Why Improve Your Windsurfing with Boardsports?

Boardsports School & Shop has been teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons every season since 2002. We have enjoyed being voted “Best of the Bay” for several years in a row and we invite you to see what our customers say about us on our Testimonials page. We enjoy exclusive teaching rights at 2 of the best beach locations in the Bay Area – Crown Beach Alameda and Coyote Point Park in San Mateo. We have side on shore winds, long sandy beaches, and shallow warm water. Learn at these two ideal beginner and intermediate locations where you will come back to practice on your own. We also offer a full retail shop and can outfit you with all of the gear including board, sail, mast, boom, accessories, and wetsuit.

We have many instructors working with us! Our instructors are certified by US Sailing Windsurfing Instructor Program.


Jibe lesson on our windless simulator to go through the steps of preparing to enter into the jibe, carving, and the transition of feet and sail

As a private 1 on 1 lesson, you can learn any skills you please. Work on jibing, freestyle, jumping, or any skill you have in mind. All taught at Coyote Point in San Mateo. Off Site lessons are available on request at Crissy Field, 3rd Avenue, Candlestick Park, Berkeley Marina, Sherman Island or your favorite sailing site.

We recommend confident sailing in chop and waterstarting before progressing to this advanced level.

CARVING STEP JIBE: Learn how to carve the board and jibe the sail in high-wind, planing conditions.

JUMPING: Learn how to turn up into swell, spring your legs onto the chop, and leave the water and soar!

FREESTYLE: Backwind sailing, sail and body 360s, helicopter tacks, looping and more!



The ultimate feeling, carving a nice jibe!

The ultimate feeling, carving a nice jibe!

By the end of this lesson, you will understand the fundamental steps for a fully planing, carving jibe. This technique will be broken down into the entry, the carve, the sail flip and the exit!  Let’s get you doing those “butter” jibes!!!




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Pay online above to reserve your lesson. We will confirm your payment and lesson reservation within 24 hours. Spots are usually available for any future date. We sometimes are sold out the day before, so feel free to give us alternate dates in a “note to seller” if you pay/register last minute. If you prefer to chat about any questions you may have, feel free to Email or call us 415-385-1224. All lessons include all equipment. Reservations & advance payment are required for all lessons. Once you are paid and reserved for a lesson, we do not allow cancellations or offer any refunds. In the case of inclement weather or no wind, we will contact you to reschedule your lesson to another date.


Sun block, a towel, snacks, bottled water, and warm clothes to change into after your lesson.


Visit our Contact Us Page for Directions to our facilities at Crown Beach in Alameda or Coyote Point Park in San Mateo.