Kids Windsurfing Equipment - A Quick Guide

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A Quick Equipment Guide For Kids

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

Harry’s Sail

 

Harry’s sail of choice

Ed’s Sail

Ed’s sail of choice!

KIDS RIGS

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.

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