This sport involves two key elements: wind and waves. Windsurfing combines a board and a sail. The sail is used to control the board on the water in accordance with the wind. Malek Daou from Batroun Water Sports says: “Windsurfing, especially for beginners, requires a minimum of winds blowing at five kilometers per hour. This means you can windsurf practically all year round.”
How to get started
Sign up for a course at a windsurfing center like Batroun Water Sports, where an instructor will show you what to do and how to maneuver your board. Malek says: “Practice and dedication are crucial to mastering this sport. You need to practice at least three to four hours a week and enjoy being at the beach, because you’re going to be there quite a lot!”
You’ll just need to grab your swimsuit and a towel as the windsurfing facilities will provide the rest.
Where to go
For most of the year, the winds that blow over the country are westerly, hitting the shore more profoundly the further north you go. This makes almost any spot from Byblos onwards suitable for windsurfing.
Batroun Water Sports, Batroun (03 156402)