Homepage

Waterwind: Share your windsurfing passion!
If you love windsurfing, you've come to the right place. This is the website where you can share your passion for this wonderful sport. Here we share the emotions and stories of our sessions, we share experiences, and all information that may be useful for the practice of windsurfing.
Windsurfing: freestyle maneuvers catalog
Many of you will have happened to be in a spot, seeing a windsurfer performing a freestyle maneuver, and wondering which maneuver he/she is landing. It may be simple curiosity, but more often you would like to learn it, and then you need to know its name, to look for instructional material that explains it clearly. We have therefore decided to classify them and create a catalog of freestyle maneuvers to help you, to get that purpose.
Windsurf and watersports schools and rentals
A useful collection of school and rental centers world wide
Theory and technique
Lots of useful articles about maneuvers and self made works
Spots reviews
Lots of windsurf spots reviewed for you
Support Waterwind.it
Making Waterwind.it exciting every day, requires a lot of work, and resources. But the success that you are acknowledging to us, pushes us to move forward, and to improve our website and your experience....
Water sports shops
A collection of water sports shops world wide
Advertise on Waterwind.it!
Waterwind.it is the website dedicated to all fans of watersports, expecially of windsurfing, and to Mountain sports addicted. With about 50,000 page views per month, it can be an excellent opportunity to advertise your business at affordable prices. You will give us a hand to let the site grow.
Shopping
Lots of suggestings to buy your equipment: shops, manufacturers, tests, and much more
The sailing corner
Sailing journeys, dinghies sessions, and some tips
Are you windsurfing addicted? Collaborate with us!
Are you windsurfing addicted? Would you like to report your sessions? Do you travel a lot, and do you know many spots, or you like to discover new ones? Dou you also take good photos, or nice videos (or, do you have a friend who can do for you)? Well, then you're the right man/woman to cooperate with Waterwind.it!
Windsurf sessions reports
Our excting reports about windsurfing sessions and holidays
Waterwind Windsurf Market
The best place to buy and sell your windsurf equipment!
Absolute beginner
How to begin your windsurfing adventure
Weather
The rich section dedicated to weather infos
Gadgets
Our cool gadgets to make you feel a real windsurfer
Waveriding
Waveriding is the windsurfing discipline that attracts me most. Playing with waves power is a magical feeling. In this article, I will gather some basic concepts for those who, like me, want to begin this way of windsurfing.
Events
Water sports events. Add yours!

For us, Friday, June 17, 2016, at Andora (Liguria, Italy), was the light in the middle of a dark period, due to the fact that continuous low pressures are characterizing this spring time in Northern Italy, offering a lot of wind in sea spots, but few thermal winds, in the pre-alpine lakes, where we often ride. South West up to almost 40 knots, and a wonderful sunny day.

 

Windsurf session: Andora (Liguria, Italy)

With my friend Andrea, and his son Davide, we arrived at the spot around at 12.30. Already early in the morning, the anemometer Mele Cape had made us understand what kind of day we would have: 26 knots, at 9,00 am, were clear index that wind would have been tough for sure in the middle of the day.

 

Io Andora

 

 

 

RIMG1216

 

Upon our arrival, already several windsurfers are in the water, and all with small sails (4.7 to 5).

 

RIMG1260

 

After parking, we begin to discharge our equipment. I would like to use the Fanatic freewave TE 105 2012, recently bought, perhaps with a smaller fin than the standard one. But, conditions lead me to prepare also the Tabou 3s 86 ..... On the breakwaters cliff in front of the club, I measure 32.5 knots on a gust; so offshore, it will be more tough. The good thing, however, is that the average wind is fairly constant (25-30 knots), and above all arrive also near the shore (At Andora, South West often comes in gusty at the beach). Today, we will not have problems coming out from hte shorebreak. Probably, the clear sky, even inland, helps the wind to spread very well.

 

wp ss 20160617 0001

 

I prepare the 4.2 Ezzy Tiger 2014, well tight at the downhaul, but I also bring near the beach my 3.7 .... 

Andrea prepares a RRD FSW LTD 111, and a JP FSW 93 for Davide, with small sails

 

RIMG1224

 

Just before entering into the water, at the 14,00, we meet some friends just coming out, telling us that they struggled to keep 4 meters sails. My friend Norby prepare 3.7 .....

 

RIMG1227

 

I decide to try with 4.2, as it is ready, and I go out with the 86 board. Shorebreak is not banal: waves are sometimes tough (some reach almost two meters). I wait a bit of time, and when the sea is temporary smooth, I beachstart. The strong wind let's you gain speed and planing quickly: in a moment you are out of the shorebreak zone. Offshore we have fantastic rides. I feel right trimmed with sail and board. There are already some moutain like waves outside (they will come up to more than three meters ... during the day). I go very much upwind, so much that, while coming back, from a distance, I do not recognize well the shore, where I should land. In return, there are some waves good for waveriding (see video and photos). I make some 30-minute sessions. Then, I get back to shore to have some rest, and do some shooting. Instead, Andrea, and Davide stay outside a lot. They start to break a bit of "vintage" equipment: a mast foot, a sail, and a mast.

 

 

RIMG1228

 

 

Also my friend Norby almost breaks his Goya One against some breakwaters cliffs. Luckily for, him we are standing on that cliff, and we help to take his equipment out of the sea, with little damage. Other guys will run the same risk, but with few damages, too. 

 

 

RIMG1235

 

 

 

Anyway, I am back to the water at intervals, trying not to get too much tired, since conditions require lots of strenght. Davide is showing to be better than the three of us, with beautiful jibes, and especially with a series of jumps (see video), both when going offshore, and returning. In the water, I repeatedly meet Andrea, and Davide, and also other friends, like Gianky. Good feelings.

 

 

RIMG1242

 

 

I decide to make a couple of last rides, after 16,00, but in reality, with the 4.2 and the small board, it does not reveal a happy choice. The wind between 16 and 17.30 has about a drop, and becomes at least good for a 4.7, if not 5.5. I sail leeway, and I end up in a beach downwind respect to where I started.

 

 

RIMG1259

 

At 17.30, Andrea and Davide go back in the water with bigger sails (Davide with a 5.7 - see video), enjoying a wonderful last part of the session with the sea almost only for them. In my case, laziness prevails, and I have no desire to rig another bigger sail. I put everything away, and wait for other friends to end the session (Davide came out of the water almost at 19.00); I enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the late afternoon, and I make the latest shooting to Davide.

 

Aloha. Fabio.

 

Click here, to enjoy the whole slidegallery of the session.

 

Visit Waterwind forum, and join our community.

Become a supporter, to access to reserved contents!

Are you a passionate windsurfer? Do you want to collaborate with us? Read here, then!

If you want to sponsor Waterwind and advertise with us, or place your banner inside this article, contact us.

Buy Waterwind Gadgets!

 

 

The video of the session.

 

 

Ads - Second Hand Market

4 pinna windsurf power box, tuttle, deep tuttle, us box

30,00

POWER BOX: MFC ZX cnc 44 cm. custodia 75 euro....
1001 Views
5 TABOU 82 LITRI lunga 254 larga 55

50,00

TABOU 82 LITRI lunga 254 larga 55Rovinata ma...
180 Views
1 vela Point 7   ACK 7.8 anno 21

470,00

Vela nuova solo armata  acquistata ...
400 Views
1 Solo top albero NS Golden 370

50,00

Vendo solo top albero NS Golden...
328 Views
1 Solo top albero NS full carbon 400

50,00

Vendo solo top albero NS full carbon...
373 Views
2 Tavola Freestyle F2 Rodeo

250,00

Vendo tavola Freestyle F2 Rodeo. Riparata ma...
412 Views
1 Piedino Chinook

90,00

Vendo piede d'albero Chinook attacco pin,...
1682 Views
5 Guru X PRO 4.7 2020/2021

330,00

Vendo Goya Guru X Pro 4.7 2020/2021. Vela wave...
2943 Views
1 Goya Banzai 4.7 2020

350,00

Vendo Goya Banzai 4.7 2020 in buone condizioni.
611 Views
5 Exocet wave U-Surf 86

700,00

Vendo tavola wave Exocet U Surf 86 litri, con...
7030 Views

Non perderti gli Eventi di windsurf, e le occasioni per incontrare i tuoi amici windsurfers!

Don't miss the windsurfing events, and the chance to meet your windsurfer friends!

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
2
3
6
7
8
9
10
20
21
22
23
27
28
29
30

This site uses cookies, including from third parties. By closing this banner, scrolling this page or by clicking any of its elements you allow the use of cookies. If you want to learn more go to the Cookie Policy.