windsurfing lessons

Windsurfing lessons from Nelson Watersports will get you up and going in no time. There are a variety of different tuition options to choose from.

We ask that you are able to swim 50m wearing a buoyancy aid. All our windsurfing lessons are along RYA and WNZ guidelines.

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Windsurf Taster – $60

Windsurf Lessons - TastersOur 90 minute windsurfing taster is ideal for getting an initial taste of the sport. We’ll introduce you to the environment, the gear, cover the basics of how to climb on the board and balance on it. We’ll show you how to pull the rig out of the water and turn the board around before learning to sail across the wind.

We normally run these sessions alongside the start of a Learn to Windsurf Course, so if you love it, you can carry on!

  • December 14th
  • January 4th
  • February 22nd
  • March 7th
  • March 21st

We also run them by arrangement at a suitable time depending on the tide and wind conditions, availability of equipment and instructors, and with a minimum of 2 participants.

Learn to Windsurf Course – $249

This 8 hour introductory course will take you from being a complete novice to being able to sail towards and away from the wind. You’ll gain basic knowledge of weather and tidal conditions and will be ready to hire equipment under supervision. The course is run as two 4 hour sessions over a weekend, typically 10.00 – 14.30 each day, although sometimes it will be adjusted to best suit the wind and tide. Initial scheduled dates are as follows:

  • December 14th & 15th
  • January 4th & 5th
  • February 22nd & 23rd
  • March 7th & 8th
  • March 21st & 22nd

We will also run a weekday evening course over 5 weeks from February –  6pm – 8pm (ish) – contact us for more details.

Learn to Windsurf Package – $329

Learn to Windsurf PackageThis package combines the 8 hour Learn to Windsurf Course with 6 hours of heavily discounted supervised hire to give you an excellent introduction to the sport. By the end of these 14 hours you’ll be sailing bigger sails, and thinking about using the harness… its a great deal!!

Intermediate Clinics – $80

These 2hr clinics will be tailored to suit the students booked, as well as the conditions on the day. Topics can range from improved tacks & gybes (turning around) to harness work, foostraps, stance, beachstarts and waterstarts, right through to advanced freestyle moves such as forward loops, spocks and grubbies (jumpy, spinny things…).

If you have a particular skill you would like to master, then get in touch and we’ll get it scheduled. Keep an eye on our facebook page for clinics that you would like to join.

These clinics are run on demand on various Sundays throughout the season from 3-5pm.

We are also run supervised hire 2-5pm on Sundays.

Private Tuition – $99 p/hr

One-on-one tuition is available at $99 per hour including equipment hire. We can tailor the private windsurfing lesson to your needs, and progress at your pace. We can utilise video coaching to help show you exactly what you are doing at each point of a manoeuvre. Also, we can try and pick the right conditions for the skill we are tackling.