Windsurfing was the inspiration for the genesis of Calema. Tinho’s love of windsurfing after trying multiple sports (over 17, in fact) gave him the desire to become a certified instructor and begin his own windsurfing school and pro shop. So, in 1984 – Calema was born. The story is actually quite a bit longer, but you can visit our Calema History page for the full story!
Blend of Sailing and Surfing
Windsurfing is an incredible blend of sailing, with the upright stance of surfing. Like sailing, it is only the wind that propels the craft and is therefore a quiet peaceful experience – with only the sound of the wind and water as it glides across the surface.
Windsurfing for all Ages
The sport has come a long way since Calema’s start in 1984, but it still encapsulates all the thrill of speed, the tranquility of being close to the elements and the satisfaction of overcoming ever-changing conditions of nature. It can be enjoyed on flat inland water in a calm breeze, or jumping high over the tops of waves. A child of eight can learn, but also the 80+ enthusiast can continue to windsurf as it is truly a lifetime sport without a set age limit.
World Class Windsurfing Instruction and Facility
Calema is renowned as one of the top instructional facilities in the world – headed by Tinho Dornellas – one of only two Master Instructors of Windsurfing for US Sailing.
Come and let Calema introduce you to the sport that started it all – WINDSURFING! We offer beginner and advanced instruction – private, small group, performance clinics and kid’s camps. We also have top quality rental gear as well as a pro shop to equip you with the best the sport has to offer.