Windsurf Lessons

Windsurf Lessons
Starting at 55€/person

Windsurf Lessons Karpathos

If you ask yourself if Karpathos is a suitable place to learn windsurfing, we have a clear answer! Yes !
Karpathos is an amazing place to learn windsurfing. No matter if you are a complete beginner, intermediate windsurfer, or an expert. The spot in Karpathos offers a great variety of conditions to satisfy all levels.

All our windsurf instructors in Karpathos hold an international teaching certificate from the VDWS, RYA, or similar organisations. They all speak several languages, have teaching experience, and most important are absolutely passionate about windsurfing and sharing that passion with others.

BEGINNER SECTION  – for those who would like to start Windsurfing

INTERMEDIATE SECTION – for those who would like to use shorter Boards and start planing

ADVANCED SECTION – for the ones who would like to learn a special maneuver or a new discipline.

 

 

Our offers

Beginner

Windsurf Beginner Discovery

Duration: 6 hours

Duration: 6 hours

Objectives

Learn the basics of Windsurfing

Book
from 170 € / Person

Objectives

Learn the basics of Windsurfing

Duration: 6 hours

Included/Excluded

  • Board
  • Sail
  • Wetsuit
  • Life Jacket
  • Insurance

    Don't forget

    • Swimming costume/shorts
    • Sunscreen
    • Towel

    Information

    For all of you who never tried windsurfing before. During this 6 hours group windsurf course, you will learn the very basics of Windsurfing.
    From how to lift the sail up from the water to do your first rides in both directions.

    This course is usually split in 3 sessions of 2 hours, the lessons will take place according to the wind conditions.

     

    Requirements

    You can swim comfortably in open sea

    Addons

    • Special Rental (Only In Combination With Starter & Refresher Training)

    Windsurf Beginner Full Course

    Duration: 10 hours

    Duration: 10 hours

    Objectives

    Learn how to ride and do turns in both directions

    Book
    from 230 € / Person

    Objectives

    Learn how to ride and do turns in both directions

    Duration: 10 hours

    Included/Excluded

    • Board
    • Sail
    • Wetsuit
    • Insurance

      Don't forget

      • Swimming costume/shorts
      • Sunscreen
      • Towel

      Information

      For all of you who are serious about learning how to windsurf. 
      During this 10 hours group lessons, you will learn from the very basics up to riding and doing turns on a windsurf daggerboard.

      Usually split over 5 sessions of 2 hours, lessons will take place according to the wind conditions.

      Requirements

      You can swim comfortably in open sea

      Addons

      • Special Rental (Only In Combination With Starter & Refresher Training)

      Windsurf Beginner Refresher

      Duration: 4 hours

      Duration: 4 hours

      Objectives

      Refresh your knowledge

      Book
      from 115 € / Person

      Objectives

      Refresh your knowledge

      Duration: 4 hours

      Included/Excluded

      • Board
      • Sail
      • Harness
      • Wetsuit
      • Insurance
      • Certificate

      Don't forget

      • Swimming costume/shorts
      • Sunscreen
      • Towel

      Information

      You have done some windsurfing before but that was a while ago and you are not sure how much you remember?
      During this course, we will pick up on the things you remember, refresh your knowledge and your skills, and make sure you feel safe and comfortable on the water.

      Requirements

      You can swim comfortably in open sea

      Addons

      • Special Rental (Only In Combination With Starter & Refresher Training)

      Windsurf Private Lessons

      Objectives

      Private coaching to improve your level

      Book
      from 175 € / Person

      Objectives

      Private coaching to improve your level

      Included/Excluded

      • Board
      • Sail
      • Harness
      • Wetsuit
      • Insurance

        Don't forget

        • Swimming costume/shorts
        • Sunscreen
        • Towel

        Information

        Do you want the full, undivided attention of one of our instructors? Private lessons are what you need!
        You can freely choose the topic and the time of your lesson.

        Requirements

        You can swim comfortably in open ocean

        Addons

        Intermediate

        Windsurf Waterstart Course

        Duration: 2 hours

        Duration: 2 hours

        Objectives

        Learn how to Waterstart

        Book
        from 115 € / Person

        Objectives

        Learn how to Waterstart

        Duration: 2 hours

        Included/Excluded

        • Board
        • Sail
        • Harness
        • Wetsuit
        • Insurance

          Don't forget

          • Swimming costume/shorts
          • Sunscreen
          • Towel

          Information

          During this course, we take you to the next level. You will learn how to Waterstart which is one of the most important things you will need while windsurfing. 
          Once you have mastered waterstarting, you are able to windsurf in almost any wind conditions: Freedom!

          Requirements

          You can swim comfortably in open sea

          Addons

          Windsurf Progression Course

          Duration: 6 hours

          Duration: 6 hours

          Objectives

          Improve your skills

          Book
          from 210 € / Person

          Objectives

          Improve your skills

          Duration: 6 hours

          Included/Excluded

          • Board
          • Sail
          • Harness
          • Wetsuit
          • Insurance

            Don't forget

            • Swimming costume/shorts
            • Sunscreen
            • Towel

            Information

            You have done some windsurfing before but still consider yourself rather a beginner.
            During this 6 hours group course, we will pick up on the basic skills you already have and teach you how to windsurf faster, turn quicker, and ride more effortlessly.

             

            Requirements

            You can swim comfortably in open sea

            Addons

            Windsurf Private Lessons

            Objectives

            Private coaching to improve your level

            Book
            from 175 € / Person

            Objectives

            Private coaching to improve your level

            Included/Excluded

            • Board
            • Sail
            • Harness
            • Wetsuit
            • Insurance

              Don't forget

              • Swimming costume/shorts
              • Sunscreen
              • Towel

              Information

              Requirements

              You can swim comfortably in open ocean

              Addons

              Advanced

              Windsurf Carve Jibe Training

              Duration: 2-4 hours

              Duration: 2-4 hours

              Objectives

              Show Off your best Carve Jibe

              Book
              from 115 € / Person

              Objectives

              Show Off your best Carve Jibe

              Duration: 2-4 hours

              Included/Excluded

              • Board
              • Sail
              • Harness
              • Wetsuit
              • Insurance

                Don't forget

                • Swimming costume/shorts
                • Sunscreen
                • Towel

                Information

                Maybe the most practised Windsurfing Manoeuver of all times and definitely an important milestone in everybody's windsurfing career.
                During our Carve Jibe Trainings, the instructor will pick up on whenever you currently are and help you to improve and finally master THE Carve Jibe.

                Requirements

                You can swim comfortably in open sea

                Addons

                Windsurf Trick Time

                Duration: 2-4 hours

                Duration: 2-4 hours

                Objectives

                Improve your skills

                Book
                from 115 € / Person

                Objectives

                Improve your skills

                Duration: 2-4 hours

                Included/Excluded

                • Board
                • Sail
                • Harness
                • Wetsuit
                • Insurance

                  Don't forget

                  • Swimming costume/shorts
                  • Sunscreen
                  • Towel

                  Information

                  Once you are not struggling anymore with waterstart, harness, footstraps and riding upwind on a small board, the doors are wide open to start learning new tricks.
                  Call it Fast Tack, Jibe, Duck jibe, Jumps and grab, there is an infinity of new moves to learn to make sure you don't get bored 😉

                  Requirements

                  You can swim comfortably in open sea

                  Addons

                  Windsurf Foil Intro

                  Duration: 2 hours

                  Duration: 2 hours

                  Objectives

                  Manage your first flights

                  Book
                  from 115 € / Person

                  Objectives

                  Manage your first flights

                  Duration: 2 hours

                  Included/Excluded

                  • Board
                  • Sail
                  • Harness
                  • Helmet
                  • Wetsuit
                  • Insurance

                    Don't forget

                    • Swimming costume/shorts
                    • Sunscreen
                    • Towel

                    Information

                    Our specially trained instructors will help you to safely manage your first flights. The only risk will be that you get entirely hooked and never want anything else after that lesson!

                    Requirements

                    You can swim comfortably in open sea

                    Addons

                    Windsurf Foil Progression

                    Duration: 2 hours

                    Duration: 2 hours

                    Objectives

                    Improve your foiling skills

                    Book
                    from 115 € / Person

                    Objectives

                    Improve your foiling skills

                    Duration: 2 hours

                    Included/Excluded

                    • Board
                    • Sail
                    • Harness
                    • Helmet
                    • Wetsuit
                    • Insurance

                      Don't forget

                      • Swimming costume/shorts
                      • Sunscreen
                      • Towel

                      Information

                      Our specially trained instructors will get you to improve your riding skills with Windsurf Foiling.

                      Requirements

                      You can swim comfortably in open sea

                      Addons

                      Windsurf Private Lessons

                      Objectives

                      Private coaching to improve your level

                      Book
                      from 175 € / Person

                      Objectives

                      Private coaching to improve your level

                      Included/Excluded

                      • Board
                      • Sail
                      • Harness
                      • Wetsuit
                      • Insurance

                        Don't forget

                        • Swimming costume/shorts
                        • Sunscreen
                        • Towel

                        Information

                        Requirements

                        You can swim comfortably in open ocean

                        Addons

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                        COURSE ORGANISATION AND SAFETY

                        We understand that besides professional tuition, the most important thing when it comes to improving your windsurfing skills is time to practice. Our instructors will create a safe learning environment, enabling you to train and to receive professional feedback on your actions. 

                        Depending on the type of lesson and content we either teach you in small groups or individually.

                        In order to provide you with instant feedback especially during our advanced lesson program, our instructors use Radio Headsets enabling them to communicate with you while riding.

                        Flexibility

                        We understand that choosing a Windsurfing lesson package from home might be difficult. Don’t worry! No matter which package you choose, if during the lesson the instructor realizes that another package would be more suitable for you, you can always change that on site. You will never have to join a lesson, which actually doesn’t suit your expectations or level.

                        After every session your instructor will give you detailed feedback and recommendation on how to continue – no matter which course you initially booked. Your success and progress is all that matters to us!

                        A word about

                        ION CLUB Karpathos

                        Deserted beaches, idyllic mountain villages and cozy tavernas - this is Karpathos. The charm of the island is her virginity and originality. Karpathos is located on the eastern South Aegean island arc and is 46 km South-West of Rhodes. For many years, Karpathos has been a destination magnet for windsurfers returning year after year, thanks to the wind record.

                        Come in summertime and you will find everything surfers hearts wish for! The island stretches between Rhodes and Crete, and the Meltemi blows from the north through the high mountains.
                        High wind days in July and August are the rule rather than the exception. However, in May, September and October steady winds also delight many windsurfers. A partially pine-wooded mountain range crosses the island from the north to the middle. While altitudes above 600 meters can be found in the north, Kali Limni rises up to a height of 1,215 meters in the central island area.

                        These are some of the highest elevations of the Dodecanese which are usually laced with trails and gravel roads. This was an important reason to open a ION CLUB Mountain Bike Center, so now our guests have the opportunity to explore the island with the latest SCOTT Mountain Bikes.

                        BEST PERIODS

                        May for relaxed wind, beginner or foiling, empty bays, enjoying mountain biking

                        June for the wind getting stronger, long day light

                        July and August: for the strong and the guarantied wind, energy full atmosphere in the Club

                        September: good wind, warm water, more biking and discovery possible

                        October: for an easy wind, foiling, beautiful biking, relaxing island

                        WIND

                        The meltemi is a summer wind which blows across Greece and the Aegean Sea from May till October with its peaks during July and August. Due to the hills configuration in Karpathos the wind is accelerated which explain why the wind is so strong and so often in Devil’s Bay (4 to 8 beaufort). Also, as Chicken Bay is more on the side of this wind channel, you will get 1 to 2 beaufort less in this bay. The wind comes from North-West and blows offshore from the left.

                        WAVES

                        Bump & Jump conditions at Gun Bay, no shorebreak, chop up to 1 meter in strong wind about 500 meters from the shore, good for jumping, no wave riding. Flat water at Chicken Bay and Devil's Bay.

                        HOW TO GET THERE ?

                        From Karpathos airport

                        Karpathos has a pretty large airport which has direct flights to a surprisingly large number of European cities. ION CLUB Karpathos is located just 500m from the airport. As soon as you leave the airport you take the first right and then just follow the sign.

                        The port is located about 12km from the ION CLUB Karpathos center and is situated in the main town of the Island which is called Pigadia. The Island is linked by ferry to Athens,Crete and Rhodes. From the port just follow the sign to the airport and then turn left just before the airport. The signs will show you the rest of the way.

                        Karpathos 857 00, Greece

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                        A story of pioneer since 1985

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                        YEARS EXPERIENCE

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                        The story of the ION CLUB tells of people who have turned their passion for windsurfing and kitesurfing into a profession. Since its founding in 1985, customer orientation, team spirit, innovation and professionalism have been the top priorities of our corporate philosophy.
                        The ION CLUB / Club Mistral has gained a lot of experience in the 30 years of its existence and has developed more and more into a company that focuses on communicating with guests and fulfilling their needs and wishes.
                        With 17 water sports schools worldwide, we are one of the leading companies in this field. ION CLUB has a network of international partners in different countries. We strive to be international and multicultural and express this through the selection of our employees, who currently come from 24 different countries.