This lesson is a great introduction to this challenging water sport.
Windsurfing is a very recent sport, which originated in California United States, in the garage of two friends: Jim Drake, a sailor, and Hoyle Schweitzer, a surfer. Towards 1968, these friends combined the disciplines that they loved, sailing and surfing, in a hybrid sport that they patented under the name of Windsurfing. By 1970, their invention was already mass-produced. Since then the sport and its equipment has continued to evolve, allowing its practitioners to reach not only greater speeds, but also to perform pirouettes and jumps.
Upon arrival at the venue you will receive a detailed verbal introduction to this sport by a fully trained instructor qualified to national standards and be issued with a wetsuit. You will then be taken out on a number of different circuits to learn the basics and experience windsurfing at its best.
The exact duration and schedule of the lesson will vary by venue.
When can you go?
This experience is available Monday to Sunday, from April to October.
How long does this activity last?
This experience will last approximately four hours.
You need to know
The minimum age is 10 years. Under 18's will need accompanying by an adult.
Reasonable fitness is essential.
There are no qualifications required.
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Great Days Out up to the value stated.
You and how many others?
There will be other people there on the day.
Family and friends
Spectators are welcome to watch from the beach.
We can’t control the weather!
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions
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