At a glance
- Free-sail our great kit all week
- Free 'Start Windsurfing' Lesson
- RYA Courses: (8-10hrs tuition) £69
- Great value at £6.90 per hour!
- The best RYA teaching standards
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All our resorts are loved by visiting windsurfers, whether total beginner or seasoned expert, for their consistent and reliable thermal winds. These naturally occurring phenomena are rare and very localised, but their existence is the main we pick our centres. This way, we can be sure to encourage faster learning and lots more enjoyable times on the water so you'll come back every year!
Next, we add our usual Ocean Elements formula of great kit, top-notch and the best RYA teaching standards around - with our 'Fast Forward' coaching technique - so you can get the most out of your windsurfing, whether you're stepping onto a board for the first time, learning blast control or mastering the infamous carve gybe. Rest assured, we have all the equipment and tuition you could ever need, even Windsurf Foiling - now that's something to try.
We include tuition for beginners with all our holidays using our own British team of RYA instructors. So, if you’ve never set foot on a boat or a board before, or you need a refresher, then do make use of our free ‘Start Windsurfing’ lesson and our ‘Start Sailing’ lesson (3 hrs) at the beginning of your holiday. Or join our free (shore based) ‘Refresher Windsurfing’ lessons.
After your lesson, you should be more than equipped with the skills to ‘free-sail’ our dinghies and windsurf kit all week, in calm conditions. All our equipment is free for you to use and our beach team are on hand (all week) to help you rig-up and get launched whenever you choose to go sailing. A support boat will always be on the water when you are sailing as your safety is of the utmost importance to us.
Our group lessons are a lot of fun. You’ll be meeting other great guests and benefitting from our ‘Fast-Forward’ coaching techniques to progress your sailing. You can book a full RYA course for a guest-special price of £69 for 8-10 hours tuition. Pretty good value at £6.90 an hour! Or try our private lessons from £34 per hour.
We offer all RYA course levels, 1 to 4, and they run in small groups with a maximum of 6 students to 1 instructor to quicken the learning curve. You can book a course when you arrive in resort, but we’d recommend you book before you travel to ensure availability.
In a bid to keep our holiday cost down and to give you more flexibility, RYA courses are now chargeable, rather than being ‘free-for-all’ and inclusive. We’ve kept their price low and our new approach will help us give a better service, from more planned and focused sessions.
Greece is the perfect place to enjoy windsurfing, the water is warm, the winds are perfect, and we love teaching our guests to sail and windsurf. It’s what we do best, and probably why 98% of clients rate our tuition as ‘Excellent’*.
So, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never even stood on a board before - or your goal is to learn to waterstart or carve gybe - we’ll teach you all of that; and give you the holiday of a lifetime to boot!
Warm, clear waters and reliable thermal winds... what's not to love?
*Source: 2017 and 2018 customer feedback surveys. 3256 customers in 2018
All our Beach Clubs offer warm waters and reliable thermal winds for windsurfing and every day in paradise starts the same; expect a gentle morning breeze, (great for beginners and families), before the thermal wind steadily builds after lunch - like clockwork each day - to offer exciting sailing for intermediates and experts.
Our guests return every year for our more personal ‘small-centre approach’, our fun staff and the fact we have all the latest gear and tuition you’ll ever need.
Beginners and Intermediates (Level 2 standard) will enjoy all our centres, everyone is perfectly suited to you with perfect conditions. If you’re an Intermediate Level 3 or Advanced then you might like our Specialist Windsurf Centre, the Surf Hotel in Vassiliki and Akti Beach in Kos. Also, try Hotel Leda in Horto-Pelion for great wind conditions.
If you can already sail, there's no need to join a lesson (unless you want to), simply choose a board, select a sail, let the beach team know and head out into our sailing area. Our water sports centre is open each day from 9.30am until the last guest comes off the water and it’ll remain open over lunch, so you can sail non-stop if you want to!
You will be able to 'free sail' any of our boards and even try the latest performance boards for no extra charge. Our expert instructors are on hand to impart some of their knowledge and advice whether you’re in a lesson or just free-sailing. They’re always on the beach, and on hand to help you rig-up, de-rig, get launched and get back in.
You’ll find all the kit you could ever need in our well-stocked centres. All our Beach Clubs have a full range of kit, for all levels up to advanced and it has been selected to suit the local conditions.
We use leading brands like Starboard, Tushingham and Severne and have all types of board from super-stable beginner boards, easy going free-ride boards, to high-performance race, freestyle and wave boards, which are very current. Just bring your board shorts and a rash vest. We’ll supply the rest.
We can offer you the exciting chance to learn to foil this summer at our Surf Hotel Beach Club in Vassiliki and our Akti Beach and Akti Palace beach Clubs in Kos. If you’re a competent intermediate, able to blast in foot straps and you want to experience this incredible ‘new-wave of windsurfing’ then join our very experienced foiling instructors and learn to foil with us. It’s an experience you won’t forget, and our foiling team will make it easy and safe for you to learn.
We offer a free ‘Intro to Foiling’ course which is a shore-based course run by our own RYA foiling instructor, to help you understand the basics and learn to rig and set up the kit.
All our centres offer idyllic conditions for kids to learn to sail and windsurf. From the age of 14, they can join our (free) adult ‘Start Windsurfing’ lesson and free-sail our kit all week. Kids age 4-13 will enjoy our free Kids Clubs which offer sailing and windsurfing tasters with other water sports and land-based activities.
If you want more dedicated coaching for your budding young sailors, they’ll excel in our RYA Youth Squad, (8-13yrs), where they’ll be windsurfing and sailing with other youngsters each day. A supplement applies.
Your children don’t have to join a club to go sailing. Under 13’s can head out with a competent parent or guardian. We use super-stable boards with lightweight rigs and smaller, more manageable sails. Our expert instructors are great with kids and will ensure that conditions are just right for maximum fun and learning so they have the best experience possible.
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