A consistent, howling westerly coupled with both an invitingly safe lake in Ringkøbing Fjord and the wild North Sea make this area ideal for windsurfers of all skill levels. Just north of town, Westwind offers instruction (in English, German or Danish) in surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddling (SUP), plus gear rental.

A three-hour introductory windsurfing lesson costs 400kr; a nine-hour course (in three three-hour blocks) costs 995kr – and staff here guarantee you'll be able to windsurf after those nine hours.

Westwind has a second base just south of town, opposite the camping ground.