Windsurfing Equipment

Enjoy the Outdoors With Affordable Windsurfing Equipment

Windsurfing as a sport can be quite affordable and fun with used windsurfing gear. Whether it’s for the ocean, rivers, or lakes, you will find a wide assortment of new and preowned windsurfing sets for sale on eBay.

What types of windsurfing equipment are available on eBay?

Windsurfing boards are categorized into three main groups: short boards, mid-length boards, and long boards. Typically, a short board has no daggerboard and is approximately 122 inches or less in length. Long boards sail well in light winds and will give you greater speed, whereas short boards can handle stronger wind conditions and offer more maneuverability. Boards are made with epoxy, expanded polystyrene, PVC, carbon, or fiberglass. Lightweight boards are good for speed, so beginners may want to start with a heavier, more stable board. Mid-length boards good maneuverability and more speed than short boards.

All types of windsurfing equipment have a rig that consists of a mast, sail, and boom. These are most often sold separately. A cord runs from the boom to the bottom of the mast. This is the uphaul.

In addition, you will find certain categories of windsurfing sets for sale like performance longboards, inflatable windsurf, recreational family, progressive freeride, freemove freeride, superlightwind, and freestyle wave. You will also want to check out windsurfing shoes and boots to protect your feet and provide good traction on the board. These come as rubber-soled boots of neoprene or rubber surf slippers.

Essentials to look for in used windsurfing gear

Look for the highest quality you can afford and for your personal skills. Are you a beginner, intermediate, or an advanced windsurfer? This makes a difference in the size of the mast, sail, board, and other pieces. Make sure the equipment connects together. If any parts have been replaced, you want to consider if the parts came from the same brand maker. The mast should freely lean in all directions. Check the sail for any repairs or defects. In addition, check the condition of the board, fins and uphaul.

What brands of used windsurfing gear are available for sale online?

As you consider the quality and construction of windsurfing sets for sale online, you may want to focus on one or more specific brands that suit your needs. There are dozens of manufacturers. Some common brands include DAKINE, Chinook, NeilPryde, Horue, Kona, Exocet, Bic, JP, Slingshot, Fanatic, Tabou, and RRD.