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What is windsurfing

Windsurfing is an exciting and exhilarating watersport, perfect for all ages, which has been around since the 1960s.

A combination of surfing and sailing,  windsurfing uses a board with a sail which has a boom (handle) connected to help the rider capture the wind, creating momentum and propelling the windsurfer across the water.

Windsurfing has many different guises including general recreational windsurfing or ‘free-ride’, windfoiling, freestyle, wave, slalom, as well as combinations of all the disciplines.   


Where can I learn to windsurf

You can take lessons and tuition at our centre The OTC - The Official Test Centre Ltd (OTC)’. Whether you are new to windsurfing and want to learn, or progressing your windsurfing or windfoiling skills, the Team at OTC can assist.

Investing in some lessons and taking tips from our expert instructors, will help you to grasp the basics in no time, whilst also cracking more advanced skills such as carve gybing, waterstarting and windfoiling. 

Starting on a nice stable platform, your instructor will show you how to get on the board and sail across the wind back to where you started. You’ll soon be hooked on the sport of windsurfing, harnessing the power, learning to use the footstraps and blasting through the water.

With our watersports centre next door ‘The Official Test Centre Ltd (OTC)’, provides the optimal training centre - A perfect flat water location, in Portland Harbour, boasting some of the best wind statistics of the south coast of England. Catering for all abilities, from the complete beginner to more advanced riders, our operating area is accessible in all wind directions and tide states.

What are you waiting for, book your windsurfing tuition today!

The Official Test Centre, WPNSA, Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1SA

Call the OTC team on: 01305 230530 or 07817 717904

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OPEN ALL WEEK: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


How can I progress my windsurfing?

Take some top tips from our windsurfing experts at The Official Test Centre Ltd (OTC), offering a range of tuition and clinics for beginners right the way through to foiling experts, the team at The OCT has every level of your windsurfing journey covered.

Packed with the latest windsurfing equipment from leading brands, from beginner to those progressing their skills and pushing the limits in waves, slalom and foiling, it’s also the perfect place to ‘try before you buy’, testing the equipment before you chose your perfect set up.


What equipment do I need to windsurf

Whether a beginner learning to windsurf, or progressing onto windsurf foiling, freestyle, wave, slalom and everything in-between - Surf Doctor has you covered.

Here at Surf Doctor we stock all the windsurfing equipment you need to get started, as well as assisting you on your journey through windsurfing as your skills progress. We stock a large selection from the leading brands, we are here to help ensure you choose the right equipment for the stage you’re at.

Check out our latest range of windsurfing boards, sails, foils, masts, booms, extensions, harnesses and other components, as well as our used and ex-demo deals - in stock and ready to ship, with free UK delivery over £500.

What are you waiting for? Check out our latest stock and discounted deals on windsurfing boards, sails, masts, booms, extensions, bases, harnesses and much, much more........