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Advanced Windsurfing

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

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! Try our inclusive advanced lessons in Vassiliki or top up your skills with our inclusive clinics in Kos

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

  • Clinics for Advanced ( like Carve Gybe, Bump Jump, Waterstart)
  • Free Advanced lessons (on-the-water) in Vassiliki - 2 x 2hr lessons
  • Advanced clinics in Kos (onshore and in the water) - 4 x 1hr sessions
  • Organised daily races in all centres 
  • Dinghy cruising (longer distance sailing)
  • Free SailFoiling Tasters in Porto Heli, Vassiliki & Kos!
  • Ocean Elements ‘Fast Forward’ coaching
  • The best RYA teaching standards around
  • Lots of  great boats for you to sail

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 Intermediate to advanced clinics in Kos (3 or 4 sessions) and more in-depth Level 4 lessons in Vassiliki (2 days are free). 

In these two centres we will cover techniques like waterstarts and carve gybes to help you on your way. We also have daily racing and free WindFoiling taster sessions so you can sample this great new-wave of sailing; and a full RYA ‘First Flight’ course from only £99.

The Best Equipment

You’ll be able to use any of our boards all week, including free use of our pro-level boards from brands like Starboard and Severne. Simply let the beach team know and head out into our sailing area to enjoy some of the best windsurf conditions in the ‘Med! 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 windsurf non-stop if you want to! 

You’ll find all the kit and tuition you could ever need in our well-stocked centres, so just bring your board shorts and a rash vest. We’ll supply the rest. All our Beach Clubs have a full range of kit, for all levels up to advanced, specially selected to suit the local conditions. We’d recommend our Specialist Windsurfing Centre, the Surf Hotel in Vassiliki. But also check out Akti Beach in Kos and Hotel Leda in Horto-Pelion for great wind conditions!

RYA Level 4 ‘Advanced Windsurfing’

  • Free Advanced lessons (on-the-water) in Vassiliki - 2 x 2hr lessons
  • Free Advanced clinics in Kos (onshore & in water) - 4 x 1hr sessions
  • For Porto Heli & Pelion: advanced tuition is not available
  • Modules covered:
    Advanced Carving
    Bump & Jump & more
  • RYA WindFoiling: Free Taster lesson (all centres)

We deliver advanced tuition as separate, more focussed clinics to home in on specific skills. On arrival, we will take requests and listen to our Level 4 pupils to tailor a course to suit the group.

Our Level 4 course is a shorter but more focussed Ocean Elements course, which fast tracks to the gritty detail of skills like: advanced planing techniques, the waterstart and the 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. 

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 sailors with a daily programme of windsurf racing to get stuck into. We even include free WindFoiling tasters in Vassiliki and Kos.

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, Kos and Porto Heli 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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