Our Windsurf Taster session is the ideal way to get a feel for what windsurfing has to offer. The session is 4 hours long and will give you an introduction to windsurfing, showing you how to use the equipment, get you up on the board and basic windsurfing techniques.
Meet the windsurfers...Mike and Suzy
Learning to windsurf is not difficult – just challenging.
At the end of the course you will be able to windsurf in light winds and do a turn. You will be able to windsurf but you are unlikely to have a great deal of control at this stage and you will not be ready to hire boards. To be able to hire you will need to complete the Start Windsurfing RYA Course. You can complete this by completing a further 3 hour course and then attending two of our club practice sessions.
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.
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.
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 yourself off at the end of your 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
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 InsuranceYou 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.
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%.
I went to Hove Lagoon for a half-day taster session of windsurfing and sailing, and loved every second of it! The instructors were very friendly and helpful, and made me feel at ease at all times. The sessions went on for just the right amount of time, giving you a good chance to see if you liked either sport and wanted to sign up for more. You do need to be prepared to get a bit wet, and bring some warm clothes and a towel for afterwards.
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
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.
Very good facilities and a very professional team that has a strong passion for watersports. Great fun and ideal conditions to learn watersports.