Alton Water is a great place to learn windsurfing with its beginner
courses and robust beginner kit available for hire once you have got the
hang of holding on a reach, tacking and coming back again!
The reservoir is an excellent venue with the prevailing cross shore
winds giving ideal conditions for blasting across from the windsurfers
beach launching area to the other side of the reservoir. As your skills
increase you will want to buy your own kit and you can then take
advantage of intermediate and advanced teaching that is available at the
centre and even up to instructor level.
For the learner the seasonal water watch and readily available support
cover affords great peace of mind (especially if you are a parent whose
children are learning). Advanced windsurfers will also be seen sailing
at Alton Water when the conditions are too challenging on the local
The grassy rigging area is kit friendly with little to damage sails or
boards and is situated immediately in front of the parking area so there
is no need to carry kit any distance!
Junior windsurfing is very well catered for at Alton Water with regular beginner courses
targeted at children from 8 years upwards with our experienced coaches.
Once the children have become reasonably competent (after gaining level 1 and a little practice) they can take part in Team 15
, an RYA initiative www.team15.org.uk
which has run at Alton Water for many years.
Alton Water is not only a great place for dinghy sailing; come and windsurf here as well.
Exclusive to adults, non members welcome - a chance to improve your windsurfing skills in the company of like minded members.
- For intermediate level windsurfers
- Mondays (ladies), and Fridays (open to all) 16:30 to 19:30
- £18 per 2.30 hour session including use of centre kit or £7 with your own kit
- Book on line by following the link below no later than 24 hours before each session
- Trained instructor on hand to give advice if needed