Windsurfing Skills Day

At Colwyn Bay Watersports we now have quite a lot of experience running windsurfing instructor courses. The feedback we consistently get is that although sailing ability varies from just below passing to far better than required, the instructor candidates we are putting through tend to be pretty weak on theory and general windsurfing knowledge.

2014 in pictures (5 of 9)With that in mind we have created a day with the objective of ensuring students are prepared for their start windsurfing instructor course. We get excellent feedback from this both from the instructor candidates and our coaches who actually run the training, and has a proven track record of improving the pass rate.

We can provide wetsuits, buoyancy aids, harnesses and splash tops, so you should be fully kitted out on the water. That said if you have your own wetsuit and harness it is worth bringing these. We ask that you bring some footwear that you don’t mind getting wet as well as some for wearing after you have changed. Also bring a towel, and some warm clothes for after we come off the water. Also a coat can be a good idea if it is cold and some suncream if the sun is out, as believe it or not it can get hot enough to burn here in Wales! We have excellent changing and shower facilities on site at Porth Eirias, there are also lockers that accept a £1 coin (and even give it back afterwards)

A packed lunch is a good idea, although it is a short walk/drive into town so it is possible to go to the shops.