AS CLOSE AS IT GETS
Apelviken offers one of the best windsurfing beaches in northern Europe, with a long-established surf culture. As soon as the wind permits – and the bay is ice-free – the enthusiasts come out, and the water starts teeming with sails. At Destination Apelviken, we have offered windsurfing classes for our guests for many years. Hundreds of young, and not-quite-so-young guests have been introduced to windsurfing by our trained instructors over the years. Quite recently, we have expanded our venture with S.U.P., wave surfing and sea kayaks! That’s as close as you get to the sea!
PERFECT – WE’LL TEACH YOU
Our classes are aimed at those who have never tried surfing before, or just feel like you would like to start from scratch. We begin by learning the basics on land, but you’ll be out on the board in a jiffy. Windsurfing classes, S.U.P. classes and our surf school is free of charge to overnight guests. But do sign up well beforehand – each class has a limited number of participants. First come, first served!
Register at the reception no later than one hour before the class begins. All our classes are exclusive to overnight guests at Destination Apelviken.
We start off with learning the basics on land, but we’ll be out on our boards in about an hour, and the rest of the time is spent entirely on the water.
Everyone over thirteen is welcome to our windsurfing and S.U.P. classes – including grownups!
We really recommend parents to take the class along with their son or daughter, and experience windsurfing together. Maybe you will find a mutual, life-long interest.
Our beginner courses are held over two days; Tuesday and Wednesday or Friday and Saturday.
FOR OUR YOUNGER GUESTS
For kids who are used to water and are able to swim, but are still too young to sign up for our other surf classes, there’s our surf school! Here, we learn about water safety and try out various surf sports, but above all, we have a great time in the waves of Apelviken. Every Monday and Thursday from the 22th of June to the 6th of August.
STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING
A relatively simple surf sport where you practise co-ordination, flexibility and balance. Two days a week, we organise a S.U.P. class, where we teach the basics and the technique, while also offering you a lovely trip on the water.
This class is geared toward those who have never been on a surfboard before, but will also suit those with previous experience of the sea. We’ll go over the basic techniques, and paddle out together. For those already in the know, there are opportunities to develop your skills further, and get some advice from our instructors.
OPENING HOURS AND RENTAL PRICES
23rd of August until 26th of September
The surf centre has equipment for rent at very competitive rates. Wetsuits, life jackets, helmets and other accessories are always included when renting our equipment, and must be used. To rent equipment, you must be accompanied by an adult.