Windsurfing, WindFoiling & WingFoiling in Auckland

Learn to wingfoil, windsurf, wingfoil & sail in Auckland

Welcome to Madloop Windsurfing! Based at Lake Pupuke on Auckland’s North Shore, Madloop is New Zealand’s biggest and best windsurfing centre and the only windsurfing school to teach 6 days a week, in both the summer and winter!

The Madloop Windsurfing School, run by R.Y.A trained windsurfing guru Alan McIntosh, has been helping windsurfers of all abilities maximize their experience on the water since 1993.

In addition to windsurfing, Madloop also provides training and equipment rental for wingfoiling and windfoiling, and is one of the first places in the world to do so.

Current Conditions

Lessons and rentals for wingfoiling, windsurfing & sailing in Auckland


Windsurfing & WindFoiling lessons

School holiday programmes

Hobie cat sailing

Laser sailing

Access the best gear for learning and honing your skills

What our students are saying

Ken Freer
Ken Freer
October 9, 2022.
Alan and his team on Lake Pupuke are amazing! For a complete wing foiling novice, their approach to teaching and patience has made the whole process so easy. All I had to do was show up and Alan’s team took care of the rest. Highly recommended!
Roger Bayliss
Roger Bayliss
June 3, 2022.
Great experience. Wanted to try winging, and try I did!! Very welcoming and great instruction. Out on the water and into it after a great briefing from Tristan and constant tips and technique corrections definitely makes it invaluable money well spent if your looking to get into it as a sport. Thanks Roger
Jeremy Foster
Jeremy Foster
December 28, 2021.
Alan and the Madloop team are professional and fun. They got this elephant foiling and now I tell all my mates to come here. For any beginner, please just call these guys and book lessons. You’ll get up and along faster by mowing the mechanics earlier.. highly recommended!
Nicole Paterson
Nicole Paterson
November 16, 2021.
Highly recommend
Jason Cordier
Jason Cordier
May 7, 2021.
Alan is the man to learn windsurfing from in Auckland. He offers excellent value with his lessons and continues to be surrounded by a strong community of ex-student foilers and windsurfers; which is a testiment to him and his school. I have nothing but good things to say as Alan continues to offer me advice nearly a year after my lessons finished.
Lkc Tom
Lkc Tom
January 15, 2021.
Amazing experience learning how to windsurf here. Warm lake and kind staff. Money well spent.

How to get started


Get in touch with Alan to book a time for your lesson


Come down to Lake Pupuke. Just bring your togs and a towel, all equipment is provided.


Experience the thrill of flying above the water.