Windsurf Practice 2018-04-07T10:56:42+00:00

Windsurfing Practice

Windsurf Practice

Lagoon Hire

Windsurf hire is available on Hove Lagoon.

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Sea Hire

Windsurfing hire on the sea is available as part of our Club set up

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Membership

Join the Club. Includes hire of all equipment, training clinics, socials and discounts.

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Improvers Clinc

Our Windsurfers Improvers Clinic is instructor lead and is aimed at windsurfers that have completed the RYA Start Windsurfing Course and are looking to improve their skills or preparing to get out on the sea.

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Sea Clinic

Instructor lead clinics aimed at windsurfers looking to go on the sea.

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Used Kit

Want your own windsurf kit? We sell our used windsurfing kit on a regular basis. A great value way to get hold of modern high quality equipment.

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Hove Lagoon

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Customer Reviews

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, and they were great with both kids and adults.
I enjoy my time there now that I have become a member,and can windsurf whenever I have some spare time.

mpw154

Hove lagoon is a great place to learn windsurfing because the water is so shallow. Being on the coast, the wind is pretty reliable. The team who work there are enthusiastic, friendly and helpful

Calum

Very good facilities and a very professional team that has a strong passion for watersports. Great fun and ideal conditions to learn watersports.

Pedro

Thank you so much!! I loved it today and am pestering my husband until he buys me the next course for my birthday. The instructor was so positive and encouraging, please pass on my thanks,

Charlotte

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Hove Lagoon so special for learning? 2018-02-18T16:52:46+00:00

Hove Lagoon is an old Victorian boating lake so has a solid bottom and is only waist deep. This means that any time you need to you can stand up. It is also right next to the sea so on those hot sunny days when there is little wind we can usually expect a sea breeze. Being next to the sea when people are ready we can move their learning away from the lagoon and on to the sea itself. The lagoon is in the middle of a public park so not only do you have the beach near by but you also have a kids play area and a skate park so anyone not taking part will have something to do. There is also an onsite licensed cafe for spectators and participants.

How many people will be on my course? 2018-02-03T14:48:40+00:00

There will be a maximum of 6 people in the group which is as stated by the RYA.

Do I get a qualification so can prove my ability if I want to hire on holiday? 2018-02-03T12:04:57+00:00

Lagoon Watersports is an RYA training centre so all the courses follow the RYA syllabus. Once you reach the required standard you will be able to take your certificate.

What happens if there is no wind? 2018-02-03T11:50:34+00:00

Due to the location of Hove Lagoon right by the sea it is unusual for there to be no wind at at all. If there is no wind there is always something to be learning before it does fill in. Likewise if it is extremely windy we can use smaller equipment and adapt the lesson accordingly.

I want to windsurf on the sea 2018-02-03T11:42:07+00:00

The aim of most people is to get out windsurfing on the sea, it is an amazing experience and definitely worth aiming for. Hove Lagoon is perfect for learning as it is waist deep so makes it less tiring when you fall off. Once your skills have reached a certain level we run courses to get you ready for sailing on the sea and we also run Sea Clinics which means you are on the sea with an instructor. There is a membership for sea sailors which will give you use of sea equipment and also safety cover at certain times of day. There are different options for sea sailing depending on your ability and how regularly you think will be able to get out.

I am not very strong, am I going to be able to lift the sail? 2018-02-03T11:21:49+00:00

To begin with everyone starts with a small sail, some are smaller than others. The more you practice the stronger you will get until you are able to work up to the larger sails. You will also need different sail sizes depending on the wind conditions but that will all be explained to you on your course.

What do we do with our bags when we are on the water? 2018-02-18T16:27:21+00:00

We have lockers that are free to use or if your bag does not fit in the locker we will look after it for you. Please do not bring massive suitcases as space is a little limited.

What if the weather is not great? 2018-02-15T15:38:05+00:00

It is very unusual for us to cancel due to bad weather. You will be getting wet so rain is not a problem and if you have people coming to watch they can watch from our cafe which looks out over the lagoon.

I am not a very good swimmer, will I be ok? 2018-02-18T10:04:30+00:00

Hove Lagoon is only waist deep so if you do fall off your board you will be able to stand up and then get back on your board. You will also be wearing a buoyancy aid for added confidence.

I don’t have a wetsuit, is this a problem? 2018-02-18T09:59:57+00:00

We have wetsuits in all shapes and sizes to suit everyone. You are very welcome to borrow one of these (no additional charge).

Changing Bookings 2018-01-26T13:42:54+00:00

Please click here for our full booking terms and conditions and ensure that you understand our cancellation policy.

Be aware rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

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

The reason for this is when you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking, we are therefore unable to offer that space to anyone else. We will have made commitments to staff for your booking and we may have turned away other bookings. Unfortunately we are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss. We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations as we are likely to incur costs.

Course Cancelation 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 and an excess of £25 per claim.

Our Advice

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

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