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Welcome to the Windsurfing Quiz!

Are you prepared to dive into the exhilarating world of windsurfing and show that you’re a true wave-riding enthusiast?

We’ve crafted challenging questions that will push your windsurfing knowledge to the limit.

Just count your correct answers and check our result table to discover how well you performed.

So, grab your wetsuit, strap on your harness, and let’s see if you can ride the waves of success with your unbeatable windsurfing trivia know-how!


Table of Contents

1. What is the term for the board used in windsurfing?

  • A) Surfboard
  • B) Sailboard
  • C) Windboard

2. Who is considered the inventor of windsurfing?

  • A) Laird Hamilton
  • B) S. Newman Darby
  • C) Robby Naish

3. In which decade was windsurfing invented?

  • A) 1950s
  • B) 1960s
  • C) 1970s

4. What is the term for the sail used in windsurfing?

  • A) Mainsail
  • B) Jib
  • C) Windsurfing Sail

5. Which of the following is NOT a windsurfing discipline?

  • A) Freestyle
  • B) Wave-riding
  • C) Scuba-surfing

6. What does ‘footstrap’ refer to in windsurfing?

  • A) An attachment for the sail
  • B) A holder to fix the foot on the board
  • C) A type of windsurfing move

7. What is a ‘planing’ in windsurfing?

  • A) A type of windsurfing move
  • B) The act of the board gliding over the water
  • C) A specific type of sail

8. Which wind force is considered ideal for beginners to start windsurfing?

  • A) Force 2-3
  • B) Force 4-5
  • C) Force 6-7

9. What does ‘upwind’ mean in windsurfing?

  • A) Toward the direction the wind is blowing from
  • B) Away from the direction the wind is blowing from
  • C) Sailing perpendicular to the wind

10. What is ‘waterstarting’ in windsurfing?

  • A) A method to turn the board around
  • B) A method to come out of the water and onto the board
  • C) A type of windsurfing move

11. What is a ‘carve gybe’ in windsurfing?

  • A) A carving turn and jibe on the water
  • B) A type of sail
  • C) A grip on the mast

12. What is a ‘mast track’?

  • A) A guide on windsurfing masts
  • B) A groove on the sailboard where the mast base is attached
  • C) A part of the sail

13. Which country has the most windsurfing World Championship titles?

  • A) United States
  • B) Australia
  • C) France

14. Who holds the speed record in windsurfing at over 53 knots?

  • A) Antoine Albeau
  • B) BjΓΆrn Dunkerbeck
  • C) Anders Bringdal

15. In which Olympic year was windsurfing first introduced?

  • A) 1976
  • B) 1984
  • C) 1996

16. What is the name of the board part that helps to stabilize and steer in windsurfing?

  • A) Keel
  • B) Daggerboard
  • C) Fin

17. Which windsurfing move is also known as ‘helicopter tack’?

  • A) Push loop
  • B) Spock
  • C) Upwind 360

18. Who is a famous female windsurfer with multiple World Championship titles and Olympic medals?

  • A) Karin Jaggi
  • B) Tatiana Howard
  • C) Daida Moreno

19. What is the main material used in modern windsurfing sails?

  • A) Polyester
  • B) Mylar
  • C) Dacron

20. Which discipline focuses on complex airborne tricks in windsurfing?

  • A) Slalom
  • B) Wave sailing
  • C) Freestyle

21. What is the name of the maneuver where the sailor catches air after hitting a wave at high speed?

  • A) Forward loop
  • B) Backloop
  • C) Aerial

22. Which type of board is designed for high speed and agility on flat water?

  • A) Wave board
  • B) Slalom board
  • C) Freestyle board

23. How many battens does a typical windsurfing sail have?

  • A) 1-3
  • B) 4-8
  • C) 10-15

24. What type of windsurfing is mainly performed on a large sailboard with the primary goal of covering distance?

  • A) Freeride windsurfing
  • B) Racing windsurfing
  • C) Longboard windsurfing

25. In which type of windsurfing is the use of a harness essential?

  • A) Beginner windsurfing
  • B) Freestyle windsurfing
  • C) Long distance windsurfing

26. What is the maximum number of sailors allowed in a slalom race?

  • A) 4
  • B) 8
  • C) 12

27. What type of turn is used in light winds to change direction, while keeping the sail to windward?

  • A) Tack
  • B) Gybe
  • C) Pivot turn

28. What is the maneuver called when a windsurfer jumps off the water and rotates 720 degrees, landing switch stance?

  • A) Shaka
  • B) Spock 540
  • C) Flaka

29. What do you call the lines that attach the harness to the sail?

  • A) Downhaul lines
  • B) Outhaul lines
  • C) Harness lines

31. In which country is the famous windsurfing spot “Jaws” located?

  • A) Spain
  • B) United States (Hawaii)
  • C) Australia

32. What is the name of the fixed piece of rope that is tied to the sail and used for gripping the sail with the front hand?

  • A) Mast leash
  • B) Boom
  • C) Tug handle

33. What do you call the process of transferring body weight from the back foot to the front foot while maintaining balance on the board?

  • A) Foiling
  • B) Edging
  • C) Pumping


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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Max is a sports enthusiast who loves all kinds of ball and water sports. He founded & runs stand-up-paddling.org (#1 German Paddleboarding Blog), played competitive Badminton and Mini Golf (competed on national level in Germany), started learning β€˜real’ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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