a form of sailing in which a flexible sail, free to move in any direction, is mounted on a surfboard and the craft guided by the standing rider.
Origin of windsurfing
Also called sailboarding, wind·sail·ing [wind-sey-ling] /ˈwɪndˌseɪ lɪŋ/.
verb (used without object)
to engage in windsurfing.
Origin of windsurf
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the sport of sailing standing up on a sailboard that is equipped with a mast, sail, and wishbone boomAlso called: boardsailing, sailboarding
(intr) to take part in the sport of windsurfing
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