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Advanced Windsurfing

If you're an advanced windsurfer, we've got a lot in store for you! Exciting thermal winds and all the latest gear and expert tuition you'll ever need, including free 'Try Foiling' taster sessions. Try our Specialist Windsurf Centre, Hotel Surf in Vassiliki and our Akti Beach in Kos for some of the best Windsurf conditions in Europe. Also, try our Hotel Leda in Pelion for some great blasting conditions.

Whether you're looking for tips on tricks and advanced moves like waterstarts and Carve Gybes - then whatever your goal, we've got you covered!

You will be able to 'free-sail' all our great windsurf kit all week. There's plenty to go around and we have the latest generation of boards and foiling boards to try.

All our Windsurf Courses

Our Windsurf Kit

Try Foiling - It's Free!

The essentials

  • The best Windsurf conditions in the Med’
  • Free  Windsurf Clinics - (Intermediate to Advanced)
  • Daily lessons cover Advanced techniques
  • Organised daily racing in all centres 
  • Complete Level 4 Course: (10 hrs tuition) £99 
  • Free WindFoiling tasters. Come and have a go!
  • Ocean Elements ‘Fast Forward’ coaching
  • 8-13’s: Try our RYA Youth Squad
  • All the latest boards for you to try

Windsurfing for Experts

If you’re an expert windsurfer looking for some of the best conditions in Europe or you want to master advanced techniques like the infamous carve gybe, waterstarts or perhaps try foiling for the first time; then we’ve got a lot to get excited about! We offer free daily lessons (Intermediate to advanced clinics) which cover techniques like waterstarts and carve gybes to help you on your way. We also have daily racing and free foiling taster sessions so you can sample this great new-wave of sailing; and a full RYA ‘First Flight’ course from only £99.

If you’d like some help, then our expert instructors are some of the best around and they’re always on hand to impart some free advice or help you achieve your goals. We would recommend our Complete ‘Level 4 course’ for 10-12 hours of focussed tuition, from only £99.

The Best Equipment

You’ll find all the kit and tuition 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 specially 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 and easy going free-ride boards, to high-performance race, freestyle and wave boards, which are all very current. Just bring your board shorts and a rash vest. We’ll supply the rest.

RYA Level 4 ‘Advanced Windsurfing’

  • Complete ‘Level 4 course’ - £99 (10-12 hrs)
  • RYA Level 4 Clinics - £99 (8-10 hrs)
    Carve Gybe
    Advanced Carving
    Bump & Jump & more
  • RYA WindFoiling: Free Taster lesson
  • Available: Vassiliki & Kos

Our Level 4 skills are delivered in separate clinics for more focus on a particular skill or a ‘Complete Level 4 course’ which is a special Ocean Elements course which combines several advanced modules together so pupils can understand a broader spectrum of skills. On arrival, we listen to our Level 4 pupils and create a course to suit the group, with your special requests of course! 

Our Complete Level 4 course is a special Ocean Elements course, which fast tracks you into the gritty detail of skills like: advanced planing techniques, the waterstart and infamous planing gybe. Other skills are taught such as bump and jump, (if time allows). This course will suit a competent intermediate who has done 3-4 weeks windsurfing and is planing in footstraps. If, after the course you wish to spend more time on an area, our Private lessons are ideal.

We often use video analysis and always have RIB boats to support our coaching with on-shore training simulators and the very latest boards and sails from this season.

All our centres offer great wind conditions for expert sailor with a daily racing programme and foiling Vassiliki & Kos. Level 4 is bookable before you depart or on arrival.

More on windsurf tuition

Where’s best for Advanced?

You’ll need a bit of breeze to plane your board, so although all our Beach Clubs offer ‘planing conditions’ it’s best to visit Surf hotel in Vassiliki, Akti Beach in Kos or Hotel Leda in Horto-Pelion.

  • Porto Heli: Force 3-4 (F1-2 morning)
  • Horto-Pelion: Force 3-5 (F1-2 morning)
  • Vassiliki: Force 3-7 (F1-2 morning)
  • Kos: Force 3-7 (F1-3 morning)

The Surf Hotel in Vassiliki is our Specialist Windsurf Centre and has all the best kit and tuition, including foiling boards. Akti Beach and Akti Palace in Kos also have good stocks of advanced kit (more than you should need) and foiling boards too. Hotel Leda in Horto Pelion is great for advanced conditions. It isn’t quite as well stocked for kit, but there’s still enough great boards for you to use.

Try Wind Foiling

Experience this new-wave in windsurfing as you fly your board over the surface of the water. We offer a free ‘Intro to Foiling’ taster session for intermediate + sailors in Vassiliki and Kos. It’s run by our own foiling instructors and designed to help you understand the basics and have a taster session on one of our flying machines.

If you’re a competent intermediate sailor, comfortable with blasting in footstraps - you will be ready to foil this summer. We also offer the RYA ‘First Flight’ course and ‘Sustained Flight’ course, a more in-depth course which is generally run over two days.

The very best RYA Instructors

Over the last ten years, we’ve taught thousands of guests to learn and progress their windsurfing and sailing. It’s our energetic, top-notch team of British RYA instructors that make it all so great! They run sociable learning groups using the Ocean Elements ‘Fast Forward’ learning principles. All our centres have the right conditions and kit to help you progress and we love teaching people to sail. Perhaps that’s why our instructors scored 98% ‘Excellent’ from our client surveys from 2018.

We pick our staff for their friendly and outgoing natures and they’re always on hand to help you rig up, get launched and teach you some tips - whether you’re in a lesson or not!

Where’s best for Experts?

All of our Beach Clubs offer ideal conditions for advanced sailors. The mornings are great for practising advanced techniques like spinnaker handling while the winds are calm. In all resorts, the afternoon's thermal winds will switch on like clockwork every day to offer a reliable breeze:

  • Porto Heli: Force 3-4 (F1-2 morning)
  • Horto-Pelion: Force 3-5 (F1-2 morning)
  • Vassiliki: Force 3-7 (F1-3 morning)
  • Kos: Force 3-7 (F1-3 morning)

If you’re looking for the best kit and tuition then we’d recommend our Specialist Sailing Centre, Nautica bay in Porto Heli, or the Surf Hotel in Vassiliki. But do check out Akti Beach in Kos and Hotel Leda in Horto-Pelion for some of the best wind conditions in Greece.


Fantastic Holiday!

“It was our families first time at Vassiliki but our fourth holiday with the Elements brand. As always they seem to get the active holiday formula just right. With a mix of great, smallish hotel venue which makes it easy to get to know other families, all inclusive activities with all the latest equipment, great breakfast to start your active day”

Trip Advisor, 4 September 2018

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