Windsurf safety rules.

    February 15, 2024

    Rules of conduct for windsurfing. Windsurf safety rules.

    Before heading out into the water, it is important to understand how the spot areas are divided between windsurfers, kiters, surfers, and other participants. These rules vary at each spot and are enforced by the water police. To avoid any issues, make sure to familiarize yourself with the specific rules in advance.

    In addition to knowing the rules regarding discrepancies and priority by tacks (with starboard tack having the advantage), there are other guidelines to follow to prevent trouble.


    Some of these include:

    – Maintain a safe distance of at least 1.5-2 masts from other windsurfers, kitesurfers, and water participants.
    – Avoid getting too close to the wake of another windsurfer to prevent collisions.
    – Do not use people as buoys for fords as it is dangerous and gracelessly.
    – Be cautious when walking upwind near others starting or performing beach/water starts.
    – If taking a break, ensure you do not disturb others in the area.
    – Avoid getting too close to other windsurfers on oncoming or parallel courses.
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    Checking windsurfing equipment and self-rescue procedures.

    Before hitting the water, it is essential to properly set up your windsurfing equipment.


    Key considerations include:

    – Ensure the sail is securely packed along the mast without any waves. You can press on the central window to check the presence of waves.
    – Check the boom tension to prevent damage to the sail. Make sure that it snaps when being closed.
    – Verify the boom attachment height and quality for comfort.
    – Inspect the ladder loops for length, position, and condition.
    – Tighten the fin securely and adjust its length.
    – Customize the footstrap for comfort and safety. The foot should feel free in the footsrap. If you are doing freestyle, make the loops wider as it will save you from a lot of microtraumas.
    – Check the harness for any issues.


    When it comes to self-rescue on the water, follow these tips:

    – Prioritize safety by observing wind direction and surroundings, especially in the absence of a lifeguard.
    – Ride upwind in wavy conditions to have better control over the situation.
    – In case of equipment failure, stay calm, assess the situation, and prioritize retrieving your board.
    – Avoid dragging the sail, as it can act as an anchor and hinder your movement.
    – Consider wearing a wetsuit for protection and warmth.
    – Create a visible rescue flag using a stick and bright fabric.
    – Carry a phone for emergencies and know how to contact help in case of need.


    Take care of yourself!

    2 rescue boats working at our station for your safety and we are always watching you with binoculars.

    See you on the water!

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