A non-profit water sports club based in Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland.

Helping get more people Windsurf, SUP, Paddle & generally have fun on (and in) the water!

ESTABLISHED 2012.

Status

Due to COVID 19 there are no sessions this season. Keep up to date with us on facebook

Activities

Sea Gorillaz – kids windsurf club

Our core activity is running the kids club (Newburgh Sea Gorillaz) during the summer season. Now active with the RYA Team 15 events, circuit and comps!

Open sessions

Maximum time on the water! No set lessons, so as long you know some of the basics, we can help you get on the board. We have run these in evenings at Peterhead harbour.

Lessons

We run ad-hoc Windsurf / SUP lessons for small groups when time allows.

Rental

If you have trasnport and are competent, you can rent any of our kit – ranging from kids wetsuits, beginner boards to adult advanced windsurf wave kit.

About the club

Key facts

  • RYA Affiliated
  • Qualified RYA (windsurf, first aid, powerboat, VHF) & ASI (SUP) instructors
  • Rescue boat
  • Storage & changing trailer
  • Variety of Windsurf & SUP gear

History

  • Established 2012
  • 2014 – Awards for All funding
  • Club member on the Techno racing circuit
  • 2018 – Instructors gained ASI qualifications for SUP (paddle boarding)
  • Busy 2019 season:
    9 Sunday Coached Sessions, 10 Monday open sessions, Sea Gorillaz at every RYA Scottish T15 event with some great results (3rd Overall) & 16 venues visited

Support, sponsorship and funding

The Windsurf Club is a non profit club aimed primarily at youngsters. Without the support of individuals, businesses and organisations, the club wouldn’t be where it is today. We’re immensely grateful for this support and below is a list of our sponsorship, funding and donations to date. If you’d like to offer help or support, make a donation or enquiry, please get in touch using the contact form below.

Audrey Forbes-Clarke, Ythan fishery manager and Udny Trust factor, has been very supportive and enabled the club to have access to and make use of a local hut. The guys from SPLASH! and NESS have been very supportive and helpful to the club on a number of issues we’ve come up against during the club’s fomative period.

Big thanks especially to Henry Webb who provided very useful feedback on our Awards for All grant application and Ewan Macpherson who has been really helpful in linking us to a number folk who have been/are in a similar position to ourselves. Local windsurfers have very kindly made donations, from boards to wetsuits and other items. Once again, a big thank you!

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