The North Wales Coastline is an amazing place to be a windsurfer. Locations like Rhosneigr and West Kirby are famous around Europe as great windsurfing spots. Here at Colwyn Bay Watersports, our team of passionate windsurfing instructors is determined to get the population out on the water enjoying it.
We offer windsurfing instruction through the RYA scheme, from the Start Windsurfing two day course – aimed at complete beginners, through to intermediate and advanced courses. The RYA courses are recognized around the world as the gold standard of tuition.
Windsurfing has a reputation for being hard to learn due to the design of the kit when the sport was first founded. These days it is a lot easier as we have kit designed specifically for beginners which provides a wide stable platform to take you through your first steps as a windsurfer. You’ve run put of excuses! Time to get involved in this awesome sport.
A taster is the perfect introduction to windsurfing, if you are keen but not sure about going on a course… or just fancy trying something new. Sessions are two and a half hours which we run regularly throughout the year. For more information follow this link.
Our RYA youth courses are for young windsurfers aged 8 and up and are designed as a logical set of courses that take you from a complete beginner to a little ripper.
Once youngsters are getting upwind without assistance from what they have learnt on the courses they will be invited onto our Team15 windsurfing club, the Bay of Colwyn Barbarians. This gives them the opportunity to windsurf regularly with us throughout the year (This runs every Friday after school or in the afternoons in the school holidays, as well as extra bootcamps and open training throughout the season.)
The Adult RYA windsurfing courses are designed to equip you with the skills to learn windsurfing and will help you to build up the knowledge needed to understand how to progress in this dynamic and colourful sport. The maximum ratio for these courses is 6 students to 1 instructor, which means you’ll get loads of coaching time on the water. For more details follow this link.
Want the individual attention of one of our expert instructors? Private tuition with us is a great opportunity to learn exactly what you want when you want, and is definitely the fastest way to learn. We offer great rates and have a good selection of beginner and intermediate kit to choose from. For more details follow this link.
We run regular training for Adults and children every Wednesday after work. Once you are RYA Start Windsurf standard or above, for just £20 we run an evenings session with an instructor which includes all your equipment, tuition, and a drink at the bar afterwards. These are really sociable sessions and are a great way to improve your windsurfing in a relaxed atmosphere.
We run instructor courses throughout the year, but spaces fill up fast, for more information contact us.
Colwyn Bay is an extremely safe location for intermediates who are looking to move on to coastal locations. We can provide safety cover and maybe even some handy hints, and will be looking to run progression sessions on suitable days. We like to help give you the confidence to get out on the sea with some independence, but with the security of a tow back to the beach if it doesn’t all go your way.
When we are not running courses, our windsurfing equipment is available for hire. All we ask is that you can prove your competence either by producing a relevant RYA certificate or by showing our instructors. We have kit from 2.5m beginner rigs up to 4.5m with beginner boards down to 160l, from the Tabou and Gaastra ranges.