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Windsurfing

If you've new to water sports and have never set foot on a windsurf board before, or you've got your sight set on the pros our beachclubs are fully equipped with everything you need.  Whether you goal is to blast at full speed across the bay or to just stand on a board without falling in, we have all the kit and tuition you could ever need.
 

At a glance...
  • Inclusive windsurfing with tuition in all beachclubs
  • Windsurf in Spain, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Sardinia
  • All beachclubs are RYA training centres
  • RYA Start windsurfing in all beachclubs
  • RYA Intermediate (non planing) in all beachclubs
  • RYA Intermediate (planing) in seven beachclubs
  • RYA Advanced at Cosmos Beachclubs
  • Hot Shots club for children
  • Peter Hart windsurf clinic at Cosmos Beachclub
  • Sam Ross windsurf and windfoil clinics at Aeolian Village Beachclub

Inclusive windsurfing tuition

Windsurfing tuition is included in the cost of your holiday, so dip in and out of during the week depending on the wind conditions and your energy levels. There's no need to pre-book tuition or courses before you travel, just sign up to the sessions of your choice once you arrive at the beachclub.


If the tuition isn't for you and you can already windsurf,  head down to the water sports beach and ask one of the beach team to show you the boards, rigs and sails, take your pick and off you go. Remember, there's always safety cover and help getting back to shore. The beach is open every day from 9.30am and will also remain open over lunchtime, so you can windsurf all day if you really want to.

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Start Windsurfing for beginners

If you want to learn how to windsurf, inclusive sessions will cover the basics. You will learn rigging, launching, landing and sailing around a triangular course on all points of sail.


If you're looking to gain your Royal Yachting Association (RYA) 'Start Windsurfing' qualification and certificate, speak to one of our instructors when you arrive and you never know, wind and weather permitting, you could be taking home a qualification as well as a suntan.

 

RYA 'Start Windsurfing' for beginners is available in all beachclubs.

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Intermediate (non planing) windsurfing

If you're ready to move up a level, you’ll do well to check out the intermediate (non planing) windsurf sessions. You will be fine tuning basic skills and working to make your windsurfing faster and more fluid. You’ll also be learning new techniques such as beachstarts and harness work.

Available in all beachclubs, these sessions run throughout the week and cover aspects of the RYA 'Intermediate (non planing) Windsurf' course.

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Intermediate (planing) windsurfing

You can already sail on all points in light winds and you’ve experienced the first part of the intermediate course (non planing). Now’s the time to start building on your skills to get the board planing. You’ll be working on faster tacks, using the harness and getting in the foot straps. There’ll also be sessions on beach starting and carve gybes.


We’ll need a bit of a breeze to get you planing, so head to Baia dei Mori, Alana, Cosmos, Messini, Buca, Portomyrina Palace or Aeolian Village Beachclubs if you want to join the intermediate (planing) windsurf sessions.

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Advanced windsurfing

You’ll need the very best wind conditions, so if you’re after some advanced windsurfing head to the Cosmos Beachclub. Once at the beachclub, just sign up for the sessions you want to join.

Advanced windsurfing is taught as a series of clinics, you’ll be working on advanced planing techniques, the waterstart, carve gybing and other skills such as carving. Session topics will be decided on the day, taking into consideration the wind and weather conditions.

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Our windsurfing kit

You’ll find boards and rigs for all levels, chosen to match the local conditions from brands such as Starboard, RRD and Fanatic. All you need to remember is your board shorts, rash vest and sun cream. We’ll take care of the rest. 

 

The exact kit list will vary depending on the wind conditions at each beachclub and the level of tuition offered. Check out the individual beachclub pages for a guide to the windsurf sails and boards we plan to have available for your use.

Windsurf Foiling

If you can already windsurf to a high level, then join us at Aeolian Village Beachclub in Greece for your first experience of windsurf foiling. The feeling is best described as being closest to when you first get planing on a windsurf board and then some. It really does take it to another level.

First flights: This course provides a basic introduction to foiling and foiling equipment, whilst gives you the skills required to help you make your first foiling flight. The course runs for two-three hours with a maximum of four other people and can be pre-booked for £89 per person.

Sustained flights: Once you have completed your first flight's course, you can join the sustained flight course. You'll be working on the techniques and theory required to foil, steer and sustain foiling effectively. The course runs for a total of 12 hours across two days with a maximum of four other people and can be pre-booked for £199 per person.

Both courses can be booked together, running for a total of 14 hours across two and a half days with a maximum of four other people for £244 per person. Minimum age is 16 years.

Windsurfing for kids

If your kids love windsurfing, they'll love Hot Shots - a multi-activity water-based kids' club designed for children who are mad for the water. 

Day in and day out they will be windsurfing, dinghy sailing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking with a bunch of other youngsters. The Hot Shots club follows the RYA Youth Scheme and can be booked for a supplement of £195 per week.


Not everybody wants to go to the club and older kids who love water sports (14 years and above) can join the adult teaching sessions. Children aged 13 and below can windsurf with a parent or guardian. 

Peter Hart windsurf clinics

Come and join us for a fantastic windsurf clinic hosted by, and with coaching from the man himself, Peter Hart. The clinic will cover your individual needs and key skills such as early planing, stance and speed.

You'll also get the chance to try out the latest kit from Severne and Starboard. The clinic is for one week from 23 June 2019 and is held at one of our best windsurfing locations, Vassiliki, you'll be staying at the Neilson centre, Cosmos Beachclub. 

Sam Ross windsurf clinics

Join us for a series of windsurf and windfoiling clinics run by Sam Ross, one of the UK’s most qualified and experienced windsurf coaches, who started his career with us as a windsurf instructor.

To ensure maximum progression, each clinic has a maximum of ten places and are available for a supplement.  The clinics will be taking place on weeks commencing 15, 22 and 29 June 2019.

Best beachclubs for windsurfing

Looking for the best beachclub to get your windsurfing fix? For the best wind conditions, kit and levels of instruction, we recommend booking a trip to Cosmos or Aeolian Village Beachclubs in Greece. These beachclubs also have a wide range of other water sports for you to try including stand up paddle boarding and kayaking.

If the main focus of your holiday is windsurfing then you should check out Cosmos Beachclub in Vassiliki, Greece - it's our specialist windsurfing centre. 

Best beachclubs for windsurfing

Looking for the best beachclub to get your windsurfing fix? For the best wind conditions, kit and levels of instruction, we recommend booking a trip to Cosmos or Aeolian Village Beachclubs in Greece. These beachclubs also have a wide range of other water sports for you to try including stand up paddle boarding and kayaking.

If the main focus of your holiday is windsurfing then you should check out Cosmos Beachclub in Vassiliki, Greece - it's our specialist windsurfing centre. 

Where to go windsurfing...

Swimming pool with views over the bay

Cosmos Beachclub

Vassiliki , Greece

From £689pp
swimming pool with double loungers

Aeolian Village Beachclub

Lesvos , Greece

From £665pp
New for 2020 - Fly direct from Manchester
the beach

Baia dei Mori Beachclub

Budoni , Sardinia

From £639pp
one of the three pools.

Mar Menor Beachclub

Los Urrutias , Spain

From £549pp
The beach at Vounaki Beachclub

Vounaki Beachclub

Paleros , Greece

From £685pp
Early mornings on the beach

Messini Beachclub

Analipsi , Greece

From £615pp
the hotel and pool area

Buca Beachclub (adult only)

Analipsi , Greece

From £799pp
Space to relax around the 50m (approx.) swimming pool

Portomyrina Palace Beachclub

Lemnos , Greece

From £559pp
New for 2020 - Fly direct from Stansted
Airone Beachclub

Airone Beachclub

Sibari , Italy

From £595pp
New for 2020 - Fly direct from Bristol
50m swimming pool and hotel rooms

Alana Beachclub

Paklenica , Croatia

From £715pp