The club occasionally holds free learn-to-windsurf days. If there are no events scheduled, we can refer you to a local certified windsurfing instructor. We have beginner gear that club members can borrow for free. When you're first starting out, you need a very wide, stable board. Modern beginner windsurfing boards make learning much easier. As you progress, you'll want to move to a smaller, more maneuverable board. Until you reach that point, you can use the club's gear.

Our club trips to Hatteras are also a great way to learn. Pamlico Sound is one of the easiest places in the world to learn to windsurf. The wind is much steadier, and the water in most places is shallow enough you can walk back if you get into trouble. The club usually organizes week long trips to Hatteras in May and October.

If you're interested in learning, please post in our Windsurfing Forum or our Facebook Page.

Excellent Instructional Videos From Windsurfing Magazine:

Windsurfing: An Introduction

1. The Windsurfing Shop 

2. Windsurfing Gear 

3. Uphauling 

4. Getting Underway 

5. Tacking 

6. Jibing 


Here are some more resources:

Beginning Windsurfing Basics Article 

 Windsurfing: An Introduction