LOCATION FOR LEARNING TO WINDSURF MUST BE SAFE AND FLATThe location needs to have a secure launching area and it must offer protection if a windsurfer falls and starts to drift downwind. The best wind is not lighter than 5 knots and not stronger than 10 knots. Wind that is too light will hinder the feel of the sail and also your balance on the board, wind too strong can make learning really frustrating.
Speak to the locals and other windsurfers. Ask about tides, currents and prevalent winds. Go to locations where there are other windsurfers, you don't want to be alone on the water when learning.
The wind direction should be blowing onshore for it to be the safest, this means that if you stand on the shore facing the water the wind blows directly into your face, if it's blowing against your back then this is an offshore wind. Offshore wind is the most dangerous wind direction for beginners to learn windsurfing, it will literally blow you out to sea.
Side onshore wind is also a save wind and sometimes a side-shore is fine provided there is a bank or something similar to catch you if you drift down wind.
Opt for shallow and warm water at first as this will help with your confidence.Be sure there’s no boat traffic, check for rocks and coral or other hazards that might put you into the way of danger.