The Snowfer is a patented sled for boardsailing on snow and ice, using a conventional windsurfing rig. The basic techniques are quite similar on water but considerably easier since the “tipping effect” is eliminated.
Charles Chepregi, inventor and designer of Snowfer speeding across the frozen water of Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.
Snowfering…..a sensation of speed and motion
The dream of man to move at high speed while utilizing and enjoying nature’s free energy becomes very much a reality while Snowfering on snow and ice.
What makes Snowfering so much fun is the continual play with the forces of the wind. The continual and direct balance between the body weight and the pull on the sail induces a tremendous sensation of speed and motion.
Snowfering gives us a positive approach to winter, making it not just bearable but a welcome season.
Getting started on Snowfer
If you are a windsurfer, you probably have all the equipment needed to sail on Snowfer. Generally, we use 1 meter smaller sail on snow and ice what you use on water in the same wind conditions. The most common sail size is 3.5 – 4.5 – 5.5 (m2), these sail sizes gives you a good wind range. To install the sail on the Snowfer you need a standard 8 mm short board star base connection (like Neil Pryde or something similar to it). All new sails seems to handle cold temperature quite well.
Those with no windsurfing experience but want to try this hot new sport, we will help you get started by giving you all the information you need to know on what equipment like sail sizes, mast, mast extension, boom, universal joint, safety equipment that suits you the most (We sell complete units if needed).
We have Snowfer clinics and lessons available from December to March on Lake Simcoe, Toronto, Canada.