The other day Susan, who had windsurfed before but had never had a lesson, gave me an opportunity to give her a more solid grounding in the basics and then quickly move on to slightly more advanced moves: i.e., the shortboard tack (non-planing). In the first video, very early in the lesson, she sails out onto the lake and back. In the second video, towards the end of the lesson, she demonstrates the hand and footwork of a shortboard tack. Such a quick learner! [In the first clip, the GoPro camera was mounted on her clew. In the second, I had the camera on my head. And in the second clip, "I've never seen it like this" referred to the algae floating in the water.]
This is Bill vdB, sharing little vignettes of windsurfing on Sayers Lake, in Howard PA. and sometimes elsewhere.