EQUIPMENT, SAFETY AND SERVICE - WHY ION CLUB?

Depending on the general conditions on site, all our ION CLUB centers are equipped with a wide selection of suitable kit and you can always be sure to find the right equipment – regardless of your level or your ambition. The latest Fanatic and NKB boards, as well as the latest North Sails and kite ranges will guarantee you an unforgettable time on the water.

WINDSURFING

MASTS & SAILS

We guarantee 75% CARBON masts on all rigs. Instead of frustration and exhaustion you will have fun and progress. At all of our ION CLUB centers you will find a wide range of different sails and sizes; from 3.0 m² to 8.8 m² - depending on the spot and the wind conditions on site.

SPECIFIC YOUNGSTER EQUIPMENT

since years we invest in the new coming generation, the windsurfers from tomorrow. Thanks to specific equipment it is possible to teach youngsters as early as 6 years old. Therefore, you will find in most of our centers:

  • Special boards with adapted volumes, soft decks to avoid bruises, multiple options fin and centerboard-combination to follow their progress and increase the range of use of the boards.
  • Special rigs, from 1.0 to 4.2, with extremely light masts, reduced diameter booms and proper performance cuts and design.
  • Special accessories, such as small sizes wetsuits, flotation vests and in some centers harnesses too.

Moreover our youngest sailors will be more than satisfied with our special youngsters’ equipment.

MASTPLATES

All mastplates are given out with a protector, saving your feet and your holiday.

FOOTSTRAPS & ANTISLIP

Footstraps are changed regularly and if necessary the anti-slip of the board is re-applied.

SAIL TRIMMING

Every day we do our best to only hand out perfectly trimmed sails. Thanks to North Sails and their unique VTS (Visual Trim System) even a complete beginner will manage to trim the sail the right way – in a matter of seconds! The fastest and best foolproof trim ever. Thank you North Sails!

KITESURFING

KITES BOARDS & KITE RANGE

We provide the newest kite gear from NKB. Our main kites are Rebel, Neo, Dice and Evo and in some centers we also will have Juice and Mono. Sizes available depending on center from 3,5 to 17 sqm. All our Kites feature the safe 5-line bars from NKB, but also the 4-line bars are available (lengths 20m and 24m). In all centers we have NKB twintips, mainly Jaime, Gonzales, X-Ride and Spike in all sizes and in all wave-destinations we also have directional surfboards like the WAM, Whip or the Kontact.

GENERAL ORGANISATION

SAFETY

Each center offers, depending on the general conditions, one rescue boat, Zodiac or Jetski for our guests safety. This service is free of charge for all guests in real emergency.

GPS -TRACKING WITH IRIDIUM SATELLITES

At few centers, with strong wind every guest will get a GPS device to take on the water so that we can check on the computer if someone has been swimming for a while, or is drifting and in need of help. Also with offshore wind or other challenging circumstances you can now always stay in the center’s “optical range”. With the small InReach Satellite tracker you will always stay in contact with the Center.

SCHOOLING

We work with the internationally known and respected organisations VDWS (Verband Deutscher Windsurfing und Wassersportschulen) and IKO (International Kiteboarding Organisation). You can complete your course with us and finish off by attaining an internationally recognised licence. As a partner we recognise the safety rules and regulations and use the teaching material provided by the organisations in order to offer a safe and effective schooling.

WETSUIT & HARNESS

Our centers have wetsuits and harnesses free of charge for voucher guests, however the availability is limited so we do recommend bringing your own accessories where possible. Surf shoes and lifejackets are for rent at some centers, depending on stock availability and volume of lessons taking place.

ACCESSORIES

We don't skimp on the accessories; we use helmets by ION - which in our opinion offer the best protection. Our buoyancy aids and shoes are produced by ION and harnesses by NKB and ION. Whatever you need will be made available to you for your lessons.

CHANGE OF EQUIPMENT

We offer our voucher guests as much change of equipment as required – if available the latest boards, and sails of the year.

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