At Three Oaks Recreation Area in The City of Crystal Lake, IL.

Board House

Some call it windsurfing, some call it sailboarding. Call it what you want, we call it fun. Stand up paddle boards have a similar shape to sailboards. So similar, that some manufactures make a stand up paddle board with a dagger board slot and mast track so they can be used as a sailboard. Then all that was needed is to add a rig. The South Lake at Three Oaks Recreation Area is the perfect size for sailboarding.  Try it!

Alpine Accessories

NO SAILBOARDING this summer due to the high water.

NO SAILBOARDING this summer due to the high water.


aka; windsurfing

Beginner Sailboard Lesson 

Sailboarding is more complicated than paddleboarding. Not only do you have to learn how to balance on the board, you must learn how to read the wind, learn how to control the wind, learn how to steer the sailboard, and most important, learn to sail upwind. 

Your 2 hour beginner lesson will start with 30 minutes of on-shore instruction explaining the basics of sailboarding, how to read the wind, where to stand, how to lift the sail, and how to steer the board. You'll then spend 10-15 minutes on the dryland simulator. Then the instructor will go out with you on the water with you for about 30 minutes, depending how quick you catch on. Any remaining time is for having fun. IMPORTANT- Your first lesson must be in winds under 10 mph. As your skill improves, you go to higher winds.

Weekday 2 hour lesson-  $60.00     Weekends and holidays 2 hour lesson-  $70.00

Lesson by reservation only! Call 847-854-4754 between 10 am and 5 pm to make your sailboard lesson reservation.

Sailboard Rental

Before you rent our sailboard, you must take our 2 hour beginner lesson and pass the class. When you pass the class, then you can rent the sailboard on your own.

Weekday 1 hour rental-  $35.00     Weekend and holiday 1 hour rental-   $40.00

Due to the size of the equipment, you must be 18 or older to rent or take a sailboard lesson.