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Testimonials & Student Recommendations

Poole Windsurfing is the top windsurf school, in the No 1 windsurfing location in the UK, Poole Harbour. Our windsurf school & the relaxed Poole Harbour & Sandbanks windsurfing scene really do make for a great learn to windsurf experience. On this page we have gathered together some feedback from students we have taught in the past, to let you know what those who have actually come on windsurfing lessons with us think of our teaching & service. Many of these are still coming back to us for tuition & equipment rental, to help them speed along with their windsurfing careers!

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Beginners Windsurfing Lessons

The Full Beginners Windsurfing Course is excellent value, the small class size ensures you receive a level of individual attention as well as group coaching out on the water. The quality of the kit provided is excellent and the staff are faultless in their efforts to ensure you have an enjoyable and worthwhile session.

– Jane Ladenburger

Brilliant tuition, I got up and going in the first session

– Amy Jennings

My daughter, son and I really enjoyed our ‘Beginners Taster Lesson’ last Thursday. For complete novices we were all surprised and excited by the progress we made. Your equipment is excellent and your instructors could not be better. Thank you for a marvellous family day and wonderful start in the world of windsurfing. Thanks again.

– John, Faith and Tom Stevens

We had a fab time today and would like to book onto the part B. Thanks

– Louise Hutton

I came on a 3 hour taster session with you and really enjoyed myself. You were very friendly, very helpful and made me feel at ease which was great, so thank you. I enjoyed it so much I would like to do the next stage to the learning.

– Andrew Hunt

We really loved our time out on the water, and learnt surprisingly quickly despite my normal balance issues! Great instructor, easy to find and good equipment. A fantastic couple of days, recommended to anyone.

– Malyha Ahmed

I wanted to just say that I think your company is great and both Becky and I had a fantastic time with you guys. We would definitely use you again and recommend you to friends.

– Nikki George

Great first 2 days and the instructor was brilliant. Cannot believe I have learnt so much in just 2 days – another matter to try to do it well!! Every muscle aching but can’t wait for next week and getting back out there. Thanks

– Mark Stokes

The beginners course was great, from the simulation sessions through to the on water practice. You really feel like you have covered all the basics and have the confidence to start renting kit to practice what you have been taught.

– Jo Sturgess

Wanted to say thanks very much for a great couple of days and for making it all so easy and so much fun. We had a great time and really had a great confidence boost. Thanks again to you and your team.

– Guy Tullberg

I did my beginners course this weekend and absolutely loved it! Please can you pass on my thanks to the instructor, his tuition and encouragement was fantastic. I will definitely be coming back soon for some more time on the water.

– Kathryn Smith

I just wanted to write and say how much I enjoyed my taster windsurfing lesson!  Fantastic. My instructor was very good.  He was an excellent teacher and he did a great job of getting us all up and sailing in our first lesson.

– Michael Derby

I have been meaning to email to ask you to pass on my thanks to your instructors for their excellent tuition & endless patience!  I really enjoyed the two sessions – aided greatly by their friendly, helpful encouragement. I have recommended you to friends & will be trying a few hire sessions to try and get the hang of it a bit more!

– Sara Brown

Thanks for a great lesson… if Becca and I are ever down your neck of the woods again we’ll definitely be back for another! Recommendations for our friends and colleagues are a given!

– Dwight Thomas

Beginners course was great fun, something I should have done ages ago!

– Mike Peters

Just a quick e-mail to say thanks for a really fun 3 hours we spent with you. Jack and I both really enjoyed it and found the tuition really easy to follow and we are definitely going to try windsurfing again, many thanks.

– Phil and Jack Wild

Just to say thanks once again for sorting today out. We had a brilliant two days, both instructors were great and I think we’ve got the windsurfing bug. Cheers.

– Nikky Godfrey

Great course, has got me windsurfing with confidence

– Jo Sturgess

Firstly I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic morning on Tuesday. Matt loved his birthday pressie and we will definitely be returning for more windsurfing!! Thank you again for a great morning and we will be seeing you again soon!

– Hannah Freeland

We did the beginners lessons, both sessions. I wanted to thank you for a wonderful day of windsurfing, we will definitely be back next years season. Thanks again, it was amazing!

– Rachel Barlow

Thanks so much for the lessons last week, we all loved it and I think we’ll be back in a few months! Many thanks

– Malyha Ahmed

The instructors were both brilliant, by the way – Noah and I had a great time and I’m sure we’ll be down soon to hire. Thanks

– Nicola Pipe

We had a great time windsurfing on Saturday and would like to book the second lesson.

– Hannah

We all had a great time windsurfing with you and again many thanks for the lessons the children and I will carry on practicing and maybe be down to see you for more lessons early next year.

– Mark Hole

Thank you to the instructors for our really good lesson yesterday.

– Fiona Day

Thanks for the session last week – really enjoyed it and the instructor was great; very clear and patient. Might see you again next Summer.

– Nikkan Woodhouse

Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our beginners windsurfing course. Think we may of caught ‘the windsurfing bug’ as keen to come back for more next year. Great fun and thanks to the young man who trained us.

– Jackie Baines

Thank you very much for part 1 of my lessons this weekend – really enjoyed myself.

– Charlie Seligman

Thanks for a great day yesterday, I really enjoyed learning how to windsurf properly!! Thanks and I’ll be back very soon!!

– Peter Colborne

Big thanks to the instructor for the lessons last week we had a great time.

– Dave & Katie Savage

Thank you so much for the lessons you gave my son Jake Mills back in the summer. He has now gone on to build on those initial skills and is happily tacking up and down. Guess what he wants for Christmas!!!. We both had a great time ( I hired) and look forward to returning next year. Please pass on my thanks also to the instructor.

– Paul Mills

Will and Ally had a great time learning to windsurf on Tuesday, please thank the instructors.

– Carmen Coulson

Thanks for a great day yesterday. Dan and I had a great time and really enjoyed the session.

– Janis Kent

We had great fun and thanks for all your tips.

– Cynthia Filipiak

Thank you for an very enjoyable experience – I feel I’m equipped to get up and go now, it’s just frustrating it’s near the end of the season. I can’t wait to get out there again. Please thank the instructor – he’s a top bloke and his relaxed, patient and clear explanation made the steps of getting up and moving straightforward. Thanks once again and look forward to seeing you again very soon.

– James Hagger

Great day will recommend J

– Kate Bispham & Peter McGovern

Thanks for today, I had the best time. Now ticked that off my list of things to do before i’m 30! Loved it thanks again x

– Caroline Stanzel

Just a quick note to thank you… we had a great couple of days & really enjoyed windsurfing – albeit the second day being pretty blowy but hey it was fun…. we’ll be back at some point in the future…

– Doreen, Mike & Sophie Prescott

Thanks so much for a fun day on Sunday and please thank Luke for being a very patient teacher!

– Lisa Hayes

We enjoyed the beginners course this weekend!

– Guy Williams

Thanks for a great time yesterday. We all really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely do it again. A few blisters this morning but otherwise not too achy. We would like to come back and rent a couple of times before the cold weather comes in so we’ll be in touch. All the best

– Tim Hearn


Improvers Windsurfing Lessons

Really helped me progress from beginner to improver & beyond.

– Andrew Walker

Thanks for the photos and the link to them. The tuition you gave was excellent, as was the equipment and I have already recommended you to others.

– Miles Perham

Cracked beach starts thanks to the lesson with Poole Windsurfing

– Annie Harding

Had a great lesson with one of your instructors, credit to your company. When i am back in Bournemouth will do again. Was a big step for me climbing back on board. A little less elegantly than in my 20’s, a few injuries on but never the less a few hours that were a milestone for me personally. Cheers.

– Mike Lyon

We all had a great time windsurfing and your instructor was very patient and an excellent coach – a credit to Poole Windsurfing. I would like to say thanks.

– Richard Taylor

Beach starts & learning to use the harness were high on my list of things to master. After a couple of great lessons with Poole Windsurfing and a little bit of practice time I am now confident with both these things! It really does pay off to have these things explained, it saves months if not years of wasted energy trying to work it all out on your own.

– Andrew Walker

I just wanted to thank you once again for the fantastic windsurfing lesson, I’m looking forward to going out again on the water soon.

– Dugan Witherick

Thanks for the lesson. It was great to be back in the water!

– Dan Jones

Thanks for all your help this year, it will be a long journey for me but thanks to everyone at Poole Windsurfing for making it possible for me to go out and plane on a 150lt board in October 2014, just two seasons on from my first tentative steps into the awesome world of windsurfing. Let’s hope I can nail the carve jibe next spring. :)

– Pete Glover

I would like to thank you for an excellent introduction to windsurfing. I must say I always enjoy coming to Poole for windsurfing. I will definitely come to improve my skills.

– Jan Konieczek


Advanced Windsurfing Lessons

Thanks to the guys at Poole Windsurfing, I now have both feet in footstraps & planing!

– Chris Inman

After a few lessons I am now consistently waterstarting

– Peter Stewart

I had been stuck making the same old mistakes with my attempted carve gybes for years. The video coaching & analysis with Poole Windsurfing really opened my eyes as to what was going wrong & now I am getting round my gybes & even starting to look at more advanced ways of falling in!

– Adam Bench

My 1 to 1 lessons have been great, each lesson has really pushed me forward with my windsurfing ability.

– Peter Stewart

I just wanted to thank you for the early planing and sailing upwind without a dagger board lesson today. I learned more in this 2 hours than I have in months. The instructors command of the technical aspects of the sport along with their enthusiasm is a great combination. I have been struggling with planing and upwind sailing for ages and I really feel I cracked it today. Just the gybes and heli tacks to go! Thanks again.

– Jon Marshall

I had a great time and really enjoyed the lessons, so thank you very much.  I will definitely be down again over the summer to practise!  Will let you know in advance so I can secure the rental gear.

– Fraser Heaviside

Just to say thanks for a very enjoyable & instructive windsurfing few days.

– Angus Hayward

Thanks for a great time yesterday. We all really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely do it again. A few blisters this morning but otherwise not too achy. We would like to come back and rent a couple of times before the cold weather comes in so we’ll be in touch. All the best

– Tim Hearn


Private Windsurfing Lessons

Thank you so much for my 1 to 1 windsurfing lessons. The location, equipment and my instructor were absolutely fantastic. The instruction in particular was of a very high standard and probably the best I’ve had in any sport. I’m very much looking forward to future lessons and hire.

– Rob Manser

Thanks… we had a great couple of days and I was very impressed with Sam’s progress.

– Steve Bailey

I just wanted to thank you for the early planing and sailing upwind without a dagger board lesson today. I learned more in this 2 hours than I have in months. The instructors command of the technical aspects of the sport along with their enthusiasm is a great combination. I have been struggling with planing and upwind sailing for ages and I really feel I cracked it today. Just the gybes and heli tacks to go! Thanks again.

– Jon Marshall

Thanks to the guys at Poole Windsurfing, I now have both feet in footstraps & planing!

– Chris Inman

Wanted to say thanks very much for a great couple of days and for making it all so easy and so much fun. We had a great time and really had a great confidence boost. Thanks again to you and your team.

– Guy Tullberg

After a few lessons I am now consistently waterstarting

– Peter Stewart

Many thanks for today. William loved it, he has not stopped talking about the lesson. Please convey our thanks to the instructor he did a brilliant job. Hopefully we will see you again in a few weeks.

– Clive Evans

My 1 to 1 lessons have been great, each lesson has really pushed me forward with my windsurfing ability.

– Peter Stewart

Having been shown how to do everything properly the whole process of pulling the sail up and sailing was no longer a string of back-breaking terror-filled disasters but actually quite relaxing and relatively toll-free on the body. The highlight of the lesson was surfing on the bow wave from one of the cross channel ferries – actually surfing! Something I felt would have been weeks away from my first lesson. I couldn’t recommend Poole Windsurfing more.

– RG

I had a great time and really enjoyed the lessons, so thank you very much.  I will definitely be down again over the summer to practise!  Will let you know in advance so I can secure the rental gear.

– Fraser Heaviside

Just to say thanks for a very enjoyable & instructive windsurfing few days.

– Angus Hayward

Thanks for the lesson. It was great to be back in the water!

– Dan Jones

Thanks for a great time yesterday. We all really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely do it again. A few blisters this morning but otherwise not too achy. We would like to come back and rent a couple of times before the cold weather comes in so we’ll be in touch. All the best

– Tim Hearn


Kids Windsurfing Lessons

Just to let you know William really enjoyed his lesson yesterday. So much so he has not stopped talking about it. Thanks for everything.

– Clive Evans

Both my boys, Conrad and Hugo are completely hooked. Thanks once again and look forward to seeing you again very soon.

– James Hagger

Just a note to say thanks so much for making the windsurfing such fun for Mima, Gus, Zach and Theo. They really  enjoyed it, thought you were great coaches and said they learnt a lot. Thank you so much and we hope to do some more soon.

– Andrew Dunnett

I cannot tell you how much we both enjoyed it and George has been spreading the word about how good the lesson was and how everyone should give it a try.  I am a convert too and must say being able to teach an 10 year old and 40 plus year old at the same time is a talent in itself.  Really looking forward to returning as soon as possible to carry on from our brilliant first two lessons.

– Rebecca Turner

Thanks for a great afternoon, Maddy and Clara really enjoyed their time with you. Will definitely be returning!! Many thanks

– Sharon Hollick

Both Oli and Benji had the most fantastic time windsurfing and cant wait to complete the second part of the course.

– Lynne Misner

It was an absolute pleasure of a session, both my son and I really enjoyed it and felt that we both learnt loads from the instructor. I think we are now ready to start hiring equipment and getting some time to practice the skills taught to us. I cannot wait to get back down to Poole and have no hesitation in using your services in the future, look forward to more sessions with your team in the future. Highly recommended. Thanks

– Michelle Sibley

Many thanks for today. William loved it, he has not stopped talking about the lesson. Please convey our thanks to the instructor he did a brilliant job. Hopefully we will see you again in a few weeks.

– Clive Evans

Thanks for a great windsurfing experience. Myself & Emily had a gr8 time. The instructor did an awesome job getting Emily up & away on the board. Thanks again

– Stewart & Emily Mears

Thanks for a great beginners course our instructor was an excellent teacher.

– Andrea Andrews

Thanks very much – happy memories!

– Katherine Price

Patrick and Emma both really enjoyed their lesson and I think the wind actually made it more exciting for them! Both have said they would like some more follow-up lessons so maybe when we are next down in Poole we will get in touch. Thank you both for making their afternoon so enjoyable.

– Lynn Wilkinson


Stag Do’s & Hen Parties

Thank you so much for the windsurfing session you did for our friend’s hen weekend. It was such great fun! It was really easy to organise and the information you sent through was useful. It was such a great place to learn and it was amazing how much our confidence grew as the session progressed – we’re all converted!

– Vicky McKenzie

Just a quick note to say thanks for the session a few weeks back – the lads had a great time and I think we all impressed ourselves at how much easier it is than it was 20 years ago with these new fangled boards! The two lads who were instructing were really good, equipment was good and the whole experience was brilliant. Will recommend you guys to others who might be thinking of similar things. All the best

– Mahesh Patel

We had a really great afternoon with you guys – everyone came off the water beaming, especially our hen. Thank you so much!

– Vicky McKenzie

Everyone really enjoyed it and are still talking about the windsurfing… was actually a really good way to get over the hangover, even if we did then spend the afternoon lying round on the beach! Thanks again

– Simon De Baat

The windsurfing with you guys was excellent on Saturday and everyone had a brilliant time, thanks very much.

– Paul Bush

I just wanted to give a quick email to say thank you for the great windsurfing course on Saturday, we were the hen do in the morning and we all loved it. You clearly explained everything and we were all surprised that we even managed to stand up, let alone actually move anywhere on it. Thanks again for making it such a lot of fun.

– Eloise Jeffery

Everyone loved the windsurfing, a big success, brilliant!

– Scott Pryde


Corporate Events

The whole ‘outdoor’ action sport theme went down well with everyone. What a great way to get out of the office & have some fun, thanks very much.

– Karen Peters, Inner Technologies


Windsurf Hire

I have tried all the hire centres in Poole Harbour & Poole Windsurfing are by far the best on quality of service & price.

– Chris Taylor

Just a short note to say thanks for a great couple of hours on the water. We all had a lot of fun and were knackered by the time we’d finished. Great location and great gear – fab weather as well. Hope to see you again.

– Jeremy Townshend

Great guys to hire equipment from, good rates & friendly advice

– Kim Reinholdt

Just a quick note to thank you and your team for looking after us so well this year. The welcome has always been friendly and the gear has been tip top. Karen and I have had enormous fun this year and our last two hours were fantastic with a good strong wind coupled with both of us now on medium boards. This has given us both some fond memories to cherish until we can start up again next spring.

– Dave Cox

Learning to windsurf with old equipment can be a slow process. At Poole Windsurfing, even beginners like me get the chance to use the latest technology equipment. My windsurfing has improved no end as a result.

– Jon Marshall

I hired a rig from you Saturday afternoon (3-5) and missed you when I came off the water, but wanted to say thanks for the hire, I had a blast and will definitely be back again soon!! Cheers

– Andy Doel

It was amazing summer with Poole Windsurfing. I am glad that I could make my dream come true finally and everything was just perfect (people, equipment,…). Thank you and hope you will have a good season next summer:)

– Silvia Forgacova

Hope to windsurf again soon. Your instructors/beach supervisors were very helpful and friendly.

– Andrew Tresidder

Thank you for the great hire of equipment earlier today. Very pleased with directions, service and friendly attitude. Many thanks.

– Sarah Souter

Sunday was simply great, the best windsurfing day so far. It was the best day in whole season for me. Very windy and sunny.

– Jan Konieczek

Just wanted to say thanks for such great service, we both really enjoyed the day and will hopefully be back soon. Cheers

– Olly Dickinson

We had some fun thanks, my wife and kids will want to hire more often next summer so that they can get up to a better level. Cheers

– William

Thanks for some great days on the water this season, see you in the spring.

– Olly Dickinson

It was great and the perfect day for it! Will be back soon for more. Cheers

– Ken Lewis

We had a great time in Poole Harbour, the gear was good and we were lucky to get ideal wind conditions, thanks for your help, Cheers.

– Kevin Jenkinson

Thanks for all, had a great day!!

– Ian Martin

Thanks for a great time yesterday. We all really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely do it again. A few blisters this morning but otherwise not too achy. We would like to come back and rent a couple of times before the cold weather comes in so we’ll be in touch. All the best

– Tim Hearn

Aidan loved windsurfing this year and made really good progress. It has been a great way for the whole family to spend a Wednesday evening; outdoors with amazing views of Poole Harbour & Sandbanks. The kids have lots of happy memories. We look forward to starting up again next year.

– Michelle Leicester


Poole Windsurfing School

Learning to Windsurf with Poole Windsurfing is a pleasure. The location is hard to beat and the instruction and equipment is first class

– Jon Marshall

Just a quick note to thank you and your team for looking after us so well this year. The welcome has always been friendly and the gear has been tip top. Karen and I have had enormous fun this year and our last two hours were fantastic with a good strong wind coupled with both of us now on medium boards. This has given us both some fond memories to cherish until we can start up again next spring.

– Dave Cox

I have tried other windsurf schools and Poole Windsurfing is just great, top rate tuition, relaxed atmosphere yet I really progress every time I go to them for a lesson.

– Louise Stead


Learn to windsurf at the Poole Windsurfing school and enjoy some of the best conditions you will get anywhere in the UK. Learning watersports in Poole Harbour really makes things easy for you. The shallow water, steady breeze & the relaxed Sandbanks windsurfing scene all add to your learning experience!