Windsurfing on IjsselmeerHSZ
Dates and Booking
September 29 to October 06, 2017
Windsurfing on Ijsselmeer in Makkum
We are once again offering a windsurfing course for beginners and advanced surfers in Makkum on the Dutch Ijsselmeer during the Pentecost week. Depending on participants' skills, different groups will be formed, so that everyone's gets their money's worth.
You can not only learn to windsurf but also acquire the DSV basic certificate. You also have the possibility to learn and improve further techniques, such as footstrap and harness riding, beach starts, water starts, gybing, and much more, while under supervision.
Makkum is an ideal backdrop for all skill levels: it is completely shallow, so that beginners can have their first surfing experiences with all wind directions without a problem. This is an ideal practice location for all other skill levels, where you can fine tune existing maneuvers or learn new jibes and tacks.
Surfing materials for beginners and those slightly more experienced are available and can be rented for 50 Euros for the duration of the course. We recommend experienced surfers bring their own material.
Accommodation is provided in three houses, each with six people, at Beach Ressort Makkum. These are very well equipped, so that we can cook for ourselves.
Arrival and Departure
The tour begins the Thursday before at Wildenhof, University Sports' water sports venue on the Rursee. We will put together the materials with you and load the vehicles. Afterwards we have a bbq to kick off the tour. It is possible to stay the night at Wildenhof. The tour then leaves for Holland Friday morning.
You are responsible for your own transporation. Carpools can be formed for private cars in a previous meeting. The group returns to Wildenhof the Friday after Pentecost.
- Arrangements for carpool and board
- Accommodations in a house of six with two-bed rooms
- Individual surfing supervision depending on skill level and interest
- Possibility to obtain the DSV basic certificate; the examination fee is 25 Euros
- Alternatives like SUP, beachvolleyball or slackline
Maximum of 15 people. Minors cannot participate in this tour.
- Surfing materials
Parallel to this tour, the practical part of the DSV-Surfing-Instructor-Training will be taking place in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University. On the one hand, this means that part of the course will be instructed by surfing instructors in training, but on the other hand it also means that a large variety of maneuvers will be taught in small groups as part of the lessons. Advanced surfers, who are interested in taking part in the instructor training themselves can ask Jørn from JAS-TOURS.DE for additional details.