Learning to Windsurf at Polkerris

There is no sport quite like windsurfing; the thrill, freedom, challenge, versatility, fitness, travel and people. Riding an ever-changing sea you can forget your worries and feel exhilarated.

The waters of the sheltered cove and bay of Polkerris are an excellent training ground for first-time and more experienced windsurfers. The bay is a perfect spot to find out if windsurfing is for you, windsurf with the family as well as progress your skills.

Polkerris Beach is an RYA recognised training centre: your assurance that we are equipped and managed to provide you with quality and safe experiences.

We provide all equipment, including a full wetsuit and buoyancy aid, and have changing room facilities with showers, a cafe and shop all on site.

Windsurfing Taster Lesson

An introduction to windsurfing and the perfect way to find out if windsurfing is for you. The lesson will get you out on the water quickly and can be tailored to suit your needs.

Duration: 1.5hr 

Requirements: No experience necessary

Age: 8+

Price: £40 per person or 1:1 lesson £65

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Group Windsurfing Taster Lesson

A great way to embrace the elements and get active with family or friends. Ideal for groups who just want to have fun together as well as those serious about learning to windsurf.

Duration: 1.5hr 

Requirements: Minimum of 3 people 

Age: 8+

Price: £30 per person

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Windsurfing Clinic

A one to one tailored session to allow you to achieve your personal goals. Ideal for those who want to focus on perfecting a new move such as gybes, tacks or earlier planning, or for improving all round skills, such as better upwind performance or water starts.

Duration: 1.5hr

Requirements: Some windsurfing experience

Age: 8+

Price: £65

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RYA Stage 1 Youth Windsurfing Course

An ideal introduction to windsurfing, teaching you the basics of getting on the water and sailing the board across the wind and back. It’s all about fun.

Duration: Typically 3 half days

Requirements: No experience necessary

Age: 8 - 15

Price: £160

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RYA Stage 2 Youth Windsurfing Course

These sessions will teach you the practical skills to get you sailing around a course practising tacking and gybing, enabling you to make progression towards and away from the wind.

Duration: Typically 3 half days

Requirements: Stage 1 Standard

Age: 8 - 15

Price: £160

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RYA Stage 3 Youth Windsurfing Course

Stage 3 introduces the RYA's Fastfwd coaching formula. Your instructor will help you to correctly set up your board and rig, improve your stance on all points of sailing and introduce basic harness techniques in stronger winds.

Duration: 2 days (or equivalent 3 sessions)

Requirements: Competent Stage 2 Standard 

Age: 8 - 15

Price: £160

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RYA Stage 4 Youth Sailing Course

In Stage 4 you will be blasting around and getting in the footstraps. After this stage you should have a confident ability to tack and gybe and sail in your harness, with an introduction to basic footstrap technique. You will be a pretty hot windsurfer by this time!

Duration: 2 days (or equivalent 3 sessions)

Requirements: Competent Stage 3 Standard 

Age: 8 - 15

Price: £160

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RYA Adult Start Windsurfing Course

This course teaches you the basics of windsurfing; using the right equipment, sailing to where you want to go and back to where you started. The course is predominantly water-based coaching but includes theory and practical sessions ashore, such as rigging and de-rigging a sail.

Duration: 8 - 10 hours

Requirements: No experience necessary

Age: 16+

Price: £160

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RYA Adult Intermediate Windsurfing (Non-planing) Course

Learn skills which prepare you for windsurfing in stronger winds. After the course you'll be able to windsurf on all points of sail in stronger winds, using beach starts, faster tacks and gybes. The course includes plenty of windsurfing, along with theory and practice ashore on our simulator.

Duration: 8 - 10 hours

Requirements: Skills and knowledge to Start Windsurfing standard

Age: 16+

Price: £160

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RYA Adult Intermediate Windsurfing (Planing) Course

Focus on harness and footstrap techniques combined with the Fastfwd formula to improve your stance and get the board planing, giving you the exhilaration of speed and improved theory knowledge. As tuition at this level requires a reasonable amount of wind, we generally arrange sessions as 2-hour 'clinics' at fairly short notice.

Duration: 8 - 10 hours

Requirements: Skills and knowledge to Start Windsurfing standard

Age: 16+

Price: £160

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Youth Windsurfing Club

Want to windsurf regularly? Our fun and relaxed club sail every Sunday Afternoon.

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Hire Windsurfing Kit

We have a range of windsurfing equipment for different levels of windsurfing at the beach ready to go!

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Adults Watersports Club

Want to get on the water regularly, learn new skills and hang out with some cool people? Check out our fun and relaxed club that get together every Sunday

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