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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 19:16
I spent last weekend trying to learn to Windsurf in Poole Harbour and while not particularly successful, thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I have a holiday in a couple of weeks where I should be able to do some more, but I wanted to know what the best way of keeping going through the winter months - all the places I have looked on the web only do lessons to Oct and I don't want to have to relearn the little I did take on next Summer!
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 13:13
Hi & Welcome.
Sounds like an overseas holiday might be the only therapy available.
Boards Mag is currently running a series on holiday venues cross-referenced with wind. Might be worth checking out.
Otherwise, equip yourself with a good winter steamer, wetsuit boots, thermos of coffee and hip flask of rum, and stick around with some of the Nomads for some impromptu advice and sailing buddies.
Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 22:41
overseas holiday brilliant solution
another is to join the "timids"
very safe, lots of discussing equipment, technique,ebay etc. very little windsurfing.
I think there is a gap
unfortunately the gap seems situated in west wales at moment
Nice flat water, gentle(ish) wind and generally fiddling around on boards larger than a lollipop sticks.
Not sure what to do about it but if you are travelling around Llanelli give me a call
Looking forward to Barry
Shame about Port eynon
All the best Huw
On the right track with windsurfing lessons
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 09:08
Sounds like you got off to a good start with some windsurfing lessons at Poole Harbour.
Its a great place to learn & progress with your windsurfing skills. The effective season is really between May & Oct, outside of these times the water just gets too cold to enjoy the learning process!
If you are ever back down Poole way check out:
for windsurfing lessons, equipment hire or just some friendly advice.
Poole Windsurfing also have a great windsurfing information site Top Windsurfing Tips & News
which provides news, reviews, advice & discussions. Tips on techniques, bargain buys, travel destinations & equipment reviews. Regular how-to articles, video posts & latest windsurfing news - weekly summary.
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:47
Thought this post might be able to help.
Just got back from Mexico where I taught myself the basics and did pretty well I think.
Totally caught the bug now and need to learn more. I only know of Croft Farm in Gloucester for lessons but am a Bristol boy so hope you can tell me of anything more local.
If anyone doesnt mind a novice tagging along with them on a trip out, I'd love to learn from people actually out there doing it.