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St Martin Windsurf & Kitesurf Centre - St Martin, Caribbean

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The Sportif windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing & SUP centre in St Martin is set on Galion Beach, with a 1km wide sandy lagoon with access to waves, flat water and some standing areas offering rental and instruction programmes.

Open 
Year Round.

Location

The centre is set on Galion Beach,, in the heart of the nature reserve, with a sailing area of 1km wide sandy lagoon with some standing areas, protected by an outer reef about 400m from the shore. The reef offers great wave riding conditions with breaking waves between 1 & 3m which is great for windsurfers and surfers. The water in the lagoon is warm, flat and safe, providing a perfect learning environment as well as great freeride and freestyle conditions. More >

Facilities
The centre provide windsurfing, surfing and SUP rental and instruction and kitesurfing instruction. There are free sundbeds and umbrellas and a bar, shower and WC around 300m from the centre. A baywatch and water based recue is included in your rental price. There is limited storage is available for those with their own equipment at an additional charge. (This is required to be booked in advance to guarantee availability.) 

Activities
Snorkelling, kayaking and catamaran sailing are available in the bay. The centre also provides kitesurfing excursions to the nearly Island of Anguilla to take advantage of the freeride conditions on the east coast. Surfing is very popular with juniors here with a junior surfing association and 23m² catamaran platform with a nature reserve friendly 30hp engine to transport surfers, friends and photographers out to the reef to enjoy the show in comfort and style.


Kit Range
Latest equipment from Fanatic. Approx. 20 board & 25 rigs.
The centre is an office dealer of Neil Pryde/JP/Mistral/Fanatic/F2/North Sail / Tabou / Bic  with demo equipment available to test. They also feature equipment Nautix / Da Kine / Quiksiver / Roxy / Gorilla / FCS / Pukas Surf Boards. HIC / Stark / DHD / LSD / NSP / South Point Long Board.

Boards
Fanatic - Quad TE 75; TriWave TE 69, 76, 79; FreeWave TE 85, 86, 95, 96, 105, 106, 115, 116; Skate TE 89;  Gecko 105, 120; Hawk 125; Shark 120, 165; Viper 80, 85.

Sails
School Sails 2.0 – 5.0 m² and Neil Pryde/North Sails 2.5 – 7.5 m²

 
Rental
Classes are taught in the morning. A harness is included in the rental price. We recommend you bring your own surf shoes and wetsuit if you prefer to wear them.

RENTAL 6 Days from 12 Days from
Windsurf - Low Season £209 £350
Windsurf - High Season £234 £392
Surf Board - Low Season £134 £225
Surf Board - High Season £150 £250
SUP - Low Season £134 £225
SUP - High Season £150 £250
Storage All Sports - Low Season £34 -
Storage All Sports - High Season £50 -
Please Note: You may be required to pay a damage waiver fee, locally at the centre, or leave a credit card deposit against potential damage, before rental equipment can be taken.

Sportif recommend you take insurance to cover third party liability, as well as medical and general travel insurance, which is required as part of our terms and conditions of booking. However, your insurance may not provide cover for damage to equipment that is rented, so worth checking in advance of travel.

Kids & Junior equipment available.
Low season: 01 December - 15 April, High season: 16 April - 30 November
 

Tuition

Windsurfing Tuition: All Levels.

WINDSURFING & SUP INSTRUCTION 6hrs
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12hrs
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6 Days
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12 Days
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Windsurfing - 1hr per day including 6 days equipment rental £309  - - -
Windsurfing - 1hr per day including 12 days equipment rental  - £494 - -
Kitesurfing - Discovery Package 2hrs        
Kitesurfing - Initiation Package 6hrs        
Kitesurfing - Autonomy Package 10hrs        
Surf/SUP - 1.5hrs - - £270 £458

 
Kitesurf Tuition: All Levels.

Only private or semi-private kitesurf lessons are available. Lessons include equipment from North Kiteboarding and transport to the kite spot. Kite sizes frange from 5.5 to 12m2kites. Rental is not available from this centre.
 

KITESURF INSTRUCTION Prices from
Discovery Package 2hrs £105
Initiation Package 6hrs £260
Autonomy Package 10hrs £370

ertificate/Licenses - the St. Martin centre at Galion Beach is an FFVL affiliated center. They teach to international recognized standards and can issue official kite licenses.

Fact File

Sailing Conditions

Winter On Shore Winter Off Shore Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Freestyle 

Wave 

Great Reasons to go to St Martin, Caribbean

Best Time: Mid Nov - end Mar. June/July.
Launch: Wide sandy beach.
Wind Direction: Nov - Mar side onshore from left. Jun - Sept, side onshore from right.
Wind Type: Trade.
Shorebreak: None.
Water Conditions: Flat & waves
Suitability: All levels.
  • St Martin boasts 37 glorious beaches of white sand & turquoise waters.
  • Just 30 minutes transfer time from the airport.
  • Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, SUP & Surfing
  • Mountain biking & other activities
  • French influence, choice of cuisine & restaurants
  • Warm waters year round.

Weather Information

The Sportif Experience

With over 30 years experience Sportif has become the UK's leading specialist windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing and dive holiday company. As a fully bonded ATOL license holder you can be reassured that all elements of your holiday are fully secured and your money safe. Sportif are the original windsurfing and kitesurfing tour operator, established in 1982 and now offering over 50 of the best destinations around the world to enjoy your chosen sport.

 

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