FLOW – For Ladies Of Windsurfing (www.flowindsurfing.com) – is an online information resource designed specifically for female windsurfers.
Founded by Amy Carter, the website is brimming full of stories, experiences, tips and pointers all relevant to the fairer sex within the sport. It sets a clear aim to not only encourage more females into windsurfing, but also to provide a much needed support system and a sense of community for those already enjoying the sport. Discussing the objectives of the FLOW concept, it is hard not to feel the amount of passion Amy (a distinguished racer herself) has put into the project:
“Windsurfing has always been the sport I’ve loved! After years involved in the sport I have become increasingly frustrated with the perception that you must be tough and strong to windsurf. I felt that something needed to be done to breakdown this misconception.
By providing information for women, by women, FLOW aims to create a fun, friendly ‘club atmosphere’ so that we can help each other learn, develop, enjoy and achieve together in the sport.”
Whilst much of the location information is focussed around Amy’s native UK at the moment, many of the articles and tips are relevant to women wherever they are. So whether you’re looking to crack that next manoeuvre, don’t know which kit to buy, have an article, photo or tip you want to share … or have a female friend you want to get into the sport (boys!), visit www.flowindsurfing.com and get involved.