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THE PLACE TO GET HOOKED

Into windsurfing & foiling

 
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THE LAUNCH PAD

Stoked to share the fun

Welcome to The Launch Pad Windsurf Academy. I started windsurfing here on Georgian Bay in 1980 and simply love teaching people to windsurf. I've windsurfed all around the world and the clean water in Key Harbour is still my favourite. Come join us for a lesson on gear perfectly set up for you and discover the best way to explore the 30,000 islands.

 
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WINDSURF LESSONS

Private or Group fun. Most lessons start with 15 minutes of theory and 15 minutes on the simulator. Then 30 minutes on the water and you will likely be windsurfing with a smile on your face!

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FANATIC AND DUOTONE EQUIPMENT

One of the keys to a successful windsurf session is to be be on the right gear. From lightweight beginner to heavyweight advanced windsurfers we have the right stuff for the conditions. Thanks to sponsors Fanatic and Duotone and Northline Sports

 
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YOUNGEST STUDENT

Tiia age 11

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THANK YOU CARD

From a group of 4 students

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OLDEST STUDENT

Rich age 66

 
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PRICING

$85 for a 2 hour session

Here is the catch: You only pay if you had fun. And while I'm growing the Launch Pad I will donate any revenue to the Toronto Windsurf Club "youth windsurf" program.

 

2019 & 2020 UPDATES

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SAFETY PROCEDURES IN THE WATER

Sept 2019

Life jackets are required as per Canadian Regulations. A SeaDoo is availble for a tow back if needed. It also helps with instruction and for photos!

WEATHER AND CONDITIONS

July 2020

June and July are great for beginners with sunny days and light winds. August and September see days with good WSW winds for advancing your skills.

FOILING AT THE LAUNCH PAD WINDSURF ACADEMY

August 2020

With the growth of wind foiling, we now have two Slingshot foils to learn on. In 2020 I had two experienced windsurfers who were foiling successfully on their first 30 minutes with the foil!

 

NEW FOR 2021 & 2022

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WINTER WINGING

This winter I started wind wing skiing. It is the easiest way to learn how to comfortably use the wing!

February 2021

WEATHER STATION NOW ON IWINDSURF

 We have added a Tempest Weather Station. It has its own link and also shows up on iWindsurf and other weatherflow sites. So helpful for real time updates.

May 2021

WING FOILING IS AMAZING

After wind foiling and winter winging it was easy to get into wing foiling. It opens up a whole new sport. And now we are SURFING the wind swells of Georgian Bay.

August 2021

 

GET IN TOUCH

We are located on a water access only island in the northeast corner of Georgian Bay.
Please use this form for any questions, comments or to book a lesson. We look forward to hearing from you.

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