Information about Hardboard

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What exactly is Hardboard?

Hardboard is Enschede’s one and only surfing society where surfers of all kinds come together to go surfing. Hardboard provides opportunities to go windsurfing, kitesurfing, wavesurfing and wakeboarding as well as the occasional snowboarding activity and the snow trip.

Hardboard welcomes everyone from beginners to experts. In fact, many people who leave Hardboard as experienced surfers and passionate lifestylers started out on our biggests newbie boards. Hardboard provides windsurfing instruction and has close ties with certified kitesurfing schools.


Benefits of being a Hardboard member

Hardboard has a large range of equipment you can use as a member. As a member you can rent the equipment for close to nothing: €2,50 for a board daily, €2,50 for a sail or kite. Because of our ambitious location with respect to available surfspots we have two vehicles at our disposal for getting around.

Is Hardboard for you?

Whether you are an experienced surfer, interested in trying out something new or just someone who likes to chill, Hardboard is a solid choice to wind down after a hard day of studying. Besides surfing, Hardboard has a strong focus on the surfing lifestyle as we organize barbecues, parties and activities throughout the year. To top it off, every tuesday we meet at the San Remo to relax, drink a beer and discuss epic surfing sessions/complain about the lack of wind.

Interested yet? Awesome! You can join Hardboard throughout the year with a reduced cost if there’s less than half of a college year left. The board is always reachable at bestuur@dwv* and will always be physically present every tuesday.

Not so sure yet? No problem! Hardboard provides a few ways for you to get to know us. You can join us - no strings attached - on our two yearly introductionary weekends as well as our weekly wakeboard sessions. Just hit us up at bestuur@dwv* for details.
For the Weekends see the Introduction weekends section below.

Introduction weekends

We have two weekends where we offer wind and kitesurfing lessons. You leave on Friday afternoon and come back on sunday. Everyone meets at the Enschede train station and then we have a party in the train towards the location. You meet a ton of cool new people. You can join without being a member and decide at the end whether you would like to join us. 

Weekend in september
Dates 2017: 15,16,17 september
Deadline 2017: 8 september
For dates and signup check this link!

Weekend in mai
Info will be shown later. 

Subscription and details

As per the Student Union’s regulations the subscription is split in two parts: the club-specific subscription and the required union card (This is card is mandatory for joining any association in Enschede and gives you discounts and such). The club-specific contribution is €53 for a full year (around two beers per month) or €31 for the halfyearly subscription.
An overview of the costs, at time of writing (July 2016) is:
Student Union Association charge: €22,50
Hardboard full year contribution: €53,-

If you want to sign up, send an email to:


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