Dynamic Windsurfing Education System

The Dynamic Windsurfing Education System teaches the most important skill sets in order to sail effectively in any weather conditions. Learn how to take advantage of the correct technique and set the equipment to get the most fun and harmony whatever the wind is doing! Our equipment offers the possibility to adjust in a few minutes from a modern large board shape, stable for beginners and allowing early planning, to a middle size wide nose board, all the way to a classic sink shape. Combined with our adjustable sails, you are guarantied fun and exercise in any weather conditions!

The courses are set in 5 stages from the first time you set foot on a board. Come take advantage of our many years of expertise: you will soon head on to the next levels. As you improve, we practice in stronger wind, bigger waves and with a smaller board shape. Before you know it, you take off, graduating black belt in windsurfing!! (See more details below)

LevelSkills after eduction
Beginner (1/5) - Performed with the Dynamic Windsurfing board XL-shape- Knowledge to stay safe on the board
- Sail the XL shape beam reach
- How to get back ashore in lighter winds
- Understand how to choose sail and board size.
- Basic sailing theory
- The basic tack (also used by advanced sailors in survival conditions)
- The basic gibe
XL (2/5) - Performed with the Dynamic Windsurfing board XL-shape- Sail all reaches
- Stance
- The advanced tack
- The XL-jibe
- The beach start
- Sail with harness
- The XL pump techniques
- Understanding of wind shifts and how to benefit from
- Rig your gear
L (3/5) - Performed with the Dynamic Windsurfing board L-shape- Use passive technique to plane (speed > 15 knots)
- Use the foot straps
- Carve the board into a jibe
- Water start
- Correct stance for powerful sailing
M (4/5)- Performed with the Dynamic Windsurfing board M-shape- Actively pump into planing
- The planing jibe
- Upwind fin planing technique
- Full blast down wind
- Fine adjust your gear for control VS speed
- Full control of power VS body weight ( e.g. body/head dip )
S (5/5) - Performed with the Dynamic Windsurfing board S-shape- Keep you and your gear safe in >2 m shore breaks
- Pass >2 m shore breaks
- Jump the S-shape with control
- Ride the waves
- The lay down Jibe

 

 

Beginner Level: in easy conditions

Join one of our many beginner classes and learn the basics of windsurfing. Get feedback on the water and a debrief on land from our instructors graduated in the Dynamic Windsurfing Education System. With the correct windsurfing technique from the start, your learning curve will be fast and smooth.

Safety: Learn how to stay safe on the water and get back ashore no matter what.

Equipment: Get a basic understanding and knowledge of windsurfing equipment

Sailing theory: Understand basic sailing theory

Stance: Learn how to stand on a windsurfing board

Maneuvers: Learn how to turn (tack)

We are using the XL board size (L-board shape with XL center fin) combined with a smaller Dynamic sail on our beginner classes. Read more

 

XL level: performed in Extra Light winds (~ below 10 knots with XL shape)

This course is of big importance since it builds the base from which your technique can develop onward. With a solid base, the more advanced sailing Technics will be acquired more efficiently.  The XL courses will make you sail properly in all directions (upwind, side wind, downwind) in light wind.

Safety: Understand how to stay safe when sailing on your own

Equipment: Learn how to rig and set up your equipment on your own

Sailing theory: Learn to read the wind on the water

Stance: Adjust your position on the board for a more relaxed sailing, learn downwind stance

Maneuvers: Learn the race tack, light wind jibe, light wind pumping. The pumping Technics will make you faster and stronger. It will also take you back even if the wind drops.

The XL shape uses a center fin, making the upwind sailing efficient. Read more

L level: performed in Light wind (~10-15 knots with an L board shape)

Just a small gust of wind will accelerate the L board onto the surface of the water (plane) and enable speeds exceeding 15 knots. Read more

The L level is focuses on the following topics:

Safety: Sail safe with a harness

Equipment: Trim your gear for planing and get some knowledge on how the board shapes affect the sailing.

Sailing theory: Feel and use wind shifts

Stance: Stance for planing sailing. Use passive but effective technique to get into planing already in lighter winds. Sail with a harness to get stronger, sail longer and be able to use larger sails.

Maneuvers: Easy bear off from the beach by beach starting technique. Introduction to foot straps usage (easy access to foot straps on the DW board when using the L shape).

M level: performed in Medium winds (~15-25 knots with M board shape)

At this level we focus on full planing conditions.

Safety: Learn more about surviving in case of problems far offshore

Equipment: Set up your gear for high speed sailing, fine tune between power and control.

Sailing theory: Understand how the landscape affects the conditions.

Stance: Sail in high speed with a total control, foot steer the board with your feet in the foot straps. Sail the board with fin pressure, handle tail ride and point high going upwind full planing, deep downwind with control to avoid catapults.

Maneuvers: Pop up from the water with smooth water starts. Actively pump the board into planing. Carve the board with full speed into planing jibes.

Full speed with M-shape

S level: performed in Strong wind (~ above 20 knots with an S board shape)

As the wind increases, the waves are raising too. At this level, we focus more on how to deal with the waves and how to handle a small board. A bigger board such as a 130 liters M shape, is too bumpy to use in a formed sea. S is designed like a classic sinker and requires precision in both: foot placement and the overall sailing technique. Read more

Safety: Understand how the waves and current works. Learn how to protect yourself and your gear from the power of big waves.

Equipment: Get to know the gears for wave sailing

Sailing theory: Understand how to get offshore and onshore from a beach hammered with breaking waves.

Stance: Learn how to sail at ease in wavy conditions

Maneuvers: Manage jumping with control, ride the waves and carve the board with full speed into lay down planing jibes.