Windsurfing during the wintertime - dangerous or fun?

 

 

Many (most?) windsurfers hide in their winter quarters from November to April (in the northern hemisphere). Of course, it's no crime to be sensitive to cold - but it's far from a necessity to stop windsurfing every half-year. If you think about what you're doing and are just a little watchful, a lot of fine sailing hours are waiting for the energetic windsurfer.

 

Below you'll find some winter-windsurf related topics. Like most matters in life there are several truths about winter-windsurfing, and the words here either claim to be wise or exhaustive - but anyhow, hopefully something are mentioned that might inspire to a little discussion.

 

The basis for the writing is winter sailing in Denmark (coordinates: 5600′N, 1000′E), and the temperature span we're talking about here is from around 5 degrees Celsius and down, most often from 5 degrees Celsius to minus 5 degrees Celsius (41 F to 23 F).

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