RRD freestyle windsurf board
The different types of windsurf boards really depend on the various activities the boards are used for such as freeride, speed, slalom, wave, freestyle, race and allround. Beginners often start windsurfing with heavier, wider boards until they’ve gained experience. Otherwise, wave and speed windsurfers tend to choose lighter boards made of carbon sandwich. Speed windsurfing requires short, lightweight windsurf boards which are more difficult to sail on.
Here are some of the main activities windsurf boards are used for:
- Freeride is not a competition category. It’s when riders sail back and forth for fun.
- Freestyle is when riders perform jumping tricks on flat water.
- Slalom is similar to any regatta, the windsurfers race around markers
- Speed is when competitors pass through a channel individually, trying to reach the maximum speed which is recorded and compared with the others (the fastest wins).
- Wave is a more complex type of windsurfing and is considered the most entertaining to watch.
- Windfoiling is a new discipline made possible since the introduction of foils for windsurf boards.