Windsurfing

What Next – Guide to Improving Windsurfing

What next… Guide to improving..Windsurfing

Improvers
Go on the Sea
Intermediate
Expert
Advanced

Improvers

The list below is essential knowledge which will help your windsurfing progress. We advise completing everything on the list before thinking about going on the sea.

Things to learn
Steering
Staying up wind
Tacking
Sailing downwind
Gybing
Rigging
Seven Common Senses
Rules of the road
Self Rescue
Effects of on and off shore winds
Weather
Points of sailing

Moves to Learn

Steering, points of sailing, sailing downwind… Getwindsurfing Video    (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Improvers clinic,  Improvers half day course.)


Staying up wind…Sam Ross Video    (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Improvers clinic,  Improvers half day course.)


Tacking…Sam Ross Video    (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Improvers clinic,  Improvers half day course.)


Rigging….Getwindsurfing Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


Heli Tack…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Improvers clinic,  Intermediate sea clinic ,   Intermediate course.)


Rights of Way…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Improvers clinic,  Intermediate sea clinic ,   Intermediate course.)


Blogs

Should I by windsurfing equipment…Advice for buying secondhand windsurfing equipment…Understanding windsurf board volume…

One of the best ways to improve is our instructor led windsurfing clinics. These have the added benefit of being a great way to meet like minded people and learn with others.We run three levels of clinics to suit all abilities. At this level the best clinic is the Improvers Clinic.  This clinic tends to take place on the Lagoon.FREE to club members.

You can hire windsurfing  equipment from us on an hourly basis on Hove Lagoon any time we are open.We would advise practicing the skills listed in the “Self Learning” section before thinking about going on the sea.When you are ready for the sea too hire from us you will need to purchase a 5 hours pass or become a member of the club.

Further training is one of the best ways to improve. Club Members get 45% – 75% discount on these courses.

Windsurf Improvers Course

Move your windsurfing to the next level and get control of the board and sail with the Windsurf Improvers Course. The course is aimed at those that can get up windsurfing and move along but have yet to master basic turns and staying upwind.

  • Improve your all round windsurfing skills.
  • You will be windsurfing with a degree of control and confidence.
  • Learn to windsurf upwind.
  • Improve your turns.
  • Improve your stance.

More info…


Intermediate Course

The RYA Intermediate Non Planing Course is a great way to improve your windsurfing skills to a level that will enable you to windsurf on the sea.You will be using high performance sails with lighter weight boards to progress your skills to the next level.This course will use the RYA Fastfwd Formula to improve skills and get you ready for the excitement of blasting along windsurfing.More info…


Windsurfing Private 1:1 Tuition

A private 1 to 1 windsurf lesson with a friendly, qualified RYA instructor can offer you an intensive way to learn a new sport or master new skills to improve your windsurfing. Lesson can be the Lagoon or the sea.More info…

Starting on the sea

The list below is essential knowledge which will help your windsurfing progress.  Every time you go windsurfing the conditions are different. Videos are a really useful tool to help you improve. Now your skills are getting more advanced the best way to progress is a combination of self learning, practice and coaching.

Things to learn
Carrying and leaving kit
Improved Stance
Intro to harness
Faster Tacking
Beach Starting
Launching & landing
Correct choice of kit
Basic sail tuning
Knowledge of sailing conditions

Moves to Learn

Using the Harness…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


After Tacking…GetWindsurfing Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


Beach Starting…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


Getting Going…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


Sail Tuning…TWS Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


Light Wind Core Skills…TWS Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


Leaving your kit on the beach…TWS Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


Why you should use longer harness lines…TWS Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


How to get past the shore break…TWS Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


Blogs

Windsurfing on the sea in Brighton


One of the best ways to improve is our instructor led windsurfing clinics. These have the added benefit of being a great way to meet like minded people and learn with others.We run three levels of clinics to suit all abilities. At this level the best clinic is the Intermediate Sea Clinic.  This clinic tends to take place on the Lagoon.FREE to club members.

You can hire windsurfing  equipment from us on an hourly basis on Hove Lagoon any time we are open.We would advise practicing the skills listed in the “Self Learning” section before thinking about going on the sea.When you are ready for the sea too hire from us you will need to purchase a 5 hours pass or become a member of the club.

Further training is one of the best ways to improve. Club Members get 45% – 75% discount on these courses.

Intermediate Course

The RYA Intermediate Non Planing Course is a great way to improve your windsurfing skills to a level that will enable you to windsurf on the sea.You will be using high performance sails with lighter weight boards to progress your skills to the next level.This course will use the RYA Fastfwd Formula to improve skills and get you ready for the excitement of blasting along windsurfing.More info…


Windsurfing Private 1:1 Tuition

A private 1 to 1 windsurf lesson with a friendly, qualified RYA instructor can offer you an intensive way to learn a new sport or master new skills to improve your windsurfing. Lesson can be the Lagoon or the sea.More info…

Intermediate

The list looks quite short but this section will take time and lots of practice, in lots of different conditions. Most steps here will take a fair amount of time to achieve so don’t try and rush and be patient. Again a combination of coaching, practice and watching videos will help you lots.

Things to learn
Confident in Harness
Planning
Footstraps
Foot steering
Sailing shorter boards
Staying upwind on shorter board
Non planing carve gybe
Waterstart
Windsurfing in stronger winds

Moves to Learn

Using the Harness…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


Beach Starting…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


Getting Going…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


Why you should use longer harness lines…TWS Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


How to get past the shore break…TWS Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


Non Planing Carve Gybe…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate sea clinic,  Intermediate course.)


Deep Waterstarting…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate and Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Blasting Control…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate and Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Footstraps…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate and Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


How to Pump… TWS Video    (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Intermediate and Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Blogs

Windsurfing on the sea in Brighton


One of the best ways to improve is our instructor led windsurfing clinics. These have the added benefit of being a great way to meet like minded people and learn with others.We run three levels of clinics to suit all abilities. At this level the best clinic is the Intermediate Sea Clinic.  This clinic tends to take place on the Lagoon.FREE to club members.

You can hire windsurfing  equipment from us on an hourly basis on Hove Lagoon any time we are open.For the sea too hire from us you will need to purchase a 5 hours pass or become a member of the club.As you improve you may want to consider signing up for our unsupervised hire option which enable you hire on the sea when we do not have safety cover available.

Further training is one of the best ways to improve. Club Members get 45% – 75% discount on these courses.

Intermediate Course

The RYA Intermediate Non Planing Course is a great way to improve your windsurfing skills to a level that will enable you to windsurf on the sea.You will be using high performance sails with lighter weight boards to progress your skills to the next level.This course will use the RYA Fastfwd Formula to improve skills and get you ready for the excitement of blasting along windsurfing.More info…


Windsurfing Private 1:1 Tuition

A private 1 to 1 windsurf lesson with a friendly, qualified RYA instructor can offer you an intensive way to learn a new sport or master new skills to improve your windsurfing. Lesson can be the Lagoon or the sea.More info…

Advanced

This list is the fundamentals of advanced windsurfing. Make sure you get some coaching. Plenty of practice and keep coming back to the videos. You can do it…

Things to learn
Carve Gybing
Planning tack
Jumping
Lay down Gybe
Duck Gybe
Slam Gybe
Using different boards
More advanced equipment set up

Launching – Shorebreak… TWS Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Planning Fast Tack…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Carve Gybing…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Slam Gybe…Sam Ross Video    (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Aerial Gybe…Sam Ross Video    (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Up Wind 360…Sam Ross Video    (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Planing Heli Tack…Sam Ross Video    (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Lay Down Gybe…Sam Ross Video    (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Duck Gybe…Sam Ross Video    (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


How to start jumping…Getwindsurfing Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Kit Tuning

Tuning windsurf sails…TWS Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Tuning wave sails…TWS Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Stubby boards…TWS Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Wave Boards Design…TWS Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Boom height and harness line set up…TWS Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


Wave Board setup…TWS Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


One of the best ways to improve is our instructor led windsurfing clinics. These have the added benefit of being a great way to meet like minded people and learn with others.We run three levels of clinics to suit all abilities. At this level the best clinic is the  Advanced Sea Clinic.  This clinic tends to take place on the sea or Lagoon if too rough.FREE to club members.

You can hire windsurfing  equipment from us on an hourly basis on Hove Lagoon any time we are open.For the sea too hire from us you will need to purchase a 5 hours pass or become a member of the club.You may want to consider signing up for our unsupervised hire option which enable you hire on the sea when we do not have safety cover available.If you purchase your own equipment you can store it with us and access after hours.

Further training is one of the best ways to improve.

Windsurfing Private 1:1 Tuition

A private 1 to 1 windsurf lesson with a friendly, qualified RYA instructor can offer you an intensive way to learn a new sport or master new skills to improve your windsurfing. Lesson can be the Lagoon or the sea.More info…

Expert

You are on a roll now. We have only listed a few key expert moves here as the list is endless. If you need any inspiration just let us know. If you have got this far we salute you.

Flat water forward loop
The Vulcan
The Spook
Back loop
It never ends. Enjoy the ride...

Moves to Learn

Flat Water Forward loop…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


How to Forward Loop… TWS Video   (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


How to Vulcan…Sam Ross Video    (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


How to Spook…Sam Ross Video     (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


How to back Loop… TWS Video   (Covered at Hove Lagoon on  Advanced sea clinic,  Private tuition)


One of the best ways to improve is our instructor led windsurfing clinics. These have the added benefit of being a great way to meet like minded people and learn with others.We run three levels of clinics to suit all abilities. At this level the best clinic is the  Advanced Sea Clinic.  This clinic tends to take place on the sea or Lagoon if too rough.FREE to club members.

You can hire windsurfing  equipment from us on an hourly basis on Hove Lagoon any time we are open.For the sea too hire from us you will need to purchase a 5 hours pass or become a member of the club.You may want to consider signing up for our unsupervised hire option which enable you hire on the sea when we do not have safety cover available.If you purchase your own equipment you can store it with us and access after hours.

Further training is one of the best ways to improve.

Windsurfing Private 1:1 Tuition

A private 1 to 1 windsurf lesson with a friendly, qualified RYA instructor can offer you an intensive way to learn a new sport or master new skills to improve your windsurfing. Lesson can be the Lagoon or the sea.More info…