The northern part of the lake is the area to go to if you want to try out watersports as there is a much more space as well as great wind conditions here. Domaso, on the western branch of Lake Como and Dervio, on the eastern branch are the two main places that have courses for windsurfing and kite-surfing in Lake Como (or you can even just hire out the equipment if you already know how to do these sports). Lake Como is host to windsurfing championship.
If you want to try wakeboarding, then The Jolly Racing Club near Bellagio (Lezzeno) offers courses and you can hire the necessary equipment too.
Son of a Beach, Colico, hires out equipment as well as running beginner and advanced courses with some courses being suitable for children. Aside from the watersports, Son of a Beach also organise guided mountain bike and canoe trips.
Some other places on the lake that are ideal for watersports are; Gera Lario, Sorico, Colico, Dervio, Rezzonico and Pare at Lecco.
With a combination of a good teacher and ideal weather conditions, anyone can learn the basic skills for these sports.