U17 WAVE CAMP IN EL MEDANO
Under 17's can experience top level, wave coaching from Luke Baillie. Luke has been coaching windsurfing for over 20 years and joins Colin on WindSurf Coaching clinics in both El Medano and Brandon Bay. He is hugely experienced in coaching adults and youths in wave, freestyle and also racing.
Dates: TBC - Easter 2020
Our aim: is to have you on the water as much as possible, enjoying the conditions that Medano has to offer. The usual conditions in El Medano is cross on wave riding and jumping, but on light wind days we will be race training, doing light wind core skills and freestyle, SUPing or even foiling. If we happen to get some flat days we even have the option of learning or improving freestyle.
At WSC we believe in helping to create well rounded sailors, with great ability and knowledge of all aspects of the sport. If you can learn to sail fast, master light wind core skills, navigate out through waves, and get control in the air, the improvement will be hugely beneficial across all disciplines.
Ability: To join the clinic you must be able to comfortably water start and sail a short board upwind. Previous wave experience is not necessary.
The Programme: Coaching runs for 6 days; Sunday to Friday. We will be coaching for 6 hours a day, typically 10am-1pm then 2pm-5pm with 4-5 hours on the water and 1-2 on land covering theory or video debriefs.
The Conditions: We will be sailing in the safety of El Medano bay. The waves here are rarely over head high, often waist to shoulder high and break with little power. The launch and the break in the bay is sandy and one of the easiest places you will find to start in the waves.
If the level of the group is high enough we may also sail at the harbour wall where the waves are better at certain tides. This is a rock reef break but also a gentle wave with little danger.
the package: We use Black Sands Travel, a British tour operator specialising in active holidays to El Medano who can arrange your kit hire and accommodation. They can arrange hotel or self catering accommodation and windsurf rental through the premium centre in the bay - TWS. Guide prices are below:
1 Week self catering accommodation + 1 week windsurf rental = £590pp (based on 3 person occupancy)
Please note that this is really busy time of year in Medano and early booking is advised to secure your kit and accommodation. Prices are subject to change and specific occupancies, please contact us and Black Sands can provide you with a personalised quote.
Travel: Flights are pretty cheap with lots of airlines, you fly to Tenerife South airport from most British airports (just make sure you book Saturday flights!) Once you arrive, Medano is only 10 minutes by taxi from the airport and costs around 10 – 15 Euros
Temp: At this time of year the average daytime temperature is around 25 degrees, and the water is a bit cooler after winter, so a wetsuit is definitely recommended, a long summer suit or a shortie (for the more hardy amongst you). Also the evenings can be a bit chilly so it’s worth packing a hoody and some jeans.
Insurance: Insurance: We recommend VDWS insurance for all of our clinics, they charge an annul premium of 39 Euro and cover you worldwide for windsurfing and other sports and are totally worth it! Click here for more....
What else the town offers: Cycling, both road and mountain biking is big here so pack your lycra if that’s your thing. There are also lots of excursions such as trekking mount Teide or the giant water park; Siam Park in Las Americas.
1 week coaching: 350gbp
1 week kit/accom: 590gbp
Average cost of a beer: 1 Euro for a small beer at Cabezo beach bar!
Average cost of a steak dinner: 12 Euros
what else to bring: We will as always being doing plenty of video coaching sessions, so be sure to bring a BIG USB to take home all of your footage.