Friday, July 17, 2015

Come Windsurf in July - Corpus Christi

Light Winds on the Laguna Madre
Join us for some beach time July 24 - 26, 2015 at the Padre Island National Seashore. You don't need to know how to surf, windsurf, or sail. Worldwinds can train you -- as long as you sign up in advanced. Be sure to check out my advice on preparing for a Windsurfing trip here.

The general outline of one of these trips is this:

We all arrive late Friday morning. It's OK if you can't take Friday off, just show up at the beach Saturday morning.

If you're new to Windsurfing, you'll need take the beginner class at Worldwinds. The rest of us will rig our boards while you learn the basics on the water. Be sure to reserve some gear if you plan to rent!

We'll enjoy windsurfing until late afternoon. Around 6pm or 7p we'll meet on the island to share our sailing stories over dinner and beer. After all that, I guarantee you'll sleep like a baby.

The next morning we wake up, eat breakfast, and then do it again. I usually Windsurf until 3 or 4pm on Sunday before packing up and driving back.

Beginners should only plan to spend 2-3 hours on the water each day. There is plenty to do in the Padre Island National Seashore and Corpus Christi if you decide to turn your board in before the rest of us.

I'll be staying at the Best Western on the Island. You can read my thoughts on Corpus Christi accommodations here.

2 comments:

Peter Kowalchuk said...

I'm new to Austin... Trip to Bird sounds fun, but any sailing at Windy Point? Looking for the local sailing community

John Knox said...

Hi Peter, you should check out the Austin Windsurfing Club: http://www.austinwindsurf.org

Welcome to Austin!