If you’re under 18 and learning to windsurf, or already love the sport, you’re going to want to make sure you’ve got the right kids gear too. Here’s a quick outline of what size gear you should be looking for and when. More info on kids gear coming soon!
KIDS BOARD SIZE GUIDE (Ideally with central fin)
4-6 year olds – 100L
6-8 year olds – 100-120L
8-10 year olds – 100-130L
10-12 year olds – 110-130L
12-14 year olds 120-140L
14-17 year olds 120-150L
Here’s a simple guide to get you going – ideally you want a small sail to learn on and then have another sail 30-50% bigger for when you develop your skills and learn to sail faster.
4-6 year olds – 0.5-1.5m kids rig
6-8 year olds – 1.5-2.0m kids rig
8-10 year olds – 1.5-2.5m kids rig
10-12 year olds 2-3.5m kids rig
12-14 year olds 2.5-4.5m kids rig
14-17 year olds 3.5-5m Adult rig
How Do I Set My Kit Up?
Use these measurements to get fully tuned!
Mast Base: 130cm from the tail or as far back in the track as possible.
Boom Height: Shoulder to chin height, when standing on the board.
Fin: Make sure you use a tail fin no more than 30cm otherwise they will find the board too hard to turn.
Footstraps: Inboard and forward for first time straps, outboard and back once you’re learnt to plane fast!
Harness lines: Place the harness lines on the boom ‘just either side of the balance point’ (when you liftt he rig up out of the wind). They go roughly 1/3rd of the way down the boom. You want the length elbow to palm pads/start of fingers.