Windsurfing is a surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing. It consists of a board usually 2.5 to 3 meters long, with displacements typically between 60 to 250 litres, powered by wind on a sail. The rig is connected to the board by a free-rotating universal joint and consists of a mast, 2-sided boom and sail. The sail area generally ranges from 2.5 m2 to 12 m2 depending on the conditions, the skill of the sailor, the type of windsurfing being undertaken and the weight of the person wind surfing.
Surf Connect Wind & Kitesurfing School is the only accredited Windsurfing Training Centre of Yachting Australia in Brisbane. We have everything you need to improve your windsurfing skills. Whether you just want to try out the sport for the first time and windsurf for fun, or complete one of Yachting Australia Certificated courses that is recognized nationally and internationally.
Most people gain basic sailing skills in a two hour one on one lesson. Learning is best early morning, when the breeze is gentle, where you are focus much more easily on the techniques and skills.
It is important to take lessons only from professionally qualified instructors, who is not only insured to teach you, but can give you the assurity that everything you need to learn is taught thoroughly and properly, and are able to give you qualifications that is recognized world-wide.
Yachting Australia National Windsurfing Certificated courses
Level 1 Basic Skills
Level 2 Improving Techniques
Level 3 Stronger Winds
Level 4 Advanced Longboard
Level 5 Advanced Shortboard
Brisbane Windsurfing Club
The Brisbane Windsurfing Club is an affiliated club to Windsurfing Queensland Association and the Australia Windsurfing Association. We are based at Sandgate and throughout the season, we conduct regular activities such as regattas and clinics for beginners to advance riders. To register your interest and to be put on the mailing list of the club's activities, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a member of the Brisbane Windsurfing Club
Full single $70
Youth (under 18) $45
Membership gains full affiliation to WQ & AWA and includes insurance cover.
- Your own sail number registered in the national registry
- Affiliation to Windsurfing Queensland and the Australia Windsurfing Association
- Insurance cover
- 10% discount on all club's clinics
- 10% discount on all lessons/rental gift vouchers at Surf Connect
- 10% discount on all new windsurfing equipment including accessories at Surf Connect
- One free set of sail numbers for your sail
- Free t-shirt
- Regular newsletter
Brisbane windsurfing locations:
Sandgate, North Brisbane (between 7th & 8th Avenue on Flinders Parade) - good for high tide, Bump & jump conditions. Windsurf shop over the road. Rental, repairs, rescue/first aid service available. Toilet block, BBQ, cafe, fish & chips over the road. Sandy Bottom, no rocks. Works well in SE, E, NE & N wind directions. Low tide has long walk, so best go 2-3 hours before high tide. Reachable by public transport.
Clontarf Bells Beach, Redcliffe - good for westerlies. Bump & jump conditions. Be careful of rocks on northern half of the beach. Wear booties!
Scotts Point & Suttons Beach, Redcliffe - good for SE, E, NE and N. Bump & jump conditions. Deep water. Beware of reefs.
Queens Beach, Scarborough - good for SE, E, NE and N. Bump & jump conditions. Deep water. Good swells.
Rose Bay, Manly - good for SE, E, NE and N. Bump & jump/flat water speed runs at times. Good sail to Wellington Point if right wind direction. Newbies to the area wear booties!
RQ Beach, Davenport Esplande, Manly - good for SE, E, NE and N. Bump & jump/flat water speed runs at times. Good sail to Wellington Point if right wind direction. Newbies to the area wear booties!
Wellington Point - good for nearly ALL wind directions. Bump & jump/flat water speed runs at times. Need booties!!!!! Beware of shallow water! Lots of rocks and sinking muddy but one of most popular spots in Brisbane for wind & kitesurfers.
Victoria Point - good for SE, E, NE and N wind directions. Bump & jump/flat water speed runs at times. Need booties!!!!! Beware of shallow water! Lots of rocks and sinking muddy but one of most popular spots in Brisbane for wind & kitesurfers.