Windsurfing in Dubaï
It would be fair to say that windsurfing is one of the most fun and most rewarding water sports that you can experience. When windsurfing in Dubai in the beautifully crystal clear waters, then there really isn’t a better way to spend an afternoon.
What is Windsurfing?
Windsurfing is a surface water sport for individuals that combines disciplines from both sailing and surfing. The windsurfer is required to keep balance on a board and direct themselves using an attached sail arm that catches the wind. It has been a popular pastime for hundreds of years, dating back to the Polynesian times.
What Equipment Do You Need?
The windsurf itself is comprised of a board, a sail, a mast and boom, and these parts combine to create the smooth motion that propels you across the waves using the power of wind. Although many prefer it (especially short sleeved, short legged suits), a wetsuit is not necessarily required, but it is recommended that you invest in a pair of wetsuit boots or shoes to give yourself as h2 a grip on the board as possible. Also, for beginners and careful individuals in general, the use of a life vest or buoyancy aid is recommended, especially because waves are unpredictable, even when you have mastered balancing on the board.
It is also recommended that you bring along a sun hat or cap, a pair of sunglasses and some sunscreen to apply, as windsurf activities require you to be out under the sun for an extended period of time.
What lessons can you take?
Across Dubai there are plenty of water sports schools and operators that offer windsurfing packages from the beginner level all the way up to the advanced level. You can purchase hourly rental of various boards from beginner boards to intermediate and advanced boards all the way up to hydrofoil boards for experienced surfers.
Hour long lessons can usually be purchased in groups of one, five or ten, with each lesson being instructed on the water by an experienced professional who will be able to give you all the necessary training to become a proficient windsurfer.
The Dubai water generally has light to medium strength currents, usually providing perfect conditions for beginners to get their sea legs and then for more advanced surfers to be able to test themselves in choppier, most fast paced water. Windsurfing in Dubai truly caters to all!