Windsurfing

Taster Sessions

Come and try windsurfing! If you're part of a group, see our Groups page to see what you can achieve.

Beginner Courses

You've decided that windsurfing is for you. Work your way through the Youth or Adult courses.

Taster Sessions

General information

Windsurfing is a surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing.

It consists of a board usually two to four metres long and a sail.

A fun and exciting water sport for those of you who like a challenge!

What will you learn?

Taster Session content

Course content - see below.

Session recommendations

Over 8 years old -
Evening, half day, full day or 2 day courses. 

Beginner Courses

All courses are 2 days (or equivalent sessions). Youth courses start at age 9+. Adult courses start at age 16+.

To make the most of our courses, ensure you are confident with the skills of one course before moving on to the next course. If you're a bit rusty, you may be asked to return for an extra day of training before being fully signed off.

Windsurfing is a sport which gets better with practice, and you should try to get out on the water between courses whenever you can. Practice makes perfect!

To find out more you can visit the RYA Windsurfing Scheme website.

Youth Stage 1

An ideal introduction, teaching you the basics of getting on the water and sailing the board across the wind and back.

Youth Stage 2

Practical skills to get you sailing around a course practising tacking and gybing, enabling you to make progression towards and away from the wind.

Adult Start Windsurfing

A course for complete beginners, teaching you the basics of windsurfing using the right equipment.