Find the right windsurf lessons and the best surf school nearby

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If you are about to start windsurfing or if you plan to expand your skills, you can choose from a wide range of windsurfing lessons. In this guide we will help you to find the best windsurfing lesson for you.

Courses for beginners

Have you decided to start windsurfing, or at least give it a try? Then a taster course or a basic course is just right for you.

Windsurf taster courses

Get a first impression of windsurfing without investing too much time and money. Taster courses are an ideal opportunity for you to come into contact with board and sail for the first time. So you will quickly notice whether this sport is for you.

  • Typical duration: 3 hours
  • Common content:
    • Introduction to area checks and wind determination
    • Introduction to materials science
    • Training of footwork and sail handling
    • Basics: hauling up the sails, starting, turning
    • Off to the water and the first few meters of surfing

Windsurfing basics lessons

The ideal start into the world of windsurfing is a basics lesson. Here you will get to know all the essential aspects to be taken into account. Ideally, your basic lessons is VDWS certified and concludes with a windsurf license.

  • Typical duration: 3-4 days with 3 hours per day
  • Common content:
    • Introduction to area checks and wind determination
    • Introduction to materials science
    • Training of footwork and sail handling
    • Basics: hauling up the sails, starting, turning
    • Jibing and tacking
    • Courses on the wind, luffing, bearing away
    • Self-rescue techniques
    • Tacking upwind and tacking downwind
    • Practical test: tacking upwind and tacking downwind
    • Theory lessons and exam, including avoidance rules and sailing technique

Courses for refreshers and advanced learners

Do you mainly surf on summer vacation? Then an occasional refresher course is certainly a good idea to “get back into it” as quickly as possible. Or do you surf a lot and now want to switch from freerstyle surfing to freeride wave? Then private lessons are right for you.

Windsurf refresher courses

A refresher course - really? This is how many surfers react to these types of lessons. This is also because in windsurfing, a bit of struggling in more demanding conditions is simply part of the story. However, if you already know your biggest weaknesses at the beginning of the season, you can restart technically correctly. This will prevent you from unnecessary height loss and difficulties with gliding.

  • Typical duration: 2 days with 3 hours per day
  • Common content:
    • Refresh rigging & sail trim
    • Refresher approach technique, luffing, falling away
    • Refresher courses on the wind
    • Refresher tacking and jibing
    • Refresher Cruising upwind and downwind

Windsurf intensive courses

Windsurfing intensive courses are quite exhausting but effective. They are offered across all levels and allow you to learn windsurfing in a short time or further develop existing skills at high pace. Physical fitness and a high motivation to learn are a prerequisite.

  • Typical duration: 2 days with 3 hours per day
  • Common content:
    • VDWS skill levels of your choice
    • Alternating group and individual coaching
    • Dry runs
    • Modular training on the water

Windsurf private lessons

If you already surf well and want to develop yourself further, private lessons are just the thing for you. They enable maximum learning success thanks to individually adapted exercises. Even beginners can benefit from private lessons, especially if they want to overcome deficits in a targeted manner.

  • Typical duration: 1-2 hours per session
  • Common content
    • Individual training with content of your choice
    • Dry-run exercises if desired
    • Modular training on the water

What else you should know

For children from 6-7 years, many surf schools offer special windsurfing courses for children. Here you can also purchase the "Latest Basic License" developed by VWDS. This certified training is accompanied by child-friendly textbooks and offers a good start into the world of windsurfing

Book the right windsurf course for you now here on Quipleon. Or learn more about the different types of windsurfing here.

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