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Calema Windsurfing & Watersports

2550 N Banana River Dr, Inside Kelly Park, Merritt Island, FL 32952-5431
+1 321-453-3223
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Lovely

Bioluminescence kayaking was so much fun. A blue glow with every paddle. The shop worker came with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pinkdolphi
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Fairbanks, Alaska
Great Windsurfing Lessons

I did prepare ahead by doing the elliptical for a month and a balancing apparatus. This did help... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
JohnIDuart
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Calema offers Instruction, Rentals and Sales for the sports of Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaking and Stand-up Paddling (SUP). We opened our doors in 1984 and in 1998 built our current facility located inside Kelly Park (right on the Banana River)in Merritt Island. Tinho Dornellas, owner, is one of only two Master Instructors for Windsurfing in the US - and designer of Windsurfing & SUP boards and sails for multiple brands. Calema offers instruction year round for all ages - Summertime is busy with our Kids' Camps - featuring all four sports and river exploration for kids ages 8+. Easy online registration.
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“summer camp” (4 reviews)
“hour lesson” (3 reviews)
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2550 N Banana River Dr, Inside Kelly Park, Merritt Island, FL 32952-5431
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bioluminescence kayaking was so much fun. A blue glow with every paddle. The shop worker came with our group and was a friendly guy.

Thank pinkdolphi
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I did prepare ahead by doing the elliptical for a month and a balancing apparatus. This did help but the teacher was excellent and I was windsurfing by myself in 3 hours!!

Thank JohnIDuart
calemagirl, Owner at Calema Windsurfing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you, JohnIDuart for your review. We look forward to seeing you back on the water again, soon. Susie @ Calema

Reviewed 16 August 2017

I have been coming to Calema for 25 years and am amazed at the amount I learn each time. Having Tinho share his knowledge makes Windsurfing so much more fun. I always come away with things I can work on when I get home. Worth...More

Thank fcspatches
calemagirl, Owner at Calema Windsurfing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hello fcspatches, Thank you for your review and for being a part of Calema for over 25 years. We love when we get to see familiar faces return as it feels like a family reunion. We look forward to your next visit and hope it...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

My son attended windsurfing camp this week. He loved it! Even with challenging weather conditions, the instruction was well done with minimal frustration.More

Thank flyingnancy
calemagirl, Owner at Calema Windsurfing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hello Flyingnancy, Thank you for your review. I'm glad that your son enjoyed his Windsurfing Camp. We love that our sport does challenge the kids and love the life lessons of pushing through those challenges to get those "Ah-hah" moments when they stick with it...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had dropped off the boys for a fishing trip and had a few hours spare so called in to Calema to see what the prices were and what we could do in just over 2 hrs. We decided on an hour...More

Thank Angela H
calemagirl, Owner at Calema Windsurfing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hello Angela H, Thank you for your review. So glad you were able to find us and get to see the beauty of this area - and its wildlife - from the water. I'm glad to hear that our staff treated you well and that...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Fun filled few days at this family run business. They aim to please and make everyone comfortable from teenagers to seniors. We first went sailing on a few boats with the family. Easy to switch people and take turns. The next venture was Bioluminescence kayaking...More

Thank Cmarsh100
calemagirl, Owner at Calema Windsurfing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hello Cmarsh100, Thank you for your review. It was wonderful getting to know your family and happy that we were able to help make extra memories for your family reunion. I'm also glad that the weather decided to cooperate for the bioluminescence (after a 2...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

We rented two tandem kayaks for 3 hours and had a great time! A member of the staff greeted us when we arrived and knew my name. They had already set out our kayaks for us and were very friendly and helpful. Seems like a...More

Thank Katie K
calemagirl, Owner at Calema Windsurfing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Hello Katie K, Thank you for your review and that feedback. We appreciate honest criticism and will make every effort to make a future visit without any issues (online waivers & seatbacks). We are working on our online system so that it gives us more...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

The water is clean and warm perfect. The people are great. Learning to sail is easy and once you get the hang of it, it's amazing. Oh, My, God, it's amazing.

Thank Garytuttle1
calemagirl, Owner at Calema Windsurfing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Hello Garytuttle1, Thanks for the review. Glad you had a great time and hope you will have the chance to come back sailing soon. Susie @ Calema

Reviewed 19 July 2017

This was our first time kayaking and it was great. The instructor took the time to explain everything to us. We will definitely be back.

Thank Ray T
calemagirl, Owner at Calema Windsurfing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Hello Ray, Glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon. We'd love to get you back on the water. Thanks, Susie @ Calema

Reviewed 10 July 2017

I tried windsurfing in 1981 for about 2 hours. There was a short lesson and they cut us loose. I could surf in one direction in "regular foot stance" but never succeeded in cruising "goofy foot." Fast forward to last Saturday 7/8/17... my instructor Daniel...More

Thank 340tk
calemagirl, Owner at Calema Windsurfing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello 340tk, Thanks so much for your review. We love that we are able to teach 'lifetime sports'. Sports you can learn at any age and keep right on into your 80's and 90's....so you have many years to keep enjoying your success. Hope to...More

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