there's a windsurfer's yahoo group - go to http://SportToday.org/,
search for NW-Windtalk, and join. The message board is very active, and
there are several people on it who, afaik, do instruction in that area.
I'm up in Bellingham, and there's a very sound instructional program
that's run through Western Washington University, but that may be too
much of a drive for you.
And yes, once you get some good instruction on good beginner gear,
you'll probably get ***ed pretty fast. Happened to all of us - just
fair warning ;)
> Does anyone know of windsurfing instructors in south King county,
> Washington? I have seen windsurfers in the waters of Puget Sound in
> the Des Moines/Federal Way/Kent area, and also suppose that the south
> end of Lk. Washington might be a good place. I'm thinking of buying
> wet suit and maybe renting everything else, at least until I find out
> whether or not this is just a phase I'm going through.