Portland is considered to be a first class location for windsurfing and is visited by thousands throughout the year. It hosts a number of annual events including the Four Nations Windsurfing Championship.
Portland is home to great facilities such as OTC – The Official Test Centre and Windtek for tuition. The OTC has an affiliated RYA accredited school to cater for all abilities, and has the very latest equipment on hand to test, more information on Windsurf Equipment Hire & Tuition
Portland Harbour’s sheltered location allows it to be used both by expert and beginner surfers. Measuring 3 x 2 miles, this historical Harbour of national importance can be sailed in any wind direction.
All access points are within two minutes drive from The Aqua
Portland Harbour has three main access points to the water for sailors. The Weymouth Sailing centre to the North of the harbour has showers, a bar and snacks while offering day membership to visitors. Most prefer one of the two car parks on the main road to Portland though, just after crossing the roundabout and Ferry Bridge. To the left is the Ferrybridge boatyard car park where for a daily charge vehicles can be parked but this allows easy access to the water. To the right is the council-run Chesil Beach car park which means carrying all your kit across the road although there is the convenience of a cafe and toilets on site