Windsurf Lessons

Windsurf Lessons
Starting at 55€/person

Windsurf Lessons Santa Maria

If you ask yourself if Santa Maria is a suitable place to learn windsurfing, we have a clear answer! Yes !

ION CLUB Santa Maria is a mini center. It means that here we offer all of our usual services – with the small exception that for Windsurfing only Beginner Training and rental of big boards (145 Liters and above) are available.
Smaller boards and Lesson for all levels are available at our other center: ION CLUB Ponta Leme.
No matter if you are a complete beginner, intermediate Windsurfer, or advanced. The spots in Sal offer a great variety of conditions to satisfy all levels.

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

BEGINNER SECTION  – for all of you who like to start Windsurfing

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

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

 

Our offers

Windsurf Beginner Discovery - Adult

Duration: 6 hours

Duration: 6 hours

Objectives

Learn the basics of Windsurfing

Book
from 155 € / 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 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.

    Requirements

    You can swim comfortably in open sea

    Children

    Windsurf Beginner Discovery Children

    Duration: 6 hours

    Duration: 6 hours

    Objectives

    Get them to discover a new passion

    Book
    from 140 € / Person

    Objectives

    Get them to discover a new passion

    Duration: 6 hours

    Included/Excluded

    • Board
    • Sail
    • Wetsuit
    • Life Jacket
    • Insurance

      Don't forget

      • Swimming costume/shorts
      • Sunscreen
      • Towel

      Information

      For all kids who never tried windsurfing before. During this 6 hours windsurf course, they will learn the very basics of Windsurfing.
      From how to keep their balance on the board up to lift the sail up from the water start their first rides on the board.

      Requirements

      Being able to swim

      Windsurf Beginner Full Course - Children

      Duration: 10 hours

      Duration: 10 hours

      Objectives

      Learn how to windsurf

      Book
      from 220 € / Person

      Objectives

      Learn how to windsurf

      Duration: 10 hours

      Included/Excluded

      • Board
      • Sail
      • Wetsuit
      • Life Jacket
      • Insurance

        Don't forget

        • Swimming costume/shorts
        • Sunscreen
        • Towel

        Information

        Requirements

        Being able to swim

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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 practise. 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 Sal – Santa Maria

        In the middle of the Atlantic, 1500 km south of the Canary Islands and 450 km west of the coast of Senegal, is the small island group of Cape Verde. Appearing almost insignificant, but very valuable - and not only for us windsurfers and kitesurfers. The seamen used the favorable winds of the Cape Verdes to cross the Atlantic Ocean long before us. In the late eighties, Club Mistral recognized the potential and benefits of Cape Verde and decided to stay on the island.

        The small ION CLUB Center in Santa Maria is centrally located on the beautiful beach of the fishing town of Santa Maria. Due to its location the center is a great meeting point to decide where to go and which spot to ride for the day.  All our Kitesurfing guests would meet in the morning at the center and than either get a free 5 minute shuttle to the kite beach on the windward side of the island, or kite right in front of the center. 

        Windsurfers will enjoy our good windsurfing conditions and bigger choice of boards and sails at our other center on the other side of Santa Maria - ION CLUB Ponta Leme - (only 10 minutes walking distance). Here at ION CLUB Santa Maria, we are only using big boards above 145 liters, and only beginners lessons are available.  

        BEST PERIODS

        February, March

        WIND

        The spot in front of the ION CLUB Santa Maria is due to the conditions only for experienced Kitesurfers. Side Offshore wind from left. ION CLUB guests can ride upwind from the Santa Maria center to enjoy the perfect flat water on the inside or the waves at the point. For less experienced kitesurfer we recommend to kite at Kitebeach (few minutes by Taxi; can be arranged with us).

        WAVES

        Perfect flat water on the inside or waves at the point. Shore Break Service/rescue boat.

        HOW TO GET THERE ?

        From Almilcar Cabral Airport to Santa Maria

        It is virtually impossible to get lost on your way from Almilcar Cabral Airport to Santa Maria, where the ION CLUB Center is located; after all, there is only a single road on the island, running in a north/ south direction.
        Transfer from the airport to the hotels takes about 15-25 minutes.
        Taxis cost about €2/km.
        A rental car is not at all necessary.

        H3WQ+G5 Santa Maria, Cape Verde

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        Monday to Friday, 09.30 - 18.00
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        FAQ

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        Center Santa Maria

        7/7 days, 08.30 - 16.30 GMT

         +238 930 46 25
        capeverde@ion-club.net
        or Whatsapp

        Home office

        Bookings

        Monday to Friday, 09.30 - 18.00 
        +49(881) 9254960
        bookings@ion-club.net

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        A story of pioneer since 1985

        YEARS EXPERIENCE

        COUNTRIES

        CENTERS

        Sports

        YEARS EXPERIENCE

        COUNTRIES

        CENTERS

        SPORTS

        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 16 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.