Windsurfing, windboarding, sailboarding- whatever you call it, it is one of the most fun watersports in the world, and learning to windsurf could be the coolest thing you've done in a long time! Windsurfing combines the elements of surfing and sailing, since you are basically standing on a large surfboard holding a lightweight sail in your hands.
The warm, shallow waters and steady winds of the Pamlico Sound make Cape Hatteras the ideal location for your first try at windsurfing.
Since OceanAir is located directly on the soundfront and we launch our lessons right from the shop, learning doesn't get any easier than this!
Call (252) 995-5000 to reserve a spot in one of our amazing group lessons.
Some people think about teaching themselves using a buddy's old rig after watching a YouTube video...we strongly advise against this (so no, we won't rent you gear to do that). It will only make your life more difficult and result in frustration and failure.
At OceanAir, our instructors are certified by U.S. Sailing and have the expert knowledge and teaching skills to quickly guide you to success. Using only the simplest and most lightweight equipment, taking a lesson with us makes learning to windsurf an easy, fun, and safe experience.
No experience is necessary, so sign up today and become the captain of your own ship!
Intro to Windsurfing (2 hours; $60 per person)
A beginner windsurfing lesson generally lasts two hours, and for the price of $60 per person, includes all the gear you need, a brief lesson on land that covers the basics, and plenty of practice on the water during which you will learn how to pull up the sail, sail away, turn around, and stay on track so you end up right back where you started.
Private Lesson ($90 an hour)
Book yourself a private coach and expand your windsurfing skills! Private lessons are perfect for those who want to learn how to ride in the harness and foot straps, sail faster and with less effort, jibe or fast tack.
Lessons must be booked at least one day in advance and are wind and weather dependent.