When it is onshore like in Tenerife you need to have a big enough board and sail. Instead of riding down the line you need to drop to the bottom of the wave and then go more vertical opening your sail on the bottom turn. I normally use a 4.7m and a 76 litre board, but I only weigh 60 kilos, so for the guys they are on 90 litre boards and 5.3m sails when it’s light here. I use a thruster, the new 76 litre UltraKode. That board is the one I ride the most overall in Tenerife and Fuerteventura. In Gran Canaria I use the 72 litre. You need to work on the sail a lot when you are riding, almost like pumping. Flexing your knees and going low on the bottom turn also. It is a bit like surfing in mushy waves. In surfing it is a bit different because you generate the speed pumping on the wall of the wave. For windsurfing you are using the sail, so you need to go down and then up vertically, opening the clew a lot. I watch a lot of videos to help visualization, so I understand where the wind is coming from. I like to watch Jaeger, his style is one of the best ones for sure, you learn a lot from watching him.
“ You need to have a big enough board and sail”