Wind Surfing Description
Wind surfing is a cross between sailing and surfing in which a participant stands on a board similar to a surfboard and controls a sail which is fastened to it. Wind surfers are capable of achieving high speeds in excess of 30 mph. Balance, skill, muscular endurance, strength and flexibility are all required to be a good wind surfer. It is recommended that beginners learn the basic techniques involved in wind surfing from a qualified individual before attempting this activity. Participants should also warm-up and stretch before wind surfing.
Wind Surfing Risks
Wind Surfing Sport-specific applications
Wind Surfing Equipment required
Wind Surfing Applicable substitutions
Wind Surfing Reference sources, organizations and publications
Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: upper back, hips, shoulders, biceps, triceps, trapezius, chest, quadriceps and calves Assistance muscles: hamstrings, abdominals, obliques and lower back
Approximately 0.044 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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