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Lessons are mandatory. If you don't live in a tropical place, plan a windsurfing vacation. One of the best places to learn to windsurf and to vacation is Kailua, Hawaii. Kailua beach offers beautiful soft white sand beaches and a moderate on shore breeze. How could you ask for more.

If Hawaii is a little too out of the way, contact your local windsurfing shop. Most will offer lesson either on a bay or lake.


ABK Windsurfing Camps
101 Casa Buena Drive, Suite F
Corte Madera, CA 94925 USA
Tel. 415-927-8835
Web site:
They offer great instruction with clinics around the country.

Gorge Wind Guide Service
P.O. Box 1594
Hood River, OR 97031 USA
Tel. 1-541-490-4401, Email

Maui Mistral Windsurfing School
261 Dairy Road, Kahului
Maui, Hawaii 96732 USA
Tel. 1-800-345-MAUI, Email

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Rhonda Smith Windsurfing Center
Port Marina Park, P.O. Box 116
Hood River, OR 97031 USA
Tel. 1-800-241-2430, 1-541-386-WIND (9463)
Web site:
Five-time world champion Rhonda Smith has a windsurfing center in the Gorge that offers lessons and rentals.

Big Winds
Hood River, OR 97031 USA
Tel. 1-888-509-4210
Web site:
Offer lessons to all skill levels in the Gorge.

Windsurf the Boatyard
South Padre Island, TX USA
Tel. 1-956-761-4210
Web site:
Offer lessons to all skill levels in the Gorge.

California Windsurfing
Foster City Lagoon, CA USA
Tel. 1-650-594-0335
Web site:

East of Maui
Annapolis, MD USA
Tel. 1-410-573-9463
Dewey Beach, DE USA
Tel. 1-302-227-4703
Web site:

Calema Windsurfing School
Merritt Island, FL USA
Tel. 1-800-4CALEMA
Web site:
Lessons on the Banana River, a salt water sound, with no currents or tides, and chest deep water. A perfect place for beginners to learn!

Kitty Hawk Sports
Nags Head, NC USA
Tel. 1-252-441-6800
Web site:


The House
300 So Owasso Blvd., St. Paul, Minnesota 55117 USA
Tel. 612-482-9995 or 800-992-7245
Web site:
Windsurfing catalogue full of boards, sails and gear. Decent prices.

US Windsurfing Association
202 Oak Street, Suite 300
P.O. Box 978
Hood River, OR 97031 USA
Tel. 541-386-8708
Web site:

International Windsurfing Association
Web site:

Windsurfing America
202 Cascade St.
Hood River, OR 97031 USA
Tel. 1-541-386-7505, email


Andy's Cove
316 Paani Place, Paia
Maui, HI 96779 USA
Tel. 1-808-877-4848, email
Great windsurfing vacations and in one of the best spots in the world.

Casa Viento Bed & Breakfast
3223 4th Street
Boulder, CO 80304 USA
Tel. 1-303-447-2630
Room and windsurfing equipment are provided at El Yaque Beach, Margarita, Venezuela.

Maui Windsurfari
425 Koloa Street, Kahului
Maui, Hawaii 96732 USA
Tel. 800-871-7766 or 808-877-2111, email
Web site:
They plan Maui windsurfing vacations.

Naish Hawaii
155a Hamakua Drive
Kailua, HI 96734 USA
Tel. 1-808-262-6068
Web site:
Along with great equipment, they offer windsurfing vacations and lessons in Hawaii.

The Perch
2433 NW 83rd Place
Portland, OR 97229 USA
Tel. 1-503-297-5061
The Perch arranges windsurfing vacations at The Gorge.

Windrigger Maui Ltd.
261 Dairy Road, Kahului
Maui, Hawaii 96732 USA
Tel. 1-800-345-MAUI, Email

Wind Adventures
St. Martin, French West Indies
Tel. 1-800-476-5849
Web site:
Windsurfing packages including accomodations and lessons in St. Martin, French West Indies.
Tel. 1-713-533-9922
Web site:
A growing resource of information about the best and most popular windsurfing destinations, with the ability to book your windsurfing vacation online.

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