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Learn to Paddle
with Kona

Articles, video guides and information about
where you can find your nearest Kona School.

We’ve put together a selection of videos with useful information and advice
about the various aspects of windsurfing and paddleboarding. We’ll be adding more soon and if you have any suggestions pleaseemail us at the address listed at the bottom of the page.

Happy sailing!

Setting up your Kona

Setting up your board and learning to manage it in the right way is an important part of becoming a better windsurfer. Here we’ll show you how to do it step-by-step in a series of videos.

Rigging guide (ONE-Rig)

Setting up your rig and learning to manage it in the right way is an important part of becoming a better windsurfer. Follow our advice in this rigging guide and try to put into practice what you learn when you next hit the waves.

Rigging guide (Spark-Rig)

Setting up your rig and learning to manage it in the right way is an important part of becoming a better windsurfer. Follow our advice in this rigging guide and try to put into practice what you learn when you next hit the water.

Learn how to stand-up paddle

Tinho Dornellas from Calema Windsurfing and Watersports in Florida demonstrates how to get started with a stand-up paddle board and gives some great advice on cruising, turning and dismounting techniques.

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The basics of racing with Kona

An overview of racing rules complete with some common situations.

Windsurfing guide – tuning

Tuning advice to improve your windsurfing

A basic guide for intermediate level sailors to racing the Kona One, as well as to provide some tuning suggestions for more experienced sailors who may not be as familiar with racing the Kona.

Jibing inspiration from Juliano

Jibing involves swinging the rig round so that the sail picks up wind from the opposite side in order to change direction. It’s a useful technique to learn though does require a bit of practice. Pick up a few pointers by watching how Juliano does it.

How to change your deck-pad

Here’s a how-to video for replacing the deckpad of your Kona One from our friends in Florida, USA. All you need if a few evenings, a nice space to work in, and some elbow grease and your Kona One will look brand new! Recycle your Kona!

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