Nelson Yacht Club is excited to have windsurfing tuition and hire available on site, as well as Stand-Up Paddleboard hire and tours provided by Nelson Watersports Limited. More information can be found at

beginner windsurfing lessons

Windsurfing is a fantastic sport, and given the right conditions, equipment and instruction it is extremely easy to learn. I’m confident that I can have you gliding across the water powered by nothing but the wind in a matter of minutes” says Tim Fraser-Harris, director of Nelson Watersports Limited.

Nelson Watersports Ltd offers:

  • A 90 minute ‘Windsurfing Taster’ for only $60 (based on group tuition)
  • An 8 hour ‘Learn To Windsurf Course’ for $249.
  • Windsurfing Equipment hire from $30 p/hr
  • Private Tuition – $80 p/hr
  • SUP Hire from $20 p/hr

Nelson is fast becoming the centre of Techno 293 windsurfing in New Zealand with more regular sailors here than in most other parts of the country. Max Meffan (14) was runner-up in the 2015 NZ Techno Nationals under 17 class and his younger brother Burty (12) took out the top honours in the under 15 age-group. Max also competed in the NZ Slalom Nationals and dominated the youth division of the event to become National champ!

rigging up on the deck at Nelson Yacht Club - Tuesday evening windsurfing