All kids lessons take place at our ION CLUB Chicken Bay Station. Thanks to the shallow water and closed bay, the conditions are perfect for kids.
The ideal starting age for windsurfing may vary, generally it is between 6 and 10 years old. Due to the difference in physical and mental development that children have in this age the ION CLUB instructor will decide together with the parents if all the necessary requirements like age, weight and experiences in other sports are given that the boy or girl will participate successfully in a kids windsurfing course. In case of doubt, little games or exercises on land or on water will indicate whether it makes sense or not.
CONTENTS OF A KIDS AND YOUNGSTER COURSE
The kids and youngsters learn standards like wind recognition, necessary vocabulary, equipment functionality, getting on the board, pulling up the sail and sailing position, stopping, steering upwind / downwind, tacking and beachstart. The content of each kids windsurf course is adjusted according to the age and abilities of specific child/group. Parts of the course happen also on beach with simulator exercises to learn specific movements.
Thanks to child-friendly equipment, the first steps on a windsurf board will be easy and fun! Specific beginner boards for children have enough stability and at the same time good reactions to sail movements. The very light kid sails start from size 1.0m².
Age: 6 to 11 years
Maximum 4 kids per instructor
Age: 12 to 16 years