Windsurfing near Chepstow – ideal for beginners! These vouchers are for two people to have a half-day windsurfing lesson together at this renowned water sports venue near Chepstow.
Aimed at beginners with little or no windsurfing experience this Chepstow centre aims to build confidence and get you out on the water successfully standing up and windsurfing in a straight line across the water. It might involve a few falls on the way but it’s all good fun – and the instructors are all very patient.
Your lesson will take place on the lagoon at the National Diving and Activity Centre. It’s the ideal place for novices as winds are light. If they’re too strong you just won’t get your balance and it all becomes a bit frustrating. With gentle breezes you should be able to get up on the board and get going in no time.
The great thing about this Chepstow centre is that your session lasts for three hours. That gives you plenty of time for introductions to be shown around your sail and board rig to learn how to launch get on (and off) the board and start moving across the water. Then you’ll be able to practice what you’ve been taught.
By the end of the half day you will hopefully feel like you’ve learnt a lot. When you arrived you didn’t even know your boom from your balance point. And now look at you – smoothly gliding across the waters deftly handling the rig like you’ve been windsurfing a whole lot longer than just a few hours!
There’s no need to be a strong swimmer for these sessions. As long as you’re confident in water that’s great. You’ll also have a buoyancy aid that’ll help you float. All this makes windsurfing at Tidenham near Chepstow a great option for two of you to try a new watersport together. Get booked in before everyone gets wind of what’s happening at the National Diving Centre!
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Take your board and your sail and go windsurfing in Brighton! If you’ve ever fancied zipping along the surface of the water with just the wind to carry you these two beginner packages will certainly whet your appetite as a wannabe windsurfer.
Now you might think that being based just outside Brighton this windsurfing school would be offering lessons on the sea. In fact it’s pretty hard controlling the rig out on the open waves so these sessions take place at Hove Lagoon which has waist-height waters with light winds making it the perfect place for beginners.
If you’ve never even seen what the rig looks like close-up you might think the board seems very long (usually around two metres) and that the sail seems really bulky. But in fact this centre near Brighton has invested in some of the most up-to-date learner windsurf set-ups that are lightweight and surprisingly easy to manoeuvre – even if it takes all your concentration to just stand up!
Of course it’s not recommended to just hop on a windsurf board and launch yourself out so this is why specific courses with RYA accreditation (Royal Yachting Society) exist to make sure windsurfers are safe out on their own. Our taster session acts as a good introduction to the sport and gives you three hours of tuition and practice out on the lagoon. Teaching here in Brighton is excellent and the windsurfing instructors are very experienced (and patient too if you keep falling off!).
Those wanting to perhaps take up windsurfing as a hobby should definitely think about the Learn to Windsurf Course offered at Brighton. Two sessions lasting three hours each are normally taken over a weekend and after each lesson there is time for solo practice out on the lake.
On the taster you should be successfully travelling up and down the lagoon in a straight line with you feeling pretty at ease with your balance on the rig. At the end of the extended course you will know all about balance your set up going in a straight line turns up wind (tack) turns down wind (gybe) and be able to confidently sail to a chosen point – and back again. Those achieving this level of windsurfing by the end of the course in Brighton will be awarded the Start Windsurfing RYA certificate which means you will be able to hire equipment to go windsurfing by yourself in light wind conditions – a major achievement we think!
Whether you call it sailboarding boardsailing or windsurfing this is a sport that all ages can enjoy together out on the water. Our duo of packages allows you to have a go at windsurfing at Brighton’s finest inland lagoon that offers a safe friendly and well-equipped environment in which to turn yourself from a land lubber to windsurfing dude in just a few hours.
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