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Learn to Windsurf

Aloha Future Board Head!

Congratulations on your decision to learn to windsurf. Windsurfing is an exciting and personally challenging sport in which you can participate for many years to come. You will find that you can push your personal limits in higher wind conditions or simply relax and cruise on light breezes. It is a sport that will offer you a lifetime of learning, personal challenge, camaraderie and fun. Windsurfers come in all shapes, sizes and ages from 8 to 80+. Contrary to popular rumor, windsurfing does not require a great deal of strength or stamina, especially when you learn and apply proper technique. That’s what you will learn here and most importantly, we guarantee that you’ll have fun!

Course Details

Beginning Windsurfing is a full day course designed to get you up and sailing in just one (1 ) day. The typical class runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We can accommodate custom schedules and change venues to suit your desires as well. There are a number of beautiful New Mexico lakes we can sail depending on the season such as Storrie Lake, Heron Lake, Elephant Butte Lake, Conchas Lake, Navajo Lake. We usually go to Cochiti Lake on the Tetilla Peak side. It’s more scenic and less crowded. We provide all the equipment unless you have your own.

The Usual Schedule:

  • 9:00 – 10:00                                                   1 hour video presentation “Learn To Windsurf”
  • 10:00 – 11:00                                                 Drive to Lake
  • 11:00 – 11:30                                                  Set up board and rig
  • 11:30 – 12:00                                                  Lunch (unless you’re just TOO Stoked to stop)
  • 12:00 – 1:00                                                    Demonstration and Trials
  • 1:00 – 3:00                                                      Practice, Practice, Practice

Course Tuition: (plus tax)

  • $150 per student for group lessons (2 to 6 students)
  • $250 per student for private lessons (Undivided attention for 1)
  • $75 for “Previous Windsurfer” coaching – Haven’t sailed in years? Here’s a 2 hour mini course to refresh your muscle memory and get your stoke back
  • $15 for the Exocet “learn to windsurf” video
  • The “Buddy Pass” program = Bring a buddy and recieve $25 off your registration, bring 2 friends and save more; heck, fill the class (max 6 students) and get one space free!
  • Please note that full payment is required at the time of registration to reserve your space

What You Will Learn:

  • Basic windsurfing techniques
  • Basic water safety
  • Basic Windsurfing terminology
  • Board and rig components and teminology
  • Introduction to rigging and equipment tuning techniques
  • Beginning sailing theory

Windsurfing is a “get-wet” sport. Windsurfing requires that you are able to swim and that you feel comfortable in, around, and under the water. You must also be able to lift the sail from the water (approximately 10-25 lbs. You need to proceed with a stoked, positive attitude and be ready to learn and HAVE FUN! The only rule is, Keep Smiling and Enjoy Yourself!