WINDSURF INITIATION COURSE
Windsurf consist in moving yourself with a board and the help of a sail. The board management is
done basically with the sail. Although this sport has more than 40 years old, it still getting more
followers and the equipment keep improving. It is a very complete sport which all body and balance
are developed. Either Isla Canela and Punta del Moral are fantastic beaches to learn, because
there are usually no waves. They are also appropriate for their extend areas of shallow water
protected by sand islands. There is a thermal wind set: north wind in the mornings with flat water
and west wind in the afternoons, which is stronger, perfect for advanced students.
The standard course has a duration of 10 hours, distributed in 5 sessions of two hours each. In
normal conditions, the courses are from Monday to Friday which is the recommended way to do it.
However, we can adapt to the client´s necessities, as the course could be reduced or extended.
The only requirement is be more than 10 years old and be able to swim properly. Through the
course, the sailing school will provide you all the equipment: board, sail and lifejacket. The brand
chosen for our sailing school is mainly Starboard, worldwide leader with excellent equipment.
Courses are taken in either Isla Canela and Punta del Moral.
The course is structured in steps: boats parts, nautical theory, wind directions, maneuvers, how
to set up the sail, turns, main security rules and position on the board and of the sail. At the
beginning there is a theory and practical explanation. We also teach some stretching, warm-ups
and breathing before entering the water.
The rest of the course is in the water. An instructor will be at any moment with the students in a
safety board who will pick up the students. The maximum number of students per safety boat is
eight. In bigger groups, there is usually an extra instructor on the shore helping the student of
below level. There are also privet lessons for the ones who needed more attention.
The aim of the course is that students could sail by themselves in any direction, gybe and tack.
The student should be able to perceive the wind and know how to get on with it. We will try to
make classes dynamics and fun. After the course, students should be able to sail self-sufficient
and come back to the starting point with medium winds.