Rye Watersports is a long established teaching centre by Camber Sands in East Sussex giving lessons in Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Dinghy Sailing and Stand Up Paddleboarding. Enjoy the thrill of a windsurfing or dinghy sailing lesson on our unique coastal lake on the South East Coast, where the wind always seems to blow, or learn to kitesurf on the Kent and Sussex beaches that are amongst the best in the country.
We have a range of top quality boards and sails for hire including wetsuits and harnesses. Dinghy hire is available too but has to be booked in advance. If you have your own kit that’s fine, day sailors are welcome. Here at our centre, in this glorious part of Kent and Sussex , is the place to get into watersports.
The superb local beaches at Camber Sands, East Sussex and Greatstone, Kent are where our sea based kitesurfing lessons are held. Rye Watersports is a BKSA Kitesurfing centre and Royal Yachting Association school for windsurfing and dinghy sailing and, BSUPA Stand Up Paddleboard centre. Our team are all experienced instructors and always on hand to give friendly tips and advice. Rye Watersports was established in 1986, and became a BKSA Kitesurf Centre in 2003. It is still under the same ownership.
Windsurfing has been a popular sport since the mid 70’s and thousands of pupils have learnt to windsurf at our Royal Yachting School. With constant sea breezes over flat water there is nowhere better to have your first windsurfing lesson. We’re only one hour from South London so it’s well worth the journey to enjoy the superb wind conditions here. We also hire out dinghy’s, windsurfers and SUP boards by the hour and provide supervised kitesurfing hire.
Our position on the South East Coast, mid-way along the Kent and Sussex coastline, means the wind stats here are amazing. This was confirmed when a wind farm was constructed on the marshes behind our centre.
Kitesurfing is a thrilling watersport and easy to learn with correct tuition. Our BKSA kitesurf centre, teaching at Camber Sands, offers kitesurfing lessons to beginners and experienced riders wanting to learn the latest freestyle tricks for fun or competitions. Rye Watersports was one of the first kitesurf schools to operate on the South Coast and continues to provide tuition of the highest standard from our team of senior instructors.
Rye Watersports hosts several events throughout the year. Come to a demo day, clinic, or join us for a BBQ, everyone is welcome at our centre from complete beginners to experts wanting to practice flat water loops. Lessons for children and adults are often run on the same day so all the family can participatate.
After the success of Ben Ainslie at the Olympics everyone has been inspired to learn to sail. Our Centre here on the South Coast is the perfect dinghy sailing school to have your first lesson in this wonderful sport. Sailing offers numerous challenges from your first cruise across the lake to eventually helming a boat out at sea.
The lake is open to day sailors with their own equipment. No prior booking is necessary and you don’t have to be a member.
It’s easy to book a lesson via our online system or if you want to chat to an instructor first call us on 01797 225238