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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’s an excellent activity to keep you focussed for the week and only £79. And you’ll go home with a new and Internationally recognised RYA qualification at the end of your stay. Not a bad addition to your suntan, and it’ll last you for life!

The essentials

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

 

Inclusive tuition

Windsurf tuition for Improvers is included on our holidays. You’ll be enjoying expert tuition from our Royal Yachting Association (RYA) instructors in warm, waist deep waters and reliable winds. As an Intermediate windsurfer our daily programme of free-and-inclusive lessons will take place in the middle of the morning or the early afternoon.

Lessons run for five days a week for 1 to 1.5 hours a session and they will teach you lots of great tips to keep you windsurfing and free-sailing our great boards with confidence. By the end of a week with us, then as an Improver - you should be able to sail on all points, in stronger winds

As well as our free daily lessons - you can top-up with an RYA course (Levels 1-4) to get even more focussed tuition, and to work towards a level of the RYA syllabus. From only £69 for 8-10 hours of tuition we reckon they’re pretty good value at only £6.90 an hour!

More on Tuition

 

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: at 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.

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. Our free Improver lessons take place in the mid-mornings or afternoon when the breeze gets up a bit. All our resorts follow a similar weather pattern.

The Surf Hotel in Vassiliki is our specialist windsurf centre and has the greatest range of kit. But all our centres are ideal for Improvers, 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!

 

  • 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 Holiday!

“The hotel is right on the beach and has its own sunbeds for guest use. The main reason for going was the sailing and we have nothing but praise for the Ocean Elements staff, right from airport pickup they were friendly and helpful. The watersports on offer were varied and whilst there was always someone there to assist - we never felt we pushed into anything. 

The intention was for my husband to attend the RYA Level 1 course and for me to sunbathe and read books. Once I saw the setup and felt the genuine enthusiasm of all the staff, I decided to have a go as well. I am a large lady with no previous experience but the staff never made me feel uncomfortable and were always encouraging and full of praise. 

Thanks in particular to Tom and Josh for getting me through my Level 1. We’ll definitely be back next year for level 2 !!”

Jan Pope, travelled as a couple

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