Windsurfing packages can really be a great way to get into windsurfing. Getting a quality board that will work great for light wind and learning. But also will grow with you as your skills increase. You will need a windsurfing package that will help you learn tacks and jibes. Also having the correct amount of flotation for the biggest person in your family. You will get 1 to 2 lbs of flotation per liter. Depending where you stand on the board. Modern windsurfing packages should have windsurfing boards 32 to 34 inches wide. Weight is also important not only because lighter boards plan sooner. They should be easy to carry. Most higher quality windsurfing boards weigh between 15 and 30 lbs. Once they get over 30 lbs some family members will not be able to carry them. The top surface is important if you value your skin. Newer windsurfers should get Eva rubber top surface which is soft and has good traction vs the sand paper finish that is used on some boards for advanced windsurfer that do not fall in much.