Anyone can learn to windsurf. Benefits of windsurfing include improved balance, a strong core, and a happy soul. 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 lifestyle for you, here is where you start. 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 ($70)
The aim of this class is to get you out on the water ASAP. Learn basic handling of equipment, self-rescue and the mechanics of moving across the water on a board. Get ready to get wet, swim, carry, launch and maneuver equipment in the water while you learn:
For you to pass the course, your instructor must feel confident in your ability to:
Intermediate Lessons ($60)
Prerequisites: 10 times on the water after Beginner Windsurfing (L1)
Intermediate windsurfing lessons aim to help you sail faster, more efficiently, and to maneuver and turn confidently on the water. This course covers:
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 "high wind" conditions above 12-15 knots. Planing is an incredible feeling, like you’re riding a motorcycle without a noisy engine across the water!
This course will cover these advanced skills:
Due to the lower wind conditions at Jericho, high wind lessons usually involve a day trip to a location where winds are stronger.
The high wind class is organized depending on demand and is not scheduled in our lessons calendar. If interested, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A high wind class once there are enough L2 certified members interested, and we get a good combination of weather, schedules and suitable location.
After passing this course, members may borrow the high wind gear to windsurf at other destinations such as Nitinat Lake, or Hood River.