RIPPERS / KIDS COURSES AT 2XS WEST WITTERING

Since 1999, 2XS has pioneered running kids windsurfing and watersports courses. 2XS cater for children as your as 5 years old!

We felt if kids can learn to ski at the age of 2, they can learn to windsurf at 5!
Simon Bassett (2XS Director)

Simon tested the coaching ideas on his daughter Holly who started windsurfing when she was just over 2 years old with special kids’ rigs imported from Hotsails in Maui Hawaii.

We have many years experience in running our massively successful, fun packed children’s courses in which the individual child’s safety and specific requirements are paramount.

  • A great present for a friend or loved one. Get them into a great new watersport!

    Simply choose the experience you wish to buy from the dropdown.

    (All our vouchers are valid for a period of 12 months from the time of purchase and are non-refundable)

  • 18.06.20 UPDATE:   We are now able to teach the 1 Day Rippers Course again – maximum of 10 children on a course but they will be split into two groups so the ratios are 5 children to 1 instructor.  

    This 1 day multi-sport course will give the kids the chance to get a taste of the ocean. Depending on the tidal conditions they can either enjoy windsurfing, paddlesurfing, surfing or bodyboarding.
    Includes free Rippers t-shirt!
    Course Duration: 9.15am-1.15pm

    Need help? Tuition/Club: 01243 513077

  • 18.06.20 UPDATE:   We are now able to teach the 3 Day Rippers Course again – maximum of 10 children on a course but they will be split into two groups so the ratios are 5 children to 1 instructor.  

    An energetic, fun, 3-day introduction into windsurfing, surfing, SUP and power kiting.

    Course Duration: 9.15am-1.15pm – every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday during the school summer holidays.

    Need help? Call the Club on 01243 513077

     

  • 18.6.2020 UPDATE:  WE ARE SORRY BUT ARE UNABLE TO OFFER THIS COURSE DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION

    A fun packed two hours of surfing for 5-7 year olds.

    Need help? Tuition/Club: 01243 513077

  • 18.6.2020 UPDATE:  WE ARE SORRY BUT ARE UNABLE TO OFFER THIS COURSE DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION

    Our Little Rippers windsurfing course for 5-7 year olds.
    Includes free Rippers t-shirt!

    Need help? Tuition/Club: 01243 513077

  • Two days of intense fun with master coach Sam Ross. It’s a great course for those who have done Team15 or Rippers.

    For 2020 this course will be run over the weekend of 26/27 September.

    DONT LET THE RIPPER OF THE FAMILY MISS OUT – BOOK NOW!

    Need help? Tuition/Club: 01243 513077

  • 18.06.20 UPDATE:   As from Saturday 27th June 2020 we will be able to teach the Saturday Surf Club Course again – maximum of 10 children on a course but they will be split into two groups so the ratios are 5 children to 1 instructor.  

    A fun packed 2 hours on a Saturday morning from 10am – 12pm.

    Need help? Tuition/Club: 01243 513077

  • 27.5.20 UPDATE:   We are currently unable to offer tuition due to the Covid-19 situation – we are working on sorting out new lesson plans and will be up and running to take bookings by 6th June

    A great way to celebrate children’s birthdays! We provide all the latest gear and wetsuits. All you need to remember are your friends and a cake to have the perfect day to remember.

    • Complete the checkout process online, and then we will contact you with availability
    • Call us on 01243 513077 to check availability and pay over the phone

     

  • 18.6.2020 UPDATE:  WE ARE ABLE TO TEACH CHILDREN 1:1 WINDSURFING & SUP COURSES – BUT NO 1:1 SURF LESSONS

    Private tuition. 1:1 means it’s just you and the instructor.

    • Call us on 01243 513077 to check availability and pay over the phone

     

THE TEACHING AREA

The teaching area we use is a the shallow, waist-deep lagoon that is protected from the open sea by sand bars at low tide. The courses mainly on windsurfing but also include power-kiting, stand up paddle surfing, bodyboarding / surfing and kayaking (according to the weather) to help teach wind and wave awareness. 2XS use their “point and shoot ©” teaching method. The children are not only taught about the sports but they are also introduced to the “2XS Ocean Experience” and tides, currents clouds and weather forecasts are all covered in a fun, easy to understand way.

2XS provide courses for children of all ages, trying not to mix younger and older children together in the same group.

EQUIPMENT & INSTRUCTORS

2XS provide the children with everything needed to participate, including a high-quality, single lined glued and blind-stitched wetsuit and buoyancy aid. 2XS 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.

The kit: To make life easy 2XS teach children on wide style windsurf boards with miniature kids rigs, small diameter booms suitable for children.

All the 2XS Instructors are fully RYA-qualified and are hand-picked to ensure 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.

THE COURSES

  • The 3 day Rippers Kids Windsurfing Course (Age 7-12) is a fun 3-day introduction to windsurfing, surfing / bodyboarding and powerkiting.
  • The Litte Rippers Kids Windsurfing Course (Age 5-7) is the first step on the ocean for the young guns. We use the same equipment as the 3 day Rippers Course but this is a more gentle introduction with extra instructors who undertand the requirements of young kids braving the elements.
  • The 1 Day Rippers advanced kids windsurfing clinic (Age 7-12) is a windsurfing course aimed at more advanced kids.
  • The Watermans’ After School Kids Windsurfing Club (Age 7-12) is an after school introduction to windsurf, surf and powerkite (depending on the tides and conditions)
  • The Saturday Surf Kids Surfing Club (Age 7-12) is a 2 hour course run every saturday with a mix of windsurf, surf and powerkite depending on the conditions and tide
  • The Rippers Kids Surfing Course(Age 7-12) is a child specific learn to surf course
  • The Rippers Kids Kitesurfing Course (Age 12+) is a child specific learn to kitesurf course

For children under 11 parents must stay on site. 11+: parents can leave mobile tel whilst the course is running and pick up at the end of session.