As kiters, we reluctantly decided to give wind surfing a go while in Riva, as we were traveling to Limone a few days later to kite. We had a great session with Matteo, our instructor, who made it fun and helped us out as much he could. Unfortunately, he couldn't help the wind at the time so I would recommend going first thing in the morning for a lesson if you can. It was great fun for all the family with very friendly instructors. Thanks for a great introduction!
They had friendly and professional staff as well as high quality gear from JP and Naish. If you plan to rent the equipment, it's worth it to bring your own harness and the life jacket which is obligatory in Italy. Be aware that the water temperature may change from 22 to 12 degrees Celsius in one night so the wetsuit is also mandatory. We stayed at Hotel Residence Torbole which is 100 meters away from the club. It is highly recommended.
Fanny C Switzerland
I went to the lake of Garda with a friend to learn windsurfing. We took 4 morning lessons at the Shaka Surf Center and practiced on our own in the afternoons. We were in groups of 3 to 5 people per lesson, which was ideal for learning. Not only were the teaching skills of the professor very good, but the atmosphere at the school and the whole team were also amazing. They were always smiling, helping, giving advises, and support. They were so nice. When coming back from our morning training, we used to enjoy some tasty lunch or coffees at a very nice bar next to the school and then take a nap under the trees of the lovely parc, while admiring the lake and the surrounding mountains. It was so relaxing. It will fill you up with energy to go back on the lake in the afternoon. A big thank you to the whole amazing team and especially to Eva, the manager of the school, such a nice, helpful and energetic person. You will love her. So, if you want to learn windsurfing, do not hesitate to go to Shaka Surf Center. We made huge progresses and will come back for sure.
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Selbst als Begleiter also nicht aktiv Sportler ist der Eindruck von allem top. Sehr nette familiäre Atmosphäre, die Surflehrer sind unheimlich nett und finden ohne Anstrengung den Zugang zur nächsten Surfgeneration, also auch top wenn es um Kinderkurse geht, unproblematischer Umgang mit allem, buchen, ausführen und selbst wenn man sein neu erworbenes Board mangels Unterbringungsmöglickeit stehen lassen muss, trifft man auf ein vollkommen entspannten, hilfsbereiten Umgang. Zufriedene Surfer, kommen gerne wieder. Wir freuen uns schon auf das nächste mal!
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