The Tampa/St Pete area is one of the best places in the entire United States to learn how to windsurf! We can windsurf all year, but our windy season is generally mid-October through mid-May, with February, March, and April being the most reliable. Summer months bring light afternoon sea breezes (generally less than 12 mph). Our local sailing sites include bay side, flat-water locations with shallow water that are perfect for learning new skills. We have professional instructors with the experience to get you going on the water in no time.
Our 3 hour beginner lesson will get you started windsurfing with a step-by-step system of on land training and on the water practice. You will learn the basics of getting going and how to turn around.
Private Lesson $170
Progress at your own pace with the full attention of your instructor.
Group Lesson $110/person
Perfect for families or friends who want to learn together. 2-6 students per instructor.
Learning to foil is a lot easier when you start with a lesson. Two hours of on-land and on-the-water instruction and the use of our foil kit during the lesson.
Private Foil Lesson $170
*You do need to already know how to windsurf to sign up for a foil lesson.
Are you having problems getting into your footstraps or being comfortable using your harness? Are you dropping off of a plane in the middle of your Carve Jibes? These are just a few of the things that we can cover!
Private Advanced Lesson $135/2 hours
Call us at 727.656.6569 to schedule!
Our beginner lessons are 3 hours long, and almost everyone is windsurfing on their own before the lesson is over. One lesson gets you a solid foundation in the basics. You may want more lessons as you progress to learn how to use a harness and sail in higher winds.
Lessons take place in Boca Ciega Bay (see the directions tab), but you generally will meet your instructor at our shop - located at 4227 Gulf Blvd. on St Pete Beach and then follow us to the lesson location in your own vehicle. Our lesson locations are several miles from the shop, if you do not have your own vehicle let us know and we can text you a map with the lesson location marked on it. That way you can uber/taxi/bicycle straight to the beach and meet us there.
You will be in the water and being active - so dress for comfort. Bathing suits and board shorts are fine, you may want to wear a rash guard or t-shirt you don't mind getting wet for sun protection. In the winter months the water may be chilly - we do have wetsuits to fit most people if they are necessary. You may want water shoes, but it is fine to go barefoot too. You will want to bring sunscreen and water.
No problem! We emphasize technique and balance when learning to windsurf and we have specialty beginner gear that is light weight and easy to handle.
Of course! Windsurfing is a great sport for people of all ages. The only requirements are that you be comfortable in the water, able to get from a sitting or kneeling position to standing, and that you want to learn to windsurf. Click here for more specific info about kids windsurfing.
Yes. You do not have to be a fantastic swimmer, but you do need to be able to swim a short distance and most importantly be comfortable in the water (i.e. you won't panic if you fall into deep water). Often, our lessons take place in areas that are only 2 to 4 feet deep - but you may also be in water that is over your head. We provide life vests if you request them ahead of time.