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Renee Register
Waterfront Director

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711


Ryan Dilkey
EC-SAR Director


Instructional Program

Instructional Program



Ages 17 and Above
Windsurfing combines the fun of sailing and surfing to form a unique sport! Participants stand on the surf type board, move the entire sail, and catch the wind to propel themselves across the water. In this class, we start by teaching the basics on a land simulator and then move to the protected waters of Frenchman's Creek. When first learning, students' boards are tethered to anchors so they don't blow too far away. Individuals improve at this fascinating sport at different rates and the instructors will offer advice and remove the tethers at appropriate skill levels. This class will be a hit if you've never tried windsurfing before or you've mastered the basics and want to improve. Come join the fun!

Class Cost $100

Class Schedule

Session 1           September 19 & 20 Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Session 2 October 3 & 4 Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Session 3 

October 24 & 25 Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 pm

What We Do

The Eckerd College Waterfront Program, one of the most comprehensive collegiate programs in the U. S., offers instruction in a variety of watersports to participants of all ages, from children to seniors.