Windsure Windsurfing School Ltd
1300 Discovery St, Vancouver, BC, V6R 4L9
A key to Vancouver’s ocean paradise, Windsure Adventure Watersports opens the door to many exciting water sports.
|Store Type |||Hobbies|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||4th Ave. Bus|
|Cross Street |||Discovery St. and Northwest Marine Dr.|
|Mon-Sun 8:30AM - 8PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 07, 2008
A thrilling sport that’s both accessible and eco-friendly, windsurfing has taken off in recent years. More and more people are enjoying the wind and water on different platforms. At Windsure, you can learn—and enjoy—all of them. Whether you’re into windsurfing, kiteboarding, skimboarding or paddle surfing, you can set sails here. Friendly and experienced staff are on hand to set you up with everything you need and they cater to surfing enthusiasts of all ages.
Smooth Sailing—or Extreme Wind Exploitation
People living in the Vancouver area might not know it, but they’re blessed by some superb—and very unique—windsurfing conditions. But those in the know can be found at Windsure. The club has a location at Jericho beach that’s ideal for novices to start out and another one at Squamish that will challenge even the most extreme enthusiast. Protected by Vancouver Island, Jericho has gentle winds and offers a pleasant place to learn. Squamish, by contrast, is anything but gentle. When the sun rises here, ferocious winds rush over the water, taking any adventurous aerophile with them. With a choice of these two environments, plus a third on Vancouver Island at Nitinat Lake, everyone can feel comfortable.
The laws of nature might govern the sport, ultimately, but good instruction and equipment are crucial. Windsure provides both. Their highly experienced instructors are able to teach all levels—and all ages. Beginning windsurfers get large, stable boards that offer comforting buoyancy while they learn the ropes. Meanwhile, people who want to learn more technical sports like kiteboarding can get extra attention. And if fitness is your primary goal, why not try paddle surfing? It’s really easy to learn—you just stand on a longboard and paddle away. It’s a great way to strengthen your core and according to the folks at Windsure—a lot more fun than a stability ball.