Windsurfing

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Learn from an Olympic windsurfing hopeful: Sammy!

Try a Famous O‘ahu Pastime

Windsurfing Lessons on O‘ahu

Learn a classic beach pastime that is both great fun and a great workout. This is the water sport that helped make Kailua Beach famous! Windsurfing has been around for decades and is practiced all over the world. Get up on the board in your very first lesson and start cruising. Our lessons include use of all of the equipment needed: board, sail, and life vest. Lessons are available for beginner riders (or intermediate/advanced riders when providing your own equipment). Note: Sammy is an Olympic windsurfing hopeful, with his sights set on the 2024 Paris games in the new iQFoil class of windsurfing!

Highlights

Learn a new hobby while getting some exercise!

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and warm O‘ahu waters

Our lessons include all necessary equipment required to learn, including radio helmets

Private lessons or group instruction available

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Important Info

Price

1 to 1 Private Instruction:
$180

Group Instruction:
2-15 students (must provide own group for multiple-person lessons)
$100 per person

Windsurfing Rental:
Daily – $75


Lesson start time

8:00 am and 11:00 am


Availability

Daily


Meeting place

We’ll meet you on-site at the spot of your lesson: Waialae Beach Park in Honolulu. Exact details are provided in your lesson confirmation! (Note: we have a few alternate teaching spots based on wind direction, so we’ll be in touch if your location changes)


Duration

2 hours


Group size

From 1 to 4 people


Participation requirements

Must know how to swim and be in good health for physical activity


Included

Lessons include use of all equipment needed for your session (beginner)


What to bring

Swimwear (board shorts/rash guard suggested), sunblock, sunglasses, water, and anything else that will make you comfortable for an active day at the beach

Windsurfing Levels

Here is an overview of windsurfing skill levels (however, note that only Level 1 lessons are currently offered unless you have your own intermediate or advanced equipment):

Level 1 – Introduction: Your first lesson will cover an overview of beach set-up, an understanding of wind conditions, body positioning and practice on land. You’ll then head out to the water – equipped with a large board and small sail for stability – and will practice riding back and forth.

Level 2 – Intermediate: You’re now ready to start riding on a smaller board and larger sail, for more power and speed. We’ll learn to ride upwind, start using a harness, and perfect the beach start. Level 2 riders will also work on learning a basic, low-power jibe.

Level 3 – Advanced: As an advanced rider, you’ll learn how to: water start, power jibe, and use foot straps to kick your speed up a notch. Now that you’ve mastered the basics of the sport, you’re ready to take it to the next level and ride like a pro.

Pro Skills CoachingInquire with us if you are an advanced rider and would like to learn higher-level skills including freestyle riding and tricks, wave riding, or wind foiling.

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