Windsurf Practice

Windsurfing Practice

Windsurf Practice

Lagoon Hire

Windsurf hire is available on Hove Lagoon.

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Sea Hire

Windsurfing hire on the sea is available as part of our Club set up

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Join the Club. Includes hire of all equipment, training clinics, socials and discounts.

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Improvers Clinc

Our Windsurfers Improvers Clinic is instructor lead and is aimed at windsurfers that have completed the RYA Start Windsurfing Course and are looking to improve their skills or preparing to get out on the sea.

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Sea Clinic

Instructor lead clinics aimed at windsurfers looking to go on the sea.

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Used Kit

Want your own windsurf kit? We sell our used windsurfing kit on a regular basis. A great value way to get hold of modern high quality equipment.

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Hove Lagoon

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    We love being on the water and will share our passion with you

    As seen on TV

    Featured on BBC TV & Radio, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 & Sky


    Inspected and assessed by RYA, BWSW, LOtC

    Est 1994

    Proud & happy to have been run by the same management since 1994


    Customer Reviews

    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.


    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


    Very good facilities and a very professional team that has a strong passion for watersports. Great fun and ideal conditions to learn watersports.


    Thank you so much!! I loved it today and am pestering my husband until he buys me the next course for my birthday. The instructor was so positive and encouraging, please pass on my thanks,


    Frequently Asked Questions

    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.

    There will be a maximum of 6 people in the group which is as stated by the RYA.

    Lagoon Watersports is an RYA training centre so all the courses follow the RYA syllabus. Once you reach the required standard you will be able to take your certificate.

    Due to the location of Hove Lagoon right by the sea it is unusual for there to be no wind at at all. If there is no wind there is always something to be learning before it does fill in. Likewise if it is extremely windy we can use smaller equipment and adapt the lesson accordingly.

    The aim of most people is to get out windsurfing on the sea, it is an amazing experience and definitely worth aiming for. Hove Lagoon is perfect for learning as it is waist deep so makes it less tiring when you fall off. Once your skills have reached a certain level we run courses to get you ready for sailing on the sea and we also run Sea Clinics which means you are on the sea with an instructor. There is a membership for sea sailors which will give you use of sea equipment and also safety cover at certain times of day. There are different options for sea sailing depending on your ability and how regularly you think will be able to get out.

    To begin with everyone starts with a small sail, some are smaller than others. The more you practice the stronger you will get until you are able to work up to the larger sails. You will also need different sail sizes depending on the wind conditions but that will all be explained to you on your course.

    We have lockers that are free to use or if your bag does not fit in the locker we will look after it for you. Please do not bring massive suitcases as space is a little limited.

    It is very unusual for us to cancel due to bad weather. You will be getting wet so rain is not a problem and if you have people coming to watch they can watch from our cafe which looks out over the lagoon.

    Hove Lagoon is only waist deep so if you do fall off your board you will be able to stand up and then get back on your board. You will also be wearing a buoyancy aid for added confidence.

    We have wetsuits in all shapes and sizes to suit everyone. You are very welcome to borrow one of these (no additional charge).

    Please click here for our full booking terms and conditions and ensure that you understand our cancellation policy.

    Alterations to Bookings
    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.

    Cancellation charges
    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 :

    More than 4 weeks notice before course/event starts – 25% of the course price will be taken as a cancellation fee.
    Less than 4 weeks notice before course/event starts – 100% of the course price will be taken as cancellation fee.

    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.

    Force Majeure
    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.

    You may wish to take out course cancellation insurance which you should be ale to find searching online or by calling Guest First on 0345 90 80 101.

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