Flat water windsurfing arenas don’t come much better than Portland Harbour. It has some of the best wind statistics of the south coast of England, is accessible in all wind directions and tide states, and can cater for all abilities, from the complete beginner to the seasoned speed fanatic or freestyle maestro. The legacy of Weymouth Speed Week – one of the longest running annual windsurfing competitions in the world, is testament to just how special a stretch of water Portland Harbour is for windsurfing. The location that has it all, making windsurfing applicable for everyone.
Please note it is a Statutory requirement to Pay Port & Harbour Dues on Windsurfers
You can pay your Port & Harbour Dues at Local Agents or see downloads for a application form
Where to Learn
The Osprey Training Centre is the RYA accredited windsurfing school affiliated to the Official Test Centre (OTC) - the windsurfing partner of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA). The school can teach all abilities, from the complete beginner to hosting many Pro Clinics throughout the year. In as little as 2 hours, you can learn the basics of the sport and get going, taking part in one of the school’s tasters. Click here for more information.
Where to Hire
The OTC, within the grounds of the WPNSA, have the very latest windsurfing and SUP equipment from all the major brands to hire, test and compare for yourself. For more information visit:http://uk.otc-windsurf.com.
Weymouth Watersports, based at Ferrybridge, also have windsurfing equipment for hire and can be visited at: http://www.puravidaweymouthwatersports.co.uk
Where to Launch
The WPNSA offer day launch permits, which includes parking, use of the carpeted rigging-area and changing / shower facilities and the harbour dues launch-cost. If you are thinking of coming down regularly it is worth investigating their annual membership.
Ferrybridge is the other option - parking costs varying the length of your stay and harbour dues are required to be paid at the local shop - Weymouth Watersports and Ferrybridge Marine.
Tides (accessible at any tide state):