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A family run centre, we've been teaching down here since 1986!


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How it all began

Established back in Windsurfing’s heyday in 1986, we are still a family run centre.  Now running coaching sessions in Wingsurfing and Wingfoiling on the lake, and Kitesurfing lessons at Camber Sands and Greatstone.

Windsurfing, WingFoiling, Dinghy Sailing, and Stand Up Paddleboard lessons for children and adults are run on our beautiful lake, here in East Sussex, from Mid-March to the end of October.  If the weather is good we start our season earlier and extend it until the snow arrives! An easy walk to get to from Rye and Camber Sands it’s the perfect place to learn all watersports near the South East Coast.  Wingfoiling and Wingsurfing have taken the watersports scene by storm and everyone is wanting to learn.  The flat water conditions on our lake make us the perfect centre to get the hang of this latest watersport

Kids Activity Days, and windsurfing & dinghy sailing clubs are held throughout the Easter and Summer holidays and we have thriving ‘On Board’ windsurfing and sailing racing clubs.  We’re a favourite with school groups and provide a super watersports programme for them.

Paddleboard, Windsurf, Dinghy, Wingsurf, WingFoil and Canoe hire is available by the hour and day sailors with their own equipment are welcome.

the owner windsurfing in 1982
Maggie the owner in 1982
rye watersports circa 1986
Opening day back in 1986



2 day summer water sports fun camps for kids, with sessions in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and lots more...

Rye Watersports
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20:52 27 Oct 22
My friend and I travelled far to go to Camber Sands for paddlebaording, however, we were told it's unsafe for beginners due to the wind so we were requested to this place. We met up with a lovely lady who were aware of our deafness and made sure to look at us and explained clearly. My friend and I loved every moment of it, we both loved seeing the sun being to set over the lake. If you want to learn or is a paddleboarder but nervous, this is the best place and you don't have to worry about drifting away from the shore
07:49 22 Sep 22
Brilliant set-up with a very friendly & efficient team and new equipment. We did the intro to Wing Foil courses 1-3 @ 3 hours each over 2 days! Hard work but great fun. Top teaching by Maddy & Richard, plus bonus of cafe on site for toasted sandwiches & coffee. THANK YOU!
Alex ThurrellAlex Thurrell
08:37 09 Aug 22
The lake is a great water sports place. We had our own kayak and paddleboard, so only had to pay to use the lake (£15each). The staff are really friendly and helpful and even lent us some life jackets and a pump.
Lawrence NichollLawrence Nicholl
15:54 25 Jun 22
My family and I had a great day out. We went for a day of mixed water sports and the staff were very knowledgeable and patient. The location is beautiful so even the spectators can relax and enjoy their surroundings. Ideal for kids and families as large sections of the lake are quite shallow.
David GardnerDavid Gardner
17:43 19 Jun 22
Excellent watersport facility with a nice and relaxed atmosphere ... helped by a super and knowledgeable staff. Good day or even just an hour out .. take your choice!!All the equipment is well maintained and caters for beginners up to almost experts.We will be back...!!!