Want to learn to windsurf on holiday? Here in Taba Heights you can obtain your license to windsurf at your own pace. In 12 hours you will master the skills necessary to manoeuvre the board in the directions you want to go under different weather conditions.
Depending on previous knowledge, the training for the VDWS basic windsurfing licence takes about 12 hours in theory and practical experience.
The training target is decisive for the duration of the courses: the students should be able to set sail, to surf in the training area and to dock in a safe way with a wind up to 3 bft.
For the basic windsurfing licence a practical and a theoretical exam are stipulated. Parts of the practical exam (for example rigging up and down, knots) can be checked during a course.
Rigging up and down, knots, raising up the sail, basic position, setting up the board, starting, steering, surfing in different courses, tack, emergency stop, beating windward. The exam should be carried out with a wind up to 3 bft. You have passed the practical exam as soon as you are able to do the required exercises and manoeuvres. Part of that is also returning to the starting point under normal wind and wave conditions.
Material knowledge, common knowledge of law, sailing theory, safety, nature and environment, knots and their use. In the theoretical exam a questionnaire has to be filled out. The possible total number of points and the minimum number are stated on the questionnaire. If the result of the exam is not satisfactory, an oral exam can be done with similar questions out of other questionnaires. It is also possible to repeat the exam after an adequate time to learn.