Come and visit us and experience the best windsurfing Brisbane has to offer. We provide outstanding lessons and exceptional equipment for a guaranteed fun-filled day on the water.
What is Windsurfing?
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; all powered by the wind and a sail. The rig is connected to the board by a free-rotating universal joint and consists of a mast, a 2-sided boom and a sail. The sail itself 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 windsurfer’s weight.
The Surf Connect Way!
Surf Connect Wind & Kitesurfing School is an Accredited Windsurfing Training Centre of Sailing Australia and the only Accredited Kiteboarding School of the International Kiteboarding Organisation in Brisbane. We have everything you need to improve your windsurfing skills. Whether you just want to give windsurfing a go and have some fun, or you want to complete one of our (inter)nationally recognised Sailing Australia Certifications, we have an experience for everyone!
Most people will gain basic sailing skills in a one-on-one two-hour lesson. A handy tip for beginners: learning is easier in the early morning as the breeze is gentle, giving you the best chances to learn the correct techniques with fewer difficulties and minimal disruption.
The Surf Connect way is to be patient while always giving the most professional and safest instruction. Remember, it is important to only take lessons from professionally qualified instructors like us, who are not only insured to teach you, but can give you the assurity that everything you need to learn is taught thoroughly and properly. If you want such a rewarding experience, or a qualification that is going to be recognised across the globe, the Surf Connect way is the right way!
Sailing 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 anyone, from beginners to advanced riders. To register your interest and to be put on the mailing list, please drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a member of the Brisbane Windsurfing Club
Full single $70 (Social $40)
Youth (under 18) $45
Membership gains full affiliation to WQ & AWA and includes insurance cover.
- Get your own sail number registered in the national registry
- Affiliation to Windsurfing Queensland and the Australia Windsurfing Association
- Insurance cover included
- 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 to keep you in the loop
Club's webpage: https://www.surfconnect.com/pages/brisbane-windsurfing-club
Club's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brisbanewindsurfingclub
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.
Did we wet your appetite?
If you’re interested in booking any of our windsurfing activities then get your card to hand and give us a call on 07-3137 0500 or book a lesson online with the button below.