Windsurfing schools: learn how to rig a sail, and master the art of sailing

Do you want to learn how to windsurf? Discover your nearest windsurf school, and enroll in your first windsurfing lessons.

Windsurfing is not like surfing. The goal of surfing is to catch and ride waves. Although the wind makes waves, surfers don't usually rely on the breeze to practice their sport. You can easily learn how to surf by yourself.

Windsurfing is a bit more complex. You have to learn how to rig a sail; you will need to comprehend the fundamental behavior of the wind, and the basics of sailing. Windsurfing is accessible to everyone, but there's nothing like learning with certified instructors.

The sport of windsurfing has a few advantages over surfing. You can sail a windsurfer on almost all water bodies - oceans, lakes, estuaries, rivers, bays, lagoons, etc. - as a long as there's enough wind.

So, if you're looking forward to embrace windsurfing, locate your nearest windsurf school and enroll in the beginners' course. You will be sailing by yourself in a matter of days.

ARGENTINA
Napra Club (Puerto Madryn)
La Tribu Del Viento (San Isidro)
El Molino (San Isidro)

AUSTRALIA
2nd Wind Sailboards (Perth)
The Zu Boardsports (St Kilda)
Werner's Hot Spot (Lancelin)
Windforce (Perth)

BELGIUM
Absolut Surfclub (Oudenaarde)
Absolut Windsurf (Oudenaarde)
Surf & Kite Promotions (Mechelen)
Surf-In (Gent)

BONAIRE
Bonaire Windsurf Place (Kralendijk)

BRAZIL
Escola De Vela Rajada (Guarapari, Vila Velha)
Fortaleza Windclub (Fortaleza)
Katanka (Brasilia)
Loop Windsurfing (Vitória)
MGW Brasil (Búzios)
Raia 1 (Porto Alegre)
UPWind (Araruama)

CAMBODIA
Hurricane Windsurfing (Sihanoukville)

CANADA
APVM (Montreal)
Locarno Sailing Club (Vancouver)
Toronto Windsurfing Club (Toronto)

CHILE
El Empopado (Valparaiso)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Vela Cabarete (Cabarete)

EGYPT
Fun Kite Safaga (Red Sea)

FINLAND
Rautio Sports (Kalajoki)
Surfkeskus Yyteri (Pori)

FRANCE
CNPA Ile De Re (La Flotte)
Naussac Attitude (Base Nautique Du Lac Naussac)
Wave School (La Tranche sur Mer)
Windsurf Park (Base Nautique Du Ponant)

GERMANY
Südkap Surfing Surfschule (Sylt)
Surfers Spirit (Munich)
Wassersport Schwedeneck (Schwedeneck)

GREECE
Flisvos Sportclub Naxos (Naxos)
Force 7 (Paros)
Karavi Schinias (Marathon)
Meltemi Watersports (Cyclades)
Moraitis Sports Center (Schinias)
Rhodes Windsurfing Academy (Rhodes)
Surfers Paradise (Rhodes)
Wind Therapy (Athens)

HUNGARY
Holiday Sportcentrum (Balatongyörök)

ISRAEL
Freegull Sea Sports (Caesarea)

ITALY
Capo Mannu Windsurf School (Putzu Idu)
Centro Surf Monopoli (Monopoli)
Compagnia della Vela di Grosseto (Grosseto)
Europa Surf and Sail (Malcesine)
Frassanito Surf Point (Frassanito)
Il Clubino Del Mare (Palermo)
Impact (Bari)
La Darsena (Tronzano Lago Maggiore)
Maremoto Surf Center (Formia)
Portonovo Windsurf Band (Ancona)
Son of a Beach (Colico)
Surf Center Lido Blu (Torbole)
Windsurfing Club Messina (Messina)

MALAYSIA
Oxbold (Kuantan)

MEXICO
Solo Sports (Punta San Carlos)

NETHERLANDS
Beachclub Koers Zuid (Roermond)
Camping D'Hof (Giethoorn)
Euro Funcenter (Zevenhuizen)
Funsport Makkum (Makkum)
Funsport van Vliet Zoetermeer (Zoetermeer)
Pean (Friesland)
PZV de Wielen (Leeuwarden)
VWDTP (Haren)
Watersportcentrum 't Garijp (Goingarijp)
Watersportvereniging Amstelveen (Amstelveen)
Windsurfcenter Roermond (Roermond)
Windsurfclub Aalsmeer (Aalsmeer)
Zeilschool De Bird (Heeg)
Zeilschool De Kaag (Kaag)
Zeilschool De Lauwer (Lauwersoog)
Zeilschool De Morra (Hemelum)
Zeilschool De Vinkeveense Plassen (Vinkeveen)
Zeilschool en Surfschool Neptunus (Idskenhuizen)
Zeilschool Het Uitgeestermeer (Uitgeest)
Zeilschool Zuidlaardermeer (Midlaren)

NEW ZEALAND
Bucklands Beach Windsurf School (Auckland)

NORWAY
Asker Seilforening (Vettre)
Surfknut (Sandnes)
Tromsø Brettseiler Klubb (Tromso)

PHILIPINNES
Reef Riders Windsurfing Center (Boracay Island)

POLAND
BO Sport (Warsaw)
Fun Surf Szkola Wind & Kite (Chalupy)
Molo Surf (Jastarnia)
Surfpoint (Jastarnia)

PORTUGAL
Clube Naval De Santa Maria (Azores)
Meira Pro Center (Lagoa de Albufeira)
Riactiva (Costa Nova)
Windsurf Point (Lagos)

PUERTO RICO
Velauno (San Juan)

ROMANIA
Piccadilly Windsurfing Academy (Mamaia)

RUSSIA
Malina Sport (Krasnodar Krai)

SLOVENIA
Windsurfpoint (Koper)

SPAIN
Centro Nautico de Sotogrande (Sotogrande)
Club de Regatas Valmayor (Madrid)
Club de Windsurf Burriana (Borriana)
Club Náutico de Águilas (Águilas)
Escola Nautica de Pals (Girona)
Escuela de Vela Islantilla (Huelva)
Escuela de Vela Zaida (Cádiz)
Jaws School (Murcia)
Laduna (Tarifa)
Novojet Vela (Cádiz)
Oliva Surf (Valencia)
Surf Center Playa Sur (Tenerife)
Wet4Fun (Es Pujols, Ibiza)

SWEDEN

Dynamic Windsurfing Center (Stockholm, Ängelholm, Sundsvall, Piteå)
Fahléns Center (Varberg)
Gotlands Windsurfingskola (Gotland)
Lidingö Surfcenter (Stockholm)
Lommabuktens Vindsurfingklubb (Lomma)
Surfcenter Erstaviksbadet (Saltsjöbaden)
Surfers Paradise Varberg (Varberg)

SWITZERLAND
Boarderhouse (Berlingen)
Centre Nautique Universitaire (Lausanne)
Lac et Mer (Le Bouveret)
Windsurfing Urnersee (Flüelen)

THAILAND
Amara Wayersports (Chon Buri)
Choke-D (Pattaya)
Saard's Watersports Center (Koh Samui)

TURKEY
Alacati Surf Paradise Club (Cesme)
Istanbul Windsurf Center (Istanbul)
Tugba Watesport (Belek)
Wind Academy (Yalikavak)

UK & IRELAND
Baker Academy (Worthing)
Bray Lake Watersports (Berkshire)
Datchet Watersports (Berkshire)
East London Windsurfing School (Nazeing)
Fingal Sailing School (Dublin)
Newtownards Sailing Club (Newtownards)
Plas Menai (Caernarfon)
Quiver Windsurfing Centre (Dovercourt Bay)
Rusheen Bay Windsurfing (Galway)
The Official Test Centre (Portland)
UKSA (Isle of Wight)
Whitstable Yacht Club (Whitstable)
Windwise (Birdham)
X Train (West Wittering)

USA
101 Surf Sports (San Rafael, California)
ABK Boardsports (Altamonte Springs, Florida)
Ace Performer (Fort Myers, Florida)
Action Sports Maui (Kihei, Hawaii)
Amoka Windsports (Monclova, Ohio)
Big Winds (Hood River, Oregon)
Boardsports California (Alameda and San Mateo, California)
Brian's Windsurfing(Hood River, Oregon)
Cal Adventures (Berkeley, California)
Cal Sailing Club (Berkeley, California)
Calema Windsurfing & Watersports (Merritt Island, Florida)
Cape Cod Windsurfing (North Falmouth, Massachusetts)
Captain Kirk's (San Pedro, California)
Curtis Sport Connection (Hamburg, New York)
DelMarVa Board Sport Adventures (Rehoboth Beach, Delaware)
Delta Windsurf Co (Rio Vista, California)
Extreme Windsurfing (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
Fox Watersports (Buxton, North Carolina)
Floras Lake Windsurfing & Kiteboarding (Langlois)
H2 Windsurfing (Point Pleasant, New Jersey)
Hampton Watersports (Southampton, New York)
Hawaiian Island Surf & Sport (Kahului, Hawaii)
Hawaiian Watersports (Kailua, Hawaii)
Hood River Waterplay (Hood River, Oregon)
Hoofer Sailing Club (Madison, Wisconsin)
HST Windsurfing & Kitesurfing School (Kahului, Hawaii)
Island Style Sports (Sarasota, Florida)
Isthmus Sailboards (Waunakee, Wisconsin)
JRV Windsurfing (San Francisco and Sacramento, California)
Larson's Ski & Sport (Lakewood, Colorado)
Long Beach Windsurf Center (Long Beach, California)
Mariner Sails (Dallas, Texas)
Maui Sports Unlimited (Kahului, Hawaii)
Maui Windsurf Company (Kahului, Hawaii)
Naish Maui Pro Center (Kahului, Hawaii)
Ned Crossley's Windsurfing and Stand Up Paddle (Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York)
North Beach Windsurfing School (St Pete Beach, Florida)
Norwalk Sailing School (Norwalk, Connecticut)
Ocean Air Sports (Avon, North Carolina)
Pritchard Windsurfing (Maui, Hawaii)
RVWA-SIKO (Rio Vista, California)
Sailboards Miami (Key Biscayne, Florida)
Sailworld Cape Cod (Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts)
Second Wind Maui (Kahului, Hawaii)
Southport Rigging (Kenosha, Wisconsin)
SouthWest Windsports (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
St. Francis Yacht Club (San Francisco, California)
Therapeutic Winds (Mason City, Iowa)
Ultimate Watersports (Baltimore, Maryland)
Whitecap Windsurfing (Augusta, Georgia)
Wind Power (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)
Wind-NC (Avon, North Carolina)
Windsurf Deal (Rancho Palos Verdes, California)
Windsurf Inc. (South Padre Island, Texas)
Windsurf the Boatyard (South Padre Island, Texas)
Windsurfing Lessons Houston (Galveston Bay, Texas)
Worldwinds (Corpus Christi, Texas)

VIETNAM
Jibe's Beach Club (Phan Thiet)


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