About us 2018-02-12T16:16:21+00:00

About Us

Lagoon Watersports

Lagoon Watersports is based around training. We aim to put our customers on the path to being confident water people. We believe the best way is by thorough training from qualified instructors, using the right equipment at suitable venues. We want our customers to have fun, learn to be safe and independent on the water. This takes training, some time and practice…we are here to help customers on this adventure.

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We love being on the water and will share our passion with you

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Featured on BBC TV & Radio, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 & Sky

Inspected

Inspected and assessed by RYA, BWSW, LOtC

Est 1994

Proud & happy to have been run by the same management since 1994

Some Numbers

70,000 +

Kids introduced to watersports

400 Clients

Largest Corporate Event

45

Peak Season Staff

350

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Frequently Asked Questions

Opening times 2018-10-01T13:08:42+00:00

April :

  • Wednesday – Friday (12 – 6pm)
  • Weekend (9am – 7pm)

May :

  • Monday – Friday (12 noon – 8pm or approx 1 hour before dark)
  • Weekend. (9am – 7pm)

June – end of August :

  • Monday – Friday (10am – 9pm or approx 1 hour before dark)
  • Weekend. (9am – 7pm)

September :

  • Monday – Friday (12am – 8pm or approx 1 hour before dark)
  • Weekend. (9am – 7pm)

October :

  • Wednesday – Sunday (12am – approx 1 hour before dark)
  • Weekend. (10am – 1 hour before dark)

Winter

  • Closed – with occasional variable opening. Please contact us to check. We advise customers not to join the club just for winter opening
Wakeboard Booking Rules 2018-04-15T11:16:49+00:00

We have the following rules to enable everyone to share the cable availability. If  you cannot find a wakeboard session to book please contact us and we will help you find a space.

1) Your membership entitles you to book up to 2 free wakeboard ride slots per day except Sundays which is 1 session.

2) You may only book up to 4 wakeboard ride sessions in advance.

3) Additional slots can be booked at a cost of £10 per session – these will be charged on arrival not at the time of booking.

4) Cancellations must be made by 10am on the day of your booked ses- sion – there will be no charge. If you do not show up for your session, the first time this happens we will turn a blind eye to it. After that you will not be able to use the cable until you pay £10 for the missed session.

5) You must book your ride sessions online

6) You may bring guests to wakeboard at a reduced mates rate fee of £10 per session. Max use three times per person.

7) Hire boards cost an extra £5 unless you have included them in your membership. If you have included hire boards in your memebrship and you later purchase a board there will be no refund.

8) There is no wakeboarding untill 2pm on Sundays as the model boat club have the use of that part of the Lagoon.

9) Wakeboard cable systems can and do go wrong and break. In the event of a technical failure we will prioritise rebooking your sessions but there will be no refunds

Sea 2018-03-29T12:38:19+00:00

Club members with suitable windsurfing or/and SUPing experience are able to hire equipment on the sea, within 2 miles of the Club, when the Club is offering safety cover.

Safety Cover times

From mid April : Weekends 1000–1800
May: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday  1700–1900. Weekends 1000-1800
June: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1300–2000. Weekends 1000–1800
July: Monday to Friday 1300–2000. Weekends 1000–1800
August: Monday to Friday 1300–2000 (1900 from mid August). Weekends 1000–1800
September: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1200–1800. Weekends 1000–1800
October: Weekends from 1000–1800

Unsupervised hire on the sea

Club members may also hire on the sea when we do not offer safety cover, with no restriction on the area as long as :

  • A member of our free Unsupervised Hire Club
  • Suitable ability
  • Aged 18+
  • Carry suitable safety equipment – a mobile phone in a waterproof case
  • Have Personal Accident Insurance for the activity.  We recommend Sports Cover Direct

More info

Discount for more than one child? 2018-02-23T08:34:38+00:00

If you are booking more than one child on to one of the courses or activity weeks you will receive a 10% discount for the second and any further children. This is also applicable when the early booking discount is running! If you are unable to get the discount to apply when booking online please give us a call. If you are booking more than 4 children again give us a call.

Meet new people 2018-04-15T11:21:02+00:00

The best way to meet new friends is come to our instructor lead clinics.

SUPing : Wednesday evening social paddle, fun racing, surfing and more.

Thursday evening is SUP race training. Ideal for this looking to paddle a little bit harder.

Sunday morning is Ladies SUP club and a mixed social paddle club.

Windsurf Improvers : Wednesday evening and Sunday mornings on the lagoon

Windsurf Sea : Sunday mornings

Wakeboarding : Thursday evening

All clubs can be booked online from links above.

Times may vary so please check the web site and please book in advance it really helps us make sure we have the right equipment and staffing for the session.

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.

Is standup paddleboarding suitable for children? 2018-02-18T11:21:58+00:00

Yes they love it. At Lagoon Watersports we have shorter paddles for little people and as Hove Lagoon is only waist deep it is very easy for them to enjoy it.

I have my own board but want to paddle with other people. 2018-02-16T11:34:20+00:00

If you have your own board you are welcome to bring it to one of the instructor lead clinics. There are training sessions and social sessions depending on your ability and what you want to get out of the session whether it be the ladies session on a Sunday morning, the race training session or the more intermediate session. If you bring your board the price will be £5. These sessions are quite sociable so you will get to meet other like minded people to carry on paddling with or to go in to the bar or cafe afterwards.

Do you do wakeboarding behind a boat? 2018-02-16T11:28:08+00:00

No we do not as it is not often that the sea is flat enough. We have 3 System 2.0 cables in shallow and sheltered waters of Hove Lagoon. As it is a 2.0 system it means only one person at a time rides and if they come off the handle comes straight back to them so there is no waiting in the water. For beginners it is perfect as you can hear the instructions, are able to stand up if need be and do not have the challenge of waves. There are also various features in the water like the step up or box to keep advanced riders amused.

Some of the group are wary of water and may not want to take part 2018-02-15T16:10:32+00:00

Hove Lagoon is only waist deep so what ever activity you are doing they will be able to stand up. If anyone cannot swim just let us know and we will keep an extra eye. Everyone that goes on the water, including instructors, has to wear a buoyancy aid or impact vest. If someone really does not want to take part that is fine. They can be on the side watching and encouraging, maybe offering advice if you are building rafts and they can be the first to the cafe to order the coffees or beers.

What do I wear for SUP Yoga? 2018-02-15T15:28:12+00:00

Most people tend to wear fitness clothes so that it is easier to move and bring a change of clothes in case they fall in. However, it is perfectly acceptable to wear a wetsuit if you prefer. If you do not have your own that is not a problem as you are welcome to use one of ours (included in price).

How to book sessions 2018-03-29T12:41:58+00:00

Just book online from our web site and all the sessions your membership entitles you to will be free.

If you are booking courses your membership discount will be applied.

Staying in touch 2018-03-29T12:43:06+00:00

During the season we send out a news letter about once a fortnight.

The best way to stay up to date is to follow us on Facebook.

If you do not use Facebook please see our news feed

 

Instructor lead clubs 2018-04-13T16:42:25+00:00

Free to Club members.

SUPing : Wednesday evening social paddle, fun racing, surfing and more.

Thursday evening is SUP race training. Ideal for this looking to paddle a little bit harder.

Sunday morning is Ladies SUP club and a mixed social paddle club.

Windsurf Improvers : Wednesday evening and Sunday mornings on the lagoon

Windsurf Sea : Sunday mornings

Wakeboarding : Thursday evening

All clubs can be booked online from links above.

Times may vary so please check the web site and please book in advance it really helps us make sure we have the right equipment and staffing for the session.

One of the girls on our hen party is pregnant, can she take part? 2018-02-13T15:31:46+00:00

If you are doing the raft build and race or stand up paddleboarding and she is keen to take part she is very welcome to do so but it is at her own risk. If you are doing wakeboarding it might be best if she spectated. If she is not sure I would suggest that you let us know that there is possibly one more who might take part and we can always add her at the last minute.

What happens if the weather is not good 2018-02-15T15:33:28+00:00

Although we have a plan for the week we do vary it where necessary to account for the weather. We will keep them entertained and having fun whatever the weather but will obviously keep in mind their safety.

Will my child receive a qualification at the end of the week 2018-02-13T14:21:28+00:00

They will be taught the basics of all the sports that they try but as they are trying so many activities they will not get to a level where they can be signed off in any particular one. If your child gets to the end of the week and is keen to continue with one particular sport we can speak to the instructor to decide what is the best course for them to continue. The Teen Activity Week is the perfect way for them to try everything and have fun.

Inherent risks 2018-02-17T09:33:59+00:00

We have taken all reasonable steps to provide your child with the level of care and assurances of safety appropriate to the activities they will undertake. However, you should be aware that certain inherent risks remain which are integral to the activity and which cannot be eliminated without destroying their unique character. Such risks can lead to feelings of discomfort, fear and apprehension and in some very rare cases, injury.

Parent briefings 2018-02-18T11:13:35+00:00

The kids courses which run during the school holidays start with a short parent briefing. Please take the time to attend this briefing as it will explain how the course works and other information we feel you should know.

Lost Property 2018-02-13T13:56:01+00:00

We tend to acquire a lot of lost property which can be difficult to identify when it is wet. Please can you ensure where possible everything is named and that your child takes everything home at the end of the day. If anything does get mislaid please advise us as soon as possible so that we can trace it whilst it is at the top of the pile.

Which days are at Brighton Marina and which at Hove Lagoon 2018-02-13T13:53:18+00:00

For a normal Teen Activity Week they will be at Hove Lagoon Monday to Wednesday and at Brighton Marina Thursday and Friday. This can sometimes change due to weather or operational requirements but we would advise you as far in advance as possible.

Discounts on training 2018-03-29T12:45:45+00:00

Discount on many adult courses at Hove Lagoon

Beach Club SUP members : Save 45%

Beach Club Wake members : Save 65%

Beach Club Pro members : Save 75%

Kids : Save 10%

All the wakeboarding sessions are full 2018-03-29T12:46:37+00:00

Please contact us and we will find a way to get you riding.

Please note weekends and week day evenings get booked up so we advise booking ahead.

What do I need to buy? 2018-03-29T12:48:23+00:00

Nothing! Everything is included. If you do wish to buy your own wetsuit or shoes there are local shops that offer a discount to members of Lagoon Beach Club. Let us know what you are looking to buy and we can advise where to go.

I want to change my membership 2018-03-29T12:47:43+00:00

That is no problem. If you have learnt a new activity, want to add another adult or child we can amend your membership accordingly.

Lost property : 2018-02-05T16:51:06+00:00

We get a lot of lost property and it can be very difficult to identify items, particularly when wet.

  • Please encourage your children to take everything home at the end of their session.
  • Please name your children’s clothing
  • If you leave something behind contact us as soon as possible, ideally the same day.
Parents briefings 2018-02-18T11:14:18+00:00

The kids courses which run during the school holidays start with a short parent briefing. Please take the time to attend this briefing.

Do you take photos of kids activities 2018-02-05T16:47:45+00:00

We frequently take photos and videos of activity sessions involving both adults and under 16’s. These may be used in our brochures, social media and other promotional material.

If you do not want photos taken of your child please let us know.

What Inherent risks are there? 2018-02-17T09:32:48+00:00

We have taken all reasonable steps to provide your child with the level of care and assurances of safety appropriate to the activities they will undertake. However, you should be aware that certain inherent risks remain which are integral to the activity and which cannot be eliminated without destroying their unique character. Such risks can lead to feelings of discomfort, fear and apprehension and in some very rare cases, injury.

Which membership should I choose 2018-03-29T12:43:45+00:00

If you want to go on sea you need to be a member of the club. Membership is still great value for regular users that just wish to use the Lagoon or plan to progress to the sea at a later date.

Pay as you go membership is best value for infrequent users

Windsurfing on the sea more than 11 times you will save money by joining Beach Club Pro

SUP more than 12 times a year you will save money by joining Beach Club SUP

Wakeboard more than 19 times a year you will save money by joining  Beach Club Wake

Wakeboarders : If you are  are not wakeboarding regularly 5 and 10 hour passes are the cheapest option.

What is the age restriction ? 2018-02-05T10:53:26+00:00

Safari trips : Age 12+ to ride , age 18+ to drive

RYA Training course : Age 16+

What course do I need to take to hire a jetski in the UK and abroad? 2018-02-05T10:38:34+00:00

The Personal Watercraft Proficiency (PWC) course for the UK. Some countries in Europe will prefer the International Certificate of Competence which you can gain from the RYA Powerboat level 2 or PWC. Once you have your certificate from the course you can apply to the RYA for your ICC.

What experience do I need for RYA PWC course? 2018-02-05T10:37:51+00:00

None.

How long is the Jet ski Safari 2018-02-05T10:37:16+00:00

30 minutes or 1 hour

Do I get to drive the Jet ski on a Jet Ski Trip 2018-02-05T10:35:59+00:00

Ag 18+ can for drive, age 12+ to ride

What jet skis do we have? 2018-02-05T07:54:09+00:00

We have the latest Yamaha models that deliver unbelievable high-speed and acceleration with great manoeuvrability.

When do the courses run? 2018-02-05T07:52:54+00:00

Most weekends March to November. If not dates are available please contact us. We can also schedule private RYA PWC course on our jet skis.

Can I complete training courses on my own jetski? 2018-02-05T07:51:43+00:00

We prefer you to use our jet skis as the instructor then has a jet ski or RIB to teach from. If your jet ski is based in Brighton Marina or you can get it to the marina then it is possible to use your own jet ski.

Where do the jetski courses start? 2018-02-05T07:50:17+00:00

The Jet Ski’s run from our base in Brighton Marina: Pontoon 6, Brighton Marina, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UP, UK.

What do I need to bring? 2018-02-05T07:49:42+00:00

We provide wetsuits but if you have one please bring it. Also bring swim ware and a towel. If you are doing the RYA training course will need two passport photos for your RYA certificate.

What happens if the weather is bad? 2018-02-05T07:48:43+00:00

Part of the enjoyment of jet skiing is being out in the elements, so it is important to be versatile to make the best of the conditions. If we train on a day due to weather conditions we will endeavour to cover theory and other useful skills such as mooring practice. At times we might cut short a course in which case you will be offered further days/times at another suitable date.

Do you have any other locations for jetski training? 2018-02-05T07:48:19+00:00

Yes, in sunny Spain! We offer the RYA PWC course from our base in central Barcelona. For more information: www.barcelonawatersports.es

How do I know my child is in a safe environment? 2018-02-17T09:29:15+00:00

We take the safety of all our customers very seriously and in particular children. All the staff are DBS checked, they are all qualified by the NGB of their sport so this will be the RYA, BWSW and BSUPA. Many of them are qualified with all of the above. To become an instructor they all have to have a current First Aid Certificate. Both the Brighton Marina and Hove Lagoon sites are inspected in regard to their equipment and also their operating procedures and have to reach very high standards.

I will not always be available to sign my daughter in and out each day. 2018-02-04T09:34:21+00:00

Before the start of the course we will ask for medical details and contact details for your child. You will also be able to request that they sign themselves in and out each day. Without this permission we will contact you to ensure that they are ok to make their own way home at the end of the session. Likewise if they do not arrive in the morning and we are expecting them we will also contact you. If they have permission to sign themselves out we will be happy to let them go.

Will my child be in the same group as his friend? 2018-02-04T09:25:27+00:00

The group size on the Teen Activity Week is fairly small so the group tends to stay together as one. If the group does split at any time they will always be able to stay with friends. We have seen some really good friendships grow over the week and the youngsters have gone on to continue watersports as friends for years afterwards.

What do they need to bring on the Teen Activity Week? 2018-02-04T09:22:00+00:00

For the days that they are at Hove Lagoon they will need to bring swimwear, towel and something warm to put on just in case they get chilly after spending time on the water. If you have not booked lunch for them they will need to bring a packed lunch or pocket money to buy lunch. If they have their own wetsuit and wet shoes they are welcome to bring those, alternatively we will provide them (no extra charge). For the days they are at Brighton Marina they will need to take lunch or pocket money to buy lunch, warm clothes to wear out on the boats and if they have their own wet weather gear they are welcome to take their own but we will again provide everything they need. They will also need suitable footwear for going out on the boats. Trainers that will not mark the deck are ideal but they will get wet so they will need another pair of shoes as well. Flipflop’s are not ideal as they risk floating away.

How do lunches work on the Teen Activity Week? 2018-02-04T09:14:45+00:00

If you choose to include the lunches when booking the week they will be given lunch when they are at Hove Lagoon but not when they are at Brighton Marina. For the two days when they are at the marina you can either send them with a packed lunch or with pocket money and they can go off to buy their lunch in the many places that are around the marina itself.

What is the difference between the Kids Activity Week and the Teen Activity Week 2018-02-04T09:08:39+00:00

The Kids Activity Week is aimed at children aged from 8-12 years of age and the Teen Activity Week is aimed at the 12-15 year olds. The start time is a little later as we understand that teens are not the best at getting out of bed in the morning and the way the sessions are run they have more of a teen vibe than the kids sessions. They will cover all the activities at Hove Lagoon i.e. windsurfing, wake boarding, paddle boarding, some land games and sailing smaller dinghies. However, the teens also spend two days at Brighton Marina where they go out on the powerboats and larger sailing boats.

My daughter is a fussy eater, I am not sure what to do about lunch. 2018-02-04T09:00:41+00:00

We offer the option to include lunch so that parents and carers know that that is one less thing to worry about when leaving the house in the morning. You are welcome to send them with a packed lunch and then you know they have something they like. Alternatively you can order lunch on a day by day basis when you sign them in each morning, just check with the office or the cafe to see what the lunch for that day is. There will always be a vegetarian option. The other option is they just bring pocket money and buy something each day.

My child is smaller than the average 8 year old, will they still be able to do everything? 2018-02-04T08:55:22+00:00

Although the age range for this week is 8-12 years of age we do teach all the activities to younger children on other courses. We have very small wetsuits, the smallest sails for windsurfing are tiny and if they are too small for wake boarding they will still join in and maybe use a ringo. They will be fully included. We start the activity week from age 8 not because of size but because it is a full on week and they will need to concentrate and keep going! We have found that to be the best age to start from.

Will my child be in the same group as his friend? 2018-02-03T15:13:53+00:00

If children come with a friend they are welcome to spend the week together. We encourage everyone to make friends so that those who come on their own are able to make friends quickly. Many new friendships have been formed on activity weeks and the children have continued on the water as friends for many years after. We start each day with a land based game which is not only fun for all but works as a bit of a bonding exercise. If anyone is a little shy they won’t be for long.

Will my child receive a qualification at the end of the Kids Activity Week? 2018-02-03T15:07:12+00:00

They will be taught the basics of all the sports that they try but as they are trying so many activities they will not get to a level where they can be signed off in any particular one. If your child gets to the end of the week and is keen to continue with one particular sport we can speak to the instructor to decide what is the best course for them to continue. The Kids Activity Week is the perfect way for them to try everything and have fun.

Are the staff qualified to be working with my child? 2018-02-03T15:00:03+00:00

All the staff are qualified by their governing body whether it be the RYA, BWSW or BSUPA and in most cases they have qualifications from all of the above. They all have current first aid certificates and are all DBS checked. The centre itself is also inspected annually to ensure we meet the highest standards. If you have any concerns at any time please do not hesitate to speak to us.

What happens if the weather is not good? 2018-02-03T14:56:40+00:00

Although we have a plan for the week we do vary it where necessary to account for the weather. We will keep them entertained and having fun whatever the weather but will obviously keep in mind their safety.

What does my child need to bring? 2018-02-03T14:54:32+00:00

They will need to bring with them swimwear, a towel, something warm to put on as they can get a little chilly after a long period in the water even if it is a hot day. Jacket if it looks as though it may rain as we still keep them busy what ever the weather. If you have not booked lunch then a packed lunch or some pocket money so they can buy lunch or some snacks. We do provide suncream but if they have a favourite they should bring that. If they have their own wetsuit and wet shoes they are welcome to bring those but please can they be labelled so that they do not get muddle in with everyone else at the end of the session.

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 have no equipment, not even a wetsuit, does this matter? 2018-02-18T09:57:54+00:00

All you need to bring with you is swimwear and a towel. We have wetsuits in all shapes and sizes which you are welcome to borrow, we will provide wet shoes and a buoyancy aid and then all the equipment (there is no additional charge) The towel is for showering off afterwards.

I am not a very confident swimmer, is this a problem? 2018-02-18T10:02:52+00:00

Hove Lagoon is ideal for non swimmers as it is only waist deep. If you 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 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 I need to bring? 2018-02-03T11:17:55+00:00

Swimwear and a towel. We will provide wetsuit, buoyancy aid and wet shoes. If you have any of the above you are welcome to bring them. The towel is for showering off afterwards.

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.

Is there a weight restriction for the boards, I am a big man? 2018-02-03T11:06:15+00:00

There is a variety of boards depending on peoples, size, ability and what they are doing? If you are learning to SUP you will use one type of board, if you are learning to surf or race you will use different boards, if you are a group wanting a laugh or a challenge we have an XL SUP which will take up to 8 people.

My balance is not great, will I stand up? 2018-02-03T10:56:39+00:00

All beginners will start on the board by kneeling. As and when people are ready to stand up they will do so but if it takes some people a little longer that is not a problem.

Will we be able to go on the sea? 2018-02-03T10:45:13+00:00

The lagoon is ideal for learning as it is waist deep. Once people are confident and have grasped the basics we will try and get you on the sea but obviously this is subject to the sea conditions. There is nothing better than cruising along the Brighton coast but it can be a challenge if there are big waves.

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 don’t have a wetsuit, is this a problem? 2018-02-15T15:40:04+00:00

We have wetsuits in all shapes and sizes so you are welcome to borrow one of these (no additional charge).

What do I need to bring? 2018-02-03T10:28:19+00:00

You just need to bring swimwear and towel, we will provide a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and wet shoes. If you have any of the above you are very welcome to bring your own.

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.

What do we do with our bags, we are visitors to Brighton? 2018-02-15T15:48:07+00:00

We do have lockers that are free to use. If you have larger bags we can store them for you provided they are not huge suitcases!

What do I need to bring? 2018-02-03T09:50:04+00:00

All you need to bring on the day is swimwear and a towel. We will provide a wetsuit, impact vest, helmet and wakeboard (no additional charge). If you have any of the above you are welcome to bring them. The towel is for showering afterwards.

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).

What if the weather is not great? 2018-02-03T09:44:35+00:00

It is very rare that we have to cancel due to bad weather. For the person riding rain is not an issue as they will be getting wet anyway and for the people watching we have a cafe which looks out over the cables so they will be able to see everything. We also have hot showers for afterwards.

What do I need to bring? 2018-02-03T09:37:27+00:00

All you need to bring is swimwear and a towel. We will provide wetsuit, impact vest, helmet and board (there is no additional charge). If you have any of the above and would like to bring your own you are welcome to do so.

I don’t have my own wetsuit, is this a problem? 2018-02-03T09:20:09+00:00

We have plenty of wetsuits in all shapes and sizes to fit everyone so you are welcome to borrow one of those (no additional charge).

What if I am not a very good swimmer? 2018-02-03T09:17:49+00:00

The lagoon is only waist deep so you are always able to stand up. If you cannot swim at all or are not comfortable in water let us know so that we are aware, you will be fine!

How long is the session and how much of it is on the water? 2018-02-03T09:34:50+00:00

The Wakeboard Taster session is one hour and there will normally be one other person on the session so that you can alternate, watching each other and learning from what they do whilst you rest before going back on the cable again. Apart from the first few minutes where you are taught how to put the board on and the hand signals it is all on the water and yes you will be going along. If you are already able to ride and on a ride session it is also one hour but there will be 4 of you taking it in turns to ride.

My child is keen to try windsurfing but is quite small and not that strong. 2018-02-20T12:40:21+00:00

At Lagoon Watersports we like to encourage the children to start when they are young so we have some very small sails designed specifically for little people. They are very light so they start with those and as their strength builds and their skills develop they can move to the larger ones.

Improve your skills 2018-04-13T16:51:25+00:00

Come to our instructor lead clinics. You will get free coaching and the chance o get active with like minded people.

SUPing : Wednesday evening social paddle, fun racing, surfing and more.

Thursday evening is SUP race training. Ideal for this looking to paddle a little bit harder.

Sunday morning is Ladies SUP club and a mixed social paddle club.

Windsurf Improvers : Wednesday evening and Sunday mornings on the lagoon

Windsurf Sea : Sunday mornings

Wakeboarding : Thursday evenings.

Training courses

Take a course to improve your skills. Club members get discount from 45% – 75% on most adult courses at the Lagoon.A bit of extra coaching can really help you achieve your goals.

Practice

Sounds obvious but the more time you spend on the water the better you will get. You don’t have to stick to one activity. Any time spent on the water will help all of your watersports improve.

 

What is Brighton Marina? 2018-01-26T15:33:24+00:00

Brighton Marina is an artificial marina situated in Brighton 2.6km east of Brighton Pier. It features a working harbour and residential housing alongside a variety of leisure, retail and commercial activities and of course US – Lagoon Watersports! Brighton Marina has now become the largest Marina complex in the UK.

When was Brighton Marina Built? 2018-01-26T15:33:04+00:00

The construction of the marina itself took place between 1971 and 1979. In 1978 the marina was opened to boats and HM the Queen opened the Marina. Developments within the marina have continued ever since. It is now leased by Premier Marinas.

What is in Brighton Marina today? 2018-01-26T15:32:44+00:00

The marina has a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, cinema, bowling alley, casino, sport complex, fun play leisure zone, weekly market and ASDA supermarket. It also is home to luxury apartments, a hotel and berthing pontoons for boats of all sizes.

How do I get to Brighton Marina? 2018-01-26T16:29:40+00:00

By Car
Approaching the marina from the A27 take the B2123. Turn right at first set of traffic lights, signposted Brighton Town Centre, Racecourse and Marina Village. Turn left at second set of traffic lights, pass the Racecourse and follow the signs for the Marina Village where there is free parking for 1500 cars in the multi-storey car park.

By Bus
Brighton and Hove bus service operates a number 7 bus approximately every 15 minutes 24 hours a day, from Brighton Town Centre (North Street or Queens Road), to the Marina Village.

By Bike
Brighton Marina has a bike share station which is either pay per minute or a yearly membership, go to https://www.btnbikeshare.com for more information. For your own bike, racks are available on the main concourses of the pontoons. You must use the racks and not leave bikes on the pontoons otherwise Premier Marina will take them away.

On Foot
Brighton Marina is a pleasant walk along the seafront from the centre of Brighton, it is 20 minutes walk from the main West Pier. During the summer you will also find the Volks electric railway operates along the front.

By Train
The nearest main line station is Brighton with regular connections to Chichester, Portsmouth and London is under an hour away. nationalrail.co.uk

Where can I stay in Brighton Marina? 2018-01-26T15:30:53+00:00

The superbly situated Malmaison Brighton hotel very close to Lagoon Watersports, boasts lovely bedrooms with a brasserie and sea-views. If you would like a cheaper alternative there are apartments to rent in the marina or B&Bs near to Brighton Marina in Kemptown. Airbnb or bookings.com are good sites to find apartments and B&Bs.

Where can I eat in Brighton Marina? 2018-01-26T15:30:28+00:00

The marina is full of restaurants so you are spoilt for choice, plus it has a large supermarket. For a comprehensive guide of restaurants in the Marina go to: www.brightonmarina.co.uk/brighton-marina-attractions/eat-and-drink

When did Lagoon Watersports set up in Brighton Marina? 2018-01-26T15:29:09+00:00

Lagoon Watersports originated at Hove Lagoon and specialized in windsurfing. As the Lagoon became more successful owners Harvey and Sebastian realised that we needed a centre with direct access to the sea for sailing and powerboating. Sebastian set up Lagoon Watersports in Brighton Marina in 2000

What do Lagoon Watersports offer in Brighton Marina? 2018-01-26T15:28:29+00:00

Lagoon Watersports in Brighton Marina offer: Keelboat sailing, yacht sailing, powerboating and jet skis. We offer RYA tuition as well as trips and rides for corporates, groups and Hen & Stag parties.

How do I find Lagoon Watersports within Brighton Marina? 2018-01-26T16:29:18+00:00

Head towards the waterfront where you will see all the cafes and restaurants. Walk to the end of the boarded walk way where there will be a large bridge heading down towards the pontoons. We are the first set of pontoons on the right. Pontoon

How long does membership last? 2018-01-26T15:19:31+00:00

Membership is for 1 year and you can spread the payments using our “Go-cardless” scheme. Once the year is complete we will send you a renewal invite. You must provide card details to guarantee payment for the one year, after this you can cancel with one months notice.

If I don’t have enough credits? 2018-01-26T15:19:01+00:00

You can purchase additional credits or upgrade your membership type for higher usage.r.

What group activities do Lagoon Watersports @ Brighton Marina offer? 2018-01-26T15:09:56+00:00

We offer, yacht trips and charters, sailing regatta races, powerboat and jetski rides.

Is Lagoon Watersports experienced in group events? 2018-01-26T15:10:35+00:00

We have provided corporate, group and Hen & Stag events since 1994. We have catered for groups of up to 400 clients and worked with companies such as: Microsoft, IBM,Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Ernst & Young, Garnier, Natwest, Morgan Stanley and News International.

Our events are skippered by highly professional, experienced, qualified and friendly instructors.

Where do the activities take place ? 2018-02-10T12:24:57+00:00

We have two venues – Please check that you are heading to the right one.

If travelling by taxi make sure that your taxi driver is clear which venue you are heading to.
Brighton Marina: Pontoon 6, Brighton Marina, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UP

Hove Lagoon: Kingsway, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4LX

What is in Brighton Marina? 2018-01-26T14:59:39+00:00

Brighton Marina is set against a backdrop of white cliffs on the East Sussex coastline, just half a mile east of Brighton. Brighton Marina is the largest marina in the UK and has plenty to do for all ages, within its picturesque waterfront surroundings. The superb facilities include an array of shops, restaurants, bars, hotel, a multi complex cinema, bowling alley and even a casino for some après sail and team bonding! Combine an unbeatable location with exciting activities on the water, run by a professional team and you really will experience an incredible day out!

When do you offer the activities? 2018-01-26T14:58:31+00:00

Subject to availability all group activities can be booked at a date/times that suit you.

What do I need to bring at Brighton Marina? 2018-01-26T14:57:59+00:00

We provide specialist equipment. In the winter months it can be cold, thermals, fleeces, woolly hats are all useful to have. During the summer months bring sun hats, sun block and sun glasses. Quick drying clothes can be very practical instead of jeans and good none slip, non marking footwear. Trainers often work well. We hire out our Musto waterproofs if required. Bring a swim suit and towel if weather conditions are suitable and you fancy a swim. For the jet skis wetsuits are provided, if you have your own, please bring it.

Can we bring any drinks or snacks for activities at Brighton Marina? 2018-01-29T14:47:43+00:00

For the sailing trips you are welcome to bring drinks (except red wine), there is a large fridge onboard the yacht. For snacks just bear in mind the motion of the boat so it is not practical to lay out food.

Are there any restrictions on your activities at Brighton Marina? 2018-01-26T14:55:17+00:00

To drive a jet ski you need to be 16+. Powerboat rides as a guide are 12+. We do not recommend pregnant women or persons with bad backs to partake in the jet ski or powerboat rides.

Can you recommend accommodation near Brighton Marina? 2018-01-26T14:54:46+00:00

The superbly situated Malmaison Brighton hotel very close to Lagoon Watersports, boasts lovely bedrooms with a brasserie and sea-views. If you would like a cheaper alternative there are apartments to rent in the marina or B&Bs near to Brighton Marina in Kemptown. Airbnb or bookings.com are good sites to find apartments and B&Bs.

What happens if the weather is bad at Brighton Marina? 2018-01-26T14:55:48+00:00

Part of the enjoyment of our activities out on the ocean is being in the elements, so it is important to be versatile to make the best of the conditions. If we cannot run an activity on a day due to weather conditions and high winds we are fortunate that we can move your activity to Hove Lagoon (4 miles away) where our inland lagoon next to the beach will give shelter for an alternative activity. We cannot refund any event unless we cannot offer any alternative activity or find suitable alternative dates.

Do you run these activities anywhere else? 2018-01-26T14:52:08+00:00

Yes, we run all these events from Barcelona. For more information go to: www.barcelonawatersports.es

What youth sailing courses do Lagoon Watersports offer? 2018-01-26T14:47:50+00:00

We have an experienced and professional team of instructors that teach: RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1 & 2, Stage 3 & Stage 4 and Start Racing

How old do the youths need to be 2018-01-26T14:19:39+00:00

General Guide: 12+

Will the boats go out on the sea? 2018-01-26T14:19:19+00:00

Yes

What sailing course is best for a beginner? 2018-01-26T14:19:00+00:00

RYA Youth Sailing Sage 1&2

What boats do you train youth coastal sailing courses on? 2018-01-26T14:18:35+00:00

Our sailing courses are run on our 24ft Delphia Keelboats. A Keelboat is a step up in size from dinghies, more like a small manageable yacht but not as big as a cruising yacht. They can bridge the gap between dinghies and cruisers, offering many benefit.

How many people on a course? 2018-01-26T14:18:06+00:00

Maximum 8 persons, 4 per boat with an instructor on each boat.

When do the sailing courses run? 2018-01-26T14:17:47+00:00

In the May half term and summer holidays.

How long are the courses. 2018-01-26T14:17:27+00:00

RYA Youth Stage 1 & 2 is 5 half days. RYA Youth Stage 3 is 5 half days. RYA Youth Stage 4 is 5 half days. Start Racing for advanced sailors is 5 half days.

Where do the sailing courses start? 2018-01-26T14:17:08+00:00

The courses start from our base in Brighton Marina: Pontoon 6, Brighton Marina, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UP, UK.

What do I need to bring? 2018-01-26T14:16:44+00:00

We provide specialist equipment. In the winter months it can be cold, thermals, fleeces, woolly hats are all useful to have. During the summer months bring sun hats, sun block and sun glasses. Quick drying clothes can be very practical instead of jeans and good none slip, non marking footwear. Trainers often work well. We hire out our Musto waterproofs if required.

What happens if the weather is bad? 2018-01-26T14:16:20+00:00

Part of the enjoyment of sailing is being out in the elements, so it is important to be versatile to make the best of the conditions. If we cannot sail on a day due to weather conditions we will endeavour to cover theory and other useful skills such as mooring practice, rigging and de-rigging. At times we might cut short a course in which case you will be offered further day/s/times at another suitable date.

How do I keep my child practicing after a course? 2018-01-26T14:15:48+00:00

We have our Kids Coastal Sailing Club, that gives regular access to the water with clinics. For more information go to: www.lagoon.co.uk/course/kids-watersports/youth-coastal-sailing-club

What yacht courses do Lagoon Watersports offer? 2018-01-26T14:12:17+00:00

We have an experienced and professional team of instructors that teach: RYA Start Yachting, RYA Competent Crew, RYA Dayskipper, RYA Coastal Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster.

What yacht course is best for a beginner? 2018-01-26T14:11:57+00:00

RYA Competent Crew. This a 5 day practical course. Or for a taster the two day weekend RYA Start Yachting course.

What course gives me a license to charter a yacht? 2018-01-26T14:11:32+00:00

The RYA Dayskipper. To start the RYA Dayskipper you will need your 5 day practical Competent Crew or equivalent experience. The Dayskipper entail 5 days of theory in the classroom and 5 days practical onboard the yacht. You will also need your VHF license which you can do with us online.

What yachts do you train on? 2018-01-26T14:11:11+00:00

We have a Beneteau 36.7 and a Beneteau First 35.

How many people on a course? 2018-01-26T14:10:51+00:00

The maximum on a yacht courses is 5 persons

When do the practical yacht courses run? 2018-01-26T14:10:31+00:00

The yacht courses run either Mon-Fri or over weekends from February to November.

Do I stay onboard the yacht for the practical courses? 2018-01-26T14:10:11+00:00

If you are doing a weekday course you stay onboard the yacht. If you are doing the weekend courses, usually over the first weekend you do not stay onboard but the second long weekend you will stay onboard.

Where do the yacht courses start? 2018-01-26T14:09:50+00:00

The courses start from our base in Brighton Marina: Pontoon 6, Brighton Marina, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UP, UK.

Where are the destinations for the practical courses? 2018-01-26T14:09:31+00:00

Weekend Part 1: We sail around the Brighton area.
Weekend Part 2: We sail to destinations such as Newhaven, Shoreham, Littlehampton and Eastbourne
Mon-Fri: We sail to France or the Solent

Is food provided? 2018-01-26T14:09:10+00:00

Food is not provided for the weekend Part 1 courses. For the weekend Part 2 and weekday Mon-Fri, various meals are provided. An exact breakdown will be given to you in our joining instructions.

What do I need to bring? 2018-01-26T14:08:49+00:00

We provide specialist equipment. In the winter months it can be cold, thermals, fleeces, woolly hats are all useful to have. During the summer months bring sun hats, sun block and sun glasses. Quick drying clothes can be very practical instead of jeans and good none slip, non marking footwear. Trainers often work well. We hire out our Musto waterproofs if required. If you are staying onboard the yacht you will need to bring sleeping bag and a pillow and possibly your passport for the week day practical courses.

What happens if the weather is bad? 2018-01-26T14:08:28+00:00

Part of the enjoyment of sailing is being out in the elements, so it is important to be versatile to make the best of the conditions. If we cannot sail on a day due to weather conditions we will endeavour to cover theory and other useful skills such as mooring practice. At times we might cut short a course in which case you will be offered further days at another suitable time.

Can I learn on my own boat? 2018-01-26T14:07:49+00:00

Yes, we offer Own Boat Tuition in all the RYA yacht courses. We will give you a check list of equipment you will need onboard and we can assign one of our qualified instructors to teach on your boat. If you do not have a berth in Brighton Marina our instructor can travel to your boat.

I used to sail how do I get back into it or how do I keep practicing after a course? 2018-01-26T14:07:16+00:00

You can join for part 1 or part 2 of a weekend course to refresh yourself. We also do mile-building trips and race events such as Round the Island and Royal Escape – we are often looking for crew. We also have our Coastal Sailing Club for more information go to www.lagoon.co.uk/coastal-sailing-club/

Do you have any other locations for yacht training? 2018-01-26T14:06:27+00:00

Yes, in sunny Spain! We offer all the RYA yachting course from our base in central Barcelona. For more information: www.barcelonawatersports.es

What sailing courses do Lagoon Watersports offer? 2018-01-26T14:04:22+00:00

We have an experienced and professional team of instructors that teach: RYA Sailing Level 1, RYA Sailing Level 2 and RYA Sailing Level 3.

What is the difference between our sailing and our yacht courses? 2018-01-26T13:54:54+00:00

Our sailing courses are run on our 24ft Delphia Keelboats. A Keelboat is a step up in size from dinghies, more like a small manageable yacht but not as big as a cruising yacht. They can bridge the gap between dinghies and cruisers, offering many benefits of both, to the adult beginner. Yacht sailing is on bigger sailing yacht and requires different more intensive training, such as; RYA Competent Crew and RYA Dayskipper.

What sailing course is best for a beginner? 2018-01-26T13:54:33+00:00

The two day RYA Sailing Level 1

What course will enable me to sail competently? 2018-01-26T13:54:11+00:00

Our “Learn to Sail” course is run over two weekends and covers RYA Sailing Level 1 and Level 2. By the end you should be able to take a small sail boat out to sea confidently in light weather conditions.

How many people on a course? 2018-01-26T13:53:49+00:00

Maximum 4 persons per boat. The instructor will be onboard for most of the training but they start to teach from the safety boat in the level 2 to give you more independence.

When do the sailing courses run? 2018-01-26T13:53:27+00:00

Over weekends, from March to October. We do also run one weekday courses and private tuition.

Where do the sailing courses start? 2018-01-26T13:52:37+00:00

The courses start from our base in Brighton Marina: Pontoon 6, Brighton Marina, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UP, UK.

What do I need to bring? 2018-01-26T13:52:16+00:00

We provide specialist equipment. In the winter months it can be cold, thermals, fleeces, woolly hats are all useful to have. During the summer months bring sun hats, sun block and sun glasses. Quick drying clothes can be very practical instead of jeans and good none slip, non marking footwear. Trainers often work well. We hire out our Musto waterproofs if required.

What happens if the weather is bad? 2018-01-26T13:51:46+00:00

Part of the enjoyment of sailing is being out in the elements, so it is important to be versatile to make the best of the conditions. If we cannot sail on a day due to weather conditions we will endeavour to cover theory and other useful skills such as mooring practice, rigging and de-rigging. At times we might cut short a course in which case you will be offered further day/s/times at another suitable date.

I used to sail how do I get back into it or how do I keep practicing after a course? 2018-01-26T13:51:21+00:00

We have our Coastal Sailing Club, that gives regular access to the water with clinics and racing for members. For more information go on our Coastal Sailing Club 

What powerboat course does Lagoon Watersports offer? 2018-01-26T13:47:51+00:00

We have an experienced and professional team of instructors that teach: RYA Powerboat Level 1 and 2 and RYA Safety Boat and the International Certificate of Competence

What experience do I need for RYA Powerboat Level 2? 2018-01-26T13:47:27+00:00

None. But we would recommend you also complete the VHF Radio course, this gives you the license you need to operate the radio onboard.

How do I get my ICC(International Certificate of Competence)? 2018-01-26T13:47:07+00:00

The ICC is required by many European countries for the use of certain categories of pleasure boat. It is also useful in countries where compulsory certificates are required of nationals simply because officials expect to see such a certificate. You automatically qualify for your ICC on completion of the RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2 course. To apply you will need a copy of the application form available from the RYA website at www.rya.org.uk. You will need a passport photo along with either your RYA membership number or your ICC fee and your Powerboat Level 1 & 2 certificate.

What boats do we train on? 2018-01-26T13:46:45+00:00

We train on our solid and stable RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats). One of our RIBs is 6m with a 90hp engine, the other is 7m with a 200hp engine.

How many people on a powerboat course? 2018-01-26T13:46:20+00:00

Maximum 3 persons. Private course are available, please contact us.

When do the courses run? 2018-01-26T13:45:36+00:00

Most weekends March to November. We also can schedule private RYA Powerboat Level 2 on our boats.

Can I learn on my own boat? 2018-01-26T13:45:16+00:00

Yes, we offer Own Boat Tuition in all the RYA courses. We will give you a check list of equipment you will need onboard and we can assign one of our qualified instructors to teach on your boat. If you do not have a berth in Brighton Marina our instructor can travel to your boat.

Where do the powerboat courses start? 2018-01-26T13:44:56+00:00

The courses start from our base in Brighton Marina: Pontoon 6, Brighton Marina, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UP, UK.

What do I need to bring? 2018-01-26T13:44:34+00:00

We provide specialist equipment. In the winter months it can be cold, thermals, fleeces, woolly hats are all useful to have. During the summer months bring sun hats, sun block and sun glasses. Quick drying clothes can be very practical instead of jeans and good none slip, non marking footwear. Trainers often work well. We provide our Musto waterproofs if required. You will need two passport photos for your RYA certificate.

What happens if the weather is bad? 2018-01-26T13:44:10+00:00

Part of the enjoyment of powerboating is being out in the elements, so it is important to be versatile to make the best of the conditions. If we train on a day due to weather conditions we will endeavour to cover theory and other useful skills such as mooring practice.

At times we might cut short a course in which case you will be offered further days/times at another suitable date.

Do you have any other locations for powerboat training? 2018-01-26T13:43:38+00:00

Yes, in sunny Spain! We offer the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course from our base in central Barcelona. For more information: www.barcelonawatersports.es

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.
Kids and Parents Membership 2018-04-15T11:26:35+00:00

You are welcome to add your kids to your Beach Club membership. If they are of the required ability they can go on the sea (when conditions are suitable) provided we have written parental consent.

Prices

 

Prices for Kids memberships when not added to a existing membership

Guests 2018-02-14T15:17:52+00:00

Your membership includes 5 free guest passes.

Your guest must have previous watersports experience to hire equipment except for kayaks on the Lagoon.

Board Storage 2018-02-14T15:18:27+00:00

We have limited space to store members windsurf boards, SUP and wakeboards. Please ask us – there is often a waiting list.

 

How membership fits into our centre 2018-02-14T15:20:29+00:00

Lagoon Watersports operates by offering tuition to the public, groups and hire (membership) in multiple activities. Not one activity or element is big enough to sustain the centre on its own. The success of the centre is based on multiple activities balancing the three elements of tuition, groups and hire.

Our success is based on introducing new people to watersports and providing a route for them to practice and progress.

In practice this means members do not have sole use of the equipment or cables. There are times that you may not be able to gain access to the equipment or cable time you want as it is being used for another part of the operation. We know you want to get out on the water as much as possible and we provide as much availability of equipment, staff and wakeboarding time as possible. Please understand the facilities are for the use of a wide range of customers and not just Club Members. Sometimes it may not be possible for you to get your preferred session times.

If you have any difficulties please contact us.

Cancelling membership 2018-02-14T15:21:06+00:00

Your membership will end after 12 months at which point you can decide if you wish to rejoin. All communication regarding membership administration must be sent to tigger@lagoonwatersports.co.uk

If you are paying by monthly payments these should stop when your membership ends. BUT it is your job to ensure that your bank follows the instructions on the standing order mandate correctly. We strongly advise you to check that the payments have stopped. We will not be li- able for a mistake made by your bank and will not return over payments.

By choosing to pay by Standing Order you are accepting that you are liable for the payment of the full annual membership fee. It is not a monthly membership fee, it is a way to enable you to spread the cost of your membership over 12 months.

We will not refund a membership for any reason. eg job relocation.

Illness or injury

In the event of illness or injury making it impossible for the customer
to use the facilities, Lagoon Watersports will consider a membership holiday period until the customer is able to use the facilities again. No refunds will be made and full payment for the membership period is still due. The maximum length of any holiday period is 12 months.

Winter 2018-02-14T15:21:42+00:00

We are “soft open” weekends from November – March for members hire* :

Lagoon : Windsurfing, SUPing, Kayaking

Sea : There is  no safety cover. You may hire our equipment on the sea if you are a member of our Unsupervised Hire Club.

Equipment available : We sell our equipment from late October each season and replace it with new equipment in early April. Please do not expect us to have a full range of equipment over the winter.

*We reserve the right not to open : We may decide not to open if the weather is unsuitable. eg freezing cold or extreme gales. Also if there is no water in the Lagoon or staff sickness/holiday.

We advise you do not join if winter opening is important to you.

What notice do I need to give to cancel? 2018-01-24T13:34:57+00:00

Your membership is for a minimum of 1 year. After a year you can give in your notice in writing one month prior.

How long is keelboat hire? 2018-01-24T13:06:31+00:00

Delphia hires are for 2.5 hours.

How do I book a boat/clinic/event? 2018-01-24T13:35:35+00:00

Email us or you can book directly online for any discounted membership deals.

What happens in the winter? 2018-01-24T13:35:16+00:00

We are closed December, January, February and March due to temperatures and daylight hours, however we run weekend clinics and hire until November 1st and start up again for the beginning of April.

Can I bring a friend? 2018-01-24T13:35:53+00:00

Yes, we use crewed boats so please invite friends and family onboard when you hire. As the skipper you must brief your guests on the boat and show them how to operate the VHF radio. Guests may be allowed on other events for a small fee, but please note that priority will be given members first.

If I don’t have enough credits? 2018-01-24T13:03:39+00:00

You can purchase additional credits or upgrade your membership type for higher usage.

What are credits? What can I do with them? 2018-01-24T13:31:15+00:00

Depending on which membership you choose you are allocated your credits for the year. Credits are a way of paying for hire, sessions, yacht charter and other events that we arrange. They do not hold a direct money value and they are designed to offer a variety of options depending on the amount you want to use the club. The Credits expire after a year.

How long does membership last? 2018-01-24T13:01:31+00:00

Membership is for 1 year and you can spread the payments using our “Go-cardless” scheme. Once the year is complete we will send you a renewal invite. You must provide card details to guarantee payment for the one year, after this you can cancel with one months notice.

Are there any pre requirements to hiring equipment? 2018-04-13T16:03:20+00:00

Yes. To hire equipment you must have appropriate experience. To hire you must have complete the courses below or have equivillant experience. We offer beach Club members significant discount (35%- 75%) to complete these courses.

SUP Hove LagoonSUP Taster
SUP SeaSUP Improvers
KayakingNone
Cable WakeboardingImprovers Course
Windsurf on Hove LagoonRYA level 1
Windsurf on SeaRYA Intermediate
Can I book sessions for my friends 2018-04-15T11:22:27+00:00

Yes – Ask us and we will show you how to set that up

Kids Instructor lead Clubs 2018-04-15T11:30:06+00:00
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Do the children need their own wetsuits and other equipment? 2018-02-20T12:42:01+00:00

No, all they need to bring on the day is their swimwear and towel. We will provide everything else for them but if they have their own they are very welcome to bring them. Please make sure if they do bring their own that it is labelled.