windsurfing
lessons

Our windsurfing lessons are the best way to go from zero to hero. With the right kit, we get you up and sailing quickly and safely at venues around Chichester harbour, Bracklesham and Hayling Island.

What windsurfing lessons do we offer

We’ve put together a selection of windsurfing lessons that cover everything from first timers to more advanced windsurfers looking to progress into open water, planing and more.

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.

This 2 hour land based session is an optional session, but well worth taking on, if you’re serious about learning to sail windsurfers or wingfoiling.

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

* This course can be bolted onto the beginning of your main lesson.


Duration

2 hours

Price

£60.00 per person

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.

If the family members can already windsurf, we can speed up the session and aim for a more advanced session.


Duration

2 hours

Price

£220.00 for 2 adults and 2 children (no discounts available)

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.


Duration

2 hours

Min-max group size

2-4 people (less than the min will see the windsurfing lesson cancelled, or you can opt for a private session)

Price

£60.00 per person

Windsurfing lessons run in Bracklesham, Chichcester harbour, Hayling Island CALL - 07521 297280

The Private booking gives you exclusivity to the lesson slot.

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.


Duration

2 hours

Min-max group size

1 person only

Price

£120.00 per person

Our parties option is aimed at birthdays, stag and hen parties, family celebrations etc.

It is a fun way to let your hair down before getting hitched or seeing your friend tie the knot.

The lesson plan remains the same, with a small time spent on theory before hitting the water and getting the feel of sailing along.


Duration

2 hours

Min-max group size

2-4 people

Price

£60.00 per person

How do our windsurfing lessons work

How 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.

Trip advisor reviews

    star rating  What a fun afternoon - totally got the bug! Ian was a great coach and made the whole session so much fun. We were standing up in no... read more

    Ally A
    August 29, 2021

    star rating  Had a fabulous afternoon SUP up the Chichester canal. Ian was a great tutor, had us in the water within 5 minutes. Showed us what we needed to... read more

    Colliercrew
    August 27, 2021

    star rating  Thanks to you for your time on 18 July 2021. Our family of 4 had a great time. From the get go, you determined experiences leveles and... read more

    AndyGoneWalkabout
    August 2, 2021

    star rating  Excellent lesson from Ian, explaining in detail each movement in a way that will allow me to move to the next level. Great fun as well, I hope to come... read more

    Elena M
    August 1, 2021

Is Windsurfing for you?

Windsurfing lessons are a great way to start  learning, super fun and relaxing.   It is a sport you’ll never stop enjoying as you keep on learning.

We use Starboard school boards for all of our sessions as they give you the chance to work on technique, without having to focus so much on balance, so it really helps to speed up the learning curve.

We use the RYA coaching methods with our own special ingredient that really leapfrogs our students into freesailing and preparing to move into more advanced sailing

Windsurfing lessons in Hayling Island CALL - 07521 297280