Kids Wingfoiling near Rye East Sussex

Rye Watersports has been a Royal Yachting Association centre since 1986.  This year for the first time we are offering wingfoil lessons to children from the age of 12. We are based on the Kent and Sussex border near Camber Sands. which is only a 50 minute drive from Tunbridge Wells, and easy to get to by road or rail from all areas of Kent, Sussex and Surrey.
Our safe flat water lake is perfect for children to learn to wingfoil as they feel safe within a confined water area rather than the open sea. All lessons are run over two consecutive days from 10.00a.m to 4.00p.m, (12 hours).

Once children have completed their RYA Stages 1 & 2 they can progress onto learning how to get up on the foil with our private sessions. We also have hire equipment and very reasonable WingFoil packages available so don’t hesitate to ask the office for more details. Wingfoil lessons are taught on safe flat water that is ideal for anyone new to wing sports. The South Coast offers varied conditions, but our coastal lake is perfect for lessons/beginners and experts alike. The lakes close proximity to the sea at Camber Sands means we get consistent force 4 sea breezes throughout the Summer months, and stronger winds during Spring and Autumn.

Learning to wingfoil at rye watersports, near Rye

RYA Stage 1 & 2
Start WingFoiling – £185

For Kids 12+


On this Learn To WingSurf course you will cover the following:


  • Being able to fly the wing safely onshore.
  • Understand how to increase and decrease the power.
  • Balance on a board and fly a wing.
  • Self-rescue technique
  • Fly a wing and control power on the water
  • Sail across the wind, turn around and come back




A great introduction to this exciting sport that children will love. The lesson starts on a dry land where pupils learn the basics without getting wet! Once on the water the course progresses to WingSurfing across the wind, and tacking and gybing. The instructor is always close at hand on the water to give constant guidance and to instil pupils with confidence.   Once children have completed Stage 1 & 2 they can book onto our private WingFoil First Flight Sessions .

Wingfoil Jump

Q & A

Some common questions we often receive answered here.
Or please call the office on 01797 225238 if you have anything at all to ask.


Just a towel! We provide all wetsuits and personal safety equipment.
We recommend that all our lake users use some kind of footwear when on our courses. Wetsuit boots are the most appropriate and can be bought from our shop. (Jelly shoes, are inappropriate)
No matter, we use the latest equipment and teaching methods to ensure you are up and cruising at the earliest opportunity.