Windsurfing can be adapted in many ways to allow people with many differing abilities to be able to windsurf:
- Someone can begin in a fixed or swivel seat attached to the windsurfing board.
- Outriggers or flat-bottom pontoons can be attached to the sides of the windsurfing board can be used to stabilize it.
- A standing rail can be used on the board for someone to stand with an instructor for support.
- One or two sails can be used so that people can be on the windsurfing board to help assist.