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Windsurfing Intermediate ‘Planing’

This is when windsurfing starts to really get exciting! If you’re comfortable with windsurfing in light-to-medium winds and you’re looking to develop your windsurfing and the ultimate thrill of PLANING on your board - then you’re going to get a lot out of an Ocean Elements holiday!

A daily programme of Intermediate windsurf tuition is included on all our holidays, for those that want it. And of course, 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.

Try our RYA Level 3 course for even more focussed tuition, which is a ‘follow-on’ from Intermediate Non Planing'. It aims to progress your skills further and prepare you for the thrill of blast control. Using our ‘Fast Forward’ coaching techniques, this course is a guaranteed smile-maker!

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The essentials

  • Free daily Windsurfing (all levels)
  • Where: All Centres 
  • RYA Level 3 Course: (8-10hrs tuition) £79 
  • The ultimate thrill of PLANING your board!
  • A guaranteed smile-maker! 
  • 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 Intermediate 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 and help you develop existing skills like using footstraps, the harness, faster tacks and gybes and even your first carve gybes. As an Intermediate sailor, we’ll help you get ready for Blasting control. Planing your board 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 3 qualification. From only £79 for 10 hours of tuition they’re great value at only £7.90 an hour!

RYA Level 3 ‘Intermediate Planing’ course

  • RYA Level 3 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 on all points in stronger winds using faster tacks, the harness and foot straps for PLANING!

If you’ve done about two weeks of windsurfing before and you would like some more focussed tuition during your week, (to add to our daily programme of free tuition), then our Level 3 ‘Planing’ 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 we’ll have you grinning from ear to ear as you master techniques for getting your board to plane!

It’s a very practical course and by the end of it you'll be able to sail on all points in stronger winds using beachstarts, faster tacks and the harness, giving you a true feeling of just how exhilarating this sport can be. A memory you will never forget! For ages 14+. The 8-13’s can try our excellent Youth Squad for the same level of tuition.

What’s the course like?

Our Level 3 course introduces windsurfing at one of the sports’ most exciting times. It’s when we get you PLANING your board: the ultimate goal for any self-confessed windsurfer! With the right kit, expert tuition, and the right conditions, (which we see every afternoon at most centres), it’s not as hard as you might think to get planing. 

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 afternoons when the breeze builds, often after our free daily sessions have ended, so you can make use of both sessions. Most of the course is out on the water and your instructor and a support boat is always close by. After your course, you’ll have earned your RYA Level 3 ‘Planing Windsurfing’ certificate and be grinning happily from ear to ear!

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Where’s best for Intermediates?

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.

Getting ready for blasting control and learning to plane your board has never been easier with the latest generation of kit and the RIGHT tuition with reliable wind conditions; which is why we are so successful in teaching our guests and developing their PLANING skills! We know that you'll absolutely love the experience, and you’ll be grinning from ear to ear!

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.

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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 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!

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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