Eastern Cape in South Africa offers excellent opportunities for Board Sailing. Board Sailing in South Africa has been growing since its entry into the mainstream adventure activities in the early 80's and constitutes one of the most popular sports.
Art of Board Sailing : The water-sport of Board Sailing, also popularly known as Windsurfing, involves travelling over water on a small 2 - 4.7 meter board. The Board is driven by wind acting on a single sail that is connected to the board with a flexible joint. The sport is a combination of sailing and surfing. The sail board might be considered the most basic version of the modern sailboat. The major difference between the two lies in the fact that steering is accomplished by tilting the mast and sail rather than with a rudder. Wind surfing requires the surfer to adjust his strength and balance to the changing patterns of the wind and the water.
Eastern Cape : Excellent Opportunities For Board Sailing : With its share of dams and lakes, large coastline and bounty of rivers, Eastern Cape is an ideal place for wind surfing. Though the inland river and lake windsurfing can be sedate, top sailors get their adrenaline pumping by going for amazing sailing speeds on the bigger dams. The wind plays an essential role in Board Sailing. Therefore the windy coastal areas of Eastern Cape are perfectly suitable for windsurfing. Still, the rank beginners should learn the sport under careful supervision in this region. Moreover, equipment for hire is readily available for indulging in the sport on a whim and you don't need to travel with it. In the current times, Board Sailing has progressed world-wide with the help of contemporary and innovative technology in both teaching techniques. There exist several different levels and types of windsurfing that are based on wind speed, wave structure and board and sail sizes.
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