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The Squamish Windsports Society offers a haven for windsurfers, kiteboarders, and wing foilers at the picturesque intersection of the Squamish River and Howe Sound. With its abundance of high-performance sailing days, Squamish ranks among the top destinations in North America for Recreational Windsurfing.

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newcomer eager to experience the thrill of windsurfing or kiteboarding, Squamish provides the ideal setting amidst the stunning landscapes of British Columbia.

Guidelines for Safe Enjoyment

To fully enjoy the adventure of windsurfing at Squamish Windsports Society, it's essential to adhere to overall guidelines. This includes obtaining a season membership or paying a day-use fee, respecting the safety and space of fellow users, following designated walkways, and keeping launch/land zones clear. Additionally, standardized hand signals should be used for communication during launching or landing procedures, enhancing safety and coordination among participants..

Launching Protocols:

  • Prepare your kite in the designated rigging zone.
  • Move your kite to a vacant launching spot and rig your lines.
  • Launch immediately when safe, as unattended kites will be managed by SWS staff.

On the Water Protocols:

  • Prioritize safety, attentiveness, and adherence to right-of-way guidelines.
  • Avoid collisions and give way to other riders in the water.
  • Stay clear of novice riders, kite school boats, and larger vessels.
  • Adhere to right-of-way rules, particularly regarding tack and board position.
  • Notify SWS staff promptly if assistance is required.

Landing Protocols

  • If the launch/land zone is congested, wait for clearance before landing.
  • Signal your intent to land your kite with a head pat or call out for assistance if needed.
  • Wrap up your lines promptly upon landing and store your equipment in the designated area.

Squamish Windsports Society provides a vibrant community and unparalleled recreational opportunities for windsurfing, kiteboarding, and wing foiling enthusiasts. By following the established guidelines and fostering a culture of safety and respect, participants can enjoy the exhilaration of these water sports in the breathtaking natural surroundings of British Columbia.

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Squamish Windsports Society
Squamish Windsports Society
Squamish
Squamish, V0N 1T0
Squamish Windsports Society
Squamish Windsports Society
Squamish
Squamish, V0N 1T0
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