windsurfing introductory windsurfing

Introductory Windsurfing

Types of Classes:

We offer windsurfing courses for all levels of windsurfers. Whether it's your first time trying to stand on a board, or you're picking up some new skills after years of windsurfing, we have a class to fit your needs.

The group windsurfing classes on weekends are appropriate for ages 14 and up.

For children ages 9-15, please see our Windsurfing and Sailing Summer Lessons.

If you're interested, though, in sharpening your skills via private lessons, we offer those as well.

Introductory Windsurfing

You’ve watched those sails on the Bay from 101 and seen those amazing pictures on magazine covers… now, you’re ready to try it! Learn to windsurf in a weekend with our certified instructing staff! With an outstanding curriculum and the use of land simulators, students will be up and sailing in a matter of hours regardless of age, strength, and size! Tacking (turning), rigging, nomenclature, self-rescue, water safety, and a myriad of other topics will be covered as students earn their certifications! After class, students will be ready to rent the equipment and practice their new skills!

Prerequisites: Students must be comfortable swimming and treading water.

What To Bring

Students should bring comfortable clothes, a bathing suit to wear under the wetsuit, a jacket or fleece, a towel, lots of sun protection, a lanyard to secure their glasses around their heads, a bottle of water, and non-skid/non-marking shoes to wear while windsurfing (they will get WET – tennis shoes, aqua socks, or Teva sandals work great).

Important: Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your class to check in.

Session Times Price
Windsurfing: Level I 2 day class 9:00am-1:00pm 1 hr private lesson $325
  • Spring 2019
  • February 2-3
  • February 9-10
  • February 16-17
  • February 23-24
  • March 2-3
  • March 9-10
  • March 16-17
  • March 23-24
  • March 30-31
  • April 6-7
  • April 13-14
  • April 20-21
  • April 27-28
  • May 4-5
  • May 11-12
  • May 18-19
  • May 25-26
  • Summer 2019
  • June 1-2
  • June 8-9
  • June 15-16
  • June 22-23
  • June 29-30
  • July 6-7
  • July 13-14
  • July 20-21
  • July 27-28
  • August 3-4
  • August 10-11
  • August 17-18
  • August 24-25
  • Fall 2019
  • August 31-Sept 1
  • September 7-8
  • September 14-15
  • September 21-22
  • September 28-29
  • October 5-6
  • October 12-13
  • October 19-20
  • October 26-27
  • November 2-3
  • November 9-10
  • November 16-17

*Please be aware, some classes in October and November may have to be moved back an hour (10am-2pm) due to low winds in the morning during this part of the year. In the event this is necessary, Boathouse staff will typically contact any students in advance of the class to advise of the time change. Call 650.965.7474 if you have any questions.


Directions to Our Facility

Want to purchase as a gift? Or, to have a pre-paid option available? Shoreline offers gift cards that can be used any time. Just contact the Boathouse (at or 650.965.7474), and we’ll get you set up