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Windsurfing holidays

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 nine beachclubs
  • Windsurf in Spain, Fuerteventura, Croatia, Greece and Sardinia
  • All beachclubs are RYA training centres
  • RYA Start windsurfing in nine beachclubs
  • RYA Intermediate (non planing) in nine beachclubs
  • RYA Intermediate (planing) in seven beachclubs
  • RYA Advanced at Cosmos Beachclubs
  • Hot Shots club for children
  • Windsurf Foiling at Levante Beach Beachclub
  • Peter Hart windsurf clinic at Cosmos Beachclub
  • NEW - Wing Foiling courses at Cosmos 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 and will also remain open over lunchtime, so you can windsurf all day if you really want to.

Start Windsurfing
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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 with the exception of Retreat Beachclub (as there's very little wind here). At La Pared we use the services of local schools, subject to availability and for a little extra.

Intermediate non planing windsurfing
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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, with the exception of Retreat Beachclub (as there's very little wind here), these sessions run throughout the week and cover aspects of the RYA 'Intermediate (non planing) Windsurf' course. At La Pared we use the services of local schools, subject to availability and for a little extra cost.

Intermediate planing
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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 Mar Menor, Baia dei Mori, Alana, Cosmos, Levante Beach, Messini or Buca Beachclubs if you want to join the intermediate (planing) windsurf sessions.

advanced windsurfing
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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.

windsurfing kit
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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.

Hot Shots windsurfing

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

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.

The clinic is held at one of our best windsurfing locations, Cosmos Beachclub in Vassiliki, Greece and will be taking place on 26 June 2022 for one week.

Sam Ross windsurf clinic

Sam Ross windsurf clinics

Join us for a series of windsurfing and wind foiling 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 is available for a supplement.  We're still working on next years dates, check back for more details.

windsurf foiling in Greece with Neilson Active Holidays

Windsurf Foiling

If you can already windsurf to a high level, then join us at Levante Beach Beachclub on the Greek island of Rhodes 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, and gives you the skills required to help you make your first foiling flights. 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 £200 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 £245 per person. The minimum age is 16 years.

wing foiling

Wing Foiling

This fab new sport is a hybrid, a mix, a coming together of new technologies and possibilities from its sibling sports or windsurfing, surf foiling and kiting. 

In simple terms, you hold the wing in your hands above your head much like a sail, and then first kneel before standing and pump the board onto the ‘plane’ or foil. Once you’re up, you're away and you can use the wing, the swell, a wave, or your own pumping effort to continue across, up and downwind.

Available at Cosmos Beachclub in Vassiliki, we have two courses available so you can have a go at winging for yourself.
 

wing foiling with Neilson in Greece

Wing Foiling Courses


First flight: Provides a basic introduction to wing control and board control, an introduction to the kit and how to get up on the foil for the first time. Following this course, you will be able to control yourself on the water and have experienced the buzz of foiling.  The course runs for three hours with a maximum of four students and can be pre-booked for £89 per person.



Sustained flight: Once you have completed your first flight course, you can join the sustained flight foiling course. You’ll learn how to become self-reliant launching and landing. Master controlling the wing, kneeling and gaining momentum to stand, standing and rising on and off the foil, controlling ride height and looking at gybes. The course runs for a total of 12 hours across two days with a maximum of two students and can be pre-booked for £200 per person. 



Both courses can be booked together, running for a total of 15 hours across two and a half days for £245 per person. The minimum age is 16 years.

Once you have completed either of the above courses you are able to use the equipment for free, subject to availability as our courses will take priority.

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 Beachclub in Greece and Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia. 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, 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 Beachclub in Greece and Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia. 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, 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 £619pp
New for Summer 2022
View from one of the bars

Levante Beach Beachclub

Rhodes,
 Greece

From £899pp
the beach

Baia dei Mori Beachclub

Budoni,
 Sardinia

From £699pp
one of the three pools.

Mar Menor Beachclub

Los Urrutias,
 Spain

The beach at Vounaki Beachclub

Vounaki Beachclub

Paleros,
 Greece

From £809pp
Early mornings on the beach

Messini Beachclub

Analipsi,
 Greece

From £769pp
the hotel and pool area

Buca Beachclub (adult only)

Analipsi,
 Greece

From £979pp
view of main 50m pool and sailing area

Alana Beachclub

Paklenica,
 Croatia

From £769pp
New for Winter 2021/22
Accommodation and swimming pool

La Pared

La Pared,
 Fuerteventura