Learn to Windsurf with our RYA Start Windsurfing Package at Hove Lagoon, Brighton, East Sussex. Our RYA Start Windsurfing Package is designed to give complete beginners and those with some previous experience a thorough introduction to windsurfing. Using beginner boards and lightweight rigs, you will learn all the basic windsurfing techniques from one of our experienced and friendly 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. Great value : Just £160 – Save £80 usual price for 4 lessons £240
The course includes 2 x half days training plus 2 x instructor led clinic sessions which include training and equipment hire. We recommend you complete the course over the same weekend, however you are welcome to choose the second part of the course to be on another weekend.
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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.
The RYA Learn to Windsurf Package enables you to take taster course , improvers course and then either two instructor led clinics or hire sessions. Lesson 1 : Book the Taster Session.Lesson 2 : Book the Improvers Course.Session 3 : Book the clinic or a hire session.Session 4 : Book the clinic or a hire session.
This course is aimed at complete beginners. Non swimmers please advise us in advance.
Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX
Complete beginners age 14+ (Under 14 please see kids section).
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.
Purchase the package online. Once you have paid you can then return to this page to book the courses included for no charge. You should start with "Taster Session" followed by "Improvers Course" and then the "Improvers Clinic" or "Hire Sessions". 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.
Save £80. Best value way to learn to windsurf. Includes Taster Course, Improvers Course then either 2 x instructor led clinics or 2 x hire sessions. Purchase the package then return to this page and you can book your course dates for FREE.
Purchase the package online and save £80 on the individual course costs. Once you have paid you can then return to this page to book the courses included for no charge.
What to bring Swimwear: To wear under the wetsuit and buoyancy 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.
It’s the responsibility of all visitors to follow these guidelines. Please help us to keep our customers, staff and members of the public safe.
This information may have changed by the time your session starts so please check back.
In order for us to keep both our staff and customers safe, please adhere strictly to these rules :
In summer 2020 we do not expect to be able to return to our previous “normal” operating. We expect some restrictions to remain in place all season. If you have any questions please ask. Please see our COVID-19 Phased opening plan.
Last updated 03/07/2020
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
Please see our full Booking Terms and Conditions
Cancellation chargesYou 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 £202 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £503 days notice this will cost you an additional £10024 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150
Postponement by us due to bad weatherOn 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%.
• Come rain or shine we run our windsurf sessions in most weather conditions, only if it is extremely windy or if we have lightning storms we do not go on the water.
You have 2 years from the date of purchase, we are open for windsurf sessions April-October
Once you have completed our Learn to windsurf Package and started your windsurfing journey. You can buy our flexi Passes or join as a member, in order to practice your skills on the lagoon, or book onto multiple clinics.
Really patient instructor and explained things really well and clearly. Absolutely brilliant fun, a must do
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.
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.
Wasn’t expecting so much time on the water and to be able to do so much