How to learn windsurfing
For whom is the sport suitable?
For everyone who has fun with movement and action.
What do I need to learn windsurfing?
You are more than 6 years old, you can swim and you have fun in sports!
How can I learn windsurfing?
The quickest and most successful way you will learn windsurfing is with a educated windsurf instructor. Search a Windsurf school of your choice, and register yourself for a windsurf beginner course.
Is windsufing difficult?
No, if your choos the right spot, material and a good windsurfing instructor! And if you also bring your own ambition and will, then it’s easy to learn windsurfing.
Is windsurfing dangerous?
No, windsurfing isn’t dangerous. During your course you will deal with the possible dangers, and you will learn what to do in emergency situations. Windsurfing is one of the sports with the less injuries.
How much does it cost to learn windsurfing?
In a Planet Allsports center, the prebooked beginner course 10 hours incl. material costs 180 Euro.
Where can I learn windsurfing?
Best in a VDWS tested watersportschool worldwide, its spot is suitable for windsurf beginners.
Which spots are suitable for windsurf beginners?
(“Spots” means the area for surfers in a travel destination). Most suitable spots with flatwater, with not many waves, without Shore Break (“Shore break” means when the waves break right on the shore, and the entry is made difficult! Choose a spot that offers windsurf beginner material.
How long does a windsurf beginner course take?
A windsurf beginner course takes in depence of the group size between 6 and 10 hours.
How quickly can I learn windsurfing?
The first success you will see after a few hours. After finishing the beginner course you will have the skills to drive straight independently, to turn, to drive back to the starting point, and to move you safety on the water.
How can I recognize a good windsurf school?
We recommend you to learn windsurfing in a VDWS licenced school, because the teaching standards and Instructors are all the time on the best level. All VDWS schools are visible by flags and sign on the centers. In VDWS schools you have the possiblity to get your own international VDWS licence. With this licence, you can rent windsurfmaterial everywhere in the world. On most surfcenters you can only rent material, if you own a VDWS licence.
Can I learn windsurfing in a group or alone?
How you prefere! If you learn it in a group you will have more fun of course and it will be a bit cheaper.
What is the training for a windsurf course?
After a short theoretical introduction on the beach, about the material, weather, water and wind, you can go directly on the water! There you will learn to drive straight and to turn. Later on you will learn to control, turn, jibe, beachstart and to drive with a harness
What do I need, what should I bring with me?
Swimwear is sufficient, wetsuit and surfshoes for protection against cold and injury, you will get from the surfcenter.
What kind of surf material do I need?
It’s very important to use beginner surf material, it means special boards for beginners which are particularly stable, and light sails, to learn the tecnique easy with little power as possible. The right material you will get provided during your course!
Can I surf alone after the course?
Yes, but in some schools you will need a windsurfing licence.
Do I get a Windsurf licence after the course?
You have the possibility to get a windsurf licence after finishing the course. You have to complete a short theory and practical test.
Do I have to be a member in a windsurfclub?
No, to join a windsurf course or to rent windsurf material you don’t have to be member in a club.
Should I buy my own surf equipment after the course?
No, you don’t need your own equipment, you rent the windsurf material on each windsurf center worldwide. Often they offer also special beginner material to rent!
Can I rent material after the course?
Yes of course, you can rent special beginner material!
How much is a material rental?
If you rent beginner material on a Planet Allsports center it costs 155 Euro for one week! Please check the Planet Allsport price list!