windsurfing

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Join us for Windsurfing lessons in Chichester, Bracklesham and Hayling

Surfs SUP Watersports  Windsurfing Instructors are RYA and ASI qualified and highly experienced with over 30 years coaching experience.

L1 START Windsurfing

Start Windsurfing

When you decide to give windsurfing a go, it is so important that you take a few lesson to get you on the right path from the outset.

We have a total roadmap of routines that will go from total beginner to advancing sailor, as the core movements will always be the same.

We’ve delivered these same routines to hundreds of people over the years and have had huge success with everyone, be they kids or adults.

“Keep it simple and follow the steps!”

L1 Details

L1 Outline

As a newbie, your journey begins with our START WINDSURFING lesson, which is designed to get you up and sailing within hours. This course is our most popular session, for adults and children alike who are just getting started.

The START WINDSURFING lesson, will focus on the core elements, making sure you know how things work, why and getting the basics engrained.

Who should attend:

* If you have zero windsports experience, or never ever windsurfed before then this is an absolute must.

What we will cover:

  • Kit anatomy
  • Understand the environment and safety
  • Setup the sail and board
  • Carrying the kit safely
  • On land demo of basic stances, secure position and sailing position
  • On water demo and time to try
  • On water demo of turning around, tacking

What we won’t do:

We’re conscious of how important your first windsurfing lessons are and we will not allow a lesson to run if the conditions are not suitable for the level.

L2 DEVELOP windsurfing

Develop Windsurfing

Now it’s time to start pushing on, making those moves quicker. You’re no  expert, but that’s round the corner if you follow our amazing program of sessions and methods.

Muscle memory, micro movements, head turns, rig leaning – it won’t make sense right now, but as we progress through our sessions, everything starts to make sense. 

All the while we’re still having fun, keeping everyone laughing an relaxing to get the best from your session.

“The more you sail the better you get!”

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L2 Details
L2 Outline

The point of this course is to DEVELOP those START WINDSURFING skills. If you have sailed before , but not with us you’re welcome to come join for a refresher.

Going back over the basic drills from your START lesson, we’re going to tidy things up – fine tuning those basic movements, balance and vision.

  • Recap on Safety / Environment and Weather.
  • Rigging up and kit prep.
  • On land demo of basic movements enhanced.
  • On water demo and practice incl.  secure position, sailing position, tacking and gybing.

* Wind conditions may vary during the session, and courses will be adjusted to suit.

What we won’t do:

We’re conscious of how important your first windsurfing lessons are and we will not allow a lesson to run if the conditions are not suitable for the level.

L3 CHALLENGE windsurfing

Challenge Windsurfing

Where you go from here is really down to you. It may be you are still going through the Step by Step Beginner program, or you might be looking to step into a higher level, maybe trying to use the harness and footstraps or going for those first carve gybes.

Whatever you’re going for, we’re there for you and ready to help every step of the way.

“The more you sail the better you get!”

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L3 Details
L3 DEVELOP Outline

The CHALLENGE courses are more freeride and freewave sessions, where we take people into the more advanced phases of windsurfing.

We can customise the session to target the things you need to learn, based on your current skills.

Going back over the basic drills from your START lesson, we’re going to tidy things up – fine tuning those basic movements, balance and vision.

  • More advanced gybing and tacking
  • Handling stronger winds
  • Using the harness
  • Moving into footstraps
  • Jumping waves
  • Riding waves

 

* Wind conditions may vary during the session, and courses will be adjusted to suit.

Let's Go

Buy a ticket then book

Planning lessons with wind and tide is tricky, so we work on a ticket system. BUY a ticket, then we find a slot.

When it comes to buying sessions, you may want to have mutliple LEVEL 1 or LEVEL 2 sessions to get more water time.

Pricing

Things to be aware of with any watersports:

  • Conditions, be it wind, tide dictate the ability to run a lesson, for safety reasons.
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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.
Wing sup lessons get you started!
It is important to understand the fundamentals, of any windsport, so you can progress quickly, which is why we’ve developed our 2 programs.
  • 2.5 hour wind sup taster session is aimed at those who have some windsport experience, especially windsurfing or kiting.
  • 4 hour wind sup lesson is for those with no windsport experience, so we go into more detail about understanding wind and this environment.
All of our sessions run in flat water with winds from 8 knots upwards.
What kit do we use
We’ve tried many types of boards to give the best experience and landed on our windsurf boards that are stable and have great upwind capabilities. This means you can focus on the wing and new ideas, over trying to balance, which really improves the learning speed. We also use the BBTalkin intercoms to chat with you, as the wind can make it difficult to shout instructions once on the water. This is a headset attached to a helmet, so you have nothing more to do other  than listen and reply.
Where do we Wing SUP and Foil
Surfs SUP Watersports is based in Bracklesham, with our mobile facility working in Chichester Harbour, Poole, Pagham, East Wittering and Hayling Island. Many of our wing sup lessons are run in Chichester Harbour, which offers flat water and clean wind, affording us a safe environment.
Calendar booking online
  • Our calendar shows slots available. Due to tidal/wind/weather differences, we may change start times and will advise all attendees accordingly prior to the event date.
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.
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.
Where do our sup and paddleboard lessons run

We paddle from differing locations, depending on the prevailing conditions. Bracklesham Beach, Chichester canal and inland waters, Hayling Island, Chichester Harbour, Pulborough – River Arun

How lessons run

Our aim is to get you up and paddling quickly, as water time is where you really experience SUP, 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.
  4. All onto the water.

This whole process should take no more than 15-20 minutes, giving us a paddling time of around an hour and a half.

What to bring
  • A towel and some warm clothing, even in the summer, is recommended.
  • Wetsuit and jelly shoes if you have some.
  • Asthma spray or epi pen if you use them. Please read the rules regards this.
  • Light food and drink for after the session.
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.
  • Boards used include:   Aqua Marina Fusion, Aqua Marina Coral and Aqua Marina Beast.  All of them were chosen because of there performance and ease of use for both beginner to intermediate paddler.
  • Wetsuits must be prebooked.
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