Windsurfing is a type of surfing, where you glide across the water on a board, powered by wind on a sail. This sport originated in the 1970s in America, when people were looking for an alternative to sailing which used equipment that was easier to carry. Unlike surfing, you don’t need waves to windsurf – but you do need plenty of wind! There are different subcategories and specialties such as freestyle, speed racing, wave surfing and big air.

The weather is getting warmer and it's time to get out on the water again. Have you always wanted to learn to windsurf? This is your chance! The windsurfing group course is organised by windsurfing association S.W.V. Plankenkoorts in cooperation with X. Everyone is welcome to join in, whether you have any experience in windsurfing or not. However, you must be able to swim.

The course starts with a theory lesson on 19 April at the HomeSpot (Koeienveldje, Rotterdamseweg 155, 2628 AL Delft) of Plankenkoorts in Delft near X. The following four Saturday mornings you will learn new skills at the Valkenburgse Meer in Leiden. With the help of experienced windsurfers, you will learn how to stand on the board and how to use the sail and the wind to make speed.

Schedule & enrolment

Association

Windsurfing association S.W.V. Plankenkoorts organizes windsurfing training session in cooperation with X. Windsurfing is only possible through this association. Training sessions are given by Plankenkoorts members who have several years of windsurfing experience. Beginners and advanced windsurfers are welcome to join these sessions.

When you first start out windsurfing, you always get an explanation of the basics on dry land before you get going in the water – with the help of the experienced windsurfers, of course! You learn how to stand on your board as well as how to use the sail and the wind to sail away.

In addition to the training sessions, Plankenkoorts also regularly organises various windsurfing activities throughout the year.

Association

Rates

You need a valid X year subscription and association membership to participate.

X subscription

Practical Information

All levels
Closed training
You’ll need a membership of the association.
For beginners, equipment is available from Plankenkoorts.