Windsurf, SUP and Wing Hire on the Sea

Sea Hire

Windsurf, Wing and SUP Hire on the sea from Hove Lagoon

Club members and Flexi Pass holders with suitable Windsurfing, Wing or Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) experience are able to hire equipment on the sea. There is also an option, for Club Members, to enable you to take equipment to other venues.

Users MUST take FULL responsibility for themselves and the equipment. No safety cover is provided.

The advantages include:

  • Windsurf, Wing or paddle on the sea out side of instructor led sea clinics
  • Take Away Hire enables Club Members to take away Windsurf, Wing or paddle equipment to other venues
  • Take Away Hire enables Club Members to go on the sea from Hove Lagoon When we care closed. (Eg an early morning SUP paddle)

For safety reasons there are ability pre requirements, essential responsibilities and basic safety measures that you are required to take. You get lots of freedom. However Lagoon Watersports takes no responsibility for your safety during sea hire. You need to make sure you are ready for that.

You need to plan ahead before visiting us for sea hire as one of our Duty Manager needs to assess your ability.

Sea Hire is open to all Club Members and Flexi Pass holders that meet the pre requirements and have signed an additional disclaimer that is counter signed by a Duty Manager. Take Away Hire is available  to all Sea Hire members except intermediate windsurfers.

Ability Requirements for Sea Hire

SUP

  • ability and experience laid out BSUPA Read to Ride course
  • have attended at least one SUP clinic session
  • have at least 10 hours SUP experience time.

Windsurf

Intermediate Windsurfers

To hire on the sea from Hove Lagoon (Take Away Hire not available) in Intermediate aprrox 14 knots, slight sea(non planing) conditions you should:

  • Be at the standard of an RYA  intermediate non planing windsurfer. (Details in the G47 RYA national windsurfing scheme. This includes being able to sail upwind without a daggerboard, uphaul in a variety of conditions and have a strong capability with launching and landing.
  • Be a PRO member or hold a valid Flexi – Pass.

Advanced Windsurfers

To be able to go on the sea in winds above about 14 knots and rougher sea states both from Hove Lagoon and at other locations you should meet the above requirements plus:

  • Be at the standard of an RYA advanced windsurfer with waterstarting. (Details in the G47 RYA national windsurfing scheme). This includes being able to plane on all points of sail especially upwind.

Wing

Details of required level of competence for sea hire to follow in April 2022.

FAQ’s

If you meet the pre requirements then 

  1. Contact us to arrange an assessment of your ability.
  2. Complete the application form.

If you do not meet the pre requirements yet

Contact us to arrange an action plan to get to ready for sea hire. You can do this on a clinic by having a chat to the instructor.

Yes. Once you are signed off for sea hire you can take equipment to other venues. (Excludes intermediate windsurfers)

To take advantage of this please chat to us. This is a new service we are offering and we are figuring out exactly how it will work in practice.

Yes. Once you are signed off for sea hire (Excludes intermediate windsurfers) you may get a key fob from us and access our equipment out of hours.

No. Our aim is to get you the level where you can become an independent windsurfer, wing or paddler. To do this we offer lots of instructor led clinics. We feel this offer you a quicker and safer route to becoming independent. safety cover and instruction is provided for all clinics.

We aim to add extra clinics to our planned program based on the weather conditions.

If you do not meet the requirements for sea hire you can attend our instructor led clinics. These are available for SUP, windsurf and winging.

Most of them take place on the sea.

They include coaching to help you prepare for sea hire.

  1. Our insurance company places restrictions upon us.
  2. The restriction in places are good practice for going on the sea. Every year people drown or get into trouble on the sea. These basic ability and safety requirements can prevent people getting into trouble. If then following these ,measures will give a much higher chance of a positive outcome.

Pre requirements for sea hire

  • A member or Flexi Pass holder of Lagoon Watersports (Take Away hire is only available to club members)
  • Aged 18 or over
  • Have valid personal accident insurance for watersports activities in place
  • Book ALL hire session with Lagoon Watersports. PRE BOOKING IS ESSENYIAL
  • Check the weather, tides and sea state are suitable for my ability
  • Inform someone (ouside of Lagoon Waterspotrs) I am going out and expected time of return
  • Log my hire on the RYA SafeTrx App
  • Wear suitable clothing
  • Not go out in off shore winds
  • Go on the water with a buddy
  • Take a phone and means of attracting attention on the water
  • Wear a bouyancy aid, harness or and a leash depending on you choose activity
  • We highly recommend wearing a wetsuit
  • Have been assessed and signed off by Lagoon Watersports to have met the ability and experience
  • All hires MUST be pre booked and signed in for

Apply for Sea Hire

Applying is FREE. Sea hire is available to Club members and Flexi Pass holders

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