Windsurf courses on Lake Garda, Italy with Europa Surf and Sail

Windsurf courses for all with a great range of windsurf boards and sails

Our windsurf courses take place on the lakeside and on the lake, using modern equipment, most of which is new each year. Its not only a great place part of the lake to learn (good winds morning and afternoon) away from the crowds in the North and in the grounds of the most modern sailing centre on the lake (the Fraglia Vela Malcesine)

Learn to windsurf
on Lake Garda

Windsurf courses on modern equipment in a great holiday town

Windsurf courses - windsurf simulator being used

Windsurf course using a windsurf simulator

Learn to windsurf at our fabulous location at the Malcesine Sailing Centre ("Fraglia Vela Malcesine" at Navene) on beautiful North Lake Garda (Lago di Garda nord). Find us here.

Windsurf  courses
for all levels

Windsurf courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced

Our formal courses follow either the VDWS or RYA syllabus and are suitable for people who are experienced with windsurfing or complete beginners. You can be 20Kg or more than 80Kg, we have boards and sails to suit you.

We also offer bespoke courses and personal coaching for individuals, families and larger groups.

Our instructors are RYA, VDWS and FIV trained and we can offer individual tuition in using harnesses, water-starting and basic tricks.

Our sailing centre
on Lake Garda

Europa Surf and Sail
- windsurfing centre

At our windsurf centre, you will find perfect windsurfing location with many other family activities including kayaking, SUP and swimming; making us the family-friendly choice for your watersports day or holiday

We have boards for complete beginners with sails as small as 2.0m or as large as 5.5m while more experienced windsurfers will love our range of high performance slalom and wave boards with fully-battened mylar sails up to 8.5m

Beginner windsurf courses

Try lesson

  • 1 hour with an instructor, finding out how you take to windsurfingmore details ...Can be converted to full course
  • The chance to experience windsurf with the focus on practice, not theorymore details ...Some time will be spent on the simulator
  • € 401 person, all equipment provided. Time excludes changing and welcome
  • € 701 person, all equipment provided. Time excludes changing and welcome
  • Discounts available for groupsGroups booking together receive a discount - ask us for details

ESS First Steps

  • Non-certificate course in windsurfing, enabling you to windsurf by yourself, rent equipment from us and progress to intermediate boards and rigsmore details ...Normally run as 4x 2 hour sessions with an hour's free sail. Boards and rigs will be chosen to suit student and conditions
  • Our own syllabus will be used which covers safety, launching, returning and windsurfing upwind and downwind along with self-recovery, understanding of wind and sails. A total of eight hours tuition and one hour's freesailmore details ...On successful completion of this certificate, you will have the option to rent boards and sails from us to windsurf by yourself, subject to weather conditions.
  • € 2001 person, all equipment provided. Time excludes changing and welcome
  • Discounts available for groupsGroups booking together receive a discount - ask us for details

RYA Start

  • RYA certificate course in windsurfing, enabling you to windsurf by yourself, set improvement targets and progress to intermediate boards and rigsmore details ...Normally run as two full days (for the very fit) or four half-days. Boards and rigs will be chosen to suit student and conditions
  • An RYA syllabus will be used which covers safety, launching, returning and sailing upwind and downwind along with self-recovery, understanding wind and sailsmore details ...On successful completion of this certificate, you will have the ability to progress to an intermediate course.
  • € 3401 person, all equipment provided. Time excludes changing and welcome
  • Discounts available for groupsGroups booking together receive a discount - ask us for details

VDWS Basic

  • A twelve hour course which will teach you how to windsurf and provide you with a VDWS certificate of competencemore details ...Normally run as four 3-hour sessions. Boards and rigs will be chosen to suit student and conditions
  • Follows a syllabus set by the German VDWS with excellent course materials in English, German, Italian, Russian and 10 other languages. Covers safety, launching, returning and sailing upwind and downwindmore details ...On successful completion of this course, you will have the VDWS Grundschein which enables you to rent a catamaran at most sailing centres in Europe and is a platform for taking more advanced modules
  • € 3801 person, all equipment provided. Costs include VDWS registration and certificate. Time excludes changing and welcome
  • Discounts available for groupsGroups booking together receive a discount - ask us for details

Improver windsurf courses

Coaching

  • 1 hour coaching with an expert instructor from ESSread more ... Challenge yourself
  • Hone your skills, challenge yourself or try new tricksread more ... Whatever you want
  • own equipment€ 401 person, all equipment provided. Time excludes changing and welcome
  • including equipment€ 651 person, all equipment provided. Time excludes changing and welcome

Personalized course

  • Sessions of a length that suits you, managed by an ESS instructor, using advanced equipment.read more ... The opportunity to improve with assistance from a coach
  • Hone your skills, challenge yourself or try new tricksread more ... Whatever you want
  • ask us€  1 person, all equipment provided. Time excludes changing and welcome

RYA Intermediate

  • Twelve hours of learning, following the RYA Intermediate Windsurfing syllabus, to develop advanced skills. Get to grips with the harness, footstraps and stronger winds. Learn beach start and basic gybing.read more ... Normally run as 4x 3 hour sessions, including land-based instruction. Boards and rigs will be chosen to suit student and conditions
  • The RYA Advanced Windsurfing course requires skills learned from the RYA Start Windsurfing level (or an assessment of your readiness).read more ... We offer a discrete skills assessment and appropriate RYA certificate for experienced course entrants without formal qualification.
  • € 340All equipment provided. Time includes land-based practice and tuition.

ESS Advanced

  • Twelve hours of learning, following the our own Advanced Windsurfing syllabus, to develop advanced skills. Improve your blasting technique and confidence while tacking. Learn waterstarting and carve gybesread more ... Normally run as 4x 3 hour sessions, including land-based instruction. Lighter, lower volume boards and larger sails will be chosen to suit student and conditions.
  • The Europa Advanced Windsurfing course requires skills learned from the RYA Intermediate level (or an assessment of your readiness).read more ... We can offer a skills assessment and appropriate RYA certificate for experienced course entrants without formal qualification.
  • € 340All equipment provided. Time includes land-based practice and tuition.

VDWS Advanced

  • Four hour modules of learning, following the VDWS syllabus, to develop advanced skills. The modules include - fast tack and gybe, beachstart and harness, longboard skills, funboard skills, waterstart, power gyberead more ... Normally run as 4x 3 hour sessions, including land-based instruction. Boards and rigs will be chosen to suit student and conditions
  • Building on from the VDWS basic licence (Grundschein), each module is based around a specific skill such as beach and waterstarting, fast tacking, carve gybing, planing performanceread more ... Your VDWS Grundschein will be updated with each module you complete
  • prices from€ 140All equipment provided. Time includes land-based practice and tuition.
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