Windsurfing in Berlin? No problem! + YouTube video now online

Berlin is not the „hot spot“ for windsurfers but it’s soo much fun. Usually Berlin, a city known for culture, shopping, party, but it also has some good spots for windsurfers. It is taking some time getting to the different spots. But it is -even without a car- always possible. I will give you some information about three spots I know, two of them, I surfed during the last summers + YouTube video:

 

Windsurfschule Wandlitz

The spot Windsurfschule Wandlitz I first saw some weeks ago. I went for swimming to the Wandlitzsee and the school and rental is located next to the „Strandbad Wandlitzsee“.
Today (7.8.2016) I had the chance: the wind was perfect, a sunny Sunday and I rent a board, neo, and the sail.  

The equipment: perfect equipment, very high quality, I felt really safe with the things they were giving me. The neo very clean.

The Location: It is perfect, 100 meters to the water, flat water to get on your board, good and clean changing room, you can leave your keys etc. at the front desk. After windsurfing you can sit in the sun, they have been relaxing chairs there and nice chilling music.

The service: also perfect, they explain the area, and gave me the perfect sail size after we talked a bit about my experience. Carsten helped me to bring the sail and the board to the water and also helped me after the windsurfing.

The windsurfing area: it is an easy windsurfing area. You just have to watch out for swimmers and a swimming area next to the rental, but this is no problem. A good training area with flat water, but also a good wind a few hundred meters outside.

Offers:

Windsurfing courses for beginners and advanced courses.
SUP courses and rentals .
Rental ofequipment.
Rental for different boat types.
Prices: one hour windsurfing (super equipment), neo, shoes 22€

Video spot Wandlitzsee on YouTube

Windanna: Windsurfing Club

The Windanna Windsurfing Club is located in the south of Berlin next to island Schwanenwerder in the Wannsee. In the Wannsee? Yes, the windsurfing / water sports club is on a ship (that is not moving) which has a starting platform (on the ship.) But to start from the windsurfing platform you need a member of the Winanna Windsurfing Club:

Membership: You have to fill in a form and send a membership request. If they have free places (they are restricted) you get the approval. Costs of the membership: click here


Membership includes


Free training equipment every day (but do not expect too much), 
free courses and free entrance to the Windanna windsurfing club every day you can use the facilities, like the kitchen, the barbecue, the sun deck and the 2 SUP boards.
A big plus is the sun deck, where you can just relax in the sun and swim in the Wannsee. But it is a bit crowded in the water sport club during the summer holidays.

 

Structure of the members

Most of the members are families and very often – because of their history, it is one of the oldest windsurfing clubs in Germany – three generations. They often spend the whole day on the Windanna windsurfing club so it is a big family feeling there. There are not many singles or couples in the 20’s or 30’s members at the windsurfing club. This was next to some other private things the reason I left the club after one season. But if you have a family it is a perfect place for you and your children to spend your time at the Windanna windsurfing club and boat.

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Windanna – on the deck

Windsurfschule Müggelsee

For a few seasons I went to the Windsurf- und Segelschule Müggelsee

Location: The school for sailors and windsurfers is located in the southeast of Berlin. You can go there with a mix of public transport (BVG) and bike or – which is more relaxed -with your car. 
Windsurf Equipment – rental: The school has different offersyou can join courses or you can just rent the full equipment (board, sail, neoprene etc.), the quality of the equipment is very good. The prices you find here 

It is also possible to rent kayaks, canoes, boats etc.

Atmosphere: I really enjoyed the atmosphere in the club and the beach bar, called „Borke“ next to the club. Here you can buy snacks and drinks, sometimes they offer a barbecue.
The windsurfing guys are relaxed and they rescue the windsurfers, if there is an emergency situation (this happened once to me). 

Next to the windsurfing area is the „Müggelsee-Bad“, which is sometimes crowded but it is not bad for the windsurfing activities.
The people in the Windsurf- und Segelschule Müggelsee are relaxed in the age between 20 and 50, not many families. It is a perfect spot to enjoy a relaxed day at the water not too far from the city.

Windsurfschule Wandlitz

The spot Windsurfschule Wandlitz I first saw some weeks ago. I went for swimming to the Wandlitzsee and the school and rental is located next to the „Strandbad Wandlitzsee“. They just opened the school and rental this season  

Offers:

Windsurfing courses for beginners and advanced courses.
SUP courses and rentals .
Rental for equipment.
Rental for different boat types. 

 

Windsurfing in Berlin? No problem! + YouTube video now online

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