Windsurf Improvers Course

Windsurf Improvers Course

Move your windsurfing to the next level and get control of the board and sail with the Windsurf Improvers Course. The course is aimed at those that can get up windsurfing and move along but have yet to master basic turns and staying upwind.

You will learn all these fundamental windsurfing techniques from one of our experienced and friendly RYA instructors. The course takes place in the shallow and sheltered waters of Hove Lagoon, which is an ideal learning environment for those new to windsurfing.

You will :

  • Improve your all round windsurfing skills.
  • You will be windsurfing with a degree of control and confidence.
  • Learn to windsurf upwind.
  • Improve your turns.
  • Improve your stance.
  • Have fun.

We provide :

  • All equipment, including wetsuit, board, sail and buoyancy aids.
  • Full instruction and training from an RYA trained instructor.
  • Clubhouse with hot showers, changing rooms, lockers and a great cafe.
  • Perfect learning environment of Hove Lagoon.
  • Two free practice sessions after the course.

Course Content Includes:

  • Master steering
  • Turn around both upwind (Tack) and down wind (Gybe)
  • Windsurf up wind and down wind

The course includes 1 x half days training plus two club practice sessions which include training and equipment hire.

More information:

Meet the windsurfers…Mike and Suzy

Learning to windsurf is not difficult – just challenging.

 

Well planned out, great instructors, great environment – will come back!

Jon Ewin

Just wanted to thank you all, especially Isaac for giving my husband the wonderful gift of Windsurfing, it seems he was born to do it and I can see so much positive change, happiness and Joy in him because of it. 

Michelle

Have just taken level 1 and 2 in Windsurfing after doing a taster in June.The instructors were all friendly and made every minute enjoyable,they were positive at all times and nothing was too much for them.

MPW154

This place is a real gem. I was given a voucher and booked it here as a present. It's such a friendly place. Everything is provided. Instructors are supportive, admin staff are super organised and they have a cafe with cake for when it's all over!! I'll definitely be back.

Croziec

Course objective:

At the end of the course you will be able to windsurf in light winds to a chosen point and return to where you started. Those that have reached a certain level of competency will receive the RYA Start Windsurfing certificate. This will enable you to hire windsurfing equipment at most RYA centres in light winds.

What is not included: Unless you have bought the Start Windsurfing RYA Package the log books and certificates are not included in the price and can be added for an additional £10.

Prerequisite:

You can get up and windsurf basically. Between 2 and 4 hours previous windsurfing experience. Non swimmers please advise us in advance.

Where:

Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX

Suitable for:

Complete beginners age 14+ (Under 14 please see kids section).

Availability:

Courses are run most weekends from April to the end of October. If you cannot find a date please contact us. Private Tuition is also available.

Booking:

Book online from the dates below or call 01273 42 48 42 option 2 or email us.

If you cannot find a date please contact us.

Booking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

Map / Directions
What to Bring
Water Quality
Cancellation Policy

Please aim to arrive at the centre 20 minutes before your session starts.

We have two centres in Brighton please make sure you head to the correct one. This activity takes place at Hove Lagoon, Kingsway, Hove, East Sussex BN3 4LX. You may find the Journey Planning web site useful.

Cycling : We have a cycle parking area, don’t forget your lock

Car Parking : We do not have our own car park. There is parking within 150m of Hove Lagoon on Wharf Road opposite Hove Lagoon. There is metered parking on the southside of the A259 Kingsway.

There are residential roads opposite the lagoon which have small residential parking restrictions on them, please check at time of parking.

Bus : Brighton and Hove Bus company : Route 1, 1A, 6

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This service travels along Church Road which is about 3 mins walk north of the seafront. Get off at the Wish Road or Brittany Court stops. This service runs from Brighton Station. If you arrive at Hove Station you need to walk directly south to Church Road where you can meet this service.

Coastliner 700 service. Stage Coach

Train : National Rail enquiries: 08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk

We recommend travelling to Portslade station (1 mile from us ) or Hove station (2 miles from us) Brighton station is 3 miles from us.

Coach

National Express run many routes to Brighton. Brighton coach station in near the pier which is about 3 miles from us.

What to bring

Swimwear: To wear under the wetsuit and buoyancy aid which are provided.

Towel: We have hot showers so you will need a towel to dry off at the end of the session.

Bag: To put your wet things in.

Other stuff: Suitable clothing for the weather on the day. Sunscreen, layers in case the wind gets up, anorak or waterproof jacket.

What not to bring

Valuables. We have free lockers in the changing rooms but better safe than sorry.

The water quality in Hove Lagoon is independently tested regularly during the summer season as part of the Brighton and Hove City Councils seafront beach water quality testing. Lagoon Watersports opened in 1994, since that date the water in Hove Lagoon has passed every test.

Independent water quality test results from 2017  testing

Total Colibacteria

Faecal Colibacteria

Faecal Enterococci

  • Natural algae growth occurs in the Lagoon. This algae can look unpleasant particularly when it blows to one corner of the Lagoon. It is harmless. It is NOT blue/green algae that fresh water lakes can suffer from.
  • Sometimes there is a smell. This smell is caused by the natural process of the algae.
  • Brighton and Hove City Council treat the water with an organic substance to help suppress the algae growth.
  • The water in the Lagoon is sea water rather than fresh water which prevents some common water quality issues that lakes suffer from.
  • The Lagoon is topped up with fresh seawater every few days.
  • The Lagoon is very shallow so the sun can penetrate to the bottom.
  • There is a high level of evaporation and leakage in the Lagoon.
  • The sea water that goes into the Lagoon meets all bathing test requirements.

Changing Bookings

When you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking. That means we are unable to offer that space to anyone else.

If you cancel that space we are likely to incur a loss.  We will have already made commitments to staff and we may have turned away other bookings. We are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss.

We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations. If we did not do this we would have to put up our prices for everyone.

Our cancellation policy applies in all circumstances including no shows, illness, relocation, transport failure and bereavement.

Course Cancellation Insurance
You can take out insurance to cover the cost of your course against cancellation through CancelSure. Guide cost is £12 for the first £100 of cover and then £6 per additional £100 of cover.

Our Advice

  • If you pay by credit card your cancellation may be covered by your credit card provider.
  • Consider taking out course cancellation insurance.
  • Your holiday insurance may cover you for course where you stay on our boats.

Please see our full Booking Terms and Conditions

Cancellation charges
You may cancel your course/event at any time. Written notification from the Lead Name in your group is required. Cancellation will only be accepted on payment of the cancellation charges as set out below. The following cancellation fees apply :

• More than 8 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit
• Less than 8 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event

At our discretion, we may allow a forfeited deposit to be used towards an alternative course/event run by us or the same course on an alternative date. In each case, such a booking will be at the price prevailing at the time of re-booking and subject to an admin charge of £25 for courses over £150 and £10 for courses under £150. In these circumstances we offer significant discounts on rebooking within 12 months.

The discount is based on how much notice was given for the booking cancellation and non discounted course rates:

• More than 4 weeks before course/event  –  90% discount on full brochure rates
• 2- 4 weeks before course/event – 75% discount on full brochure rates
• 13 days  – 72 hours before course/event –  50% discount on full brochure rates
• 72 hours or less  –  25% discount on full brochure rates

For example if you book a course worth £200 and need to change the date of that course:

4 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £20
2 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £50
3 days notice this will cost you an additional £100
24 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150

Postponement by us due to bad weather
On some occasions courses may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates, no refund will be available.

On some occasions group events may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates.
If you are unable or unwilling to accept these new dates then we will refund you the full cost of the course less 15%.

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  • All gift vouchers are valid for 24 months.
  • Gift vouchers can be purchased for any amount.
  • Gift vouchers are valid for all the activities that we offer.
  • Gift vouchers can either be emailed to you or directly to the recipient.

 

 

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Improvers Windsurf Course at Lagoon Watersports:

  • Modern lightweight kit, expert tuition and waist deep water makes Lagoon Watersports the best place to learn.
  • Master the basics of how to control and steer a windsurf board.
  • Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 6 people.
  • Run by highly experienced and friendly RYA instructors.
  • All specialised equipment is provided, including wetsuits.
  • Great club house with changing rooms, hot showers, lockers and licensed cafe.