Windsurfing Locations

Nelson has a variety of excellent windsurfing locations. There are sheltered/enclosed areas that are perfect for beginners. We have superb Flat water freestyle/speed spots, and bump and jump conditions out in the bay. West Coast wave conditions can be extreme enough for even the most hardcore wave sailor!

Tide is an absolutely crucial factor. Knowing which spot to go for in any given wind direction and state of tide can mean the difference between having a good sail or getting extremely frustrated. We’re more than happy to dish out advice so, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Click on the links below for more information and maps:

Local windsurfing locations

Nelson Yacht Club

Akersten Street



Further afield

If you know of more windsurfing locations that we might have missed then please get in touch and let us know. Of course, if you want to keep that secret spot secret… no problem!

Windsurfing Spots in New Zealand

Windsurfing New Zealand have some great info on where to go windsurfing in New Zealand. Some older but still excellent information can be found at