El Medano Freeride Bay & Optional Waves
WHAT YOU GET
A bespoke course and holiday for intermediate to advanced/intermediate windsurfers looking to build skills and confidence in Freeride and Freewave conditions.
El MEDANO Tenerife
3 - 10 Feb 2024
Style: Freewave + Freeride
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Availability: Limited spaces
Coach: Simon Bornhoft
Price from: £1299.00
Based on shared room & excluding flights
£399.00 for Non-windsurfers
£199.00 Single supplement
WHAT TO EXPECT
MASTER FREEWAVE SKILLS
Gybe variations + Jump + Ride
location and conditions
Conditions: Freeride bay, bump & jump + optional waves
Water state: Flat water bay, rolling swell and waves
Wind direction: NE
Wind strength: F4+
Sail range: 4.0-7m
Windsurf centre: TWS including Severne kit
Course criteria: Waterstart + sail sub 130L board
Non-windsurfing partner rating:
Other activities: Foiling, Winging, SUPing, eBiking and we’ll take you to some fabulous places to eat.
Freewave + Foiling + Biking + Fab food
WHY EL MEDANO
A WINTER adventure
Situated on the south western tip of Tenerife, El Medano is the perfect winter warm-up and training location.
It’s a huge bay and a famous windsurfing spot, making it the number one short-haul winter destination to develop Freewave skills and have a real adventure too.
On the water
Ideal for the intermediate to advanced windsurfers, looking to build confidence and a wider skills base.
Off the water
Stunning ocean-view and accommodation, tasty tapas and Dorado beer. There’s plenty multi-activity back up, should the wind be light.
A GREAT WINTER ESCAPE
Windsurfing + Multi-sports
master your freewave skills…
YOU CAN LEARN THIS!
Plenty more to do
You’ll never be bored
KEEPING EVERYONE HAPPY
Non-windsurfing partners are very welcome on Windwise trips.
Whether it’s checking out the vibrant local El Medano town which has a relaxed vibe, or enjoy a good book whilst lounging on a sun bed- it’s a great place for a sunny winter escape.
There’s plenty of additional adventures and activities including:
What our friends say
learning with WINDWISE
Simon Bornhoft’s expert experience, 1-2-1 guidance and the proven Windwise Skills Training System provides the very best in professional coaching.
WANT TO IMPROVE?
We’ve got it covered!
WHAT you'll get
Trust the system
Look, lean and be more Warrior
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El Medano Freewave experience
Windwise expertise throughout your holiday, all at a pace to suit you.
What level do you need to be
If you’re used to sailing a sub 130L board, you’ll be fine in El Medano. If you sail 85-115L boards, you’ll want to stay forever!
How do we teach
Flexible teaching method
Our approach to guarantee a professional coaching experience that includes:
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Become the best you can be
PROVEN TO RAISE your LEVEL
We’re here to help you
SKILLS WE COVER
Nothing Beats 1-2-1 Feedback
Find out what you really should be working on…
the windwise warrior
Freeride or wave skills
We’ll develop the fundamental Windwise skills, that are the DNA of windsurfing progression. We’ll help you learn it and use it for your level of sailing.
Become better looking!
How to create your ultimate counterbalance.
Specific consistent foot & hand placements
BE MORE WARRIOR
Learn the DNA of how to turn a board
ENHANCE YOUR '7'
Learn how to truly use body mechanics
SKILLS & DRILLS
Rig@90 + Talk to the mic + Rig rotators + Upwind downwinders
a typical day
how does the day work
Each day rips
Action packed with Windwise skills and drills to suit your needs, increase your knowledge and abilities together with loads of personal attention to get the most out of your time on the water.
WELCOME TO WINDWISE
Always a really great fun week and lots to do
eat sleep live
El Medano Life
El Médano town is a typically Spanish in its look and feel with fabulous great value eateries with plenty of fresh local fish, tasty tapas, local beers, Vino De Casa to refuel at the end of the day.
We base ourselves in some stunning beachside accommodation with breathtaking views over the bay.
This provides a really convenient base for breakfasts, socials and that wonderful après windsurfing feel, whilst being just 50mtrs from the TWS windsurfing centre.
Winter sun and wind
Great apre’s windsurfing
What's it like
You’ll experience the best possible coaching in one of the windsurfing Meccas in the Canaries.
The town is the sort of place you can stroll through and enjoy little bars, cafes and relax with a sunset beer after a full day on the water.
Traveling alone or with a partner
Whether you’re flying solo or sharing the experience this trip works really well and offers a really great place to hang out and be as social as you like.
LOS BALOS Apartments
Situated just a fins throw from the TWS windsurfing centre, Los Balos is an iconic set of apartments right next to the TWS windsurfing centre and only a 5 min walk into El Medano town.
We love these three bedroom, self-catering apartments with kitchen facilities, large living space and simply stunning balcony views.
Los Balos is where we sleep, have breakfast and enjoy post sail beers, team talks, video playback, communal breakfasts and the odd ‘cook off’.
Surf, SUP Bike & more
As well as the truly stunning windsurfing location with the amazing backdrop of Mount Tide, we have loads of optional extras if we need to take a day off the water.
Adventures on and off the water
Freeride blasting in the bay and then a mix of conditions depending on the swell. It’s a great place to develop your overall ability, get introduced to surf, ride some easy waves and gain more confidence and skills.
We use the superbly well stocked and manage TWS windsurfing centre that we’ve used over 10 year.
A PERFECT WINTER ESCAPE
Enjoy Freeride, Freewave and land based options
IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK
We’ll help you through, out, on and in the waves
Flatter water and waves
What to expect
Whilst the windiest time for the Canaries is mid summer, it is still a very popular winter location – it’s about the only shorthaul flight location that gives you a decent chance of wind – especially when the trade winds kick in.
Wind direction: Side shore port tack (left to right)
Conditions: Freeride + small + medium waves (depending on swell)
Sail sizes: 4.0-6.5m (When the trades are in 4.0-5.3m)
Board sizes: 95-150L depending on your level
What about rescue
The TWS centre has rescue cover for those who sail within the designated area.
EL MEDANO BAY
THE OFFICE @ TWS
Straight off from the TWS centre is a huge windsurfing beach which is famous for flatter water on the inside and luscious rolling swell out back.
El Medano ‘Main beach’It’s basically our office for the week and depending on conditions, we’ll either be Freeriding in the bay, or, if the wind and waves are working, it’s a great place for an introduction to launching through very manageable small beach waves and moving your windsurfing on to another level.
Break that blast & gybe plateau
It’s the sort of place and type of Windwise course where we look to expand a whole your range of really useful skills, rather than focus on just trying to fine tune your gybes.
THE HARBOUR WALL
About 300m upwind of the main beach sailing area in El Medano is the Harbour Wall, which is a super easy point break.
This means not having to sail out through white water, just nip round past the break and then ride the wave in.
When the conditions are right there’s down-the-line style riding, plus a stunning downwinder back to base.
If you want to head even further upwind around the headland, there’s Cabezo beach which is where they’ve held PWA wave events.
PLEASE READ THROUGH
Below is a list of everything you need to know about your holiday in Tenerife.
Go step-by-step through everything and use it as a checklist: Flights – Transfers – Accommodation – Communications – What to Bring.
1 . BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS
flights & transfers
3 – 10 feb 2024
Dept: 09.20 – Arr: 13.50
Dept: 19.50 – Arr: 23.30
Meet up in the luggage conveyor belt area. Simon will have windsurfing kit with me so easy to spot!
We’ll then head to Los Balos in group taxis
If you’re not on the group flight, just grab a taxi to Los Balos. Access is available early evening.
It is compulsory to have third-party and personal insurance for the duration of the course, covering injury to self and others.
Travel insurance is also recommended to cover any possible issues that may arise.
RYA insurance definitely does not cover you overseas for rental gear, third party accidental cover or kit damage.
HIRE KIT INSURANCE
Some holiday companies will cover you for kit insurance whilst others won’t. TWS also have a local insurance you can take out with Safety Tool.
If you don’t already have third-party windsurfing insurance, you can contact Insure4Sport for year-round cover. We don’t have any financial arrangement, but many of our clients have used them for both 3rd Party & Kit Damage.
3. WHAT TO BRING
PACK TO BE ACTIVEBoard, beach and bike gear
YOUR CHECK LIST
Dietary & health needs
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or health issues we need to know about.
Payments and Balances
- Please complete the form and enter details into all necessary fields including names of all persons attending be they windsurfers or non-windsurfers, family or friends. You can add any medical details, allergies or questions in the comments box at the next stage.
- You can secure your place with a 50% deposit of your total holiday price.
- The balance will be due 12 weeks in advance of departure.
- When booking within 12 weeks of departure a full balance is payable.
- You must have holiday insurance including 3rd party windsurfing cover when attending the course.
- Windwise will do its best to ensure your safety and enjoyment on the water.
- There will be times when you’re being coached individually, in a group or free sailing. Plus there are times when you’re free sailing.
- You are required to sail responsibly, within the designated areas and keep to the internationally recognised sailing and windsurfing rules of the sea.
- If for any reason, Simon Bornhoft is unable to attend, your Windwise course and holiday will go ahead with an alternative Windwise coach.
- Any dispute before, during or after the holiday will be held under UK law in the UK.