In order to windsurf, you need to learn how to dominate the waves and the wind, as you need to make use of their full force to glide across the water with a board and a sail. Once you’ve learnt this, a person’s skill will enable them to do jumps at impressive speeds.
Windsurfing is a water sport that is done using a board propelled by a sail on open beaches where there is a lots of wind.
The other key piece of equipment is the rig, which enables a windsurfer to freely rotate around a single connection point on the board. Given that safety is essential, it is a good idea to wear visible signs on the sail. You also need to wear a life jacket with a transmitter. You should never windsurf on your own.
A good place to do this sport is the Ebro delta. There are many different types of wind of different strengths. The Fangar, Marquesa and Riumar beaches are good locations. The wind is strongest on the last of these beaches, in the district of Deltebre.
The Professional Boardsailors Association (PBA) holds an event on the Spanish circuit here in March. In addition, it is the perfect place for doing windsurfing and funboarding, radical windsurfing, which is the most entertaining style for experts, who move at great speed, doing jumps, turns and twists while they sail and play with the waves.
The Escola Nàutica de Pals (in the district of Pals, Girona) is a good place for learning. Here you can do individual introductory courses lasting four hours with the necessary equipment (or also without equipment, if you have your own) and an instructor. The school also runs short courses for groups.
Another option is the Escola Nàutica Garbí (in Castelldefels, Barcelona). The school is open all year round, seven days a week and there are instructors that run an introductory course lasting eight hours, which includes the basic knowledge and techniques required for this Olympic sport.