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Windsurfing Tuition

Whether you’re a tentative beginner stepping onto a board for the first time, or you’ve got your sights set on mastering the infamous carve gybe - then rest assured we’ve got all the kit and all the tuition you’ll ever need. Our expert team of Royal Yachting Association (RYA) instructors will be on hand, all week to help you in any way they can.

Windsurfing tuition is included in the cost of your holiday. You can dip in and out during your week (depending on your energy levels!) and there's no need to pre-book tuition or courses. Just sign up to the sessions when you arrive at our clubs.
At a glance
  • Free RYA Start Windsurfing course
  • Free RYA Level 2 Windsurfing course
  • Free RYA Level 3 Planing Windsurfing course
  • Free Level 4 Advanced Windsurf tuition
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  • Free: WindFoiling Tasters!
  • Our own British Instructors
  • Groups size 6:1 instructor
  • Ocean Elements Fast Forward coaching

RYA Level 1 ‘Start Windsurfing’ course

  • Free and Inclusive: Vassiliki; Pelion; Porto Heli
  • For Kos: courses are not free, but we do include daily tuition
  • RYA Start Windsurfing course: Runs over 4 days
  • Ocean Elements ‘Fast Forward’ Learning groups
  • Small group sizes: (6 pupils)
  • Ability after the course: Able to sail in light winds

If you’ve never set foot on a windsurf board before, this course will teach you the basics. It’s is a very fun and practical course with most of it enjoyed on-the-water, so expect lots of windsurfing in fair conditions. By the end of it, you’ll have learned how to sail confidently around a triangular course and shared some great times on the water with fellow guests. We'll also cover rigging, launching and recovery.

This course is run in smaller group sizes and follows the Ocean Elements Fast Forward coaching technique. At the end of your week, you’ll have earned a new and Internationally recognised RYA windsurfing qualification. For ages 14+. Under 13's will join our free kid's club (5 days) with watersports tasters. 8-13's can join our Youth Squad.

RYA Level 2 ‘Non Planing’ course

  • Free and Inclusive: Vassiliki; Pelion; Porto Heli
  • For Kos: courses are not free, but we do include daily tuition
  • RYA ‘Non-Planing’ Windsurfing course: Runs over 4 days
  • Ocean Elements ‘Fast Forward’ Learning groups
  • Small group sizes: (6 pupils)
  • Ability after the course: Confident sailor - getting you ready for BLAST control.

If you’re ready to move up a gear, Level 2 is an exciting course which prepares you for the excitement of PLANING your board, (blast control) which is taught in Level 3. Run by our own team of expert RYA instructors, they will ensure you go home a more confident windsurfer, able to sail on all points in stronger winds, using beachstarts with faster tacking and gybing. You'll also have earned yourself a new and Internationally recognised RYA windsurfing qualification to boast about!

We’ll cover new techniques such as the foot-strap and harness work to get you ready for the excitement of blast control and planing. Beachstarts and gybing are taught within this course if time allows. For ages 14+. Under 13's will join our free kid's club (5 days) with sailing and windsurfing tasters. 8-13's can join our Youth Squad.

 

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RYA Level 3 ‘Planing’ course

  • Free and Inclusive: Vassiliki; Pelion*
  • For Kos: courses are not free, but we do include daily tuition
  • For Porto Heli: this course is not available
  • RYA ‘Planing’ Windsurfing course: Runs over 4 days
  • Ocean Elements ‘Fast Forward’ Learning groups
  • Small group sizes: (6 pupils)
  • Ability after the course: A confident stronger wind sailor, using faster tacks, the harness and foot straps for PLANING!

Level 3 is where the real fun begins! You’ve experienced Level 2 and getting used to the footstraps so now it’s time to start building on your skills to get the board PLANING! You’ll be sailing on all points in stronger winds and working on beachstarts, faster tacks, using the harness and getting into the footstraps for planing. As you progress through this level, you’ll also have a session carve gybes.

By the end of the week, you'll also have earned yourself a new and Internationally recognised RYA windsurfing qualification. For ages 14+. Under 13's will join our free kid's club (5 days) with sailing and windsurfing tasters. 8-13's can join our Youth Squad.

*Included at Hotel Leda subject to participant numbers and availability

 

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RYA Level 4 ‘Advanced Windsurfing’

  • Free and Inclusive: Surf Hotel, Vassiliki
  • Paid for: Akti Beach & Palace, Kos
  • For Porto Heli & Pelion: this course is not available
  • RYA Level 4 course - 4hrs (2 days)
    Advanced Carving
    Waterstarts
    Bump & Jump & more
  • RYA WindFoiling: Free Taster lesson

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 sailor with a daily racing programme and foiling Vassiliki & Kos.

 

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Try Foiling

  • FREE: ‘Intro to Foiling’ taster (1-1.5 hr)
  • First Flight’ course (£99) 3-4 hrs
  • Sustained Flight’ course (£299) 16 hrs
  • Available: Vassiliki & Kos
  • For ages 14+ good intermediate
  • How to Book: See below

We offer a FREE ‘Intro to Foiling’ taster session for intermediate sailors in Vassiliki & Kos. It’s run by our own RYA WindFoiling instructors, designed to help you understand the basics and have a taster session on one of these flying machines.

We also offer the RYA ‘First Flight’ course and ‘Sustained Flight’ course, a more in-depth 16-hour course - generally run over two full days.

If you’re a competent Intermediate Planing windsurfer, our guys will have you grinning from ear to ear. It’s an experience you won’t forget, and we will make it easy and safe for you to learn, using support RIB boats and bluetooth radios to communicate with your instructor in the RIB nearby.

How to book:
Book your First Flight and Sustained Flight courses before you depart (recommended) or you can book on arrival, but we recommend registering an interest before departure using your ‘My Holiday’ portal. Free taster lessons are only bookable on arrival and availability is very good. All courses will run dependent on conditions.

 

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Private Tuition

Our holidays include daily tuition for beginners and intermediates. However, you may prefer some extra, more focused tuition, either as a ‘one-on-one or ‘one-on-two’ session to compliment you free lessons or one of our full RYA courses.

‘Privates’, as we call them, will help you focus on a specific technique or skill and are very valuable when coupled with lots of time on the water to practice what you’ve learnt. Privates are available as a paid-for extra in resort and they start at £34 per hour with support boat cover.

The very best Instructors

Our friendly team of British instructors are all fully qualified RYA (Royal Yachting Association) professionals. We pick them for their friendly and outgoing natures and because (like us) they have sea air in their blood!

You can trust them to look after you, they are experts at teaching all standards to sail (not just the beginners). They’ll be on hand all day to help rig and launch boats for free-sailors, teach our daily lessons and give advice, tips and guidance - whether you are in a lesson or not!

Why our guests love group lessons

Our group lessons are so much fun, that’s why we offer a low guest price, to encourage you all to take part. You’ll meet new friends and enjoy learning things with other guests - giving you plenty to talk about in the bar afterwards!

Our lessons follow the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) syllabus and are grouped by ability. Our instructor/guest ratio is normally 1 to 6 and our safety standards are among the highest around. There’s no need to book a lesson before you travel, it’s all done at the Beach Club when you arrive, and availability is never an issue!

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