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Windsurfing holiday and clinics in Prasonisi, Greece - Huge sandy flat water bay and optional waves

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what YOU GET

A truly fabulous Freeride windsurfing heaven with stunning flat water with perfect conditions for learning. Blue Zone food and wonderful post sail socials.    

Plus of course our fully engaging Windwise course and holiday for intermediates looking to improve their Freeride level.

  • 7 nights Prasonisi Centre Hotel (B&B)

  • Severne windsurfing kit hire

  • Group airport transfers (1.5hrs)

  • Daily beach transfers (15 mins)

the coaching

  • Full Windwise Skills Training System

  • Pro quality photo & video analysis

  • Group & 1-2-1 coaching sessions

     

  • Windwise socials & local knowledge

  • Guaranteed progression & enjoyment

Prasonisi Package

Travel dates:
24 - 31 Aug 2024 (1 place)
28 Sept - 5 Oct 2024 (Sold out)
Style: Freeride
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Availability: Contact us ASAP
Coach: Simon Bornhoft
Price from: £1499.00

Based on shared room & excluding flights

  £499.00 for Non-windsurfers

  £199.00 Single supplement

WHAT TO EXPECT

Prason’easy!

Super flat, easy blasting conditions and gybertorium

location and conditions

Conditions: Very flat water + wave beach
Water state: Flat, flat, flat!
Wind direction: Meltemi  – Slightly cross off shore
Wind strength: F3-6
Sail range: 4-7m

Windsurf centre: Severne / Fanatic

Course criteria: Sail upwind on sub 150L board

Non-windsurfing partner rating: Quiet beach chill out

Other activities: Foiling, winging, biking & Lindos advenutres

Perfect Your Gybes

LEARN + BURN + TURN

Mastering those corners!

WHY PRASONISI

THE GYBETORIUM

Located at the southern tip of Rhodes, Prasonisi is a huge, beautiful and incredibly flat water bay. The combination of our Windwise skills training and the flat water is pure gybing heaven. 

Whether it’s moving on to even smaller boards, blasting faster in more control, or really wanting to speed-up those turns, Pras and Windwise will deliver. 

You'll be flying back and forth mastering your control, cranking corners and develop your windsurfing confidence.

1-2-1 Feedback

This is where and how you’ll improve

Fabulous Freeriding…

LEARN TO DUCK

& Gybe

NON WINDSURFERS

There’s more to do

Fabulous food & Windwise Adventures

KEEPING EVERYONE HAPPY

Your Windwise experience in Prasonisi will be a mix of super welcoming socials,  proven professional coaching developing your knowledge, confidence and skills on the flat water and optional wave experiences.

We’ve got plenty of additional adventures and activities including: 

  • Windsurf foiling Severne RedWing

  • Optional winging

  • Local culture & restaurants

  • Lindos dining experiences

  • Mountain & eBike hire

  • Rhodes Town Tours

  • Taste sensations at Louis

  • Windwise socials + adventures

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your COURSE

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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.

  • Personalised and dedicated assistance to help you boost your skills base

  • Increase confidence, efficiency and enjoyment on the water

  • Local knowledge and advice to make your time in Prasonisi a great experience

proven coaching system

Specific skill enhancing exercises 

WHAT you'll get

Fully dedicated coaching

Discover exactly what to do and how to get there

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In brief

Windwise expertise throughout your holiday, all at a pace to suit you.

  • Simon Bornhoft's expert experience and guidance

  • Unique, proven Coaching System 

  • Group and 1-2-1 dedicated Windwise coaching

  • Try out different kit, and try my Severne gear too

  • Perfect new techniques... and enjoy plenty of fun, memorable sessions

What level do you need to be

Provided you can stay upwind and sail in the harness, then you’ll be fine in Prasonisi. 

Flexible teaching method

Our approach to guarantee a professional coaching experience that includes:

  • Fully proven progression with an easy to follow system

  • Breakaway individual sessions/tuition to focus on skills

  • Quality video and photo analysis

  • 1-2-1 feedback and personal progression plan

  • Windwise Skills & Drills, easy to follow demos on and off the water

Break those blasting plateaus

Great course to find your windsurfing mojo

Full Coaching System

Much more than just ‘tips’

A dedicated progression plan for you!

SKILLS WE COVER

Learn HOW TO GYBE properly

You can master this challenging move

Freeride & Freewave

We’ll develop this fundamental Windwise skill and ethos, that is the DNA of windsurfing progression.

We’ll help you learn it and use it for your level. It’s the missing link for all your windsurfing moves!

  • Kit tuning and setup for the conditions

  • Early Planing, Stance, Blasting control & much more

  • Work on gybe variations & Fast tacks

  • Discover your Windwise Warrior for all transitions.

  • Optional intro to the wave beach

WINDWISE WAY

VISION

Become better looking

OPPOSITION

How to create your ultimate counterbalance.

TOUCH POINTS

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

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.

  • Morning Team Talk & objectives for the day

  • Windwise Skills & Drills on land + kit selection

  • Hit the water, to put things into practice

  • 1-2-1, on-the-fly feedback and diagnosis

  • Break for re-fueling and maybe check some video

  • Fun afternoon / sunset session to get the numbers up

  • Well deserved sundowner, debrief, and evening feast

Learning the power of ‘7’

7 Days dedicated to a great time

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Prasonisi life

All the windsurfing happens in Prasonisi bay, where there’s of places to eat at lunch time and we spend all of the day down at the beach. 

The Prasonisi Centre hotel is in the nearby village of Kattavia. This is a tiny, simple village with a very laid back feel. There’s a couple of very characterful restaurants and a small supermarket. Time has stood still there for years and we love it.

The food, the place and the atmosphere are so 'Blue Zone'

mediterranean memories

Easy life with healthy simple living

KATTAVIA

BLUE ZONE LIVING

Chilled out and healthy living 

What's it like

Kattavia is a charming, traditional Greek village, where you can find delicious food, at the local restaurants, and it’s just a few kilometres to the windsurfing mecca of Prasonisi. 

Eating out is super cheap and creates that ultimate Mediterranean holiday feel. You won’t forget a night at Louis. Sitting under white painted trees, warm open air, soaking up the atmosphere.

  • Louis Greek salads, mezzes, sizzling kebabs, & fabulous fresh fish.

  • Lindos open-air rooftop dining is stunning.

  • Tucked away tavernas and fabulous fish restaurants.

accommodation

PRASONISI CLUB hotel

Prasonisi Club is run by Kris and his Polish team, we’ve been using it for years and they treat us like family. 

The rooms are basic, but all you need after a full day on the water. The breakfasts are plentiful with fresh omelettes, local fruits and homemade Greek yogurt.

There’s single or shared options. so let us know if you’re looking for a room mate to save the single supplement.

Facilities

Prasonisi Club offers a healthy breakfasts in the mornings and we often have a balcony après windsurf beer before a 100m walk to Louis or Eftahia.

FREE
AC
  • Just 15 min 'Pras' truck ride to the beach

  • Substantial buffet breakfast

  • All rooms have AC, fridge and balcony

  • Simple family run hotel

other activities

CULTURE, BikING & more

As well as the truly stunning windsurfing location there’s more going on.

  • Windsurf foiling + Winging

  • Optional Cultural Island Tours

  • Rhodes Town & Lindos Adventures

MORE ADVENTURES

There’s always more to do

GALLERY

LOCATION

Prasonisi Bay

Straight off the beach is a wide open bay with cross offshore wind. There’s easy launching, super flat water and lots of space. It’s perfect for skills training, blasting, gybe variations and taking the windsurfing at whatever pace suits you.

There’s a huge sand spit stretching to an island and the wind whistles through the gap creating a strong thermal. Plus there’s an optional wave beach in the north side.

Unforgettable Freeride 

Countless run across a flat water bay

EASY FREERIDE BAY

Super easy water state to make your moves

What is Pras like

Our Pras clinic is aimed at early intermediate to advanced windsurfers looking to move their short-board skills on to another level. 

Whether it’s moving on to even smaller boards, blasting faster in more control, or really wanting to speed-up those turns, it’s a rewarding place to sail.

There is also a wave beach across the sand spit, but we tend to stay mainly in the Freeride bay. 

What about rescue

With the cross-offshore wind, they are extra vigilant and have an excellent rescue service.

The Gybertorium

MAKE YOUR MOVES

We’ll get you round those corners

PRASONISI BAY

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Each run is a good 300-400m and is ideal for Freeride sailing. You are likely to be using boards like the SV Fox / Dyno with Gator rigs and all perfectly set up to help you improve. 

There’s absolutely table flat water to gybe on, which means we can get on with fine tuning your technique in perfect conditions.  

THE WAVE BEACH

ARE THERE ANY WAVES?

Yes, there’s an optional wave beach on the windward side, but we only visit that if/when the conditions are really good and we feel your level is right for that location and conditions.  

We tend to stay mainly in the Freeride bay. 

PRASONISI CENTRE

SEVERNE CENTRE

We have been using the Prasonisi centre for many years and love the whole atmosphere there. 

It’s packed with Severne sails and loads of our favourite boards too.

The whole centre is driven down to the waters edge so you have all the kit within a fins throw of the water.

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PLEASE READ THROUGH

Below is a list of everything you need to  know about your holiday in Prasonisi.

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

  • Flights listed are suggested to match group transfer to Prasonisi

  • Please book your own flight as soon as possible

  • If you want to take a different flight or extend your trip, a private airport transfer is about £100-120 as it's 1.5hrs from Rhodes

24 – 31 Aug 24

Suggested Group flights

Outbound (North Terminal)

EasyJet: Gatwick-Rhodes

Flight: EZY6541

Dept: 13.25  – Arr: 19.35 

Inbound (North Terminal)

EasyJet: Rhodes-Gatwick

Flight: EZY8232

Dept: 21.10  – Arr: 23.25 

Transfers

Group Transfer

Meet up in the luggage conveyor belt area. Simon will have windsurfing kit with me so easy to spot!

We’ll then head to Prasonisi Club in Kattavia  in group taxis

Private Transfers

If you’re not on the group flight, just grab a taxi to Prasonisi Centre in Kattavia

Accommodation

Prasonisi Club Hotel Kattavia

Kattavia 851 09

Comms

Telephone

Simon Bornhoft +447764574201

WhatsApp

Click here to join this WhatsApp group – we’ll set up a WhatsApp group in the week before the trip. 

28 Sept – 5 Oct 24

Suggested Group flights

Outbound (North Terminal)

EasyJet: Gatwick-Rhodes

Flight: EZY8231

Dept: 14.10 – Arr: 20.20

Inbound (North Terminal)

EasyJet: Rhodes-Gatwick

Flight: EZY8232

Dept: 21.10  – Arr: 23.25

Transfers

Group Transfer

Meet up in the luggage conveyor belt area. Simon will have windsurfing kit with me so easy to spot!

We’ll then head to Prasonisi Club in Kattavia  in group taxis

Private Transfers

If you’re not on the group flight, just grab a taxi to Prasonisi Centre in Kattavia

Accommodation

Prasonisi Club Hotel Kattavia

Kattavia 851 09

Comms

Telephone

Simon Bornhoft +447764574201

WhatsApp

Click here to join this WhatsApp group – we’ll set up a WhatsApp group in the week before the trip. 

2. INSURANCE

cover

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

RYA insurance definitely does not cover you overseas for rental gear, third party accidental cover or kit damage.

HIRE KIT INSURANCE

This is optional. Some holiday companies will cover you for this. TWS also have a local insurance you can take out with Safety Tool

https://cp.vdws.de/safetytool/

INSURE-4-sport

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

GET READY FOR A GREAT WEEK

See you on the water soon

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  • 3mm shortie (or even a long-leg summer suit, if you feel the cold)

  • Harness (Prasonisi Centre can also hire/provide harnesses)

  • Hat, sun block, round travel plug (rarely mosquitoes)

  • Can be hoodie weather if outside in the evenings

  • Credit card and euros at the hotel

  • Waterproof watch (so you don’t miss any on-water sessions)

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.

Be aware

  • 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.

BOOKING FORM

Travel date


FAQS

About Windwise

You get an unparalleled experience

You’re getting the knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm of one of the worlds most experienced coaches, Simon Bornhoft.

Simon has personally coached well over 6,000 windsurfers. He’s seen, tried and coached just about every single windsurfing style, tip and technique out there.

His intuitive ability to instantly identify where things are going wrong, is matched by the ability and desire to give you the exact solution, skill set and the quickest progression path to match your level, style and aspirations.

The Windwise system has been published in articles all over the world. But there’s nothing better than getting it live on the water with Simon and his team.

Check out more about Simon and his team here.

 

Which course is right for you?

Beginners to Improver

If you’re new to the sport or you’re looking to lock down the real basics, these courses are perfect for you. 

Run by our trained Windwise coaches, they can assist you through the beginning and early stages of the sport using proven Windwise windsurfing coaching techniques to speed up your learning curve. We have 1 to 2 day windsurfing courses and our very popular overseas windsurfing holidays.

  • Good Locations: Bonaire / Alacati
  • UK Course: Any Hayling Beginner-Improver Courses 
 

Improvers to Intermediate Freeride Courses

Introducing, explaining and building the essential windsurfing skills using the Windwise coaching system. 

Simon Bornhoft we’ll help you develop and improve all areas of your windsurfing.  Quick beach and waterstarts, relaxed stances, quality control, the earliest of planing, controlled harnessing and blasting in the straps, better upwind sailing, quicker tacking and learning how to gybe.

  • Good Locations: Bonaire / Alacati / Prasonisi
  • UK Course: Any Hayling Improver – Intermediate Courses 

 

Intermediate to Advanced Freeride Courses

Want to break that plateau, extend your wind range, increase speed and consistency in those gybes and learn other achievable short board skills and moves? Then this is the course for you.

Simon Bornhoft will guide you through sailing smaller boards, tacking in stronger winds/lower volume boards, cranking up those carve gybes, control-jumping over chop, or having some fun with optional feasible freestyle like flat water wave riding, duck gybes, helitacks, up and downwind 360’s etc.

  • Good Locations: Bonaire / Alacati
  • UK Course: Any Hayling Intermeediate – Advanced  Courses 

 

Freewave, Wave & Loop Courses

If you’re looking to get into waves or develop existing wave sailing skills you wave then our Freewave & Wave courses are the perfect environment to take you to the next level – which is far more accessible than you might think.

We run through high wind control, sailing sub 100L boards, uphauling, tacking and hovering on semi submerged boards.

  • Good Locations: FeelViana / Mauritius & Prasonisi (has optional wave beach)
  • UK Course: Any Hayling  Freewave Courses or our West Cornwall Daymer & Gwithian Experiences

Common questions

If you’re new to the sport or you’re looking to lock down the real basics, these courses are perfect for you. Run by our trained WINDWISE coaches, they can assist you through the beginning and early stages of the sport using proven WINDWISE windsurfing coaching techniques to speed up your learning curve. We have 1-2 day windsurfing courses and our very popular overseas windsurfing holidays.

Booking conditions

Terms & Conditions

Windwise will do their best to ensure your safety and enjoyment on the water. There will be times when you’re being coached individually and in a group. There will also be times when you are freesailng by yourself, just like a regular windsurfing holiday-resort.

Windsurfing is, potentially, a dangerous sport and you must agree to sail in a responsible manner and in the designated areas outlined to you in resort.

In the event that Simon Bornhoft is not able to make the clinic/holiday or course due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, your Windwise booking and holiday are still valid and the course/holiday/adventure will still go ahead and another Windwise coach will be provided for you.

  • It is compulsory that you have third party windsurfing insurance
  • It is highly recommended to take out holiday insurance in case you have to cancel your holiday for any reason
  • Any disputes between Simon Bornhoft Windwise and it’s clients will be governed by UK law
  • Windwise balance payments for all holidays must be made 12 weeks prior to your holiday date.

 

Holiday Cancellation & Refund Policy

Being a small operation we have to pre-pay hotels and centres to get rates, plus there are associated costs for putting these courses on overseas.

So if for any unforeseen reason you’re unable to attend the clinic or experience holiday cancellation, airline cancellation, personal health issues, injury or any other personal reason or unforeseen circumstances that prevent you from joining the course, you will still be required to pay for your holiday. You can transfer your place to another person, but if you need to cancel and cannot find a replacement we will offer compensation under the following guidelines.

  • If Holiday is cancelled 3 months before departure a full refund is possible.
    (If we have pre-paid for a particular hotel or centre in your name and we cannot get a refund from them, then this amount will still be due)
  • Loss of full deposit if holiday is cancelled 2 months prior to departure.
  • 75% of holiday cost is still due if holiday is cancelled within 8-4 weeks before departure.
  • 100% of holiday cost is due if holiday is cancelled within 4 weeks before departure.