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bear 19th May 2010 03:02 AM

What board will keep 300 lb sailor afloat?
I am over 300 lb. Just wondering what board will hold me to sail in light winds?

Remi 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

bear 19th May 2010 06:45 AM

I want to learn, don't have anything yet...

Remi 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 :

This board will give the stability that you need.

All the best and welcome to the Windsurf family

bear 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

Unregistered 6th June 2010 08:01 AM

Kona Mahalo

Read the review on

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

ilan_s 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.


reccakeys 17th June 2010 02:13 PM

me too. I want to learn.

reccakeys 17th June 2010 02:14 PM

Thanks for this info guys. It'll help a lot

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