Perhaps the best known water sport in the Netherlands, classic windsurfing! Windsurfing is suitable for almost everyone, from 8 to 80 years of age you can enjoy yourself on the water. Because of the different types of boards and rigs, you can be active on the water in almost all circumstances, whether you want instruction or want to go on your own adventure on the IJsselmeer near Workum.
THE BEST SURF SCHOOL IN THE NETHERLANDS!
You will work one on one with an instructor, who will analyse your current level and how to work on it effectively!
- One on one, as long as you like
- Effective learning in a short time!
- Your level, your pace!
from 79 euro per person per lesson
Private for two lesson
Our recommendation for effective lessons, just the two of you! Together with one instructor, you will work to take your windsurfing knowledge to the next level!
- Private lessons together
- Economical and cosy
- Difference in level, no problem!
from 69 EURO PER PERSON PER LES
Have you been windsurfing before? Or have you had lessons before? Then you're ready for your follow-up lessons! With us you can choose whether you want to have lessons alone or in a group, so you can quickly progress to independence!
- Your next step after the start
- On the beach and in the water
- Your own pace within the group
from 59 EURO PER PERSON PER LINE
windSURFING AT SKY HIGH!
Windsurfing in brief
One of the oldest, best-known water sports in the Netherlands
From beginner to winner, our lessons are for every level!
New, high-quality equipment every year ensures the best experience at any level
An accessible entry level, so that you too can learn to windsurf!
As an intensive learning moment
How do our lessons work?
We offer different lessons: private lessons. 1 on 1 for maximum learning effectiveness, but also a bit pricier. The second type of lesson is a private for two lesson. This means that you are taught together by one instructor.
Besides windsurfing, you can find all kinds of other activities here! Kitesurfing, Stand up paddling, and many more water sports!
windsurfing lesson packages
Our tip for a really good start of your windsurfing career are the teaching packages. Here you can decide yourself how many lessons per day or per week you want, and how this will be arranged. Because of the regularity and larger amount of hours you learn faster and easier. At Sky High, the price per lesson becomes cheaper when you book more hours in advance. The more you book, the cheaper each block of lessons becomes. Do you have a question about a lesson package? Read the frequently asked questions. Still can't find your answer? Call us or send us an e-mail
Windsurfing group package
Besides small-scale lessons, we also organise packages for larger groups at Sky High. So also with your football team, school class or association you can learn windsurfing! We offer our packages from 8 persons and up, and we would like to look with you at the options and possibilities, to make it a great day on the water! Do you have a question about the windsurfing group arrangement? Call us or send us an e-mail!
- Children of 12 years and older may not take private lessons due to safety concerns,
- 60+, we notice that the 60+ age group often likes a bit more personal time. Don't worry, you can learn to kitesurf even if you are well over 60! It is a light and safe sport if you take good lessons. It just takes a bit longer to learn but we are patient and experienced in teaching the elderly. And we also have older instructors!
- Restriction? No problem, just send us an email and let us know what your physical or mental limitations are and we will create a tailor-made lesson!
- If the budget allows it, we always advise to go for the private lessons, here the growth curve is always the fastest!
- Are you trying to learn something very specific or are you constantly running into a particular problem? Then take a private lesson, and the instructor will have all the time and attention to guide you and prepare the whole lesson so that you beat all your obstacles.
If the above does not apply to you, we recommend the duo lesson, together with one instructor on the water!
Duo kite lesson or private for two is the same, if you are with two or more but you want most of the time your own kite and be active! You will probably not get your own kite during the first lesson because you cannot control it well enough, so you will share a kite with the two of you. But the next lessons you will be busy with your own kite. Because you do share the instructor you will be a lot cheaper than private lessons.
If you are an average sporty person without extreme limitations, this is easily the best choice for you. Are you alone? Don't worry, you can still sign up for a private for two lesson and we will try to arrange a second person. If not, you can choose to take private lessons or to join a group with the corresponding price.
We recommend this 100% for your first lesson. During the first lesson you always get more explanation and build-up than in the follow-up lessons, where you will practice more. You have to know how to build a kite and the safety steps. And the most important, of course, how the kite works. You learn all this in practice! Whether you do this alone or in a group of four, it doesn't make much difference in terms of time. The instructor still has to explain and demonstrate everything properly. Are you coming with a group of friends or family? Between 3 and 8 people? Book the group lesson to have fun with each other. For the same money you get 2 hours of private lessons for two and 3 hours of group lessons! However, you have to change kites. From lesson 2 you will benefit a lot from your own kite, because from then on it's a lot of practicing and trying!
Windsurfing is easy and quick to learn on the latest materials. You'll soon be on your way in the group or private windsurfing lessons. The instructors guide you from the basics to advanced techniques. The windsurfing lessons are a mix of theory, on the simulator and a lot on the water. Just go with the flow and you'll be addicted to the ride!
Package means that you buy several lessons in advance. This is good for you because you save money! And for us it's nice because then we can already reserve and prepare the desired days. The lessons remain valid for a minimum of 2 years, but are not exchangeable for money. They are, however, transferable! So if you do not want to finish the lessons, you can give them to someone else. 75% of all lessons take place but it can happen that a lesson has to be moved because there is no wind.
Poh, that's very personal! On average, students need 3 lessons for the basics of kitesurfing. Most people can sail a few metres left and right at the end of their third lesson. If you have experience with powerkiting or wakeboarding, it can go faster. Before most students buy a set from us they have had 3 group lessons and taken one or two extra private lessons and can sail 50 metres in both directions.
With a private course you usually get a few steps further than with a group course, because you have much more time at the kite.
Send us an e-mail with your request and include all the information we need. We can then make you a sharp proposal for a fun day out.
It is always possible to change your lessons, if you find out halfway through your lesson package that you would rather have private lessons for 2 then we will change that for free. Otherwise, it is also possible of course!
That depends on the kind of lesson you booked. The first lesson can go on from 7 knots, because this lesson is with a trainer kite that can fly well in very little wind. If you are going to body-drag or waterstart, we can go on the water from 10 knots.
You can check the wind forecast at Windfinder (superforecast!), or Windy. We also use a paid windforecast service and check the wind charts from weatherplaza every day.
As a surf school, we set fairly high standards for supervision and for renting a surf set. This is because we want a safe environment on the water for our students and other surfers, and because we are careful with our equipment. We are careful with our equipment and put safety first. If we find that you do not have sufficient level to be able to surf independently, we reserve the right to cancel the session at any time. Not sure if you have the right level? Then choose a lesson! Renting is at your own risk, when there is damage to the material, repair costs and depreciation of the material will be charged to the renter.
It is not possible to reserve equipment with us, so just come and rent it! We are open every day from 10:00 and close in the early and late season at 17:00. In the high season we close at 19:00 when the weather allows it.
Unfortunately, this is not possible. We always try to place students with the same instructor during a course, so that the instructor knows exactly what has already been done and what you are good at or not yet good at. In practice, this does not always work out as instructors have more students and also have days off. Besides that, it is also good to get lessons from a different instructor, who has a fresh view and might give you different tips and instructions!
The wind is our best friend, but sometimes it is not. It is possible that at the time of your booking the wind is not favourable and the lessons cannot take place or be completed. You can then reschedule all or part of your remaining lesson through our booking system.
Please note that we do not give refunds on offers and paid lessons! If you come from far away or do not have the possibility to reschedule lessons, please choose to pay after your lesson on location.
Through our online booking system you can easily plan and pay for your lessons yourself. Unfortunately, it is not possible to pay by credit card.