This is an energetic, fun, 3 day introduction into windsurfing, surfing and powerkiting.
We make use of safe shallow tidal lagoons with full rescue cover and to make sure kids learn about the ocean we teach them “The 2XS Knowledge (c)”. The 3 Day Rippers Kids course is hugely popular so please do not wait if you want to book – they sell out very quickly.
The 3 day course is an intense water experience that includes a taster of other sports like surfing, stand up paddle surfing and power kiting. The sport is decided throughout the day according to the tidal state, water conditions and weather. 2XS use land-based simulation, on-the-water demos to help the kids understand the basics of windsurfing.
Most of the tuition is done directly on the water. We get them up and going straight away – you will be surprised by the speed of the results! All of the learning is made easier through the use of modern wide style beginner boards and very light, soft children’s sails. All of the boards are driven down the beach. The kids carry the small sails to the water with the help of the instructors.
The shallow, flat-water lagoons at West Wittering beach provide a perfect spot for the kids to be introduced to the sport in a very safe, controlled environment. The kids are kept very close to the instructors and there is jet-ski rescue on the water.
We provide the kids with everything you need to participate, including a high-quality, single lined glued and blind-stitched wetsuit and buoyancy aid. We also have a warm, dry club house with hot showers, changing rooms and as much tea and coffee as you want so you can eat your lunch in comfort. In fact, the only thing you need to bring is your towel. We have regular breaks throughout the course to make sure everyone is okay and warm enough. All of our instructors are fully RYA-qualified and are hand-picked to ensure you have the best learning experience – plenty of fun whilst still learning! All instructors carry UHF radios, we have jet-ski rescue and there are life-guards on West Wittering beach in the summer months.
If parents want to, we can provide you a wetsuit to help your child in the water. Most of the time, however, it’s best to just stand on the water’s edge and watch them progress. Parents must be on site during this course for the duration (unless the child is over 11 – then you can leave your mobile number and pick up when the course ends). Bring BBQ food (there is an onsite barbecue), rent a stand up paddle board, we have WIFI, so if you need to work, bring your laptop (we have a warm clubhouse with coffee!)
This course includes a certificate and a t-shirt. COURSE DURATION: 3 days each day 4 hours (9.15am till 1.15pm)