windsurfing

noun
wind·​surf·​ing | \ ˈwin(d)-ˌsər-fiŋ How to pronounce windsurfing (audio) \

Definition of windsurfing

: the sport or activity of riding a sailboard

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Other Words from windsurfing

windsurf \ ˈwin(d)-​ˌsərf How to pronounce windsurf (audio) \ intransitive verb
windsurfer noun

Examples of windsurfing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Consumer score: 88% gave it 4 stars or higher A waterproof sock with a grippy sole for boating, windsurfing, or SUPing. Janna Irons, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Water Shoes for Beach Days, Wet Hikes, and Just Jumping in Puddles," 26 Mar. 2020 My sailing instructor, Ivan Pastor, of Sailing Du Lac, the lakeside windsurfing and sailing school at the Hotel Du Lac et Du Parc, mans the rudder. National Geographic, "https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/europe/italy/find-epic-action-in-northern-italy.html," 22 Jan. 2020 Sal and Boa Vista, the easternmost islands, are more popular for travelers thanks to their golden beaches and the winds that make them the ideal spots for windsurfing. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Islands in the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 By the early nineties, Montague had perfected his more powerful windsurfing sails. James Somers, The New Yorker, "How Hackers Won the Water," 13 Sep. 2019 Windsurf/kayak: Volunteers helped create new and much improved access and launch points for windsurfing and kayaking. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Sunday getaway to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline," 30 Nov. 2019 La Ventana, 30 miles southeast of the city, is one of the world's best kiteboarding and windsurfing spots because of its steady winter winds, protected bay and beautiful beaches. Erin E. Williams, chicagotribune.com, "Head to La Paz rather than overdeveloped Los Cabos for the real Baja California Sur," 4 Oct. 2019 The deal includes all meals, drinks, land/water sports (including rock wall climbing, tennis, beach volleyball, kayaking, and windsurfing), daily activities, and nightly entertainment. BostonGlobe.com, "sevenbirches.com/white-mountains-crush-festival.," 2 Oct. 2019 La Ventana, 30 miles southeast of the city, is one of the world’s best kiteboarding and windsurfing spots because of its steady winter winds, protected bay and beautiful beaches. Erin E. Williams, Washington Post, "Head to La Paz rather than overdeveloped Los Cabos for the real Baja California Sur," 2 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of windsurfing

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of windsurfing was in 1969

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Last Updated

31 Mar 2020

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“Windsurfing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/windsurfing. Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

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