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South Africa 21 - 29 Jan 2019

Run By : Simon Winkley Windsurf Clinics

The 2019 Simon Winkley Pro Coaching week to Langebaan, South Africa, windsurfing in the stunning, protected lagoon with warm  waters and consistent winds – perfect for flat water blasting. 

This will be an incredible week of intermediate to early-advanced coaching with typically strong cross-shore wind in a stunning windsurfing location. That means a focus on real-world core skills to include getting up to speed, harness and footstraps, tacks, gybes, carving skills and more. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

Course Details
Simon will be making use of simulators and shore-based learning to support the on-water sessions where the good stuff happens. Coaching includes use of GoPros with both Flymount mast/boom mounts and head mounts, video coaching and DSLR bursts to help to look closely at your technique. Expect to work as hard as you like on the water and to enjoy relaxing at all other times with fun, chilled evening socials.
The course content will be tailored to suit the ability of the group/individual but generally covers:

• Kit set up and tuning.
• Harness, footstraps, getting going, planing and speed control.
• Beach starts and water starts including variations.
• Faster tacks, heli-tacks.
• Non-planing gybes and carve gybes plus variants.
• More advanced carving skills.
• Simple, fun freestyle (to support other core moves)
• Chop hops and possibly jumps and a little riding of the swells on the outside if the conditions are right
• Confidence building at every turn!

Typical Course Level
Intermediate to early-advanced
To really benefit from this clinic you should be at least at the level of early beach starts and use of harness. At the higher end, even if you’re waterstarting, blasting and developing carve gybes then there will be loads of improvements that Simon can help you with as well as new ideas and moves to try including chop hops, jumps and a little riding of small waves if the conditions are right!

The Conditions
Langebaan is ideal for this camp, being located in the middle of the protected bay. The surrounding picturesque beaches and crystal clear, shallow water areas off Langabaan are one of its’ main attractions. Langebaan’s protected lagoon, consistent wind and fairly shallow, warm waters offers ideal learning conditions as well as high speed, flat water blasting. Once you’re confident enough to venture out, the sailing area provides both sheltered and windier spots, flat water and waves.

Check out the video of the conditions below.



Simon Winkley Windsurf Camp:  Langebaan, South Africa
TRAVEL DATES    21 January - 29 January 2019 
Arrive. Cape Town 22 Jan / Arrive UK 30 Jan 2019)

Level: Intermediates to Early Advanced 

- 5 days Simon Winkley windsurfing clinic.
- Top tips on equipment and rigging.
- Video coaching / photo shoots.
- 1 week windsurfing equipment rental.
- 7 nights BB at Windtown Hotel Langebaan in Basic room on twin share basis.
- Return flights from London Gatwick UK*.
- Round trip airport transfers and assistance in South Africa.

Prices From

CLINIC  21 January - 29 January 2019
(Arrive South Africa 22 January, Return UK 30 January 2019)
Flight Inclusive from £1,895pp sharing Standard twin room BB (2 persons max).
Flight Inclusive from £2,195pp in a Standard room on BB single occupancy basis.

Upgrade to Deluxe Twin £100pp
Upgrade to Deluxe Single £199pp

Additional to above:
Equipment damage insurance - payable locally at the centre on arrival.
Non windsurfing friend/ partner - price reduction on application.
For those travelling from outside of the UK - please contact us for a package price.

To book - call us on +44 (0)1273 844919 or email below.

  Limited places. International bookings and Non clinic friends and partners welcome.

  Please note: The above is a price guide only. A surcharge may be applicable, depending
  on the choice of airline, airport, seats and baggage requested at the time of booking.


The Accommodation
The boutique Lagoon Hotel situated in a perfect spot. The hotel is situated overlooking Langebaan lagoon and a few minutes' walk to the public beach at the southern end of the lagoon and approximately a 10 minute walk to the windsurf centre and launch spot. Choose from a great value basic, standard or upgrade to a first floor, Deluxe room for pool view with balcony terrace. A modern design with cool outdoor deck area, own bar and restaurant just a few minutes' walk to the centre of Langebaan. More >

Travel Details
Airports: London Gatwick/Cape Town non stop (regional flights available*). 
Direct Flights
(1 x hold bag per person)
21Jan19 Gatwick/Cape Town 16:45/12:35hrs (Arrive UK +1 22Jan19)
29Jan19 Cape Town/Gatwick 18:00/09:30hrs (Arrive UK +1 30Jan19)


Approximately 1 hr 30 minutes drive along the coast from Cape Town is the town of Langebaan.

Fact File

Sailing Conditions

Winter On Shore Winter Off Shore






View spot movie

Great Reasons to go to South Africa

Best Time: Season October - March
(best November to February).
Launch: Sandy beach with gently shelving sand.
Wind Direction: Cross to Cross on shore from the left (S-SE winds).
Wind Type: Mornings gentle building
to 30-40 knots in peak season.
Shorebreak: None to slight
in Langebaan.
Water Conditions: Flat water with off shore chop/swell in
strong conditions.
Suitability: Locations for all levels.

  • Flat water lagoon and wave spots.
  • Beginners lagoon area.
  • Surfing, SUP, Sailing and Kayaking
  • Choice of self catering or hotel accommodation
  • 'Meet and Greet' Transfers or Car Hire
  • Safari,Wine and Cultural Tour extensions.
  • Twin Centre with Cape Town.


Weather Information

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