Bornholm’s coastline is perfect for windsurfing, and the beaches at Balka and Dueodde in particular are very popular with both experienced windsurfers and novices who test their skills with this fast-moving sport.
Age is not important if you want to learn to windsurf. On Bornholm, you can hire gear for children down to 7 years of age, and there is nothing to stop you from learning to windsurf when you are 70. Windsurfing is a sport for all ages!
Anyone can windsurf, and while many people think that it is difficult, with modern windsurfing equipment and good instruction, it is in fact surprisingly easy to learn.
Windsurfing is possible as long as the wind is blowing strongly enough, in other words anything between 4 and 20-25 m/s. It is not unusual for windsurfers to reach speeds of 20-30 knots (35-55 km/h) in strong winds.
Balka beach is home to two surf schools: Eastwind surf school and Balka Beach Surf school.
At Balka Beach you will find, Eastwind Surf School and Bornholm Surf Farm among others.