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Windsurfing Intro & Lesson Combined

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Leader: Chamond Liu
Required ratings:
Ground School Attendance

Event Information


Prerequisite: A desire to begin learning the most fun thing you'll ever do in your life and Ground School.

Earned from class: Basic windsurfing knowledge, potentially Windsurfing Practice rating or Windsurfing Light rating (depending on skill development and weather).

This is where we all began. A general introduction to windsurfing and lesson consisting of two three hour classes. Sailing experience not necessary, but having good balance helps! Topics covered include safety, wind theory, board terminology, simulator work. In this class, students learn all the basics of understanding the wind, rigging and taking care of equipment, uphauling the sail, maneuvering the board in neutral position, sailing in a straight line, steering the board, getting upwind, and tacking. Students will be on the water provided good weather conditions.

Reading the Windsurfing Manual (through page 19) and watching 10 minutes of Windsurfing Videos prior to this lesson is helpful. Be prepared to get wet and bring suitable clothing. The first day of a Windsurfing class is always held regardless of adverse weather.

Location: This lesson will meet under the yellow canopy next to the lake lab. If you are unable to find your instructor, or if there is inclement weather, please check in with the Outdoor UW Office.

Find out more about the Hoofer Windsurfing fleet here.


Post-Lesson Resources:

Instructor Evaluation Form

Incident & Accident Reporting

Event Type
Lesson / Training (ratings may be achieved)
Cancellation, Reschedule, and Refund Information
If this event is cancelled more than 24 hours in advance, participants will be notified via the email associated with their membership account. If the event needs to be cancelled within 24 hours of the event start time, the instructor will call each participant individually via the phone number associated with their membership account. We ask that students remove themselves from a lesson as soon as they know they will be unable to attend; lessons dropped within 24 hours of the lesson's start time will be considered a Late Drop. If you no-show for a lesson without informing the instructor, they may temporarily suspend your lesson sign-up privileges.
Equipment/ Gear Required by Participant
This event will occur either partly or primarily on the water. Participants should be prepared to get wet and wear appropriate swimming attire (either a swimsuit or wetsuit). Lifejackets will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Use of sunglasses, sunscreen, and a water bottle are strongly encouraged.

Registration Count

Registration Type Registrations Remaining
All Participants 5 -1
Waiting List 2 0