Check the weather forecast before setting out to sea, and find out the sea currents in the area and the strength and direction of the wind.
The ideal conditions for learning how to windsurf are a gentle breeze and a completely flat water surface. A light breeze will enable you to perform all kinds of manoeuvres.
A wetsuit and sunscreen are necessary equipment. If you're going to go windsurfing on a beach with a stony seabed we recommend you wear special shoes.
You should make sure you have the right size of board and sail. To begin with, we recommend a small sail and a board with a broad surface or with a centreboard, an element that gives you greater stability and makes learning easier.
It's advisable not to do this sport on your own. In Spain you can find numerous windsurfing schools and companies where you can rent the equipment and take courses to learn the basics of the sport or improve your technique.
In the event of an accident, you can contact the emergency service by calling 112.
For more information on windsurfing, visit the tourist offices in each area or contact the respective windsurfing federations. You can also visit the website of the Spanish Royal Sailing Federation.
We recommend you read our practical health and safety tips.
Given that the recommendations and regulations provided may change, we advise you always to check the requirements before starting out on your journey.