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Address: 2550 N Banana River Dr, Merritt Island, FL 32952-5431
Phone Number:
+1 321-453-3223

Calema offers Instruction, Rentals and Sales for the sports of Windsurfing,...

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 KONA brand.

Calema offers instruction year for all ages - Summertime is busy with our Kids' Camps - featuring all four sports and river exploration for kids ages 8+

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Good beginner lesson for Windsurfing!

My wife and I had a great time, learning the basic techniques of windsurfing. They showed how to use your core instead of trying to muscle it. Kelly Park has convenient picnic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
Yorktown, Virginia
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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My wife and I had a great time, learning the basic techniques of windsurfing. They showed how to use your core instead of trying to muscle it. Kelly Park has convenient picnic tables and restrooms, along with a great beach and boat ramp.

Thank JoeK2369
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Excellent equipment and instruction for first time paddle board wannabes. We visit several times a year to see my mom and always pass by Calema on the way to the beach - this time we decided to Paddle board and had a great time learning! Super instruction by the owner and look forward to going again.

Thank BeachTimeCo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Hired a variety of boards and had one intermediate level lesson over three days. Christine my intructor was able to give me some tweaks that helped alot. Got to try some different boards. As weather was light wind I did not get to work on some of my goals but that is to be expected given such a weather dependent... More 

Thank Murray B
Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Awesome location and wunderful company! With next to no experience with windsurfing, Christine Brown learned us the basics in under an hour. After just 1 hour, we were somewhat capable of surfing the bay! We'll be back every time we're in the Orlando area for an inflatables tradeshow! Thanks from Holland!

Thank Roland B
Wyncote, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I took a 3 hour lesson with Chris on day 1 and I was amazed by how knowledgable of an instructor she is. She broke down windsurfing to the basics and things finally began to make more sense. I have had several windsurfing lessons in the past with difficult progression and bad habits. Chris worked on getting rid of my... More 

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calemagirl, Owner at Calema Windsurfing & Watersports, responded to this review

Thank you, Suzanne. We are glad you were able to find us and look forward to helping you in your continued progression. Happy Sailing! Susie More 

Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We enrolled my 10 year old niece for the 1/2 day program. It was her first visit to us and we wanted her in a camp, but also wanted to have some free time to see the sites. She loved it. Talked about it all the time. I watched some of the classes and the staff was involved and knowledgeable.... More 

Thank debstg2016
Cape Canaveral, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

My kid Andres is ultra high energy and very playful he did the full day summer camp week, Suzy and Tinho the rest of the camp staff they really love what they are doing and have a passion for it and it shows my kid asked for repeat camps with Calema which i didn't hesitate to sign him up for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We are a family with a range of abilities (advanced beginner to expert), and all of us have have a great time every time we go. We only rent--no lessons. The water is shallow enough in many areas so the less advanced can climb on easily after falling and the more advanced can do a standing start. The water is... More 

Thank GioviMilano
Viera, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

My son gets bored very easily. Pick-up day 1 of any camp is always a toss up until I see his face. He simply could not have had more fun...just couldn't stop talking about it! I HIGHLY recommend this camp. Drive from Viera was 23 minutes...well worth it!

Thank Jen R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

My wife and I just took the Basic Windsurfing Class with Calema. Jon, our instructor, did a great job and was very patient. We finally got "in our groove" during the follow up free rental and was up and sailing across the bay. Very safe place to learn to Windsurf.

Thank Scott M

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