What To Expect During Your First Windsurfing Lesson

Want to learn how to have the feeling of the wind in your hands as you glide across the water? Here is what you should expect from your first windsurfing lesson: First and foremost you need to learn some basics before getting your toes wet. Your instructors will cover all of the basics and then,Continue reading “What To Expect During Your First Windsurfing Lesson”

Olympic Class Starboard IQ Foils

The Olympic Class Starboard IQ Foils are here! The new 95 cm carbon mast has a higher grade of carbon so it is going to be stiffer than the regular 95 cm carbon mast. This helps with more stability in reaching and going upwind and downwind, allowing you to go faster with more control. InContinue reading “Olympic Class Starboard IQ Foils”

What is a Beginner Wing Foil Lesson Like?

A beginner wing foil lesson is all about learning the basics. A majority of the lesson is about getting comfortable with the maneuvering of the wing. The lesson consists of going over wing handling on the beach, then it is your turn to get on the water. At the end of the lesson you willContinue reading “What is a Beginner Wing Foil Lesson Like?”

Tips for Receiving your Board

Windsurfing, wing, and SUP boards (along with big size masts, booms, and sails) are too big for us to ship via UPS, FedEx or the US Mail. These items have to be sent via truck, and we generally use Pilot Freight.  Freight shipping is a little different than Fedex or UPS. It can take aContinue reading “Tips for Receiving your Board”

SUP Buyer’s Guide – All Around or Touring Shape?

When you are researching to purchase a paddle board, it can be confusing to figure out if you want an all-around board or a touring board.  All Around SUP Most of the paddle boards that you see on the beach fall in to the all around board category.  They look like big surfboards that areContinue reading “SUP Buyer’s Guide – All Around or Touring Shape?”

Chinook: Windsurfing Hardware Made in the USA

When you pull up in front of the Chinook factory-warehouse in Cascade Locks, Oregon it is hard to believe that this is the source of the rock-solid windsurfing components we have all been using for decades. An unassuming building in an industrial park near the banks of the Columbia River, most passerby’s would never guessContinue reading “Chinook: Windsurfing Hardware Made in the USA”

Windsurf Foiling in St. Petersburg

By now you’ve seen the pictures and videos, maybe there is even someone at your local sailing spot who has one. Foils are the trendy new thing on the windsurfing scene…but is it going to last, or is it just a fad? We believe that foils are the future of windsurfing (and other water sportsContinue reading “Windsurf Foiling in St. Petersburg”

Starboard Foils E-Type & S-Type

When wing foiling choosing the proper wing makes all the difference. When choosing between the E and S-type wing sets here are a few key things about each of them. The E-type: the E is for efficient, it is fast, has maximum glide speed and is efficient with pumping and flying. The S-type: S isContinue reading “Starboard Foils E-Type & S-Type”