Windsurfing certification in the US is now done through WIPA, the Windsurfing Instructors and Programs Association!
WIPA operates under the umbrella of US Windsurfing and with full support from our friends at US Sailing. It’s an exciting reboot of the US Sailing windsurfing certification program that had been in place for decades. If you were familiar with that earlier program, you’ll notice a few changes to the contents and the certification process itself. The skills you acquired as an instructor under the old program are fully transferable, of course, but WIPA was created to add range and flexibility to the certification of our instructors around the country, and we’re pretty stoked about it!