses! And all of this will be done pleasantly.