The Boards Myth Buster – It’s All About 4 Fins

Introducing the Boards myth buster…

There are endless pieces of ‘advice’ out there, lots of stories, rumours and tales passed through the windsurfing community – but which of them are actually true? 

Do you need all the latest equipment to be the best windsurfer?

Do you need to be 90 kilos plus to break 40 knots?

Can you only head to a wave competition if you’re consistently landing forward and back loops?

Do you really need a T4 or sprinter for all of your windsurfing gear, or will a smart car suffice?

We will find the answers!

Over the coming weeks Boards will address numerous windsurfing myths that we’ve heard, getting to the bottom of the rumour and finding out the real truth. 

Introducing the Boards Myth Buster, image courtesy of Goya,

The Myth Buster –

1. The Forward Loop Myth – I need to be carve gybing and landing massive jumps before I can learn to forward.

2. Aerial Freestyle – I need to be carve gybing before trying aerial freestyle.

3. A Big Van – I really need a van to windsurf here in the UK, a car just won’t fit everything in it.

4. Wave competitions I need to be a landing loops to enter a wave competition.

5. John Skye’s donkey kicks are totally badass.

6. Overpowered – If I’m overpowered I need to change down straight away.

7. Choppy water and fin size – when do I change?

8. When to waterstart – I need to be planing to learn to waterstart.

9. I need to look like Dunkerbeck to break 40 knots.

10. Windsurfing only starts when you’re planing.

11. You NEED all of the latest windsurfing equipment.

12. If you want to wavesail you need to use a quad.

Have you heard a windsurfing myth that you would like solved? A rumour you’ve heard that you’re not sure whether or not to believe? Or an old technique tip that just doesn’t quite make sense?

Send your questions over to and we will find the answers!


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