Windsurfing Lessons at California Windsurfing in Foster City, CA 94404

Windsurfing Lessons

Windsurfing Rentals and Lessons Are Entirely Booked For The Remainder of The 2023 Season.

Please Check With Us Next Summer.

Introduction to Windsurfing Group Lesson for Beginners

Comprehensive group training program exclusively for beginners. Friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable certified instructors with over 25 years teaching experience. Safe inland waters with mild on-shore winds, stable boards, small training sails with life preserver (PDF) and warm wetsuits provided.

California Windsurfing makes the learning experience fun and easy even if you are not athletic! Students use stable windsurf boards with small training sails. Fast learners can quickly advance to large sails if appropriate.

Our instructors accompany classes on the water to closely observe and provide more individualized attention where needed.

All students will receive an internationally recognized certification card and local California Windsurfing preferred customer status.

All students must know how to swim, complete the registration safety form and be 18 years of age or older to enroll in class. Mature individuals 16 years of age and older may participate in classes, provided they are dropped off by a parent or guardian who can sign the registration/waive agreement on the minors behalf. For individuals under the age of 16 the parent or guardian must speak with a California Windsurfing representative to mutually determine if the student can safely participate in the desired program, or if other arrangements will be required.

Lesson Cost: $175 per student

Registration for class requires a non-refundable deposit of $40 for each student reserving a space in class. Full payment in CASH is required prior to beginning of the lesson.

Classes Schedules

Class are by appointment only Tuesday – Sunday, weather permitting and instructor availability. Please call (650) 594-0335 to confirm time and availability.

Windsurfer Rentals 

Renting is the most convenient way to enjoy this exciting sport. Come to the Foster City Lagoon boat house just south of the Recreation Center where equipment is rigged and waiting.

Rentals – $10 Per 1/2 Hour
Minimum Rental Period 1 Hour

All windsurfer rental customers must be certified board sailors,know how to swim and wear a US Coast Guard-approved personal floatation device (Life Jacket provided) at all times while on the water. Additionally, all renters must be at least 18 years of age or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is authorized to sign the rental agreement and who can and will supervise the minor’s activities at all times both on the land and on the water.

Rental equipment usage is for one individual renter only. NO sharing of equipment is permitted.  Equipment is for use only in the Foster City Lagoon at Leo j. Ryan Park in Foster City, CA 94404.

Due to water safety guidelines and restrictions, use of a windsurfing harness is not permitted.

Cash Only Facility
Sorry, No checks or credit cards or $100 bills can be accepted at our waterside location.

To keep our rates as low as possible California Windsurfing has elected to remain a cash only facility. We know this can be inconvenient. However, Our customer survey indicated that lower rates are highly preferred over convenience credit card acceptance.

Identification and Security Requirements
California Windsurfing requires a valid US Driver’s License (Showing the individual is at least 18 years of age) or a valid Passport (Showing the holder is at least 21 years of age) to be held as security during the rental period. California Windsurfing will retain the License or Passport until all watercraft and associated equipment is returned undamaged and rental fees fully paid.

Students/Renters of Windsurfers, Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards must be 18 years of age, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, must know how to swim, complete and sign California Windsurfing’s waiver agreement, acknowledge they understand and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.

Pet Policy

We love pets, but for safety reason we cannot allow dogs, cats or other pets onboard any of our watercraft including: Windsurfers, Pedal Boats, Standup Paddle Board and Kayaks. Service dogs are welcome.

Operating Hours 

12:30 pm to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Friday.
11:30 am to 6:00 pm Saturday & Sunday.
Last Rental Out: 5:30 pm to be retuned by 6:00pm
Weather Permitting
Closed on Monday’s

650 Shell Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404
Right on the waters edge directly behind the Vibe