What to bring/wear for windsurfing?
If you are planning to take windsurfing lesson, make sure to come prepared. Here is some of the things you should take, beginning from the most important:
- Sun protection: mind that you will spend few hours under sun. To avoid sunburns, protect your skin with high SPF sunscreen. For additional protection, take light color long-sleeved shirt or wetsuit. If you are buying new clothes for windsurfing, the best choice would be tightly woven fabric with a UPF of 50+.
- Something to drink: combination of bright sun and physical activity can lead to dehydration so make sure you bring water or some other drink to stay hydrated.
- Swimsuit: comfortable is always great choice, but loose not so much in this case because you might lose it, especially if you choose not to wear something over it.
- Beach towel: might come handy when you finish your lesson to dry your body
- Hairband: if your hair is long, hairband will be helpful
There are also some things you should avoid:
- Don’t drink while driving: besides the fact that you can overestimate your abilities and make wrong decisions, potential hazard is also to get sunstroke.
- Jewelry and expensive gadgets: avoid bringing anything you will regret losing. Even water-resistant gadgets might sink if they fall over board or be broken if they get hit.
- Water shoes: some people decide to wear water shoes for windsurfing lesson. In my opinion, you can leave them aside. Surfboards are not slippery and you will feel better your balance barefoot.
- Hats and glasses can be great additional sun protection, but be aware that you might lose them so I don’t recommend to wear them.
To conclude, less is more when it comes to the topic of what to bring for windsurfing. All the stuff you might need, you can find at our windsurfing location. You can also leave your belongings at the dry, safe spot indoors.
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