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Windsurfing is a thrilling blend of surfing and sailing, as you learn to glide across the water on a specially-designed surf board, powered by wind through the use of a sail.

Balance and co-ordination are key elements that will stop you taking a frequent soaking, but that is all part of the fun. This activity can be enjoyed both inland and at the coast, from blasting across flat water, or riding waves on your local beach.

With hundreds of windsurfing and sailing clubs around the country, there are plenty of places to go and give this activity a go. There are boards and sails of various sizes to suit most people and make it easier to get started.

Who is it suitable for?
Scouts, Explorers and Network

Badge Links
All sections Time on the Water Staged Activity Badge
Scouts Adventure Challenge Award

How to run/provide windsurfing

There are 3 ways of running Windsurfing in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running windsurfing yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running windsurfing using an external provider

  3. Activity for adult groups - running windsurfing for a group entirely of adults

Useful links

The National Governing Body for windsurfing is:

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