“We can teach you to windsurf in two hours. Guaranteed!”   

If you can ride a bicycle, you can windsurf. All ages and ability levels welcomed. Beginner lessons taught three times daily at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00.

After learning the basics you can move on to experience the unending thrills of windsurfing. Sailboards Miami can teach you to carve the perfect jibe, waterstart, use a windsurfing harness, beach-start and wave sail. Imagine riding off the wind on a screaming plane, snapping a flawless jibe, or carving the face of a wave!

 Intermediate and advanced lessons, and U.S. Sailing Windsurfing Instructor  Certification program available.

English and Spanish windsurfing instruction.

Special rates offered for groups and corporations.

Sailboards Miami Windsurfing Instruction Rates     (Equipment Rental Included)
Two Hour Guaranteed “Learn to Windsurf” Class
Beginner Group Lesson for 2-5 People ages 12 & above
Taught at 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00
Arrive 30 minutes prior.  Give yourself a few days window for best wind strength and direction.  Call to place a $25 deposit if you wish to hold a specific time.
Private Lessons – 1/2 Hour
(Intermediate & Advanced)
Children & Adults.  English & Spanish
“First Come, First Served Basis.” Based upon availability.
Private Lessons – 1 Hour
(Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Children & Adults.  English & Spanish
“First Come, First Served Basis.”  Based upon availability.

Windsurfing Rental Shop

Enjoy the splendor and tranquility of windsurfing Miami’s beautiful Biscayne Bay. Sail slalom and bump and jump directly from our site on Windsurfer Beach. Wave sailing just down the road at Virginia Key Beach. Sailboards range from 86 liter and up. Sails range up to 8.5. Our windsurfing rental fleet is upgraded continuously. We carry Neil Pryde, JP, Windsurfing Hawaii and Tiga. See you on the water!

Windsurfing Equipment Rental Rates
Standard Windsurfing Gear$30.00/hour
$25.00/additional hour
10 Hour* Windsurfing Club Card$240.00
Performance Windsurfing Gear$40.00/one hour
$75.00/two consecutive hours
$100.00/three consecutive hours
$30.00/additional hour
10 Hour* Windsurfing Club Card –
Performance Gear
*to be used within one year

Daily and weekly packages available. Group, birthday party and team building event discounts. (Call or [cryptex][/cryptex]). Board storage rental available.

Optional water shoes, windsurfing harness, and wetsuit rental available.

Pro Shop

From sunscreen, lip gloss, cameras, Sailboards Miami t-shirts, to windsurfing harnesses, water sport lycra tops — we have everything you need for a day of fun on Windsurfer Beach. Visit us for Florida souvenirs and gifts, too! Looking to purchase windsurfing gear? Contact us about our latest new and used windsurfing equipment for sale.


  1. Hey, I am heading down this week and want to learn how to windsurf. I am a surfer, so the balance and knowing the ocean is already there. Do you think I will need a 2 hour lesson?

    • Good morning to you. Having good balance is good but an understanding of wind and how to use it is more important, as such I will advise you to take the 2 hour group lesson.

    • Our windy season goes from November until end of April or May depending on cold fronts and the like. This season has been windier than normal giving us 2-3 days almost weekly of 15-20 miles and higher. When in Miami if it is windy, do not wait for later or the next day, just get to the water while it last.

  2. Hi,

    I’m 6’7″, but skinny (180 lbs). I want to get into windsurfing. Am I too tall to windsurf with the equipment you provide?


    • Hello Jon, windsurfing rigs are meant to be used by many different body types but at your height the boom might be slightly lower than optimum. That said, you can definitely learn how to windsurf. Boom cutouts are there to allow lower or higher settings as to keep it at shoulder level, in your case it will be lower but it should work. Give it a try.

  3. hola. estare en miami beach entre el 9 y 13 de abril 2016. Me gustaria rentarles un equipo freerace . Hace muchos años navego y poseo equipos desde 85 a 130 lts.Para esa temporada que fuerza de vientos hace. Uds.proveen todo para una navegada de dos horas , arnes, fin velas slalom .Espero verlos y saber cuanto saldria esas dos horas . Muchas gracias. Gotu de Argentina.
    Llevo neoprenos cortos.atte. los saludo

    • Hola y gracias por comunicarte con nosotros. Tenemos todo los equipos necesarios para tu poder navegar, no es especificamente slalom pero si freeride. La renta por hora es $44 o dos horas son $75 mas impuestos. Tarjeta de credito requerido para rentar. Espero que ayude.

  4. Hi Karen,

    Good luck with upcoming storm.

    We are thinking of coming down for a week Dec. 29th through Jan. 5th. What is your schedule for lessons and rentals on those days – which days would you be open/closed?
    What are the typical wind/water conditions at the end of December? Would we need a shorty?


    • Hello and thanks, the group beginner lessons are at 11am 1pm and 3pm all year around. Private advanced lessons are first come first served. We normally close on Wednesdays and Thursdays but during holidays we open extra days, check with us closer to your traveling dates. December can be 10-20 depending on cold fronts, a 2-1 neoprene will do or a warm top should be enough. See you on the water

  5. Me interesa alquilar un equipo de WindSurf y quisiera información acerca de a que hora hay mas viento en este spot.

    • Gracias por contactarte con nosotros. Esta epoca del año los vientos son ligeros 10-12 average. Hay mas viento cuando se acercan las tormentas en la tardes. Alrededor de Octubre o Noviembre comienza la temporada de vientos altos.

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  7. Hi
    I was thinking of comming by to do a bit of windsurfing and i am wondering is today is going to be a good day out on the water? I have my own sails but my board is a wave board so i was wondering if you do board rentals?



    • Hi Daniel! Reservations not needed so come on down. We do require a credit card for deposit. Parking is free and plentiful and we will happily hold onto your car keys for you. Last rental at 5:00. The forecast looks breezy!

  8. I am 57 and 250#, am I too old and/or too heavy to et started and learn to windsurf?

    Also, I live in Texas where we have several area lakes, would I be able to enjoy windsurfing on those lakes. (Breezes are usually low to moderate.)

    • Hello, age is not a problem unless you are totally out of shape. Since you are a heavy weight a large board will be suitable. Any body of water will work as long as there is a light to medium breeze. Windsurfing is a wonderful sport and very approachable, having the right equipment is a must for learning.

  9. Good day,

    My brother is turning 25 next week and I am thinking about getting him a few lessons (in group) beginner for windsurf..he is working full time in Fort Lauderdale so will have only saturday and sunday free..
    When are your beginner classes and do you have any proposal/quotes for me?
    thank you


    ps: me and my husband may join him for the first lesson as we may interested as well for later

    • Hi Julia. Weekends are great for lessons which are taught at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00. Kindly plan to arrive 20 minutes prior. Groups are capped at 5 people ages 12 and above. Feel free to call the office 305-892-8992 and we can pencil in a time or just come on down. Cost is $79 each for the beginner, 2 hour lesson. We then recommend rental time at $30/first hour; $25 for consecutive hours or a 10 hour prepaid rental cards are $240. As folks rent, we give pointers and more challenging levels of equipment. The private lessons (30 minutes $35/60 minutes $65) are recommended after 4-6 hours of rental time. As for weather, we check the radar throughout the day for any passing shower activity and are looking for winds 8-15 mph without any north in the direction. We look forward to seeing you on the water!

  10. Hi, French living in France, I am going to plan a windsurfing trip (training) and I am looking for USA or such area like Cabarete, for June 2014
    I have some French agency proposing such training vacations but never in USA
    Thus, it is quiet difficult to have some informations in order to book it myself.
    Could you help and give me some advice?
    First, already average in water start or beach start, I would like to Improve it and learn jibe and other fun board tricks. Is the Florida June wind allows such training session.during one week?
    What kind of program do you propose: lessons only or lessons +free riding?
    In your geographical area is there some hotels and how far is it from international airport?
    Thanks in advance for your help

    • Hello there, we will be glad to help increase your enjoyment of Windsurfing. Summer time is normally 10 mph wind with some storms bringing higher but short gusty conditions. We normally offer you private lessons for jibing and tricks and rental time for practice. We are 15 minutes away from MIA by car and there is a large amount of hotels in that immediate area or pricier ones by Brickell Avenue or Coconut Grove or Key Biscayne.
      See you on the water.

    • 41 is a great age to learn! The beginner boards are stable and the sails are small so the equipment is easy enough to work with. Our instructors concentrate on the basics of sailing and turning (tacking). Start with our two hour group lesson (or, if you are the only students, a private one hour then rental time). After your first time on the water, come back and rent and always ask questions. We will slowly increase your sail size while decreasing your board size. Approximately 4-6 hours later, plan to take a private half hour to hour lesson to work on the next set of skills. Enjoy!

  11. Just wanted to check about lessons for kids. We’ll have two 7 year olds with us, never windsurfers before. Is that too young for a private lesson? If it’s not too young, do you have rates for a private group for two kids?

    • We suggest a minimum weight of 60-70 pounds so the board knows he/she is there! A semi-private lesson is $60/each. The lessons are on a first-come, first served basis so plan on budgeting your time to wait perhaps an hour from your arrival depending upon instructor availability. Look for wind that lacks the word “North” in the direction at around 7-12 mph. As well, consider having the children paddle single kayaks so they become accustomed to being on the water independently and are familiar with the bay. Our emphasis is on positive water experiences–one uncomfortable event can ruin their desire to get back out there. Hence, if we feel the conditions do not warrant teaching, we will ask you to return another day.

  12. I’m planning to stacy at South Beach in April and would like to come windsurfing but will not have a car. Is it possible to reach your place by public transport or taxi?

    • Taxi definitely. Tell the driver Rickenbacker Causeway just before the tall bridge and watch the video at so you can direct the taxi. Then either ask the same driver to return for you at a specific time or give yourself about a 20 minute lead time for when you call for a return pick-up. As for public transport, you can get yourself to Downtown Miami and then either transfer to the “B” bus going to Key Biscayne (there is a bus stop right in front of us–once again, watch the video). Or transfer to the Metro Mover and get off at Vizcaya and then you will have about a 1 mile walk. You can reach Miami Dade Transit at 305 770 3131

  13. Hey 😉
    Im coming to Miami in about two weeks and would like to know about the conditions this time of year , wind and water (waves,flat..) and direction (on/side/off shore)..
    Olso , what gear do you have for rent ? Looking for some good freeride ;),
    Thanks in advanced !

    • Hello, winds range around 15 miles this time of the year, direction is not specific, most winds are accessible from our site with the exception of N or NW winds. We have a variety of JP boards 2014 from 100lts and up and NP rigs from 8.2meters down to 5.0 2014. Whether light winds or strong winds you can get set up and on the water. Hope it helps

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