windsurfing lessons

Our windsurfing lessons are the best way to go from zero to hero.

Lessons are now running for 2022

Pre-course: £45.00

Family group: £220.00

Group pp: £70.00

Private: £130.00

Advanced: please enquire

What windsurfing lessons do we offer

35yrs and counting of experience, you’re in the best hands for getting started, or taking your sailing to the next level with Ian.

Our windsurfing lessons provide first timers with a chance to get free sailing within a few hours, whilst our more advanced sessions work on those who have sailed before and need to work on technique.

1 hour land based

For many of you, the idea of a lesson is to get straight out there and cracking on, but this can leave huge gaps in your understanding, so we’ve devised this session to help tie things together.

The session is NOT a requirement for our wind related water sports sessions, but it will give you a greater understanding of the environment and fundamentals, including:

  • Wind strengths
  • Water state
  • Reading weather maps
  • Assessing conditions (risk)
  • The environment

2 hr water based

If you want to enjoy some family time, then check out our family group windsurfing lessons.

The Family Group booking allows 2 adults and 2 kids to enjoy a lesson together.   The minimum age for a child is 13.

The windsurfing lesson is closed to just your family group.   If a family member wants to paddleboard instead of windsurf, then we can also accommodate them.

Please note, this is a taster session primarily, and we run through some basic drills on the beach before hitting the water.

2 hr water based

The Group booking allows up to 4 people to join us on these windsurfing lessons.

These sessions are split into Beginner and Improver lessons, with time to then practice what you have learned.

We can also provide homework and drills for those who want to progress further.

The windsurfing lesson is open to anyone, be it a group of friends or random attendees. 

Please note, this is a taster session primarily, and we run through some basic drills on the beach before hitting the water.

2 hr water based

The Private booking gives you exclusivity to the lesson slot with just one over person.

It is very focussed, and as you progress we do more drills to really work on muscle memory in the movements.

We may also offer this option to a person if a group booking has to be cancelled due to lack of numbers.

The private sessions are very handy as we can really focus efforts on specific things and time is well spent.

4 hr water based

If you’re looking to advance your windsurfing, then we’ll get you on our advanced sailing courses.

Harness, planing, jumping – we’ve got you covered with our half day sessions.

We run them at Bracklesham, Hayling Island or in Chichester Harbour.

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How do our windsurfing lessons run

Our aim is to get you up and windsurfing quickly, as water time is where you really experience Windsurfing, so we have a quickstart process for our lessons:

Meet and greet at start time (we start on time, so please arrive early)

  1. Gather with all kit on the water’s edge.
  2. Quick safety briefing from the instructor.
  3. On water  / land demo. Each person engages in this process as doing is better than seeing.
  4. All onto the water.

This whole process should take no more than 30 minutes, giving us a windsurfing time of around an hour and a half.

What to bring
  • A towel and some warm clothing, even in the summer, is recommended.
  • Asthma spray or epi-pen if you use them. Please read the rules regards this.
  • Light food and drink for after the session.
  • Jelly shoes or watersports shoes.
  • Wetsuit if you have one.
Kit supplied
  • All equipment and tuition are included, but it is preferable if you have a wetsuit of your own and booties. Buoyancy aids are supplied, unless you have your own.
  • Wetsuits must be prebooked.
Itinerary
  • Arrive 20 minutes before your time slot.
  • Upon arrival, we need you to complete a registration form, get kitted out, after which time we will deliver a safety briefing.
Rules
  • Please do not bring any valuable items.
  • You must manage any meds and make us aware pre-joining the session.
  • Sessions can be weather dependent and may be rescheduled if conditions are not suitable, especially open water and surf.
  • Your session starts at the agreed lesson time advertised and cannot be offset or delayed on the day.

star rating  Fabulous beginner class on Chichester Canal with Ian. After 2 hours felt confident, much less wobbly and raring to go again

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July 1, 2022

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June 28, 2022

star rating  A most reassuring intro lesson from Ian, who covered the very basics and more advance techniques as we progressed through the lesson.

Combined with serious advice and a wicked… read more

Mike B
June 28, 2022

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June 23, 2022