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Intermediate

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Progression Group Lessons

Progression Private Lessons

Progression Group Lesson Series:

Our Progression Series classes are designed for progressing beginners and beginning intermediates who want to accelerate their learning curve. Get good quickly by taking our series of progression lessons after every 2-3 practice sessions. These skills will be your ticket to getting "hooked" into the harness and sailing in higher winds.

PROGRESSION LEVEL GOALS/SKILLS DATES/TIMES

P1: Mastering the Basics

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Prerequisite:

* Riding in both directions

Goals:

* Master basic sailing/steering
* Come back to where you started
* Falling less, sailing more
 

Skills covered:

* Proper stand for board control
* Steering upwind/downwind
* New Turning techniques
P1 BASICS:
See Calendar for Dates
 
Alameda   2pm-4pm

P2: Advanced Turning

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Prerequisite:

* Feeling somewhat comfortable steering upwind and downwind

 

Goals:

* Learn to ride through upwind and downwind turns (Fast tacking or Pivot Jibing)
* Falling less, sailing more

Skills covered:

* Proper stance for board control
* Steering upwind/downwind
* Full upwind and downwind turning techniques while riding
P2 TURNING:
See Calendar for Dates
 
Alameda   2pm-4pm

P3: Hooked!

Boardsports offers several brands of new windsurf harnesses at both Alameda and San Mateo

Prerequisite:

* Sailing comfortably in light to moderate winds such that your arms getting tired from holding up the sail.

Note: Hooked does not include harness.  Harness must be purchased or rented for use in this class

Goals:

* Use a harness in light/moderate winds
* Start to board steer with your feet
* Falling less, sailing more

Skills covered:

* Proper stand for board control
* High Wind stance
* Foot steering
* Riding smaller boards/lighter gear
P3 HOOKED:
See Calendar for Dates
 
Alameda   2pm-4pm

P4: Beach Starting/Intro to Waterstarting

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Prerequisite:

* Riding in both directions with some consistency

 

Goals:

* Learn board/sail steering on land so you can simply step onto the board and go
* No more uphauling from the beach!

 Skills covered:

* Proper sail handling
* Steering the board using the sail while standing in the water
* How to be pulled up by the sail using the wind, rather than you pulling up the sail
P4 BEACHSTART: See Calendar for Dates
 
Alameda   2pm-4pm

 

 
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Catching The Wind!

Progression GROUP lesson Register Online:


Group Lesson Type - Gear Included
Desired Date (see calendar)
Cell #



Confirmation sent w/in 24 hours

We do not allow cancellations nor offer refunds:  In the case of inclement weather or no wind, we will contact you to reschedule your lesson to another date.

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PRIVATE LESSONS:

As a private 1 on 1 lesson, you can learn any skills you please. Work on harness, waterstarting, jibing, freestyle, or any skill you have in mind. All taught at Crown Beach Alameda or Coyote Point in San Mateo.

The ultimate feeling, carving a nice jibe!

PRIVATE LESSONS REGISTER ONLINE:


Lesson Type
Location Desired
Cell #, Desired Date & Time
Skills you want to learn



Confirmation sent w/in 24 hours

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.

Alameda Vs San Mateo - which site is best for you?

ALAMEDA:

We have exclusive teaching rights at the best beginner friendly location in the SF Bay Area, Crown Beach Alameda. Alameda features a 2 mile long sandy beach with shallow warm water, little to no obstacles, and lighter beginner friendly winds (typically 5-10mph in the mornings when we teach beginners).

Our beginner windsurfing lesson can be done as a group class on weekends or a private lesson by appointment. All of our gear is right on the beach. This teaching location is one of the easiest places to learn due to the long beach and shallow warm water. By August, the water temperature reaches 70 degrees (vs 55 at Crissy Field in San Francico).

At our facility in Alameda ("the Shack") we have an outdoor shower, changing room, and retail shop carrying a full line of windsurfing gear, wetsuits and accessories. Our instructors are certified by US Sailing Windsurfing Instructor Cert.

 

SAN MATEO:

San Mateo can be beginner friendly in the early mornings, if you are lucky! Due to the stronger winds at our Coyote waterfront facility, we recommend beginners learn in Alameda.

Once you have mastered the basics and can sail, tack, jibe, and are starting to go fast and want to use a harness, you can progress to intermediate skills. You can take private or group lessons to learn how to us a harness, beach starts, and waterstarts. These skills are needed in the 20+mph afternoon winds at Coyote.

At our "Chalet" facility in San Mateo, we have an outdoor shower, a snack bar, and a full retail shop. Our instructors are certified by US Sailing Windsurfing Instructor Cert.

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Alameda lesson in action

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Why Improve with Boardsports?

Large fleet of high quality, lightweight windsurf equipment

Veteran staff of US Sailing certified and experienced instructors. Our senior instructors have been windsurfing and teaching for over 30 years.

Voted "Best Shop & School".  See Testimonials

Exclusive teaching rights to the best beaches in the bay:  Crown Beach, Alameda & Coyote Point, San Mateo

Full Retail shop

 

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