View Full Version : What board will keep 300 lb sailor afloat?

19th May 2010, 03:02 AM
I am over 300 lb. Just wondering what board will hold me to sail in light winds?

19th May 2010, 06:27 AM
Hi Bear,

First what you would like to do :

- Learn windsurf?
- Slalom?
- Formula?
- Race-Board?
- Which sails you have?

More easy to answer you if you give us a direction, thanks

All the best

19th May 2010, 06:45 AM
I want to learn, don't have anything yet...

19th May 2010, 07:33 AM
Hi Bear,

Ok at this time you can in club to learn and I recommand you to learn on a board like the Start L : http://www.star-board.com/2010/products/board_start.php

This board will give the stability that you need.

All the best and welcome to the Windsurf family

20th May 2010, 05:11 AM
Thanks, already booked lessons for me and my wife.

John Kemsley
20th May 2010, 06:12 PM
Clever guy, getting the wife interested

6th June 2010, 08:01 AM
Kona Mahalo

Read the review on www.lbwindsurfing.com

Written by a guy your size... he loved it.

10th June 2010, 07:21 PM
Support the message above. I am about 260lb, sail the Mahalo almost exclusively the last couple of years.
It took me a couple of years to realize that what may hold for “normal” sailors, do not apply for me. The wide beginner’s boards do well the first week. Planing a Start-board in footstraps is advanced technique even for people below 200lb.
The Mahalo can also be used as tandem, works well with almost 500lb.


17th June 2010, 02:13 PM
me too. I want to learn.

17th June 2010, 02:14 PM
Thanks for this info guys. It'll help a lot