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VDWS International

Windsurf Instructor Level 3

Level 3 Windsurf Instructor Courses are the right choice for all of our Level 2 Instructors who like to take their teaching and own windsurfing skills to a higher level. During those courses, we focus on the technique of intermediate and advanced windsurfing manouvers and how to teach them professionally. 

Level 3 Instructors are Windsurfing experts with a very high own riding level and a deep understanding for complex movements. Their methodical skills and experience make them the true experts on the beach!

For the course:

  • VDWS instructor license
  • VDWS membership
  • Advanced windsurfing skills
  • teaching experience

To complete the license:

  • practical exam at the end of the Level 3 Instructor seminar

Please note:
Even if you don't have a sufficient level yet and haven't mastered the topic of the training (yet), you are still welcome to participate. Your participation will then be considered as a license extension (and not as a Level 3 completion!).

Duration: 2 days

Price: 200 € 

Extra costs: travel expenses, accommodation, equipent rental

Course contents

Depending on the seminar topic, the following topics are weighted differently.

  • Improving one's own riding skills
  • Use of methods in advanced training
  • Use of digital media in training
  • Organisation in intermediate lessons or in special courses
  • Concrete training of individual manoeuvres or techniques
  • Improvement of own demonstration skills
  • Deepening of material knowledge and reference to ascender equipment
  • Deepening of the physical basics
  • Extending didactic knowledge for advanced training

Each of the Level 3 Instructor Seminars concludes with a practical examination on the respective topic of the 2 days.


Topics Level 3 Seminars


Basic techniques incl. longboard jibe, beachstart and harness.


Course contents:

Teaching competence and optimisation of advanced techniques / special organisational forms and simulator training / material clinic for advanced teaching.



Riding a course consisting of beach start and different courses to the wind - with at least front foot in the strap.


40m VDWS level 1 exam skills.

Safe riding with both feet in the footstraps and waterstart.


Course contents:

Development of movement sequences / organisation forms and methodology - selection depending on conditions and riding ability e.g. backwind jibe, push tack, speed loop, etc. / improvement of own riding ability.



Demonstrate 1 tack and 1 jibe variation. Can be done in light wind and planing wind!


Footstraps and harness 


Course contents:

Improve own riding skills / "simulator training" / practice series of manoeuvres / example of foil course / material clinic incl. physical background.



Sailing all  courses incl. 1 manoeuvre

Key Points: Successful take-off and "flying" a certain distance.

Dates VDWS Windsurfing Instructor Seminar

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Date: 06/22 - 06/23/2024
Level 3 Windsurfing Seminar *Advanced* Dranske
Windsurfing / Level 3 Seminar
Dranske, Rügen
Date: 08/17 - 08/18/2024
Level 3 Windsurfing Seminar *Foil* Dranske
Windsurfing / Level 3 Seminar
Dranske, Rügen

A strong partner worldwide

There are more then 500 watersportcenters in more then 30 countrys in the world. The VDWS consists of more then 5700 members, watersports instructors, school owners and center managers. Since the foundation in 1974 we were able to spread the fascination in windsurfing, kitesurfing, wingfoiling, sailing and stand up paddling to more then 3 million watersports beginners!


Do you have any questions?

Our headoffice team is happy to help you!

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