Windsurf Lessons

Windsurf Lessons
Starting at 55€/person

Windsurf Lessons Karpathos

If you are wondering if Karpathos is a suitable place to learn windsurfing, we have a clear answer … yes!
Karpathos is an amazing place to learn windsurfing. Whether 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 of 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 importantly are absolutely passionate about windsurfing and sharing that passion with others.

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)
    • Kid Discount Windsurfing Lessons

    Windsurf Beginner Full Course

    Duration: 10 hours

    Duration: 10 hours

    Objectives

    Learn how to ride and do turns in both directions

    Book
    from 245 € / 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)
      • Kid Discount Windsurfing Lessons

      Windsurf Beginner Refresher

      Duration: 4 hours

      Duration: 4 hours

      Objectives

      Refresh your knowledge

      Book
      from 120 € / 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)
      • Kid Discount Windsurfing Lessons

      Intermediate

      Windsurf Progression Course

      Duration: 6 hours

      Duration: 6 hours

      Objectives

      Improve your skills

      Book
      from 170 € / 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

        • Kid Discount Windsurfing Lessons

        Windsurf Waterstart Course

        Duration: 2 hours

        Duration: 2 hours

        Objectives

        Learn the waterstart

        Book
        from 185 € / Person

        Objectives

        Learn the 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

          Advanced

          Footstraps & Planning Course

          Duration: 6 hours

          Duration: 6 hours

          Objectives

          Book
          from 170 € / Person

          Objectives

          Duration: 6 hours

          Included/Excluded

          • Board
          • Sail
          • Harness
          • Wetsuit

            Don't forget

            • Swimming costume/shorts
            • Sunscreen
            • Towel

            Information

            Requirements

            Addons

            • Kid Discount Windsurfing Lessons

            Windsurf Trick Time

            Duration: 2 hours

            Duration: 2 hours

            Objectives

            Improve your skills

            Book
            from 185 € / Person

            Objectives

            Improve your skills

            Duration: 2 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 πŸ˜‰

              Requirements

              You can swim comfortably in open sea

              Windsurf Foil Progression

              Duration: 2 hours

              Duration: 2 hours

              Objectives

              Improve your foiling skills

              Book
              from 125 € / 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

                • Kid Discount Windsurfing Lessons

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                COURSE ORGANISATION AND SAFETY

                We understand that aside from 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 goals.
                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, beautiful and typical Greek villages at the foot of the mountains and cozy tavernas ... this is Karpathos. Karpathos is located in the south of the Aegean Sea and south of most of the other Greek islands, more precisely about 150 km southeast of Rhodes. Karpathos has long been a favourite spot for windsurfers from all over Europe, many of whom return every year for the fantastic wind conditions. Opt for a windsurfing holiday in summer, with very little or no risk of being disappointed … windsurfing and Karpathos are one and the same!

                The island lies between Rhodes and Crete, which makes the Meltemi, the prevailing local north wind, even stronger as it blows through the mountains.

                In July and August, the wind can reach 35-40 knots in the afternoon and is perfect for riders who like sailing with small sail sizes. However, in May-June and September the wind is less intense and more regular, so bringing joy to many windsurfers.

                However, there is not only the sea in Karpathos … a mountain range partially forested with pine trees crosses from the north to the center of the island. While there are mountains with an altitude of more than 600 meters in the north, the mountain Kali Limni rises to 1,215 meters and is located in the central area of the island. It is one of the highest mountains in the Dodecanese and is marked by paths and gravel roads. This is one of the reasons why we have also opened a mountain bike club with Scott bikes at the ION CLUB Karpathos center, so that you can explore the island even further.

                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 that blows in Greece and the Aegean Sea from May to October, accelerating in July and August. Due to the configuration of the hills and mountains of Karpathos, the wind becomes stronger than elsewhere in Greece, which explains its sustained strength and regular presence in Devil's Bay (4 to 8 beaufort). In Chicken Bay which is located more on the side of this wind channel, the wind blows with a little less intensity, 5 to 10 knots less. The wind comes from the northwest and blows offshore from the left. Sometimes in the morning in Karpathos (especially during the summer), the wind is weak or even nil, so it is possible to take a stand up paddle to have fun on the water.

                WAVES

                Bump & Jump conditions in Gun Bay, no shorebreak, chop up to 1 meter in strong wind at about 500 meters offshore. Great for jumping, but not for surfing.

                Flat water in Chicken Bay and Devil's Bay.

                HOW TO GET THERE ?

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                From Karpathos airport

                Karpathos has a fairly large airport which offers direct flights to some European cities, but not to France (via Athens, Germany or Austria to fly from France). ION CLUB Karpathos is located only 500m from the airport. As soon as you leave the airport, take the first right and follow our sign.

                The port is located about 12km from the center of ION CLUB Karpathos, and is in the main town of the island, Pigadia. The island is connected by ferry to Athens, Crete and the island of Rhodes. If you arrive by boat, just follow the sign to the airport and turn left just before the airport. The signs will show you the rest of the way, it's very simple.

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                Karpathos 857 00, Greece

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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 38 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.