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Prasonisi 18 - 25 June 2014
Run By : Jem Hall Windsurf Clinics
New 2014 Jem Hall windsurfing clinic week for intermediate to advanced windsurfers wishing to work on a range of technicques to improve stance, early planing, sailing faster, tacking and will guarantee a definite performance boost to your carve gybes.
Freestyle moves, jumping and looping also included for those ready and willing!
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:
► Stance Early planing, faster sailing, both up and downwind, getting control.
► Tacking Learning and improving this very useful and fundamental skill.
► Carve Gybes From improving your turns to getting that elusive planing gybe.
► Freestyle Introduction and improving with lots of new and useful tricks.
► Jumping Experience your first airtime, try some forwards, learn to Vulcan or any other stunts you fancy .
Typical Course Level
Intermediates to Advanced
To get the best out of this clinic, intermediates should be fully blasting in the harness and footstraps, water starting and attempting carve gybes. If you are advanced then the sky's the limit. Jem will demonstrate and teach a range of moves from 360s to loops, vulcans to spocks.
Wind in Greece is very consistent with Jem's Prasonisi dates having an average of 5 days out of 7 as planing days over the last 7 years. Prasonisi offers the choice from cross-off from the right with the very reliable Meltemi getting a local boost to give us flat water and chop, or, a short sail upwind, there is also a cross onshore beach giving small waves to practice on or get into bump and jump/wavesailing.
Jem says "This place almost seems designed to help you improve whilst giving you an awesome range of windsurfing conditions."
Jem Hall Performance Boost Windsurfing Clinic: Greek Islands
Land only price £975pp. (Includes above except flights.)
Here are Jems 's review on the facilities and tips for travel to Prasonisi:
Lighthouse Hotel, Prasonisi
We will be staying at the very hospitable and friendly Hotel Lighthouse. There is a further option of staying in the more comfortable Lighthouse II with Air-conditioning and TV, a short walk way. The package is half board with a generous breakfast and evening meal available. Wireless is now available in the taverna and down at the windsurf centre. More >
The social will revolve around us meeting up for some pre-dinner drinks and then having dinner together in the restaurant, where we may peruse the days video action. There will be a mid-week option of an evening out to the beautiful town of Lindos, with its roof-top restaurants and stylish bars. It is all pretty relaxed and we have some great chat and share a good laugh at our daily stunts.
Airport: Gatwick/Rhodes - approximately 4 hours
(regional flights available)
Transfer: approximately 1 hour.
If it’s like last year, we can get a sail either on the final morning or first afternoon giving us that magic 7 days possible water time!
It is a very high quality Pro Centre with very friendly and helpful staff, with JP boards that are powered along by Neil Pryde sails. When booking your board with Sportif I recommend the below boards or a suitable alternative.
Intermediates and heavy intermediates JP Xcite ride 122 - 134 (medium to heavy weights) and 146 for the heavier riders Now the new magic rides in 118 and above.
Advanced intermediates JP Freestyle Waves (lightweights to medium weights) or the Magic ride 104 / 118.
Lighter or more advanced JP Freestyle waves 102 or the 93, Freestyle 98 (medium weights, heavy weights on the 107) and 89 for the lighter riders, Magic ride 104.
Freestylers and loopers Freestyle 98 (medium weights) or the 107 for bigger riders or 112 FSW.
It is a very high quality Pro Centre with very friendly and helpful staff, with JP boards that are powered along by Neil Pryde sails. When booking your board through Sportif I recommend the below boards or a suitable alternative.
Should your aching limbs need any other action then there is Volleyball and some fantastic walks, or take a drive round the island. Bookings can be made locally for any other excursions should you require and the centre now has some SUPs for hire.
See you on the water! Jem
If you have any queries, you can contact Jem through Sportif.
Other clinics in Prasonisi - Rhodes
Prasonisi 11 - 18 June 2014
IMPROVERS/INTERMEDIATES coaching clinic with female co coach, Rachel Tucker. Covering stance, gybing, tacking, feasible freestyle. Hugely successful, social week in 2013 with some guys managing to book on too! DEPARTED - sign up for 2015.
Prasonisi 25 June -2 July 2014
INTERMEDIATES TO ADVANCED Gybing, tacking, stance, freestyle, waves, full speed, jumping and advanced moves. This windsurfing clinic will also cover all the skills and techniques required in order to learn and improve each manoeuvre including 360s, freestyle and the elusive forward loop should you wish, and you will see a guaranteed boost to your sailing. DEPARTED - sign up for 2015.
Prasonisi 27 Aug - 3 Sept 2014
INTERMEDIATES TO ADVANCED Just announced! Amesome conditions to get your winsurfing to the next level. The week covers stance, tacking, gybing, full speed and jumping plus try some waves. 1-2-1 tuition from Jem plus advanced moves such as 360s, freestyle and forward loops if you're ready & willing! FULL - sign up for 2015.
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 Prasonisi, Rhodes
|Best Time: June-September.
Launch: Sandy beach running
into shallow training area with
some coral heads.
Wind Direction: Onshore over
wave area. Very strong offshore
on the downwind side.
Wind Type: Meltemi, accelerated
by local Venturi wind.
Shorebreak: Moderate on wave launch. Slight on slalom area.
Water Conditions: West - breaking white water as sea strikes sand bar, East - perfect speed area.