Have you always wanted to learn how to windfoil?
Embarking on a holiday dedicated to hydrofoil windsurfing can be one of the easiest, quickest and most enjoyable ways to get into this exciting sport.
Windfoil Zone has tested and can highly recommend Planet Windsurf Holidays. They are experts on where to go for the best windsurfing holiday, and even if they are based in the UK, they arrange holidays for people from anywhere in the world.
Picture of Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Here are some of the best spots for learning to windfoil, where warm water, safe learning conditions and flat lagoons are combined. These destinations also feature world-class windsurfing centres that stock the best equipment and boast expert instruction along with amazing accommodation to make your holiday complete.
Golf De Roses in Spain’s Costa Brava is a leader when it comes to learning to windfoil. They have one of the best and most up to date windsurf schools in the world, set on a stunning wide beach, and stocking the latest equipment from North and Fanatic.
You can enjoy one on one lessons in the sport or join one of their brand new windfoiling clinics. Here thermal winds blow cross on from the southeast, gradually picking up during the day and the gentle morning breeze is perfect for those having their first go at windsurfing or learning to foil.
Your best chances of catching the thermal winds are between May and September. When you are not foiling you can even learn to kitesurf or enjoy the bay on a stand up paddle board.
This is also a great spot for non windsurfing partners or family members with use of a restaurant, pool, spa and chill-out roof terrace on the site at the centre.
Having fun in Roses
With beautiful small boutique properties dotted around picturesque countryside, Golf De Roses is a charming location for enjoying the amazing cuisine and culture this area has to offer.
Gostoso in Brazil is a true gem to the world of windsurfing and one of the best windsurf locations in the world between September and March!
The centres Planet Windsurf Holidays works with stock the newest windsurfing equipment including top of the range windfoiling equipment and for pre-booked windsurf rental, SUP rental is free, so you will always have something to do!
Based at the easiest sailing area in Gostoso, these centres are well suited to beginners and those looking to learn to windfoil. The wind direction here tends to be side shore with a large area of shallow water, so it’s perfect for windfoiling.
A windsurf holiday to Gostoso offers a rare combination of incredibly reliable wind, beautiful accommodation and amazing value for money.
Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands and one of the only places in the whole of the Canary Islands where you can learn to windfoil.
The centre in Lanzarote is located at Las Cucharas, right at the heart of the island's local windsurfing and surfing scene. This well organised and very professional centre is equipped with a shower, changing room, toilets and a snack bar while the latest Fanatic and North windsurfing gear is stocked here.
The centre also offers surfboards, bodyboards, SUPs, kayaks, and skimboards for the less windy days and operates a very professional trekking and mountain bike business.
The sandy bay of Las Cucharas provides a safe location for learning to windfoil as it is surrounded by beach and shore on all sides.
New spots for 2018
Essouira, new destination in 2018
With the sport growing at such a phenomenal rate, everyone wants to give windfoiling a go. That is why many of the top centres are introducing full windfoiling programmes in 2018 including private or semi-private lessons and rental options.
Next year Planet Windsurf Holidays looks forward to sending windfoiling clients to Cabarete in the Dominican Republic, Dakhla and Essaouira in Morocco and Tarifa in Spain.
Dakhla, new destination in 2018