Our NEW wing foiling lessons will be starting from May 2022. Prices and dates will be available very soon. Email us to register interest.Wing Foiling is a new exciting watersport. It is best explained by having look at the video on this page.
It really is important to get some proper tuition as whilst being quite accessible the learning curve is quite steep and there are important safety measures too take to ensure you learn fast, stay safe and smiling. We highly recommend choosing one of our Learn to Wingfoil Packages. This course is the best starting point for riders with some windsurfing experience. Our courses are run by RYA Wing Foiling Instructors on Hove Lagoon and the sea. The thrill of foiling is very addictive, but it is not smoothing you are going to master in 5 minutes. The process of learning to wing foil is essential divided to two main sections, off foil and on foil. Learning the skills of controlling the wing and board without getting onto foil is absolutely essential and is covered in our Taster and Improvers courses plus our improvers clinic. The second half of the journey is about getting onto the foil and this is covered in our Intermediate Clinics (First Flights) and our advanced clinics (Sustained Flights). All theses courses and clinics are included in our Learn to Wing Foil Package.
Wingsurf Foil Improvers :
This course concentrates on building confidence and enhancing the skills learnt in the Learn to Wingsurf course, enabling students make progress and hold ground upwind, as well as improve tacking and gybing transitions. This course is a fundamental stepping stone to being able to progress onto Wingfoiling
Build confidence with the wing and board and learn to stay upwind.
This course is aimed at complete beginners that are swimmers.
Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX
Complete beginners age 14+
From May 2022
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.
Essential to complete
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
Alterations to Bookings at Hove Lagoon
Customers are able to rearrange course dates up to two times with no charge when Lagoon Watersports is given :
48 hours notice for courses under £75 per person
7 days notice for courses priced between £76 – £300 per person
14 days notice for course over £301 per person
If Lagoon Watersports is given less than the required notice period this considered to be a cancellation.
In circumstances when a customer requests more than two changes of a date, a rebooking fee of 50% of the course fee will be charged.
In circumstances where the customer is unable to choose new dates or Lagoon Watersports is unable to offer suitable alternative dates a credit will be applied to the customers account that is valid for 24 months.
Customers may cancel a course with written notification from the lead name in your group.
The following cancellation fees apply when Lagoon Watersports is given :
Course Cancellation by Lagoon Watersports
In circumstance where Lagoon Watersports cancels a course (Excluding Force Majeure) the customer may choose a new date or a full refund.
Postponement due to COVID-19
If you are required to self isolate via government guidelines you can reschedule you booking to a later date within our schedule availability. No refunds are available due to COVID-19.
In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future valid for 24 months. This includes cancellation by us due to COVID-19. No refunds will be given in these circumstances.
Due limited availability you can only reschedule up to 14 days prior to the course start date to give us time to fill your place, within 14 days and up to 48 hours it will cost £99 to reschedule. Within 48 hours you will need to rebook at full cost of the session/Course
Zero to Dayskipper and Learn to Sail packages are allowed a maximum of 2 changes to dates without penalties, this must be at least 7 days prior to the course date otherwise a penalty fee of £75 will be incurred
Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris
Individuals booked onto boating experiences may reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the activity, within 48 hours you will loose your booking and given a 25% discount on rebooking
You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.
The following cancellation fees apply :
Group bookings confirm numbers 4 weeks prior to the event with the final balance. Any changes in numbers we will endeavour to accommodate, the following applies
Numbers increases up to 24 hours prior to the event will be accommodated as much as possible, priced per head
Number decreases up to 7 days prior to the event will be accommodated, but where this reduce your group size below 6 persons you will need to pay for 6 persons. Session durations might vary depending on changes to group sizes
If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment or engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will give you as much notice as possible and offer new dates to complete the course.
Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris
If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment, engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will do all we can to arrange another suitable date, if we cannot provide suitable availability then you will be offered a full refund
Force Majeure – In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future with a two year expiry
There are a maximum of 4 students on our Wing Foiling Courses
Customer with no windsurfing experience should start with the Taster Course, then the Improvers course before moving onto the Improvers clinic or Intermediate clinic. 99% of customers will want to complete the Intermediate Clinic Multiple times.
Customer with some windsurfing experience should start with the Improvers Course before moving onto the Improvers clinic or Intermediate clinic. 99% of customers will want to complete the Intermediate Clinic Multiple times.
Learning to wing foil is spilt into off foil and on foil sections.
The Taster and improvers courses, and the Improvers Clinic are off foil. These focus on mastering the skills of wing and board control to prepare you to get on to foil. It is essential to gain these skills before trying to get onto foil.
We start to get onto foil on the Intermediate Clinic (First Flights)
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.