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Learn to Windsurf: Your Simple Step by Step Guide to Riding the Wind in 2 Days or Less!

Learn to Windsurf: Your Simple Step by Step Guide to Riding the Wind in 2 Days or Less!

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Learn to Windsurf: Your Simple Step by Step Guide to Riding the Wind in 2 Days or Less!

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145 pagine
51 minuti
Pubblicato:
Jul 8, 2015
ISBN:
9781311591159
Formato:
Libro

Descrizione

So you want to learn windsurfing? Look no further! In Learn to Windsurf you will find a simple step by step program that has been designed to give you the best possible start on your Windsurfing journey – guaranteed!

You will get to know insider secrets to get you up and riding in your very first session, how to avoid painful beginner’s mistakes, how to choose the right gear for YOU, and much more!

This comprehensive no-nonsense guide has all the information you need to know to get started in Windsurfing - all about the gear, wind and water knowledge, all the best techniques to get you up and riding in no time, and lots of other beginner's tips!

Here's what the book will tell you in detail:

- The hands down fastest and easiest techniques for getting up and riding the board in your very first session
- Choosing the right board and sail for YOU
- The best ways to avoid mistakes that can be painful, costly or even really dangerous
- Detailed and illustrated guides for all the essential techniques – up hauling, beach starting, water starting, turning, jibing, tacking and more...
- How to dramatically reduce your overall learning curve
- 60+ Illustrations and inspirational photos for your optimal learning experience
- How to get the most out of your Windsurfing lessons and thereby save a LOT of money - if you just take one less hour of lessons this book will have re-paid itself - at a minimum - six times over!
- Complete gear guide going through the different types of sails, boards, safety and other accessories such as foot straps, harnesses, wetsuits, helmets and more
- How to care for your gear to make sure it lasts longer and doesn't fail you in a bad situation
- How to get in and out of the water safely and easily - assisted or by yourself
- Understanding terrain, water and wind conditions to find the best surf spots
- How to prepare and train for an emergency situation
- Proper Windsurfing stance
- How to easily set up your Windsurfing kit to get up and riding quickly
- Before(and after)-the-ride checklists
- And much, much more...

In short, this guide is tailor made to make sure you get the best possible start at Windsurfing - right now!

If you still haven ́t made up your mind, please take my word for it: as a Windsurfer you'll get to enjoy the free natural power of the wind and water in a way that most people will never experience – you will NOT regret giving the sport a shot! In addition, you'll get to meet awesome people AND get in great shape.

One last piece of advice if you ́re the kind of person who can’t wait to go out there and just do it - of course not everyone who gives Windsurfing a shot with some old, borrowed gear and no clue gets hurt in the process, but I can assure you that the people who are well informed and properly instructed learn a LOT faster and walk away from their first sessions with a lot less bruises and frustration.

I still absolutely recommend getting lessons from a certified school with qualified instructors, but with the foundation you'll have from this book I can personally guarantee you'll be able to move on by yourself faster than you ever thought was possible.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy right now and start learning TODAY! You’ll save time, cash AND make sure to get a great start windsurfing - it can’t get any better than this!

Pubblicato:
Jul 8, 2015
ISBN:
9781311591159
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Jacob Smith is Assistant Professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at Northwestern University and is the author of Vocal Tracks: Performance and Sound Media (UC Press).

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Disclaimer

Learn to Windsurf and all enclosed ideas are protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 as well as all other applicable international, federal, state, and local laws. All rights are reserved including resale: you are not to give, donate, or sell this publication. If you received this publication from anyone other than the author or a service distribution channel, you have received a pirated copy.

This publication contains personal experience and anecdotal evidence as provided by the author in good faith. It does not guarantee that you will become an expert windsurfer. Names have been changed to protect the identities of examples given. The author and publisher have made every reasonable attempt to achieve complete accuracy of the content in this publication; they assume no responsibility or liability for errors or omissions therein.

Any trademarks, service marks, product names, or named features are the property of their respective owners and are only for reference purposes. There is no implied endorsement if a term is used, and all endorsements are clearly outlined with due credit. Finally, please use common sense. Nothing in this companion guide is to replace that of, legal, medical, or other professional advice, and is to inform and entertain the reader only.

This publication is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This publication may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each recipient. If you are reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use, then please purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of the author(s).

Copyright © 2015 Independent Five Media Group. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

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A Windsurfers Dream

(Photo courtesy of Starboard, used with permission)

The shore called from a distance, singing softly of sandy beaches and calming resonance, but the whirring wind distracted from its tranquility. The intruder brushed up against the tide and slammed forth with an unforgiving power that drove the board harder from the sea. The semi-diurnal tide was closing in quickly, and the need to succumb to its pulse impossible to resist.

As the water crested and fell like a fallen beast, its heartbeat weakening evident in the pulsing of the waves, the rush of ownership overflowed. Suddenly the board darted and weaved into the languid current, jibing between the white surf and shallow havens. Cries could be heard along the skyline, of others marching to their own solitary drone. It was a battle of water and man.

With one final heave, the water relinquished its almighty power and pulled a few feet forward before keeling into the quiet. The shoreline was now no longer distant, but a burial ground of equipment and excitement under foot. Looking back, others were coming into view, they too with their own beast slain as the water lapped around the shore. In the morning, they would return to hunt.

Preface

Do you want to become a windsurfer? You’ve come to the right place my friend!

From this book, expect a well-designed step by step guide that takes you from knowing nothing about the sport to being able to ride the wind!

This book was written as a modern, accessible and inspiring guide to the sport I love and breathe. The purpose of this guide is to give the newcomer the best possible introduction based on my experience both as a rider and as a teacher of windsurfing. The book is designed to gradually build one up from the beginning until one becomes a great windsurfer, with emphasis on safety, moving into wind theory and gear knowledge and then progressing into practice of ever increasing difficulty. By following this guide, you will be able to shave days or even weeks off your practice as compared to just going at it with little or no previous knowledge. From my experience, the well prepared individual will also walk away with a lot more satisfaction and far fewer bruises…

Greater emphasis is made in terms of safety which is the main theme throughout the whole publication. Being a water sport, there is always an added risk element compared to land based sports. For this reason, I always recommend getting an introductory course by a good school with certified instructors. How to find a good school is also covered in more details in the book. You should also know that the step by step system described in the book has been designed to be compatible with instructed training and there are parts that you can safely do on your own, thereby reducing the number of instruction hours used, saving you cost and/or letting you progress faster by already knowing the basics.

So to wrap it all up - If you are looking for a great introduction to windsurfing, this is it! You need to look no further!

Jacob Curly Smith, March 2015

Table of Contents

Disclaimer

A Windsurfers Dream

Preface

Is Windsurfing The Right Sport For Me?

Is Windsurfing Hard?

Do I Need to Take Windsurfing Lessons?

How Dangerous Is Windsurfing?

Which is Better – Windsurfing or Kitesurfing?

Chapter One: Staying Safe in the Surf

Starting Off on Land

Before You Leave Home

Before You go Out Into the Water

When You Are in the Water

In Case of Emergency

Chapter Two:

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