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Windsurfing Intermediate 'Non-Planing'

If you’ve done a little windsurfing before then you’re going to love our Beach Clubs! They’re all very well suited for intermediates, with warm water and reliable wind conditions to enable fast progression. In addition, you’ll be able to ‘free-sail’ our top-notch windsurf kit whenever you want. Simply choose a board, let the beach team know and head out into our sailing area.

Improver windsurf tuition is included on all our holidays, for those that want it. Whether you wish to make use of our complimentary Refresher sessions to help you get your sea legs back, or join our daily programme of free lessons.

If you would like some more in-depth tuition then try our RYA Level 2 ‘Intermediate’ course. It will give you a fun and rewarding focus for your week and is only £79 for 10 hours tuition. And you’ll go home with a new and Internationally recognised RYA qualification... Not a bad addition to your suntan, and it’ll last you for life!

All our Windsurf Courses

Our great Windsurf Kit

Windsurfing for Intermediate Planing

The essentials

  • Free daily Windsurfing (all levels)
  • Where: All Centres
  • RYA Level 2 Course: (8-10 hrs tuition) £79
  • Getting you ready for Blasting Control!
  • Ocean Elements ‘Fast Forward’ learning groups
  • Daily windsurf racing & regattas
  • 8-13’s: Try our RYA Youth Squad
  • The finest RYA teaching standards
  • Use our top-notch windsurf kit (all week)

Inclusive tuition

Windsurfing lessons are included in all our holidays, at all our centres. So join in with our daily programme of free-and-inclusive lessons for Improving windsurfers. They run for five days a week and are delivered by our very own Royal Yachting Association (RYA) instructors and they last for 1 to 1.5 hours a session. They’ll teach you lots of new skills to get you using the footstraps and using faster tacks and gybes. As an Improving sailor, by the end of your week, you should be able to sail on all points, in stronger winds.

Alongside our free daily lessons, you can also take an RYA course if you’re keen. It will give you more focussed tuition and you can work towards a level of the RYA syllabus and attain your RYA Level 2 or 3 qualification. From only £79 for 10 hours of tuition they’re great value at only £7.90 an hour!

RYA Level 2 ‘Intermediate Non-Planing’ course

  • RYA Level 2 course – £79
  • 8-10 hours tuition* over 2-4 days
  • That's equivalent to £7.90 per hr!
  • Available:All centres
  • Ocean Elements ‘Fast Forward’ Learning groups
  • Small group sizes: (6 students max)
  • Book before you depart or on arrival
  • Ability after the course: Able to sail in stronger winds using beach starts and faster tacking and gybing

If you would like some more focussed tuition during your week, (to add to our daily programme of free tuition), the Intermediate Level 2 course could be for you. These courses run in smaller group sizes and follow the Ocean Elements Fast Forward coaching technique. Afterwards, you’ll have earned a new RYA qualification and have certainly moved your skill-levels on a bit!

It’s a very practical course, very sociable when enjoyed in a group, and almost all of it is enjoyed on-the-water with lots of windsurfing in medium-wind conditions. By the end of it, you'll be a competent windsurfer and be able to sail on all points in stronger winds, using beachstarts and faster tacking and gybing. For ages 14+. Under 13's can join our free kid's club for sailing and windsurfing tasters. The 8-13’s can try our excellent Youth Squad for the same level of tuition.

What’s the course like?

Level 2 Windsurfing is a progressive course! We move the level along and get you used to sailing in stronger winds. New techniques such as the beachstart and harness work will get you ready for the excitement of blasting control and the ultimate feeling of PLANING which is taught in Level 3. In fact, if you’re staying for two weeks, then why not try your Level 3 as well?

Our instructors make it fun and enjoyable and we use our ‘Fast Forward’ coaching techniques with small group sizes (6 students) to quicken the learning. You’ll progress at your own pace and enjoy the satisfaction of learning more advanced techniques, early on.

We run the course in the mid-mornings or early afternoon, often after our free daily sessions have ended. Most of the course is out on the water and your instructor and a support boat is always close by. Our modern and up-to-date kit with super-stable boards make it easier to learn new moves. After your course, you’ll have earned your RYA Level 1 ‘Start Windsurfing’ certificate and be ready for the thrills of Level 3.


Where’s best for Improvers?

All our resorts offer the perfect conditions for improving windsurfers, where reliable winds and warm, waist deep waters (along with our free tuition!) help to quicken the learning curve.

Progressing has never been easier with our latest generation of wide and stable boards and lightweight rigs which help you with control when learning new moves.In all resorts, our free-and-inclusive Improver lessons take place in the mid-mornings or early afternoon when the breeze gets up a bit, for five days of your week. You'll learn lots of knew tips and you'll also meet lots of other windsurfing guests to share the experience with.

The Surf Hotel in Vassiliki is our Specialist Windsurf Centre and has the greatest range of kit. But all our centres are ideal for Improver windsurfers of all ages, including Nautica Bay in Porto Heli, and Akti Beach in Kos

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.


The very best RYA Instructors

Over the last ten years, we’ve taught thousands of guests to learn to windsurf and sail. 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!

What to wear and bring

  • Wear shorts you can get wet 
  • Wear a quick dry T-shirt or Rash Vest (can buy these locally from us)
  • Do wear sunglasses (can buy an elasticated band, locally from us)
  • Do wear plenty of sun cream
  • Some sailors wear a sun hat or cap for extra protection
  • No need for wetsuits - the water is very warm - even in May!
  • We supply buoyancy aids and helmets for kids

Top tip:
We sell sailing gloves, rash vests, quick dry T-Shirts, sunglasses bands at all our centres

Fantastic watersports holiday with Ocean Elements

“We were parents with 3 teenage boys. Ocean Elements gave us a great vacation. Mainly good training in windsurfing and sailing, plus some of the group did paddleboarding, canoeing etc. too. Staff were fantastically helpful - whoever does the OE hiring is doing a good job. We generally don't go to same places twice, but this was a great find and would consider it again.”

There is a wide range of wind strength throughout the day, so you can take it easy or stretch yourself.

Trip Advisor, 2 September 2018

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