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Lanzarote 18-25 March 2019

Run By : Simon Winkley Windsurf Clinics

The 2019 Simon Winkley Pro Coaching week to Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, takes place in the beautiful, volcanic Canary Islands. Experience a protected bay, offering an assortment of possible conditions, suitable for a range of abilities from flat water to wind chop to well-spaced rolling swells on the outside. Here you can work on an array of core skills and, if the conditions are right, maybe experience gentle riding and jumps as small waves are created on the outer reef. This will be an incredible week of intermediate to early-advanced coaching with typically strong cross-shore wind in a fantastic windsurfing location.

You will be able to focus on real-world core skills to include getting up to speed, harness and footstraps, tacks, gybes, carving skills, confidence-boosting 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 benefit from this clinic you should ideally be at least at the level of attempting/progressing water starts and developing your planing in the harness and footstraps. At the higher end, even if you’re water starting, 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 riding the outer swells if conditions are right!

The Conditions
Lanzarote is ideal for this camp, being located in the middle of the crescent-shaped pure sandy bay of Las Cucharas and surrounded by beach and shore on all sides, with flat water in the bay perfect for practising skills and technique before heading out. The NE trade winds are normally side shore from the left. Winds are light on the inside of the bay and increase in strength. Once out of the bay, after approximately 500m, the outer reef offers some breaking waves, with litte power and lots of space between the waves. This spot offers a great combination of conditions allowing you to practice a variety of techniques.

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Simon Winkley Windsurf Camp:  Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Intermediates to Early Advanced  18-25 March 2019 

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- 5 days Simon Winkley windsurfing clinic.
- Top tips on equipment and rigging.
- Video coaching / photo shoots.
- 1 week windsurfing equipment rental (Fanatic Pro category).
- 7 nights BB in a one bedroom apartment at Galeon Playa, Costa Teguise on a twin share basis.
- Return flights from London Gatwick UK*.
- Round trip airport transfers and assistance in Lanzarote.

Prices From
Flight Inclusive from £1,095pp sharing twin studio apartment (2 persons maximum).
Flight Inclusive from £1,249pp in twin studio apartment on single occupancy basis.

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 group will be staying at the Galleon Playa Apartments in the centre of Costa Teguise, Lanzarote. The group stay in twin studio apartments overlooking the gardens or resort pool in Costa Teguise. Each studio has it's own ensuite bathroom, kitchenette, telephone and in room safe deposit box plus free WiFi. It's a short walk to the sandy beach of Las Cucharas where the Fanatic windsurf centre and clinic are based. The transfer from the airport is a short 15 minute drive away,  with shops and restaurants with in walking distance. More >

Travel Details

Airport: London Gatwick/Lanzarote (regional flights available*)
The group meet at London Gatwick and travel together as follows:
Depart 18 March 2019 08:15am / Arrive 12:25pm
Depart 25 March 2019 13:25pm / Arrive 17:30pm

Transfer: approximately 30 minutes from Airport to Accommodation.

*Regional flights are available which may include a surcharge.

Fact File

Sailing Conditions

Winter On Shore Winter Off Shore Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore






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Great Reasons to go to Lanzarote, Canaries

Best Time:  All Year. 
Launch: 600m sandy beach.
Wind Direction: Cross offshore from the left.
Wind Type: NE Tradewind.
Shorebreak: Occasional.
Water Conditions: Flatwater, some
wind chop. Swell & waves further out.
Suitability: All levels. Slalom/Speed.
Wave sailing on the outside. Good beginners area.

Lanzarote Windsurf Centre:
Clinics, instruction and rental with latest Fanatic equipment. More >
  • Year round windsurfing.
  • Surf and SUP packages.
  • Short UK flight (4.5 hrs).
  • Volcanic, beautiful unspolit island with lots to do.
  • PWA World Class venue.
  • Shallow training area & waves from same launch spot.
  • Great set up for families with kiddy rigs & courses.
  • Lively resorts with good value bars & restaurants.

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