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Windsurfing, Kitesurfing & Sailing

10 Things That Only Windsurfers Will Understand

It's better than surfing for starters...

1) Working inside when it’s stormy is the worst thing in the world…

Yes I know there’s thunder and lightning… but there’s actually wind. And I can tell you for a fact Mr Boss, that there definitely won’t be at the weekend. Let me out. Now.

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2)It’s completely normal to drive the entire length of the country in search of wind

But I’ve got no money. But, wind. But it’s a really long way. But, wind. But the forecast might change. But, wind. But it’s December and it’s really fucking cold. But, wind.

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3) Booms can be used for all sorts of things

Who needs a drier when you can incorporate windsurfing into every part of your life? Also, it will save you huge money on your household bills. Win-win!

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4) Post Event Depression (PED) should definitely, 100% be recognised as a legit medical condition

No more cold showers, cold tents, cold water… But no wind. And no 4am absinthe. You need a day off to get over that shit.

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5) The wind is really complicated

Upwind, downwind, take-the-wind, against-wind, hillside wind, downslope wind… Unless you were already a pro-sailor before taking up the sport, it’s really fucking complicated.

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6) Camping is compulsory

Windsurfers have to camp. All the time. You just do alright?

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7) Windsurfers are better than surfers…

Can they do a back loop? With a sail attached and a pole in the way? I rest my case.

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8) A new wetsuit is as exciting as a new car

You can’t explain it. It just is…

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9) You will never look like this…

Windburn is not a good look.

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10) There’s nothing worse than spots spoiled by rubbish

Return to Offender is a brilliant campaign to get litter off our beaches.

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PHOTO: ANDY HUGHES/ SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE

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