Now that summer is right around the corner, and the winter swells have left, how about trying your hand at windsurfing on Kauai. Anini Beach is the perfect spot to learn. The generally calm, safe waters of the lagoon allows for smooth sailing. Summer winds blow onshore with enough strength to catch the sail and lift you right out of the water.
Windsurf Kauai offers both Beginner I and Beginner II windsurfing lessons. It is a family owned and operated business with instructors that will have you learning to sail in one lesson. Group lessons are limited to no more than six people per class to ensure individual attention. All classes are 2 hours and include all required equipment, as well as individualized instruction. Classes are at 10:00 and 1:00 daily, Monday through Friday.
I could find only three reviews for Windsurf Kauai on Yelp.com but they were all five stars. Here are two of them:
“My three sisters and I had a great experience. Celeste was a great teacher, and we enjoyed windsurfing more than we thought we would. This was one of our favorite activities on Kauai. You’ll look “really cool” while doing this, but watch out for “speed bumps”-oops- I mean snorkelers. They were everywhere and clueless about getting out of the way. Regan E. Twin Falls, ID
“Celeste taught my 9 year old son how to windsurf! He was up right away and windsurfed for about an hour and a half without falling. Celeste was very thorough and completely hands-on. They went over some information and techniques on land; when they got in the water, she stayed with him and gave him helpful tips throughout. Anini is perfect for windsurfing and seeing sea turtles…We definitely recommend Celeste and hope to windsurf with her again.” Audrey L. Los Angeles, CA
Windsurfing Lessons – Beginner I
Learn the basics of windsurfing. 1/2 hour simulator, 1 and 1/2 hours sailing; turning around and coming back. Fun for all, 5 years and up. Must be able to swim. Cost: $100.00 per person.
Windsurfing Lessons – Beginner II
This class is designed for those that have tried windsurfing before but would like a refresher course or further development of skills – should be able to turn around. Advanced techniques such as jibes, beach starts, rigging, and safety are taught. This class completes a nationally recognized certification course which allows you to rent windsurf gear internationally. Cost: $100.00 per person.
Advanced Windsurfing Lessons
Available to those that are seeking an edge to their sailing skills. Individual areas of interest are covered such as advanced jibes, and water starts. Call to schedule. Cost varies.
For those who are already competent sailors. Boards and sails of all sizes! Cost: $25 per hour.
To reserve a board or schedule a lesson, call 1-808-828-6838 or 1-808-482-1217 (cell).
PO Box 323
Hanalei, HI 96714
As of October 2018, Windsurf Kauai’s website is under construction. My suggestion is to call the store.
Windsurfing is an eco-friendly way to enjoy the oceans of Kauai. Carbon neutral, powered by the wind – GOOD CLEAN FUN!
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