The windsurfing schools of the world

Windsurfing
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)

Bulgary

Extreme Surf School (Ravda)

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)
Meltemi Windsurf Rhodes (Ialysos)
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 Zelaand

Bucklands Beach Windsurf School (Auckland)

Norway

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

Philippines

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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The Summer Surf Gear Guide 2019