For all pre booked windsurf rental in Sal with Planet you will have access to two windsurf centre within the same price. This centre and a 2nd windsurf centre at Ponte Leme (around 25 minutes walk), a brilliant flat water blasting spot with some swell on the outside (must be water start +)
Situated a 5 minute walk along the promenade from Santa Maria town centre, and in the same bay as most of our hotels, the windsurf centre is ideally located. Atlantis Restaurant is next to the center, and next to that is an internet cafe, so you don't have to go far in your windsurf breaks.
The beach at this centre is unbelievably varied: in front of the center the water is a little choppy with some shorebreak. The team is always happy to help you carry your material into and out of the water to ensure that you pass the shorebreak without any problems. If you sail past the jetty on the left hand side of the center you will enter the Santa Maria speed track where you can blast away to your heart's content, or gybe through the turquoise water. Further out there is a nice swell for wave novices.
MULTI SPORT JOKER PACKAGE (NOVEMBER & MARCH ONLY)
Sal is one of our centers able to provide the brilliant value ‘Joker Package’ which is offered at centres lucky enough to provide the 4 most popular watersports of Windsurfing, SUP, Kitesurfing, and Surfing.
- 7 days of rental in ANY sport (Kitesurf Level III IKO only)
- 1 instruction session per day in ANY and ALL Sports (max 5 days)
With the Joker you can relax about what the weather chooses to do, as you have a range of sports to cater for all conditions, ensuring you make the absolute most of your precious holiday time.
KIDS - Kids tuition in Sal is not very easy during the winter season as the sea can be pretty rough. When the conditions are "normal", they can offer kids tuition on a wide, sandy beach without any rocks and side shore wind from the left.
INSTRUCTION PROGRAMME - Apart from rental of the newest Fanatic and North windsurf equipment the centre offers a high level of windsurf instruction. This location is not ideal for beginner windsurfer although it is possible in the lighter wind mornings. For beach start upwards Sal is a world class windsurf location.