Windsurf Addicts The biggest collection of up to date windsurf news

16Apr/14Off

JEM HALL CLINIC PUNTA SAN CARLOS BAJA

JEM HALL CLINIC PUNTA SAN CARLOS BAJA

JEM HALL CLINIC PUNTA SAN CARLOS BAJA

‘This was put together by the legend Clive ‘El Toro’ Boden and shows footage and action from my Wavesailing coaching weeks in August 2013.

‘We were hosted by Solosports who as ever gave us the best toys, amazing food and fantastic drinks.

‘The conditions were the smallest we have had in 6 of my trips. Yet we had wind every day and action was to be had on the bombie and the inside break. I am back there from July 19th to August 9th 2014.

‘There are a few spaces left on the Aug. 2 – 9 coaching holiday so get involved by mailing me from my website jemhall.com

Punta San Carlos, Baja, Mexico, 2013 – wavesailing deep joy with Jem Hall coaching from Jem Hall on Vimeo.

The post JEM HALL CLINIC PUNTA SAN CARLOS BAJA appeared first on Windsurf Magazine.

Click here to read more: Windsurf Magazine



20Mar/14Off

APRIL ISSUE ON SALE NOW

APRIL ISSUE ON SALE NOW

Panel1

SUPER SESSIONS!

STORM CHASE // BACKYARDS // THE CRIBBAR // LEVI SIVER 

The April 2014 Issue of the world’s only monthly English-language windsurfing magazine is out now! Subscribe or grab your copy now in either App or Print  versions! (Prices include delivery anywhere globally 10 times a year.)

   FINAL FC 334


THE BIG KAHUNAS

REDBULL2 final

RED BULL STORM CHASE FINALÉ
Even if you made it down to Cornwall to watch for youself, you need to read this report of the momentous series showdown here in home waters.

LEVI

HO’OKIPA STATE OF MIND
Levi Siver is the pro sailors’ favourite wavesailor and most windsurfers’ top-rated rider. John Carter profiled the smooth-sailing, Aloha Classic winner.

BACKYARDS SURVIVAL

BACKYARDS SURVIVAL 101
Even heavy-water specialist Jason Polakow gets himself into trouble from time to time. Alone at Sunset Beach after a serious beatdown at Backyards, the legendary Aussie gives a gripping account of how a pro of his calibre still needed assistance from the North Shore Oahu lifeguards.

CRIBBER

COAST
Our series documenting the best action and most picturesque locations around the British and Irish shorelines feature Neal Gent, Steve Thorpe and Ross Williams taking on the infamous Cornish big-wave spot The Cribbar.


ALL THE TOYS, ALL THE TIME

TEST

BOARD TEST
The ‘wide and thin’ revolution continues with slim-railed, carvy freeride shapes with all the stability benefits of boards 15 litres bigger – and the performance of hulls with 15 litres smaller. We took five of the top contenders for a thorough examination in Egypt.

THE LINEUP INCLUDES:

FANATIC GECKO 120 LTD
JPAUSTRALIA MAGIC RIDE 118
RRD FIRESTORM 120
SIMMER FREEMOVE 120
STARBOARD ATOMIQ 120

SAIL TEST
The performance of rotational freerace sails continues to skyrocket. This time we’ve reviewed 11 of the latest 7.5 no-cams that’ll widen your wind range like never before.

READ REPORTS ON:

ATTITUDE RPM 7.9
EZZY CHEETAH 7.5
GAASTRA SAVAGE 7.8
GOYA NEXUS 7.5
NEILPRYDE HELLCAT 7.7
NORTH E_TYPE 7.8
POINT-7 AC-X 4G 7.5
RRD FIRE 7.6
SIMMER VMAX 7.9
SEVERNE NCX 7.5
TUSHINGHAM T4 7.5

 

102-103 WS334 FINS

FREERIDE FINS BUYERS’ GUIDE
A selection of foils with easy-to-access performance to help you maximise time on the water.

+ PLUS

HIT THE ROAD

CRETE
Pro freestyler Maarten Van Ochten knows Crete like the back of his hand and, luckily for you, he’s unveiled a handy spot guide of the island’s best flat-water finds.

TRAVEL ED

MEDITERRANEAN TRAVEL GUIDE
All the best resorts, spots, clinics and operators for a memorable break in the sun this summer.


TECHNIQUE

PeterHart

FLOP OR FLY
Peter Hart returns with part two of his comprehensive guide to successful tips on jumping and a supplies a few handy case studies of DOs and DON’Ts.

JemHALL334_Draft1

MOVE ON UP
Introducing the first in a new series that welcomes coaching Guru Jem Hall onboard the Windsurf Mag technique team. To kickstart his series, Jem outlines the Carving 360 – that contains some core skills and movements for use elsewhere for your sailing progression.


BOARDSHORTS

LATEST & GREATEST
New brands and all the tastiest toys to tempt you for the coming season.

PEOPLE & PLACES
People to see – and places to see them at!


SITTIN’ ON THE DUNNY

EDITORIAL
Spring is the perfect time to make a new start in your windsurfing approach and the perfect conduit for a better work/life balance.

AFFAIRS OF THE HART
Harty wonders whatever became of Super-X and argues that the sausage-hopping discipline of the past would make windsurfing perfect prime-time TV material.

Get your copy by App or in Print now!

 

Click here to read more: Windsurf Magazine



12Mar/14Off

WELCOME ABOARD JEM HALL

WELCOME ABOARD JEM HALL

RRD_13-4931

MOVE ON UP With Jem Hall

Helping you to become a better – and more motivated – windsurfer is a major aim of this publication. It’s a funny sport. In many other pastimes we’d happily accept that ongoing coaching is part of the process – and fun – of learning. Within windsurfing however, many of us have, perhaps, a little too much pride and, once we’ve passed a beginners’ course, boldly and frankly, blindly, stride forward alone into a world of bad habits and orthapaedic nightmares. 

For decades, Harty and Cribby – and more recently Sam Ross – have graced our pages, imparted wisdom and delivered eureka moments. They all have different styles of delivery to match their clients’ needs. So why, I hear you ask, would we introduce a fourth coach to our ranks? 

Well, you can never have enough input and experience and that’s what we believe you deserve – an all-encompassing spectrum of pointers to maximize your chances at progression and on-water joy. Some of you might be of the view that Jem’s a beasting, bootcamp-running Bosun. (It’s okay – he can’t harm you in print.)

But actually, like all coaches, who ultimately help you to coax your own potential from yourself, baldy’s actually a big sweetie with a much softened style, in fact he’s actually pretty Zen as it happens, grasshopper.

Anyway, we’re looking forward to how his, err, more direct mannerisms might come across loud and clear in these pages! Will we run four tech pages from four coaches in each issue?

No. And what of Lord Cribb? Fear not, he’s still on the team – and not even on the bench – and, in between his fully-booked clinic schedule, is spending some time working on exciting new multimedia formats – that we hope will bring a new dimension to our content mix – and working on new material for our summer editions.

We’ve also got some interesting insight on equipment from a coach’s point-of-view in the pipeline from Guy. For now, read on and see what you can expect from Mr. Hall and what takeaways he has for you until his first in-depth feature. Welcome aboard Jem and here’s to some exciting times ahead for us all! (Ed.)

_DSC0474
_M7E5995
DSC_0158
RRD_13-4931
untitled-1302

YOU ARE THE PILOT
By Jem Hall

Thanks for my introduction and the opportunity to work with the great team at Windsurf Magazine. We’re not working on any specific moves this time out but I want you to think about a few key aspects before we start next time.

There are definitely a lot of preconceptions on how I go about helping people to improve. The most important thing to note is that I’m looking to help people improve, period.

One of my primary beliefs in how to get you to think about your sailing is that YOU are in charge of what you do – you are the pilot. This is an ideal to grasp. It’s up to you and only you to take ownership for your windsurfing improvement – and more importantly enjoyment.

I look to people to think about what it is they CAN control – both on and off the water – and what they should look to focus on during their sessions – and then review this afterwards. So here is your first nugget in my new technique series, ‘you are the pilot and not the passenger’ so please ‘believe and achieve.’

MY APPROACH
Perhaps you’re already considering my approach and coaching philosophy? I genuinely believe the sky’s the limit. And often if it’s the limits we place on ourselves that can stunt our progression. So release that mental handbrake, the negative self dialogue and banish those limits.

To add to the above, I implore people to focus on effective and efficient key windsurf techniques and actions and then apply them across all areas. This combined with a huge helping of self-belief, self-coaching and determination will take you a long way, this underpins my approach to coaching on my clinics and is what I would love to get across to you right now.

WHY ARE YOU READING THIS?
So far you might be thinking ‘okay, enough of the life coaching and psychology lesson’ and you may well be questioning ‘why am I reading this?’

I would then suggest that you are looking at this article and looking to follow this series because you want to get better, or perhaps because you want to have the knowledge of what you can do better to take action to improve.

It’s here that you must understand that you must want to achieve your targets in life, new job, better relationship, happiness as oppose to just needing to achieve them.

Another reason to read this series – and to reiterate some of Sam Ross’s Philosophy – is that I will look to keep it simple so that you have obvious targets to achieve and skills to practice and that this will help you move forward that much easier. 

WS subscribe banner 480px 6

MY STYLE
There will be many different views on how I deliver my coaching and pass on the knowledge that I’ve gained from coaching.

Some might say I have a strong / command style and some would say my approach has softened over the years but what I will do is ‘coach.’ I will challenge you in this series and on my coaching holidays, to question what it is you need to do to get better and what it is you just did. I place the ownership on you to improve, but hey I’m right there with you, and see myself as a facilitator of your learning.

I do set quite high standards and ask that you focus as much as possible as we are all enjoying an amazing sport yet boy is it challenging, and I’m sure my colleagues Guy, Pete and Sam will agree.

When I’m coaching on my clinics I will not cover a move in huge detail as I really want people to feel how it all goes down and just focus on a few key points.

It’s after these experiences that I can then ‘coach’. I believe that repetition is the key and that we have to keep moving and so I like to see people out their on the water in all winds, getting involved, working hard and yet again enjoying themselves with like minded people. 

WHO IS THIS SERIES FOR?
My ‘Move On Up’ series is for people who want to take action and move their sailing forward and are determined to improve their windsurfing skills while having an interesting thought-provoking read.

Whilst this might not be your thing, hold your horses before you turn the page, there’ll also be plenty in here to look at on how can you develop your psychology. Many of my clients come back to me for this reason, apply the coaching principles I utilise to their work and other areas of life.

Where at all possible I’ll look to inspire, educate, entertain and enthuse. Furthermore, I’m not adverse to a bit of humour, though my dry wit might not be up there with the legendary Harty’s …

My words and pages might also be just the elixir to bring you up from a low patch and get you to break on through. I’m highly committed and very enthusiastic and this can be very infectious so whilst you may be reading with a tinge of cynicism, give me a while, practice what I preach and then see if you want to stay tuned.

DAVE WHITE ON JEM

‘Not another bloody windsurf coach … I sail every day it’s windy, blast past my mates, get round the corners and throw a few forwards … just wasted pages if you ask me.’

How crazy that looks to me now in hindsight. So many years wasted doing what I could, rather than what I should.

REWIND
I think I’ve been on a trip with just about every windsurfing coach there is. Harty was my ‘Doc Brown’, but, while he didn’t drive a Delorean, he had to take me back to change the future.

Like many, gybing was something I had to, rather than wanted to do, until he pointed out my assets rather than my failings, although I’ve get to stop him making me say “if I stop I sink” in every video to stress the point.

Opening the arc and using my natural speed soon had me planing out of gybes, and just as he found my answer, he’d find the right formula for success for all.

Life and ambitions move on and soon I ran into Jem Hall just as I was reacquainting myself with wavesailing. I guess timing is everything and, for me, the time wasn’t right, a whistling Boot-Camp Major wasn’t for me.

Now back over to Jem …

IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
That 20/20 hindsight would have come in handy again. I should’ve stolen the whistle and brought him a drink or three rather than wait the two years before taking advantage of his unquestionable passion for coaching.

Yes, the Boot-Camp Major has mellowed, just as I’ve lengthened my harness lines, opened my footstraps and now move my hands to open the sail on the top turn.

‘Wasted pages?’ I don’t think so. Although these pages will come with a wallet warning, no, not a kit list, but for the learning experiences that you’ll crave for more of.  I know first hand, that courses have to take words into actions …

HOW WILL YOU BE GETTING YOUR FIX?

I’ll be delivering my series on these fair pages throughout the year. They’ll then be put on the glorious windsurf.co.uk/technique section to catch up on wherever you may be and for you to review! 

THANKS FOR YOUR FEEDBACK
Hang on I thought I was the coach? Well, I can say that a huge majority of what I’ve learned in windsurf coaching and personal development has come from taking on board amazing feedback from my clients, pro sailors and people I’ve advised – and long may this continue.

So if you want to discuss any of the series or what ever comes to mind then you can:

  • Skype me, my status is displayed on my fab new website jemhall.com
  • Message me on Facebook
  • Email me
  • There’s even talk we will set up a Jem feedback / interactive page on the w’surf site in the future. (Err, yes, perhaps when it’s not too windy or near an issue deadline one day we’ll get round to that. Ed.)

 WHAT’S THE PLAN COACH?
In my ‘Move On Up’ technique series I’ll offer simple but effective tips, skills and drills to help you move your sailing forward. I’ll be focusing mainly on improvers and intermediates but touching on wave stuff to keep you inspired and demo how the basic skills apply to all areas of our great sport. I will set specific goals, so here is the first couple. It’s winter for many, but spring is coming so please Move On Up and get yourself as fit as possible and begin visualising the skills you will be achieving.

First on the menu and the next technique feature will be the 360. What the hell? Well, the sky’s the limit and this shows we can all do something that might be outside of our skillset and prove the mindset we all require to be the ‘Pilots of the water, and not the passengers!’ Believe me, but more importantly, believe in yourself!

RRD boards, wetsuits, softwear, Ezzy sails and Pro Sport Sunblock sponsor Jem Hall. Get him live and direct on one of his highly acclaimed coaching holidays but be quick as they are selling out – check out his fab new site www.jemhall.com for details. You can also follow him on Twitter / Facebook.  

Pics Clive Boden, Dave White, Karel Tyc, Felix Koster, Clark Merritt and James Mellor

LOOK OUT FOR JEM’S FIRST TECHNIQUE FEATURE IN THE UPCOMING, APRIL ISSUE OF WINDSURF!


MORE WINDSURF MAG TECHNIQUE HERE

Click here to read more: Windsurf Magazine

23Dec/13Off

SPORTIF 2014 CLINICS

SPORTIF 2014 CLINICS

3_Peter_Hart_Sportif_Clinic_Brazil_Team

PRESS RELEASE

Sportif 2014 Windsurf Clinics

Thinking of taking a windsurfing coaching holiday? Sportif have announced their programme of clinics for 2014.

There are early booking offers with £50 OFF per person on some dates. But you’ll need to book before 31 December.

Peter Hart Masterclass

Peter Hart has been taking Masterclass groups around the world with Sportif for over 20 years As a former British windsurf champion and leading authority on windsurfing technique with monthly articles for Windsurf Magazine you’ll be in good hands.

Marsa Alam, Red Sea 2-9 April 2014 1 week clinic for intermediates+ – minimum requirement sailing in the harness. General skills – perfect your waterstarts, tacks, gybes & freestyle.

Ialyssos, Rhodes 8-25 June 2014 1 week clinic (int-adv). Stay in 4* Hotel on the beach. right next to the launch and Pro Centre £50 OFF (£25 Land only) Book by 31 Dec 2013.

Mauritius, Indian Ocean November 2014 – 10 days (int-adv). Covering everything from water starts to wave sailing at this tropical beach paradise. Friends & families welcome.

Brazil Jan 2015 10 days (with 7 days coaching) for entry level wave sailing plus general skills Less crowds, more waves. 2014 Full already so sign up for 2015!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
2_Peter_Hart_Sportif_Clinic_Mauritius

Simon Bornhoft Windwise Coaching Holidays

As one of the leading pro coaches, Freestyle and windsurfing endurance champion, author of the RYA Fastfwd, Intermediate & Advanced Windsurfing technique hand books, Simon has also written extensively on technique for many windsurfing magazines.

El Yaque, Margarita 27 January – 07 February 2014 2 weeks at this stunning Caribbean destination for uncrowded February sailing. (Int-Adv). There are only a few spaces left now.

Marsa Alam, Red Sea 19 – 26 March 2014 week flat water/swell coaching (Int-Adv). 24 Sept – 01 Oct 2014 50 OFF (£25 Land only) Book buy 31 Dec 2013.

Moulay, Morocco 18 – 25 April 2014 Learn how to wave sail, jump or loop (Int-Adv). Essaouira, Morocco 8 – 15 May 2014 NEW Easy intro to waves, flat water combi. (Int-Adv).

Alacati, Turkey 7 & 14 June 2014 For improvers – get planing, tacking & gybing.

Sotavento, Canary Islands 5 – 12 July 2014 NEW All round technique tune up with 4* Hotel (Int-Adv). Ideal location to bring friends and family for an excellent beach holiday.

Mauritius, Indian Ocean 20-30 October 2014 10 days of shallow flat water blasting inside the huge Le Morne lagoon and try out the waves on the outer reefs.

4_Sportif_Simon_Borhoft_Sportif_Clinic
5_Simon_Bornhoft_Sportif_Clinic_Mauritius
6_Simon_Bornoft_Sportif_Clinic_Learn_to_Loop

Jem Hall Performance Boost Coaching Holidays

As a qualified Sports Science coach, RRD & Ezzy test team developer & UK Brand Manager  and magazine technique editor, Jem has successfully coached all over the world and produced technique videos. You can join his crew on these dates.

Marsa Alam, Red Sea 5 & 12 March 2014 Move on up to water starts, gybes, tacks, freestyle &jumps. Enhance early planning & speed. (Int-Adv).

Moulay, Morocco 01 & 08 May 2014 NEW! Advance wave clinic staying & sailing in Moulay. Last 1 space on each week now.

Prasonisi, Rhodes 11 & 18 June & 27 Aug 2014 3 x 1 week camps for improvers, intermediates & advanced. Covering tacking, gybing, duck gybes, freestyle, waves, chop hops, speed & looping. Co-coach Rachel Tucker assisting in June – come on you girls! £50 OFF (£25 Land only) Book buy 31 Dec 2013.

Jericoacoara, Brazil Nov/Dec 2014 (10 days) Sublime wave sailing, freestyle and general technique plus infamous nightlife! Pre-register for this hugely popular trip.

7_Jem_Hall_Sportif_Clinic_Moulay_crew
8_Jem_Hall_Sportif_clinic_Mauritius
9_JemHall_Jericoacoara-_Sportif_Wave_clinic

For more information visit sportif.travel or  call +44 (0)1273 844919 or email info@sportif.travel International bookings welcome.

<ENDS>

Click here to read more: Windsurf Magazine

8Nov/13Off

GET £50 OFF JEM HALL 2014 CLINICS!

GET £50 OFF JEM HALL 2014 CLINICS!

3_Moulay_windsurfing_clinic_Wave_sailing_2_Jem_Hall

PRESS RELEASE

Jem Hall 2014 Clinics Announced – £50 OFF if booked by 15 November!

Jem Hall has announced the first dates of his 2014 windsurfing coaching calendar. Favourite flat water and wave sailing destinations are back and include Marsa Alam in the Red Sea, Moulay for May Wave sailing in Morocco and windy Prasonisi on the beautiful Greek Island of Rhodes.

Here’s Jem’s low down on what’s on offer:

Marsa Alam, Red Sea – 5-12 March & 12-19 March 2014
Ultimate Spring tune up for intermediates to Advanced windsurfers. Move on up in water starts, gybes, tacks, freestyle and jumps according to your ability level of the clinic. Enhance your early planing and get blasting at full speed. More >

Moulay, Morocco 1-8 May & 8-15 May 2014
A week of wave sailing and coaching in Morocco from getting out to jumping, to catching waves and riding them in style! More >

Prasonisi, Rhodes 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! More >

Prasonisi, Rhodes 18 – 25 June 2014
Intermediates to Advanced week for those wishing to work on their stance, early planing, faster sailing both upwind and downwind, tacking and gybing techniques. More >

Prasonisi, Rhodes 25 June – 02 July 2014
Intermediates to Advanced week covering Gybing, tacking, stance, freestyle, waves, full speed, jumping and advanced moves such as 360s, freestyle and the elusive forward loop. More >

Each week is limited to 10 places with booking already being taken.

1_Jem_Hall_2014_windsurfing_clinic_advanced_rhodes_640
2_Moulay_windsurfing_clinic_Jem_Hall
3_Moulay_windsurfing_clinic_Wave_sailing_2_Jem_Hall
4_Morocco_wave_windsurfing_clinic_moulay_3_Jem_Hall
5_Morocco_wave_windsurfing_clinic_moulay_jump_Jem_Hall
11_Jem_Hall_2014_windsurfing_clinic_freestyle_coaching_prasonisi_640
12_Jem_Hall_2014_windsurfing_clinic_jumping_coaching_prasonisi_640

To get you booking, Sportif are offering £50 OFF per person (£25 land only packages) if you book by 15 November 2015 – so hurry!

To book call Sportif on +44(0)1273 844919 or see www.sportif.travel

<ENDS>

Click here to read more: Windsurf Magazine

2Aug/13Off

Moulay – went off

Hi, hope you are all well and getting in some ocean realignment and keeping those fitness fires burning. I have been howling at the moon and consulting witch doctors to get it to blow in the UK, and across Europe, during my time at home so lets hope this bears fruit for you.

This blog is a brief heads up to say that Moulay served up a big helping of Magic as we were blessed with 4 - 6 days of wind and waves per week. Both my crews really charged hard and were seriously up for a lot of fun and to move on up in jumps, rides and rotations. I had an argument with my boom and lost and so got 2 stitches in my face but on the plus side I did enjoy re-learning how to cheese roll, and carried on with my action plan of jumping higher and hitting the lip later (er or it hitting me) .... Huge respect and thanks to both weeks of clients and please may they remember to shout 'BOOM' every time they hit the lip : )

I would also like to show you the pics from the trip and thank Clive Boden for his pics and videoing (to appear in a video later in the year). Plus I would like to highlight future clinics that are avaialble to book; Moulay 2014 is confirmed as taking place on May 1 - 15, and whilst we are here Marsa Alam, Egypt is on March 5th and 12th for 2014.

Coming up we have the NWF in late August (national watersports festival) with a whole of fun on offer and the opportunity to do some racing, party hard and check out all the water toys that are out there - get involved and I will see you there. Now you all know about how I rant and rave as to just how good the RRD Firemove is well their is now yet another fantastic review on this board in the June Issue of Windsurf Magazine on the RRD 130 Firemove so get a mag and check it out please. For you social media types can I ask that you follow me on twitter @jemhallcoach and please LIKE my new Jem Hall Coach facebook page - or I will feel all left out : (

Lastly, I am just back from a fab trip to Surfers Paradise in Varberg, Sweden which is well documented on my facebook pages and on their Blog. I was very well looked after and met alot of super friendly people in this meccca of watersports for Sweden, which is home to one of the biggest and best watersports shops in Scandinavia. Enjoy the Summer and live life with passion, Jem XX Just a few more pics - oh go on then : )

Click here to read more: The Jem Hall Blog

15Jul/13Off

SPORTIF MAURITIUS CLINIC & SPECIAL OFFERS

SPORTIF MAURITIUS CLINIC & SPECIAL OFFERS

Sportif_luxury_hotels_Beach_Mauritius_Le_Morne_Paradis

PRESS RELEASE.
Sportif say Mauritius is probably the best windsurfing destination in the world and that is why Peter Hart, Simon Bornhoft and Jem Hall run clinics there every year.  The huge lagoon and easily accessible reefs offer a range of flat water and wave conditions, ideal for beginners to experts. “It’s the perfect place to crack waterstarts” says Peter Hart, “as for who will enjoy the sailing, it’s everyone from first time gybers to the most ardent wave heads”.

Jem Hall has been running clinics to Mauritius for the last 5 years and has this to say about conditions. “The wind is side shore from the left giving flat water plus a variety of different wave breaks offering everything including bump and jump, small waves and world class wave sailing. A veritable skate park, flat water downwind, small waves / bump ‘n’ jump in front of the centre.
Out to little reef for cross on waves and some jumping & riding or out to the legendary Manawa for smooth cross-off, down-the-line pure frontside joy. Winds are great for progressing from 5.8 to 4.7 weather and average 70% planing days over last 3 clinics!”

With Simon Bornhoft you’ll receive a Windwise pre-course pack with fitness and preparation advice, coaching video playback, on and off water feedback. Simon says, “We’ve been to Mauritius since 2007 and it’s a real gem! Easy launching, cross-shore left to right winds and warm water, plus some truly fabulous waves to suit every level.”

 

Sportif_Peter_Hart_Windsurfing_Clinic_Mauritius_600x431

 

Sportif say the hotels are located on the finest beaches in the Indian Ocean, where non-windsurfing partners, friends and family can also relax. There are also a choice of 5* luxury hotels with the new St Regis just a few minutes’ walk along the beach.  For best value, choose the newly refurbished, 3*+ Indian Resort and Spa Hotel. Located right on the beach at Le Morne, you’ll have the benefit of the first class Mistral windsurf and kitesurf centre in the hotel grounds and be located right next to the lagoon launch area. Here you can rent the latest 2013 Fanatic and Mistral boards and North sails or take flexible windsurf instruction from 1 hour to full weekly courses with discounts on offer for combi rental and instruction packages.

1 week in the new refurbished Indian Resort Hotel and Spa including flights from £1,275 half board with upgrade to a 5* luxury hotel from £400. The 5*Deluxe St Regis Mauritius has offers saving up to £800 with free nights. 1 week half board departing on 13 September 2013 starts at £1,899 including return flights plus Sportif’s ‘meet & greet’ transfer service.

 

Sportif_Indian_Resort_Spa_Hotel_Le_Morne_Mauritius_800x532

One of the best ways to enjoy the conditions and improve your windsurfing, say Sportif, is to join one of their clinics. Peter Hart, Simon Bornhoft and Jem Hall will be escorting providing expert tuition on 10 day coaching holidays to Mauritius in the autumn. Some weeks are already booked up with additional weeks filling fast right now.

Mauritius Clinic Dates 2013:  Jem Hall (22 September– 02 October 2013), Simon Bornhoft (20-30 October 2013) and Peter Hart (20-30 November 2013). If you would like to join the minimum standard is planing in the straps and harness on a 120ltr board.

To book call Sportif on +44(0)1273 844919 or see online for details. www.sportif.travel.

Click here to read more: Windsurf Magazine

11Jul/13Off

JEM HALL MAURITIUS CLINICS

JEM HALL MAURITIUS CLINICS

MAURITIUS JEM AHLL CLINIC SPORTIF 2013

 

PRESS RELEASE

Achieve your personal windsurfing goals in Mauritius, the performance-boosting venue.

The windsurfing in Mauritius has absolutely everything you could need, flat water on the inside and a variety of different wave breaks will give you the opportunity to choose your playground.

From gybing to wavesailing you are sure to progress whilst windsurfing in Mauritius and enjoying all the luxuries of the Indian Resort Hotel.

Join us in this fantastic location from September 22nd – October 2nd

Contact Sportif Travel on +44(0)1273 844919 Email phil@sportif.travel

Click here to read more: Windsurf Magazine

11Jun/13Off

Marvellous Marsa In March

Good morning, I sincerely hope we are all loving the joys of spring. People always say to me "will you always live mainly in England?" and I say a resounding yes. I love to have a base where I can see my family and friends and I love many factors about living in Southsea; such as the changing of the seasons, and in some sort of mascohistic way the will it won't it frustration of just when the wind and / or waves will appear and let us enjoy them to the max, but then I think all windies have to love this in some way or they will quit our great sport. I am reflecting on this after getting back from Marvellous Marsa in late March and have really enjoyed spending about 6 weeks at home hammering the office work, going ape in the gym and getting so excited every time I can get out for a sail, and of course seeing family and friends and enjoying the odd refreshment or 2 .. steady now. The beauty of seasons and the changing of the temps can be crazy this time of year, a few Sundays back I was getting 'Ice Cream (freezing hands)' whilst out on my Fire move and 6.5 cheetah and then 5 days later it was like summer .. 3.2 suit, no boots and totally cozy. Now the salesman in me would say you can remove some of the randomness and frustration of our Northern European wind cycles by booking on an overseas coaching holiday right now, and this is strongly advised as yes, you guessed what I would say next, they are selling out fast!! This newsletter is to give you some news from Marvellous Marsa and to let you know I am off to Magical Moulay next, plus I will round up any other interesting news. CLINIC NEWS: PRASONISI, RHODES - BOOK NOW, Wind and Warmth await you: I have the last few places available in Perfect Prasonisi, SOLD OUT NOW Rhodes has many benefits: Reliable winds Flat water for fundamentals Wave beach for onshore action Warm water Warm air and wind temps Easy flight with relatively short and easy transfer Long sailing day Very well equipped and friendly windsurf centre Good for all; singles, couples and groups DAMN - it has to be good as this venue has my equal highest return rate of my lovely ripping windsurfers : ) Perfect Punta San Carlos in Beautiful Baja I will let the fab new video from Clive 'El Toro' Boden give you an idea of the joy that awaits here. 4 places left on my second coaching week there from August 17 to 24. Magnificent Mauritius This is now booking steadily and offers a fantastic hotel in a stunning location with world class sailing over a variety of water states from flat water, to bump n jump, to small waves and then the piece de resistance of pure down the line joy on the outer reef at Manawa. The Mauritius coaching holiday is great for working on a range of skills from gybes to jumps, to rides and tricks. It is also fab for bringing non sailing partners, or water babies who wish to learn or improve in windsurfing, kiting (gulp) or SUPing. It is that time of year where a lot of the competitions are taking place both nationally and internationally. The PWA (professional windsurfers association) have already kicked off with their freestyle event in Austria and they got wind and a result. If you have some available screen time it can be quite interesting to watch the live feed over on the PWA site, hear the commentary and watch the live ticker of updated results, they have some a long way in this area and are to be strongly applauded. Playing now is the PWA slalom in Korea and as the first slalom event of the year I will be definitely flying the flag for my RRD team mates, Antoine Albeau and Julien Quentel (the french flyers), the huge character of Finian Maynard and our new Israel Importer for RRD, Arnon 'hands like dinner plates' Dagan. If you fancy a bit more low key racing and to support a fantastic event then look no further than this years National Watersports Festival (NWF) held at Hayling Island on August 30 - Sept 1. This event is organised by the tireless and hugely inspirational Allan Cross and sees people come together from all over the UK, and Europe too, to race, have fun, socialise and support the joy that is watersports. Next up for GB and Ireland is the wave comps, courtesy of the BWA (British Wavesailing Assoc.) kicking off in Rhosneigr on 17-19 May and then they race across to Brandon Bay, Ireland for the next event. Competition is for all levels from first timers, to ladies to juniors, to amateurs to masters and finally to pros, get involved. Marvellous Marsa, way back in March, was fantastic and this resort grows on both my clients and I every year. The sailing area is fantastic with it's variety of water states and huge open spaces, the centre and the hotel have a very chilled vibe and I would say that the staff in centre are amongst the best in the world so a huge thanks to Ivan, Snezha, Mahmoud and Abdel Munsef. My crew of rippers on both weeks were on fine form and worked incredibly hard to improve, and drink all the rum on party nights, and they all bonded so well and the camaraderie was huge as clients from all over Europe came together to take their sailing to a new level. However, they did not embrace my no harness challenge, (pics on Facebook) with the exception of Felix Koster who took it head on by completing 10 reaches with no harness with tacks, 360 attempts and gybes interspersed. He did this as a bit of a photo shoot fun but it still inspired me to go and have some of this for myself and I nailed 12 reaches with body drags, 360s and duck gybes thrown in for good measure, using the Firemove made it a whole lot easier of course. So this year please aim to do at least 2 reaches without a harness on and planing in the straps and then build from that, it is great for your technique and your fitness, feels amazing and is a real eye opener!! Right then I better get my toys and speedos together as my Moulay, Morocco wave camps await. I am really looking forward to bonding even more with my RRD wave cult quads and Ezzy Elites as I can honestly honestly say they (and my new fitness regime) have really allowed me to improve and develop all aspects of my sailing. Let the carnage begin as my wave rippers get their first rides, bash some lips, jump higher and I'm sure their will be a few banging out there first forwards : ) Carpe Diem - 'If you always do what you have always done, then you will always get what you have always got' Tony Robbins, worlds leading personnel development coach. Big love to you all, Enjoy, Jem X Ps I am So so over the moon to get the inside cover contents pic in the May Edition of Windsurf Magazine (UK), big thanks to Dave White for his fab night shot taken in Big Bay, Cape Town, and to my sponsors RRD and Ezzy. PPS Thanks to Karel Tyc for these fab pics and to Andy 'Tominator' Tomlinson at Crucial Projects for his recent design work : ) MORE News and Updates on my Twitter page And of course I am on facebook for great pics, news and banter and I now have a new JemHallCoachfacebook page which will be getting more and more interactive in the future, and yes my new website is very delayed but it is coming - too busy sailing, selling, coaching and training : )

Click here to read more: The Jem Hall Blog

31May/13Off

Jem to sweden surfers

Jem Hall, our RRD international Coach, is off on his travels again and has this to tell us about his Scandanavian adventure ..

‘Yeeha – Sweden here I come, next Friday from 7th – 9th June I will be at Surfers Paradise RRD shop in Varberg to hand out inspiration, technique tips and tuning hints for all who attend, looking forward to it and hope to see lots of Vikings there : ) ‘

The post Jem to sweden surfers appeared first on RRD International - Boards and Accessories.

Click here to read more: RRD International - Boards and Accessories » Windsurf