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We know that learning how to windsurf can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. With our training programs, you'll get the hands-on experience you need to become a confident windsurfer in no time. We've been in business for years, and we've worked with people of all ages and skill levels. Our team is comprised of expert instructors who are passionate about helping people learn how to windsurf. We believe that we can teach anyone how to windsurf. Our windsurfing lessons are designed to give you the skills, confidence and knowledge necessary to become a confident windsurfer. We'll take you from beginning windsurfing techniques like learning how to tack and gybe and also advanced techniques like jumping. Our goal is to make windsurfing a fun and accessible sport for everyone. We do this by offering affordable prices and an excellent customer service experience. Our instructors are some of the most experienced in the industry and have taught thousands of people how to windsurf. They are passionate about teaching others how to windsurf because they believe that anyone can learn if given the right tools. 

We have a wide range of windsurfing equipment to suit all levels of experience. If you are new to the sport, we can help you choose the right equipment to ensure your safety in the water. Our instructors are highly qualified and experienced and they will support you throughout your windsurfing experience. 

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Private lessons

 

The ideal option to guarantee a fast and efficient evolution. With private lessons, you ensure that you have an instructor exclusively for you and your personal group. Ideal for the beginnings and for those hard plateaus of improvement. You can bring as many friends as you want to your private class. It is an excellent activity to do with friends, or for all family members, or even as a couple. lessons last two hours and at the end, you should be able to make your first crossings of the lagoon independently. Private lessons guarantee a dedicated instructor exclusively for you (and your group) and are available year-round. Windsurfing is an easy and accessible sport for everyone, where riders are able to achieve concrete results from the first session. Do not hesitate and contact us to book your class.
 

1 Person €70
2 People €110
+30€ per additional person

Weekly summer courses

 

The weekly summer courses are the perfect option for those who want to learn windsurfing and at the same time dial in all the knowledge acquired. These courses represent our best offer to learn this sport, where sailors accumulate 15 hours of practice over a week. The internships take place during the months of July and August, from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm, and only if a minimum of 6 people are gathered. The summer courses are aimed at beginners and intermediate sailors. The goal is to promote autonomy in sport and create independent windsurfers.
 

150€/person/week
Monday to Friday, 10 am to 1 pm
July and August
occurence to be confirmed each week

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Group of students learning windsurf in Obidos Lagoon, Portugal
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What is Windsurfing?

 

One of the rare extreme sports that is perfectly adapted for riders of all ages, from 6 years old onwards.  The biggest challenge is to combine balance on the board with manoeuvring the sail.  Do you want to introduce yourself to the sport, carry out an activity that can include all the elements of the family, or perhaps improve to the most advanced techniques or even to learn how to hydrofoil?

How long do I need to learn to windsurf?

 

Windsurfing is a relatively fast learning sport. As a general rule, riders should be able to sail alone with some autonomy from the very first session. It is very important to accept and respect that each person has their own windsurf learning pace. Normally, between 2 and 6  hours, students should be able to practice alone and take responsibility for their own evolution. Our main focus is to safely get you independent so that you can enjoy the windsurfing on your own as soon as possible. The higher levels of windsurfing learning, such as planning, using foot straps or harnesses, are stages that require a lot of perseverance and discipline. Whatever your level, at Escola de Vela da Lagoa you will have experienced and qualified instructors ready to assist you in your progression.

rental

The rental system is perfect for good windsurfers who want to enjoy the lagoon but who do not have or cannot bring their equipment. As well as for beginners and intermediates who don't need lessons and just need to multiply their hours in the water. However, to rent equipment you must ensure that you have the following skills:

  • Know how to swim and be comfortable in deep water;

  • Keep the navigation line and do not drift excessively;

  • Being able to hoist the sail even if the wind is strong;

  • Have a good spatial awareness and be able to manage your position in the pond;

  • Getting to avoid collisions.

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Beginner

1h-15€
2H-25€
3h-35€

pack
9x1h-115€
9X2h-195€

intermediate

1h-20€
2H-35€
3h-47.5€

pack
9x1h-145€
9X2h-235€

Advanced

1h-25€
2H-45€
3h-60€

pack
9x1h-170€
9X2h-270€