Maneuvers and self made

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.

Today, waveriding is no longer just Bottom turns and Cut backs, up and down the waves. By now, even among the waves, we see rather complicated maneuvers and movements, partly borrowed from freestyle, and waveriding is becoming a much more varied discipline. It is useful, then, to make some order among the main maneuvers.

When it comes to windsurfing, planing is generally a point of no return ... If you have had the patience to overcome the first difficulties and learn the basic maneuvers, the thrill of gliding will make you definitely addicted to this sport. Let's see, then, to understand how to reach and maintain this state of grace.

For many riders, a normal forward or back loop is, already, a desired goal. Other windsurfers have more ambition, and then to observe young champion Loick Lesauvage's technique for push loop can offer many insights.

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.

Tacking is more difficult than jibing, and the fast tack on small windsurfing boards is really a tough maneuver to learn, because it requires perfect timing and movements, and forgives almost nothing.

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