PapaJ don't worry about the age, most surfers on my spot are over 50 and those guys mess with formula gear (read heavy overpowering stuff). Just stretch, don't do anything irrational and if you really want it you can always get a crashvest. It's not cuz all the pictures show young male stallions that it's a young peoples sport, far from! Kitesurfing on the other hand tends to attract a yonuger crowd, but windsurfing is all ages, all the time.
smile and be jolly
Haiko, AKA crazychemical