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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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Amazing school with great equipment

My son attended windsurfing camp this week. He loved it! Even with challenging weather conditions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
flyingnancy
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Merritt Island, Florida
First time Paddle boarding!

My friend and I had dropped off the boys for a fishing trip and had a few hours spare so called in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Angela H
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Preston, United Kingdom
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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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2550 N Banana River Dr, Inside Kelly Park, Merritt Island, FL 32952-5431
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+1 321-453-3223
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 11 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 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Took both kids to learn about the basics of windsurfing. It was a great time with instructor and teenage helpers all being fantastic with all of the kids. My kids are already asking when we can go back again. Thanks for a great basic intro!More

Thank J A
calemagirl, Owner at Calema Windsurfing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello JA, Thank you for your review. Glad you had a great time and hope to see you back soon! We have Summer Kids Camps in Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaking & Stand-up Paddling for kids ages 8-17 - if you still have time this summer. Of...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

My 10 and 12 year old sons participated in the all day, 5 day Water Sports camp - wind surfing, sailing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. The instructors had them in the water within minutes on the first day, and they were almost always in the...More

Thank Heather C
calemagirl, Owner at Calema Windsurfing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you, Heather, for your review. We love to hear when the kids gain confidence in their skills - as that is certainly one of our main goals. Helping the children learn self-reliance - through the man overboard, self rescue and capsize drills plus rising...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We brought our daughter and nieces to Calema to enjoy a morning of paddle boarding and kayaking as part of our annual Cousin Camp. We had an awesome experience, from checking in with the nice young men who helped us get set up with gear...More

Thank aframealexander
calemagirl, Owner at Calema Windsurfing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for your review. So glad you had a wonderful family time on the river - and got to experience having the dolphins and manatees choose to come close. Hope you can come back again soon! Susie

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