Improve Your Windsurfing with Boardsports

Progression Windsurfing Group Lesson Series:

Our Progression Windsurfing classes are designed for progressing beginners and beginning intermediates who want to accelerate their learning curve. Improve quickly by taking our progression lessons in between every 2-3 practice sessions. These progression windsurfing skills will be your ticket to getting “hooked” on windsurfing – using a harness allows you to stop using your arms in higher winds, and start to go super fast!

We hold our progression lesson in Alameda every Sunday at 2pm. The topics we work on are dependent on the conditions and goals of attendees. We guarantee you will learn and progress!

PROGRESSION TOPICS** GOALS/SKILLS DATES/TIMES

P1: Mastering the Windsurfing Basics

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Prerequisite:

* Our 1 or 2 day beginner windsurf class, or a lesson at a certified windsurf school.

Goals:

* Master basic sailing/steering
* Come back to where you started
* Falling less, sailing more
 

Skills covered:

* Proper stand for board control
* Steering upwind/downwind
* New Turning techniques
 
Alameda
Sundays 2pm-4pm
 
** Progression GROUP windsurfing is offered every Sunday in Alameda 2pm-4pm. Topics (P1/P2/P3/P4) are determined by conditions and participant goals.
 
$100
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P2: Tack & Jibe

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Prerequisite:

* Our 1 or 2 day beginner windsurf class, or a lesson at a certified windsurf school.

 

Goals:

* Learn to ride through upwind and downwind turns (Fast tacking or Pivot Jibing)
* Falling less, sailing more

Skills covered:

* Proper stance for board control
* Steering upwind/downwind
* Full upwind and downwind turning techniques while riding
 
Alameda
Sundays 2pm-4pm
 
** Progression GROUP windsurfing is offered every Sunday in Alameda 2pm-4pm. Topics (P1/P2/P3/P4) are determined by conditions and participant goals.
 
$100
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P3: Hooked! Windsurfing with a Harness

Boardsports offers several brands of new windsurf harnesses at both Alameda and San Mateo

Prerequisite:

* Sailing comfortably in light to moderate winds such that your arms getting tired from holding up the sail.

Goals:

* Use a harness in light/moderate winds
* Start to board steer with your feet
* Falling less, sailing more

Skills covered:

* Proper stand for board control
* High Wind stance
* Foot steering
* Riding smaller boards/lighter gear
 
Note: Hooked does not include harness.  Harness must be purchased or rented for use in this class
 
Alameda
Sundays 2pm-4pm
 
** Progression GROUP windsurfing is offered every Sunday in Alameda 2pm-4pm. Topics (P1/P2/P3/P4) are determined by conditions and participant goals.
 
$100
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P4: Beach Starting/Intro to Waterstarting

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Prerequisite:

* Riding in both directions with some consistency

 

Goals:

* Learn board/sail steering on land so you can simply step onto the board and go
* No more uphauling from the beach!

 Skills covered:

* Proper sail handling
* Steering the board using the sail while standing in the water
* How to be pulled up by the sail using the wind, rather than you pulling up the sail
 
 
Alameda
 
 
Sundays 2pm-4pm
** Progression GROUP windsurfing is offered every Sunday in Alameda 2pm-4pm. Topics (P1/P2/P3/P4) are determined by conditions and participant goals.
 
$100
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We do not allow cancellations or offer refunds:  In the case of inclement weather or no wind, we will contact you to reschedule your lesson to another date.

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Adult Progression 3 Day Windsurfing Camps:

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PROGRESSION LEVEL GOALS/SKILLS DATES/TIMES

Progression 3 Day Camp

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Prerequisite:

* Our 2 day beginner lesson

Goals:

* Improve your fundamentals
* Learn new skills such as tack/jibe, harness, beachstart, waterstart
* Have fun with peers and maximize your learning with 3 days in a row of land based simulator instruction, water time, and video feedback analysis
 

Skills covered:

* P1 thru P4 below, depending on participant backgrounds, goals
 

What is included:

Instruction, video analysis & welcome day BBQ. Bring your own equipment or pre-arrange rental gear from us.
 

What to bring:

*Towel, sunblock, warm clothes, bag lunch, water, afternoon snacks.
 
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Alameda
 
 
Friday
9:30am-4:30pm
Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm
Sunday
9:30am-4pm
 
 

2018 Dates TBD

June

July

August

 
Camp Fee
$375

Confirmation sent w/in 24 hours

We do not allow cancellations or offer refunds:  In the case of inclement weather or no wind, we will contact you to reschedule your lesson to another date.

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PRIVATE WINDSURFING LESSONS:

As a private 1 on 1 lesson, you can learn any skills you please.

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Confirmation sent w/in 24 hours

We do not allow cancellations or offer any refunds:  In the case of inclement weather or no wind, we will contact you to reschedule your lesson to another date.

Alameda Vs San Mateo – which site is best for you?

ALAMEDA:

We have exclusive windsurfing teaching rights at the best beginner friendly location in the SF Bay Area, Crown Beach Alameda. Alameda features a 2 mile long sandy beach with shallow warm water, little to no obstacles, and lighter beginner friendly winds (typically 5-10mph in the mornings when we teach beginners).

Our beginner windsurfing lesson can be done as a group class on weekends or a private lesson by appointment. All of our gear is right on the beach. This teaching location is one of the easiest places to learn due to the long beach and shallow warm water. By August, the water temperature reaches 70 degrees (vs 55 at Crissy Field in San Francico).

At our facility in Alameda (“the Shack”) we have an outdoor shower, changing room, and retail shop carrying a full line of windsurfing gear, wetsuits and accessories. Our instructors are certified by US Sailing Windsurfing Instructor Cert.

 

SAN MATEO:

San Mateo can be beginner friendly in the early mornings, if you are lucky! Due to the stronger winds at our Coyote waterfront facility, we recommend beginners learn in Alameda. If you live closer to San Mateo and can schedule your lesson early in the morning, we can accommodate an individual private beginner lesson in San Mateo.

Once you have mastered the basics and can sail, tack, jibe, and are starting to go fast and want to use a harness, you can progress to intermediate skills. You can take private or group lessons to learn how to us a harness, beach starts, and waterstarts. These skills are needed in the 20+mph afternoon winds at Coyote.

At our “Chalet” facility in San Mateo, we have an outdoor shower, a snack bar, and a full retail shop. Our instructors are certified by US Sailing Windsurfing Instructor Cert.

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Alameda lesson in action

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Why Improve with Boardsports?

Large fleet of high quality, lightweight windsurf equipment

Veteran staff of US Sailing certified and experienced instructors. Our senior instructors have been windsurfing and teaching for over 30 years.

Voted “Best Shop & School”.  See Testimonials

Exclusive teaching rights to the best beaches in the bay:  Crown Beach, Alameda & Coyote Point, San Mateo

Full Retail shop

 

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