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28Oct/14Off

Ocean Elements 2014

They are also running a 10% off beach holiday deals at the moment so head to their website here: https://www.alpineelements.co.uk/beach-holidays.html

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28Oct/14Off

OCEAN ELEMENTS 10% OFF

OCEAN ELEMENTS 10% OFF

OCEAN ELEMENTS 10% OFF

PRESS RELEASE:

OCEAN ELEMENTS 10% OFF ALL BEACH HOLIDAYS UNTIL 3rd NOVEMBER

We have had an absolutely amazing summer here at Ocean Elements which is summarised pretty nicely in this video.  From getting the new Tushingham Bolt, Starboards Atom and setting up Vassiliki first beachside webcam the 2014 season has been awesome.

For the 2015 summer season we already have some very exciting plans which include brand windsurf and sailing equipment, a new specialist sailing centre, mountain bikes and guides in all our centres plus much more!  For more information and deals about summer 2015 visit our website:  www.alpineelements.co.uk/beach-holidays/greece-holiday-deals

Our Beach Club holidays promise a world of adventure and pure relaxation in our beautiful beach-front hotels. Our beach-front locations are full of the latest windsurf kit, sailing dinghies, mountain bikes, SUP’s and more – with RYA tuition included. Our clubs allow you to relax and enjoy some well-earned ‘me’ time, or be as active as you like.

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31Jul/14Off

MICRO GUIDE – VASSILIKI, GREECE

MICRO GUIDE - VASSILIKI, GREECE

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The beautiful unspoilt village of Vassiliki is world renowned for its phenomenal location with ideal windsurfing conditions 

for all levels.

Season: End of May – October

Why Go?: One of the best spots in Europe! Fantastic weather, superb and predictable wind, beachfront hotel with pool, loads of activities included – for free!

Wind Factor: Katabatic wind (called ‘Eric’) Morning: Force 1-2. Rising to Force 4-7 in the afternoon.

Riding on Offer: Gentle on-shore and flat water in the mornings, ideal for complete beginners and improvers. Strong thermal cross-shore (force 4-6+) and some chop in the afternoons, perfect for intermediates and all the way up to highly advanced.

Flight Factor: You can fly from London Gatwick to Preveza in just over 3 hours. Then it’s a short coach transfer direct to Vassiliki (no ferry!).

Where to Stay: 

The Surf Hotel Beach Club: Beachfront hotel. Own pool. Pool Bar. Second Floor Sky Bar with best view of Vassiliki Bay!

OR

Club Vass Hotel: based at the club (on the beach), Andromeda for villa style studios/apartments 5 minutes from the club and beachfront luxury Aktes Villas, next to Club Vass. Early booking recommended!

Local Centres, Tuition and Equipment:

Club Vass Huge range of BRAND NEW kit for 2014 from Fanatic, Starboard and Severne, all expertly rigged on 100% carbon masts (including skinnies).

FREE full tuition program for Club Vass guests, with the highest qualified team of instructors anywhere, including top UK freestylers (Max Rowe, Colin Dixon and Marco Wedele to name a few).

Also Pro-coach clinics available with use of hi-tech tuition aids including GoPro video cams and Headzone. Kids’ Clubs, crèche and full kids’ windsurfing program with dedicated kids’ instructors and kit. 

Ocean Elements (Surf Hotel Beach Club)

A great selection of 100 boards and sails from Starboard and Tushingham, rigged with RDMs and skinny booms.

For 2014, increased Kode, iSonic, Flare and junior fleets AND fully-cammed X-15s. Free use of ALL equipment and FREE RYA tuition in a friendly, inclusive environment.

 


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Catering for first time beginners through to advanced carving, loops and all levels of freestyle – tuition for everyone. Use of SUPs, Dinghies, Kayaks and Mountain Bikes is also included along with amazing Kids Clubs. Powerboating tuition available.

Flat Day Fun: Vassiliki town has plenty of traditional tavernas, tourist restaurants around the harbour, more local eateries nearby, a good selection of bars, pizza houses, and a brilliant Greek sweet shop.

Well stocked mini markets near the hotels and on the edge of town. Car and bike/scooter hire, mountain biking, SUPs, Powerboating Courses, Sailing.

Scuba courses available. Tavernas, ice cream shops, sunbathing (27˚C – 38.5˚C!).


Local Contacts

Ocean Elements Holidays
oceanelements.com
sales@oceanelements.com
020 3468 5840


Club Vass Active Holidays
clubvass.com
info@clubvass.net
0844 463 0191


Agents

Planet Windsurf Holidays
planetwindsurfholidays.com
+44 (0)1273 921 001

Sportif Travel
sportif.travel
+44 (0)1273 844919
info@sportif.travel

International bookings welcome

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7Jul/14Off

TUSHINGHAM BOLT AT OCEAN ELEMENTS VASSILIKI CLUB

TUSHINGHAM BOLT AT OCEAN ELEMENTS VASSILIKI CLUB

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PRESS RELEASE

TUSHINGHAM BOLT ARRIVES AT OCEAN ELEMENTS VASSILIKI CLUB

Ocean Elements are pleased to announce the arrival of the Tushingham Bolt at our Vassiliki Beach Club.

The Bolt has been introduced by Tushingham as a brand new concept of freeride sail.

A small clip from Ocean Elements Vassiliki Beach Club.

The Tushingham Bolt At Ocean Elements from Ocean Elements on Vimeo.

Read our Review of the new Tushingham Bolt on our Blog: 

This sail range changes design with size, with a 4 batten lightweight sail in the lower size range to a twin cam powerhouse in the large sail sizes.

We have already rigged the 5 batten Freeride and twin cam Freerace Bolt ready for guests to use on their watersports holiday in the Greek Islands.

We really like the idea of one sail range that does it all, along with the look and construction The Bolt it is becoming a favourite amongst both our guests and staff.

With improved materials, the sail is super durable and the simple added features, such as the pulley tack system, makes rigging and tuning really easy.

Here in Vassiliki we have tested the Bolt in the light onshore winds, as well as in the hectic cross-shore, and the sail always feels in control and balanced in a massive range of wind strengths.

Experience the Bolt for yourself on windsurfing holiday with Ocean Elements at our range of Beach Clubs in the Greek Islands with free RYA tuition included!

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23May/14Off

OCEAN ELEMENTS – EXCLUSIVE READER DISCOUNT

OCEAN ELEMENTS - EXCLUSIVE READER DISCOUNT

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PRESS RELEASE

Ocean Elements are pleased to offer Windsurf Magazine readers an EXCLUSIVE saving of up to 10% off our watersports holidays to Greece. 

Our Summer holidays are the perfect holidays for families, groups and couples, offering something for everyone.

We have a range of activities available as well as FREE kids clubs to keep the little ones entertained and give parents some me-time, or more time out on the water.

From ‘Start Windsurfing’ for novice sailors to Intermediate and Expert lessons and courses including use of harnesses, foot-straps, water starts, carve gybes and tricks.

Our RYA Centres give you the freedom to make use of professional tuition and equipment for no extra charge! We have bases in some of the best resorts in Europe and NEW windsurf kit for 2014.

Windsurfing holidays in Vassiliki this June start from only £479pp including flights, transfers and catered accommodation.

For more information visit OCEANELEMENTS.COM

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28Apr/14Off

OCEAN ELEMENTS USED WINDSURFING GEAR SALE

OCEAN ELEMENTS USED WINDSURFING GEAR SALE

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PRESS RELEASE

OCEAN ELEMENTS SECONDHAND GEAR SALE

Travel Operator

Ocean Elements have a large selection of secondhand windsurfing equipment for sale, with gear including Tushingham kit (booms and sails) and boards from Starboard ranging between £30 – £550.

Contact Graham Goddard on + 44 203 355 6695 for more information.

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6Mar/14Off

WANTED – OPERATIONS MANAGER IN GREECE WITH OCEAN ELEMENTS

WANTED - OPERATIONS MANAGER IN GREECE WITH OCEAN ELEMENTS

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PRESS RELEASE

An exciting role to join a young but fast-moving and highly reputable water sports holiday brand Ocean Elements of long establish Tour Operator Alpine Elements.

The Operations Manager reports directly to the Managing Director and will be responsible for leading the Company’s exciting Beach programme and its future development, whilst ensuring the smooth running of all four existing Beach Clubs with a team of 60-70 hospitality staff, instructors and managers in Greece.

A very varied role which has challenging duties one might expect of starting and running a business in its own right. Duties will range from operational set up to staff management, reporting, overseeing the finance department, supplier contracting, client relations, (customer service) and quality control.

You will be a natural leader and motivator who will take charge of a growing team and inspire them to have a passion for what they do, and in the delivery of a seamless service. You will be a good communicator and have a head for problems and business, be self-reliant, dependable and resourceful. You will be able to stand on your own two feet, take control of tricky situations and perform you tasks diligently at all times.

You will ensure that all problems within your resort are dealt with quickly and efficiently, display a good work ethic and not be shy of “putting in the hours” when required.

Prospects
Joining the Company (now) at this pivotal stage of business growth will lead to excellent prospects and career development opportunities. This is a very satisfying role, and one that will require a highly experienced, driven and organised person. It will come with career progression proportionate to the work put in.

Location
Depending on the candidate, this role can either be UK based with significant overseas travel or entirely Greek based. The role could also be split between the two countries on a seasonal basis – Greece summer, UK Winter.

Company History
Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium size tour operator specialising in summer and winter activity holidays. The Group takes over 20,000 clients away each year. The Company is seeking to expand their programme in Greece with current capacity of 3000 clients per summer over 3 hotels in Lefkada offering water sports at their RYA Training Centres.

Skills

  • Experience in Water front Management, overseas Beach Clubs or similar
  • Experience with  Hotel Management
  • RYA instructor qualifications are preferable but not essential
  • A clear understanding of how a Beach Club or Centre works with regard to hotels     management, RYA instructional programmes, RYA regulations and safety.
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Clear communicator, high organisational skills
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety, food hygiene at kitchen / hotel level
  • Strong problem solving skills & excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines, often under pressure, not shy of putting in the hours
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively as a member of the team and proactively contribute to company goals

Package

Basic salary: £35,000 + bonus potential (based on performance, revenues, budgets)
Car and accommodation (Greece), mobile phone, travel expenses (Greece) and insurance provided.

Depending on the candidate, this role can either be UK based with significant overseas travel or entirely Greek based. The role could also be split between the two countries on a seasonal basis – Greece summer, UK Winter.

Permanent position.

Please send your CV with a cover letter to Joanna Stepak joanna@alpineelements.co.uk

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23Sep/13Off

JAMIE DRUMMOND VASSILIKI AUGUST 2013 ACTION

JAMIE DRUMMOND VASSILIKI AUGUST 2013 ACTION

JAMIE DRUMMOND VASSILIKI AUGUST 2013 ACTION

UK Freestyler Jamie Drummond collected this footage from some peak-season sessions at Vassiliki, Greece, using his MUVI No Proof No Glory camera.

Jamie Drummond Vassiliki August 2013 from Jamie Drummond on Vimeo.

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20Mar/13Off

100 Loops for W4CR

A couple of years ago Sam Ross and John Palmer set about the slightly crazy task of performing 100 forwards in one day for W4CR, now the baton has been passed onto Jamie Drummond, who will attempt the same feat for the same cause this year.
Jamie will aim to complete his loops on (or around, wind dependent!) the 15th of June out in Vassiliki Bay. Alongside his mammoth challenge Ocean Elements will be holding a sunrise SUP cruise around the bay for all of their guests, check out all the information and donate to W4CR (Watersports 4 Cancer Research) here.
The previous challenge saw Sam Ross and John Palmer taking on 50 loops each, but now Jamie is going for 100 all by himself! Check out how Sam and John got on below…

W4CR 50 loop challenge from John Palmer on Vimeo.

There’s also a few rumours of speedos again, which is more than a little concerning! Good luck Jamie, from all the Boards team.
Jamie Drummond

Jamie Drummond

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19Mar/13Off

Esso Sesho with Jamie Drummond

Jamie Drummond ventures out into the cold for one of his final British winter windsurfs before he jets off to start the season with Ocean Elements in Greece. Here’s a couple of shots and some words from Jamie, check out his blog here for more!

“Cold conditions in the UK at the moment – winter just doesn’t want to relinquish its grip and there is even talk of snow at Easter! Luckily I won’t be around for that as I fly to Greece two weeks today. I’m really looking forward to getting back on the water in Vass, but in the meantime, here’s a few shots from a recent session at the Esso Garage on Hayling Island. It was absolutely freezing! I might have to invest in some winter boots :p”

All images courtesy of Mr. Josh Guard Eames Esq.

Jamie Drummond
Jamie Drummond
Jamie Drummond

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