Anyone can learn to windsurf. Benefits of windsurfing include improved balance, a strong core, and a happy soul. Get ready to get wet, swim, carry, launch and maneuver equipment in the water. You will have fun learning how the sail works with the wind to move you and your board across the water!
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Beginner Lessons ($65)
Windsurfers are the ones waiting on the beach at 6am for the sun to rise so that they can get a quick session on the water before work. We often have salt in our hair and a big smile on our faces. If this sounds like the life you want to embody, here is where you start.
The aim of this class is to get you out on the water with the gear ASAP. Skills taught in the class focus on basic handling of equipment, self-rescue and the mechanics of moving across the water on a board.
For you to pass the course, your instructor must feel confident in your ability to do the following:
Intermediate Lessons ($60)
Prerequisites: Beginner Windsurfing (L1)
Intermediate windsurfing lessons aim to help you sail faster, more efficiently, and to maneuver and turn confidently on the water.
Things covered in this course:
To pass the course, your instructor must feel confident in your ability to do the following:
For you to pass this course, your instructor must see that you can demonstrate all of the above and they must feel confident that you can safely launch and return to shore at Jericho.
High Wind Lessons
Prerequisites: Intermediate Windsurfing (L2)
These classes provide the unique opportunity to learn windsurfing techniques in wind conditions above 12-15 knots or ‘high wind’. Planing is when you feel like you’re riding a motorcycle without a noisy engine across the water. It is an incredible feeling!
Advanced skills covered in this course:
For you to pass this course, you must have mastered all the skills in beginner, intermediate and high wind courses. Due to the lower wind conditions at Jericho, high wind classes usually involve a day trip to Squamish to make use of the area's high wind conditions in the spring and summer.
The high wind class is organized depending on demand and is not scheduled into our lessons calendar. If interested, contact email@example.com. If there are enough L2 certified members who are interested in organizing a high wind class there will be one organized.
After passing this course, with the payment to the club of an additional $100 high wind work deposit, members may borrow windsurfing gear to windsurf at other windsurfing beach destinations.