The Best Watersport is Windsurfing
OK, so this is just our opinion but the best watersport IS windsurfing. Lets justify this claim a little bit.
Windsurfing involves a cardiovascular and muscle workout, basically a great sport to keep you (or get you) in shape. You develop balance, coordination & strength from controlling your windsurfing kit out there on the water. You have the balance from surfing, wind awareness from sailing & stance from snowboarding. Basically windsurfing can open up a door to all other forms of sideways standing board sports!
Unlike surfing you have more freedom to maneuver & decide where you go and the progress starts from day one. With the modern windsurfing equipment & some beginners windsurfing lessons you can be up and windsurfing under your own steam within minutes/hours rather than months/years. The sense of achievement & skill is hard to beat with any other watersport.
At the Poole Windsurfing school we use brand new windsurfing kit that is very light weight & easy to use. All our windsurfing boards have soft, foam grip to protect yourself and make balance a whole lot easier. The sails have RDM’s (Reduced Diameter Masts) to keep overall weight down & make handling the sails easy. The affect of these RDM masts is really noticeable when windsurfing students are trying to complete their turns, a thinner mast is just a lot easier to get hold of & grip, meaning more success in keeping the sail out of the water. Now a days, windsurfing really does make for an easy to learn watersport.
The south coast of England & Poole Harbour in particular are perfect locations for windsurfing, giving you many more suitable days on which you can go out and enjoy your watersports than say surfing.
If you are looking for a watersport in Poole to try on holiday or take up as a regular activity, windsurfing really does give you the greatest scope for getting out there on the water & having some fun!