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Prasonisi 08 - 15 June 2016
Run By : Jem Hall Windsurf Clinics
New 2016 Jem Hall windsurfing clinics tour, Jem returns with his windsurfing pro coaching week to the amazing freeride windsurfing venue at Prasonisi on the beautiful Greek Island of Rhodes. Designed for improvers / intermediates and above windsurfers and focussed on beach/waterstarts, stance, footstraps, tacks and gybes. Hugely popular weeks which get sold out very quickly.
Jem will be coaching through the use of simulators, on-water coaching and video coaching. Sociable weeks for guys and girls, with theory sessions, on water coaching and time to relax off the water.
The course content will be relevant to the ability level for that week and individual needs but generally covers:
► Starts Better beach starts and learning water starts - vastly improving these.
► Footstraps Making the straps your friend and moving forward as a harness user.
► Stance Sailing faster both up and downwind, getting control.
► Gybes Light wind gybes to carve gybes, learning and improving in all areas.
► Tacking Nailing this very useful and fundamental skill.
Typical Course Level
Improver to Intermediates
To get the best out of this clinic you should be beach starting and be in the harness, or as near as. For good intermediates you will be fully blasting in the harness and footstraps or very close to this. The ability to waterstart would be a bonus but Jem will work on improving all of these during the week. and be ready to learn or be attempting carve gybes.
Wind in Greece is very consistent with Jem's Prasonisi dates haveing 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 £1,095pp. (Includes above except flights.)
Here are Jem'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 & Heavy intermediates : JP Xcite rides 125, 135, 145 and now the new magic rides in 118 and 132.
Advanced Intermediates: JP Freestyle Waves 93, 101, 111 (lightweights to medium weights) or the Magic ride 104 / 118.
Lighter or more Advanced windsurfers: JP Freestyle waves 101 or the 93, Freestyle 100 (medium weights, heavy weights on the 106) and 90 for the lighter riders, Magic ride 104.
Freestylers & Loopers : Freestyle 100 (medium weights) or the 106 for bigger riders or 111 / 101 FSW.
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 15 - 22 June 2016
INTERMEDIATES TO ADVANCED windsurfing pro coaching clinic to Prasonisi, Rhodes in the Greek islands. This week is for those wishing to work on their stance, early planing, faster sailing both upwind and downwind, tacking techniques and getting a guaranteed boost on their carves gybes and planing gybes. Freestyle, jumps, loops also included for those interested.Last few spaces already!
Prasonisi 22 - 29 June 2016
INTERMEDIATES TO ADVANCED windsurfing pro coaching clinic to Prasonisi, Rhodes in the Greek islands covering 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. Last few spaces already!
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.