myiW Current Conditions and Forecasts Community Forums Windsurfing Videos Buy and Sell Services
 
Hi guest · myAccount · Log in
 SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   RegisterRegister 
Tips on catching waves in light wind
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Windsurfing Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
zirtaeb



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 2426

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Onshore winds, or any wind, you need at least 4 mph boardspeed within 45 degrees of the wave direction. From there, you can pump onto the wave, you can step forwards to the nose and push the nose down the wave face, combi those.
A surfer really paddles around 2.5mph in flat water, but using the wave face, can accelerate up to a plane...maybe 14 mph, by using the wave face.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Windsurfing Discussion All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

myiW | Weather | Community | Membership | Support | Log in
like us on facebook
© Copyright 1999-2007 WeatherFlow, Inc Contact Us Ad Marketplace

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group