How hard is it to learn Windsurfing?

Windsurfing is easier than ever to learn. With the development of wider boards (more stable) it has shortened the learning curve significantly. Also the sails are smaller and lighter for beginners. So it requires less balance and strength than it did years ago. If you tried windsurfing years ago you owe it to yourself to try it again on the modern equipment with lessons of course.

How long does it take to Learn?

A beginner lesson is 8 to 10 hours. That will get you windsurfing in 5 to 10 knots winds. With more practice and lessons you can advanced rapidly to using a harness, sailing in higher winds (12 to 18 knots ) and getting in the footstraps

What ages can learn?

I have seen 8 year olds up to people in their 80’s blasting around on their windsurfers. Thessaloniki has the large population of senior citizen windsurfers, just having a blast when it’s warm and windy.

Do I need to be a good swimmer to Windsurf?

No you don’t have to be a good swimmer, but you should be comfortable in the water. We teach you how to hang on to your equipment if you fall. That way you do not loose the board which is your primary floatation device. You always want to stay with your board.

What is the time commitment to reach a comfortable level when Windsurfing?

The beginner lessons will take 8 – 10 hours, then you need to practice and the sooner the better, for you need to build muscle memory. Remember what you do instinctively to windsurf is usually wrong that is what it’s difficult to learn and lessons are so important. If you join Active Sport Club program and you sail  during the week you will progress to using a harness and possible get in the foostraps and plane before fall arrives .

I used to Windsurfing and never got to the level I wanted, what should I do with my old equipment?

If you stop windsurfing because you were not progressing to the level you wanted to or having FUN, you owe it to yourself to come and take a lesson. Bring your old equipment and we will make sure you are setting it up right and that it fits you and your level. Give it one more try with our assistance, for it is a great fun sport or we wouldn’t be doing it for over 30 years. It’s still Fun and challenging! If that doesn’t work we will help you get rid of your old equipment.

What is the water temperature?

Ranging from 19-28 degrees Celsius, from May to September.

Do I need a wetsuit?

Depends on the period you choose to visit us. Early and late season (May, early June, September) you will need a short  3:2 wetsuit but during the summer months (June, July , August) you will be comfortable with a shortie or just with your board short and a rash vest. No matter what, we can always provide you with anything you might need.

What are the lesson times?

SUP  lessons take place from 11:00 – 12:00 when the wind is weak . Usually, after 13:00-18:00, the wind turns side shore and makes it ideal for beginner windsurfing lessons especially for kids. Windsurf lessons take place during the whole day with either advanced and beginner lessons

Can we eat or drink something at the beach?

Greek tradition tavern of Mparbandonis can provide you with fresh Greek fishes ,  salads, variety of local meat , café , water and more.

Is there a rescue service at the spot?

There is always someone watching your back in case something goes wrong. We have one  rescue boat and always at least one pair of eyes checking the water and you. In any case the boat will be approaching you just to make sure you are okay.

Do you sell your equipment?

Yes. Whether on spot, we usually do.

Where is the spot?

Angelochori , SKG , Greece.

Are there any waves at the spot?

Small wind swell forming some lines. It is not an ocean ground swell but it is big enough to have loads of fun!

What is the wind like at the spot?

Angelochori is a evening spot. There is side shore wind from the 1-8  pm . Stay focused on the wind direction. If you feel that the wind is changing to offshore it is better to return to the school. North and North West winds is the advanced playground wave conditions.