Windsurfing in Croatia
History of Windsurfing in Croatia – a short introduction:
First windsurfers in Croatia were seen along Adriatic Coast and it’s Islands in the early 1970’s. They were rare German and Holland enthusiasts who brought their boards to Croatian coast and sailed in, at that time, truly isolated places. Locals, old and young, were amazed by their appearance!
Organized windsurfing activities in Croatia started within sailing clubs in late seventies. Independent windsurfing clubs in Croatia begin to get organized in early eighties when windsurfing in Croatia becomes competition sport within Croatia Sailing Association.
Nowadays, there is about 12 windsurfing clubs in Croatia. Regular Croatian Windsurfing Cup and Croatian Windsurfing Championship are organised each year. The University of Zagreb from 1981 has it’s windsurfing section within its Faculty for Sport and Physical Education Croatia is becoming in the last few years more popular travel destination for windsurfers.
Croatia Windsurfing Links – Croatia:
Windsurfing HR – Croatian windsurfing website.Windsurfing center Premantura Croatia • school – rental – rent a bike. http://www.windsurfing.hr/
Croatian Sailing Federation – http://www.hjs.hr
Croatian Sailing Federation is responsible for sailing, organizing regatta, sailing calendar, national team
Due to the ideal geographical position of Korcula, windsurfing is a very popular sport in Korcula’s waters. Korcula is exposed to the sun for most of the day and due to regular wind Maestral, which blows in Peljesac and Korcula Channel almost every afternoon, Korcula is pleasantly windy town ideal for windsurfing.
Surfmania – A.B. Original Surf Shop – http://www.surfmania.net/
Surf Shop for windsurfing enthusiasts. We have al the equipment and gear for best windsurfing experience
Tsunami Windsurfing Camp http://www.surf.hr/
Yellow Cat Kite Club & Kitesurf Croatia – http://www.zutimacak.hr/kite
Kitesurf centre in Bol – Island Brac, Croatia – spots, events, people, equipment, links, pics,….
Other Useful Windsurfing Links :
International Windsurfing Association – international association of windsurfers
Windsurfing Magazine – windsurfing magazine in English
Art and windsurfing – A gallery of windsurfing art which consists of original paintings, limited edition giclee prints , beach babes and free wallpapers.
For the windsurfing beginners : – Windsurfing is a bit more complex than many sports. If you’ve never sailed before, windsurfing will require you to learn about wind while using your body to keep balance on the narrow board. There is no substitute to having an expert tutor nearby, who can give you lessons and save you hours of frustration.
Windsurfing is one of those sports that looks so effortless that everyone wants to give it a try. Although it is very easy, it is extremely helpful to spend your first few hours with a qualified instructor, on equipment especially designed for beginners.