Windsurfing adventures.

Get into windsurfing, our lakes are perfect for beginners, family holidays and watersports enthusiasts

Windsurfing is a great watersport which gives your whole body a workout. Our activity centres are located across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset – we offer high quality lessons and tuition for adults, children and complete beginners. On your visit, you can select a taster session where our aim is to get you standing up and mastering basic manoeuvres. You can hire the latest in windsurfing equipment or choose to launch your own.

Our Stithians Lake centre is one of the top inland windsurfing destinations in the UK. Stithians is an ideal location for both beginner and advanced windsurfers alike, unlike many other lakes it has virtually uninterrupted wind from most directions. Water sport enthusiasts visiting Cornwall can enjoy access the latest kit, get tips from great instructors, enjoy modern facilities and participate in friendly clubs and/or courses. The flat water allows a welcome break for beginners learning the basics and experienced windsurfers can enjoy mastering new tricks.

Photographs by Dave White

Windsurfing in the South West.

We offer tuition, courses, clubs, hire and launch at  Roadford, Stithians and Wimbleball, you can also hire and launch at Tamar Lake. For more information on your windsurfing visit contact us directly.

Training future windsurfing champions.

Our activity centres have been the foundation for entry level windsurfers to gain valuable skills whilst progressing onto professional careers in windsurfing. Izzy Hamilton is a windsurfing pro who started windsurfing at our Tamar Lakes Centre near Bude. She stated “I started windsurfing at Tamar Lakes after moving to Cornwall in 2000. I enjoyed playing with my friends sailing, raft building, canoeing and some windsurfing! Some instructors encouraged me to join the zone squad and within a year I qualified for the National Team. I finished second in two Junior Worlds in 06 and 08 and won the National Championships on 3.5,4.5,5.5,6.8 and 7.8m in consecutive years!”

izzy hamilton windsurfing at roadford lake, devon

Open Sessions

This session will have a number of spaces which can be booked by anyone allowing you to meet new people while having new experiences. The instructors on this session will go through the basic skills needed to be able to play games and possibly explore your surroundings.

Bespoke Sessions

This session is designed with you in mind. It is a bespoke session for you and your family whether you want to spend more time learning specific skills, explore nature on a trip of the lake were your instructor will teach you about the landscape you are in or spend the time making family memories that will never fade by playing games that will make you laugh out loud.

Get into – 2 hr session:

Discover the exhilarating sport of windsurfing this season with our experienced instructors. Our 2 hour taster sessions provide the perfect insight for people keen to learn windsurfing.

Our lakes are the ideal venue for windsurfing, with no tides to worry about you can concentrate on learning in a safe and fun environment. Join our qualified instructors on a 2 hour taster session and learn the basics of windsurfing. Our centres provide great fun for you and your family – windsurfing is the perfect water sport for outside adventures and is suitable for ages 8+. A typical session will see you windsurfing across the lake, mastering basic steering and turning round.

Have a go – 6 hr session:

Learn more advanced skills in theory and practicle elements. Get the skills needed to be able to hire equipment yourself. Explore upwind and downwind using your new found skills

Instructor led sessions are only available at Roadford, Wimbleball and Stithians Lakes.


Don’t have your own windsurfing equipment? Hire our equipment, prices start from only £20.

(watersports member prices in brackets)
1 Hour 2 Hour 4 Hour 6 Hour
Windsurf Basic Kit £21.00 (£18.90) £30.00 (£27.00) £46.00 (£41.50) £53.00 (£47.70)
Advanced Windsurf Kit £27.00 per hour

Launch and Membership

Looking for the perfect spot to launch? Our activity centres offer an ideal location to get afloat. With no tides and up to 7 days a week rescue cover in the high season, you can enjoy windsurfing, when it suits you.

For more information contact your desired activity centre.
Self Launch – including evening buddy launch (after 5pm)
Windsurf £9.00
Weekly Self Launch 7 Days £50.00
Third party insurance is required for all crafts that are launched on the Lakes

Did you know?

Professional GB windsurfer Izzy Hamilton, learnt how to windsurf with us. Izzy started to windsurf at Tamar Lakes and progressed her skills with our clubs. Join one of our clubs and learn how to windsurf too.

watch how to guide


Available at:

roadford lake, outdoor and active in devon
stithians lake, outdoor and active cornwall
tamar lakes, outdoor and active in cornwall
wimbleball lake, outdoor and active in somerset
aala, adeventure activities authority licensing
british water ski and wakeboarding
rya (royal yachting association) training centre
british stand up paddle association
british canoe union
grreen tourism award