Windsurf in Cork, Ireland

Ever wanted to try windsurfing? Come to Gecko Adventures in Courtmacsherry, Cork, and learn to windsurf with the best! One of Cork and Irelands most beautiful coastal villages, and a fantastic windsurf location for beginners and intermediate learners!

Windsurf Classes - Learn to Windsurf

Learn windsurfing in a fun and safe environment with the best windsurf instructors in the country.

Windsurfing has become easier than ever to learn, with modern advances in equipment.

Regular classes and full weekend courses, total beginner to advanced.

Wave riding clinics, beach start, waterstart, carve jibe, what do you need to work on? Take your windsurfing to the next level in Courtmacsherry!

Windsurf Skills Courses

The Learn to Windsurf Course is a focused 2 day course which teaches all the basic skills for beginners and improvers. This is the perfect first step in windsurfing and includes everything from how to correctly set up your board and sail, read the conditions, and safely become a windsurfer.

The following skills and techniques are covered:

  • Rigging and equipment
  • Assessing weather and tide conditions
  • Launching and landing
  • Self rescue techniques
  • Sailing and stance
  • Turning (tacking and gybing)
  • Beach start
If you already have some experience but are looking to improve your skills then this course will suit you perfectly as well.

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What is windsurfing anyway? Click here!

Miles of curving beaches and consistent Atlantic wind makes Ireland one of the best countries in Europe for windsurfing. If you want to find out more about windsurfing, then don’t worry! Windsurfing is one of the favourite things for our instructors to talk about! Please feel free to ask any questions at our centre, or message us here. But in the meantime, here’s a little more information:

Where can you buy windsurf equipment? Shop local in Big Surf Shop, or look for second hand equipment on Facebooks Windsurf Equipment For Sale Ireland page.

You can find the best Irish Windsurfing spots here, and find more information from the National Governing Body for Irish Windsurfing, sailing and powerboating, the Irish Sailing Association or check out the Irish Windsurf Association.


What is windsurfing anyway?

Windsurfing is a combination of sailing and surfing, and we think it's one of the best sports in the world, there's just no feeling like it!

Is windsurfing difficult for beginners?

With changes and advances to modern equipment as well as a deeper understanding and teaching techniques, windsurfing is now easier than ever to learn!

Where can I learn to windsurf in Ireland?

In the heart of West Cork, Gecko Adventures is based in the small coastal village of Courtmacsherry. Being on the coast of Ireland, one of the most beautiful spots in the world, there is also plenty of wind. Our instructors are ready and waiting for you, and with their help you can become a windsurfer too in no time at all!

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