Windsurfing parts are the little things that let you maintain and adjust your rig to conditions. One of the biggest things a new windsurfer needs to know is that the wind and wave conditions will dictate a myriad of details about their setup each time they go out. The changes can be little, like using a different wetsuit in colder temperatures, or they can be much more substantial.
One type of windsurfing parts that a rider can never have too many of are fins. Changing fins based on the roughness of the surf will drastically alter how your board rides. Flat surf with a stiff breeze calls for small fins, so that you don’t produce an overt amount of drag. As the wave size increases, so should the number and size of your fins, they will give your board the stiffness needed so that the waves don’t knock you around.
Sails are another of the windsurfing parts that it pays to have more than one of. Instead of wave size, sails should be changed to adjust for wind speeds. If there is little to no wind when you go out, you want a larger sail so that you can make more effective use of what wind there is. If conditions are extremely windy, you will want a much smaller sail so that the wind doesn’t just pick you up and take you out to sea.