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Address: 2550 North Banana River Drive, Merritt Island, FL
Phone Number: +1 321-453-3223
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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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Excellent camp - we've done pretty much every camp in the county and this is the new fave!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jen R
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Viera, Florida
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Viera, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been renting sail boats at Calema for years and have always been very happy with our experience. My Daughter and I just took windsurfing lessons and had the best day ever. Ryan (our instructor) did an awesome job demonstrating and teaching and we were both sailing successfully within 3 hours. We stayed the rest of day sharpening our... More 

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Thank Spencer G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Our son and nephew attended a week long water sports camp. The owners and staff were excellent in teaching the kids and making each day fun and interesting. We will definitely attend again next year. Great experience for the $$!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

My instructors were pros, so I had a good learning curve. After 1 hour of technical education and practice on board, I was up and wind-surfing. Next day for 2 hours I got to practice and the store owner from Portugal was wonderful, encouraging, empowering. I surprised myself by doing better and better.

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Thank Kemal S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

I was enjoying a morning out alone and decided to try kayaking for the first time. Susie was so patient and helpful. She gave me some great tips on where to paddle as well as how to use the kayak. Her rates were very reasonable! I was able to come 50 ft away from a school of dolphins including a... More 

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Thank Kelly M
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I took my wife on a paddle boarding date last week. Rented boards from their Pro Shop. Friendly and knowledgeable staff who gave us suggestions on where to go based on our skill level. Highly recommend it. I brought a small cooler and strapped it to the front of my board so we were able to enjoy mimosas out on... More 

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Thank OrlandoCarlos2015
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My son attended several weeks of summer camp at Calema and still talks about his experience weeks later. He has attended a lot of camps over the years and Calema is by far his favorite. Friendly/knowledgeable people, high end equipment, and the perfect location to enjoy all types of watersports.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Bought Groupons for 3-hour SUP trip. Awesome experience. Friendly and helpful employees. Paddle to a remote island in the river and saw manatees, dolphins and turtles, stingrays and horseshoe crabs. Would definitely recommend trying this out. Can't wait to come back and do it again.

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Thank Dawn W
Okatie, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Tinho Dornellas is an outstanding instructor and in his 3 day course the students learn the how to harness the "balance power" of the sail to windsurf with less effort and more confidence. A variety of skills (proper stance, tacking, jibing, harness, footstraps, waterstarts, etc.) are taught through dry land demonstration & practice with various devices/simulators. The on water implementation... More 

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