Windsurfing instructors act as beach marshals and give advice to non-student windsurfers. While a lesson is in progress, the instructor watches the area to create a safe environment for the student. This often leads to the instructors giving valuable advice for free to other users, like a technical point or pointing out a local water condition that may have escaped their attention.
In this way instructors help many more people than just their own students. Windsurfing instructors are often involved in beach clean ups, and other community based projects that help protect the beach environment. Windsurfing instructors, maintain the Swim Zone buoys at Kanaha, they perform countless rescues, inform the public about the beach rules, and have a strong association that has successfully managed their sport for over 18+ years.