The best places on the Planet to learn to windsurf

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The best places on the Planet to learn to windsurf

A fantastic adventure for young and old alike, a learn to windsurf holiday can be a fun way to bond as a family while enjoying sun and sea! Learning to windsurf on holiday will turn what can be a frustrating experience into an enjoyable one as you are able to combine expert instruction with an amazing destination offering the very best learning conditions, warm waters, sunshine-filled days and comfortable accommodation to relax in with your loved ones after a day on the water. Here are our top picks for the best destinations for a learn to windsurf holiday:

1. Karpathos, Greece

Karpathos’ Chicken Bay is famous for its crystal clear waters and provides the perfect spot to learn to windsurf. Here the wind blows consistently during the warm summer months and the shallow protected beach is the ideal place for adults and children to learn to windsurf. The centre we work with here is fully stocked with all the latest equipment including sails and boards for kids and the experienced instructors ensure a fun time is had by all! When you are not on the water the island is just waiting to be explored and offers a whole host of activities for the entire family to enjoy. Why not join our Beginner Windsurf Clinic in May and learn to windsurf with people just like you?


2. Le Morne, Mauritius

The popular island destination of Mauritius is ideal for a learn to windsurf holiday. With luxury hotels, like the St Regis Resort, located right on the spot at Le Morne you can definitely take the entire family along. The kids can stay entertained in the amazing children’s club while partners can enjoy supreme relaxing and rejuvenating treatments in the spa. Take to the water right in front of your accommodation or venture down to the beginner’s lagoon where flat turquoise waters stretch for some distance and offer a safe playground to hone your skills.


3. Bonaire, Caribbean

Bonaire is the perfect place to celebrate a love for the water and wind! This affordable Caribbean destination offers the perfect place to have fun and play while learning to love the sport of windsurfing. Children can start lessons from four years old and everyone will feel right at home with the relaxed Caribbean vibe. Apart from windsurfing, Bonaire also offers amazing dive sites and if you want to combine a windsurf holiday with some spectacular diving then this is the destination for you! Head to Bonaire in June or August and join the French King of Windsurfing, Philippe Bru, for a fun week of windsurfing in this stunning destination – find out more here.


4. The Algarve, Portugal

Located on a quiet stretch of coast in Portugal’s exquisite Algarve, you need not look further than the Martinhal Hotel when planning a learn to windsurf holiday. There is a long list of activities available at the hotel including hiking, mountain climbing, sailing, surfing and rock climbing while the hotel has an amazing children’s activity centre and kids club onsite. All levels of windsurfer are welcome here and as its close to the UK, travelling here with families is really easy. The mornings in The Algarve are just perfect for beginners with the lighter wind that is reliably consistent during the summer months.


5. Langebaan, South Africa

The quaint town of Langebaan in South Africa is perfect for those looking for a unique destination to learn to windsurf. The flat lagoon here offers fantastic wind conditions in the South African summer months which stretch from November to March. This is also a fantastic destination to combine with a tour of the rest of the country, whether it be exploring the city of Cape Town, venturing down the picturesque Garden Route or going on a Big Five Safari. Experience somewhere totally unique when you learn to windsurf in South Africa.