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Marsa Alam 05 - 12 March 2014
Run By : Jem Hall Windsurf Clinics
These new 2014 Jem Hall windsurfing clinics, to the windsurfing beach resort of Marsa Alam in the southern Red Sea, are designed for intermediate to advanced windsurfers. If you wish to enhance your stance, starts, gybes, transitions, basic freestyle, jumping and all-round sailing skills at this great venue then please book early as these sell out super fast each year.
Jem will be coaching through the use of simulators, on-water coaching and video coaching. The course content will be relevant to the ability level for that week and individual needs but generally covers:
► Waterstarts Learning and improving.
► Stance Getting in the straps, sailing faster, up and downwind.
► Carve Gybes For first time gybers to improve to get that elusive planing gybe.
► Tacking Nailing this useful and fundamental skill.
► Freestyle Introduction and improvement in lots of new and useful tricks
► Jumping Experience your first airtime and get into some bigger jumps on the rolling swell.
Typical Course Level
Intermediates to Advanced
To get the best out of this clinic, participants will need to be sailing in the footstraps or as near as, be making some waterstarts and looking to carve gybe. All moves can be worked on for the advanced riders.
Thermal, cross- shore from the left over a sandbar, with an inside flat water lagoon perfect for gybing and outside rolling swell for improving blasting control, jumps and gybing in bumpier water. 2013 was excellent with 5 planing days minmum each week!
Jem Hall Performance Boost Windsurfing Clinic: Red Sea
Land only price £795pp. (Includes above except flights.)
Here are Jems 's review on the facilities and tips for travel to Marsa Alam:
Shams Alam Resort, Marsa Alam
The group will be staying at the Shams Alam in Marsa Alam. The hotel is is right on the spot and offers spacious rooms directly overlooking the beach. The package is half board with a generous breakfast and evening meal available. Wireless is now available at the centre and in the hotel reception. The beach bar is directly on the beach, offers a lunch time menu and refreshments for those all important cold ones at apres surf time. Best value is the All inclusive option.
Marsal Alam is set in the stunning Wadi Gimal National Park which is protected from development. This means there are very few hotels and just a few shops outside the hotel. The evenings will revolve around us meeting up for some well earned drinks and having dinner together in the restaurant. Then we can retire to one of the bars or lounge on cushions in true Egyptian style. It is all pretty relaxed and we have some great chat and share a good laugh at our daily stunts and the apres surf is focussed around the beach bar. There is volleyball, and fantastic snorkelling plus other action including diving at the onsite PADI dive centre.
Airport: Gatwick/Marsa Alam (regional flights available)
Transfer: approximately 1 hour.
The Club Mistral centre offers a very high quality set-up with excellent customer service, alongside Fanatic, and some Mistral, boards powered along by North sails.
When booking your board through Sportif I recommend the below boards or a suitable alternative.
- Lower intermediates and Heavy Intermediates - Sharks / Geckos.
- Intermediates and Advanced Intermediates - Sharks, Big Freewaves.
- Lighter or more Advanced people ; Freewaves, Skates.
Flatwater : Suitable for beginners, intermediates and improvers.
Flatwater / Slalom : Suitable for slalom sailing and speed.
Wind Chop / Wind Swell : Suitable for hi-wind slalom and bump & jump.
Steep Chop : Suitable for wave jumping and wave riding.
Waves / Swell : Suitable for wave jumping and wave riding.
Great Reasons to go to Marsa Alam, Red Sea
|Best Time: Spring and Autumn.
Launch: Sandy beach with shallow training area with some coral heads.
Wind Direction: Cross shore
from the left.
Wind Type: Thermal. Strongest early
in the day.
Water Conditions: Flat water inside
bay. Ideal for training. Slight swell
Suitability: All levels.