In the Summer Camps Sailing Camps you can of course also choose to learn wind surfing! Whether you're beginner or advanced, the lake of Idskenhuizen in the province of Friesland is the ideal location to start practicing and learning the surf techniques. The lake is shallow (about 1 metre) and has a solid floor.
The sailing school has the latest surfing material at their disposal so that you go surfing with the most suitable material. The surfing classes teach you the beach start, tacking, gyping and planing. There are wetsuits available for everybody. We would advise to bring your own surf shoes (or old trainers) and a warm sweater or windtight jacket.
We start straight off on Sunday. You're divided in groups of 4 persons. Your instructor, whom you'll be staying with the entire week, will teach you the ropes of surfing in no time.
On Friday there's a day's outing to a neighbouring village or we'll organise a rounding off match with lots of other boats. The instructors are standing in the water, are sailing along with you in motor boats and also on surf boards!
After this week it's hard to imagine that is was only Sunday that you were still wobbling on the board....
The accommodation is truly special! The main building of the sailing school is housed in a former church. The church has been comfortably refurbished with a dining hall and kitchen for the evening meals on the first floor. The dorms all have 2, 3 or 4 bunkbeds, which means that you'll share the room with the kids of your age group. The older children sleep in ”Het Dorpshuis”, right across from the church. Are you coming with a friend and would you like to be in the same room? No problem! When you enrol you can indicate your wishes under particulars and we’ll take care of it.