Winds of the World Windsurfing Holidays


Windwise Freewave in El Medano


Feb-March 2021 (Get on the list for 2021) 

We are gathering names and interest for our proposed annual trip to El Medano. In light of current COVID 19 travel restrictions, we are waiting on official confirmation for permitted travel and accommodation options. In the meantime, get on thew list and contact to get first shout on one of our favourite winter escapes. 

The perfect Windwise winter escape and tune up to Learn, Burn & Turn in El Medano Bay. If you can sail on the sea you can sail El Medano


Welcome to our El Medano Windwise winter tune up and escape to some sun, wind and easy waves. This is a fabulous Windwise experience, with dedicated Windwise coaching and personalised 1-2-1 feedback to really target what you're trying to master. We will make it a really great experience with dedicated Windwise coaching on and off water plus guiding, local knowledge and socials. If you can sail on the coast and can waterstart a sub 120L board, you can join us in El Medano. We're there to help you develop your skills, confidence, commitment and enjoyment on the water. 


* Unsure of your level and if it's right for the week for you?

* Have any questions, requests or particular skills you're trying to develop?

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Why Windwise....


We are dedicated to your enjoyment, progression and giving you the best possible windsurfing experience. This is what to expect from a week with Windwise....

  • Windwise Skills Training System + Proven Results
  • Windwise 'Warrior Ethos' 'Core Skills' & 'Touch Points'
  • Windwise 1-2-1 Feedback & Personal Progression Plan
  • Windwise Expertise + Guidance + Professional Coaching
  • Windwise Professional Video + Photography
  • Windwise Socials + Adventures + Local Knowledge  
  • Luxury Ocean Front SC Accommodation 
  • Freeride Quality Control, Blast & Gybe
  • Freewave Easy Intro To Waves
  • Tapas, paella, Dorado beer and stunning balcony view
  • Fabulous restaurants and optional adventures.

Proven Results + Fabulous Windsurfing + Guaranteed Progression

Our Windwise Freewave session El Medano is best for those who can waterstart, sail a sub 120L board and are looking to break that blast and gybe plateau. In the South Bay where the TWS centre is based we get a mix of Freeride blasting, easy bump and jump and rolling swell. If you venture upwind to the 'harbour wall (optional) 'you'll get a nice little reef break to ease you into very accessible waves when the swell is up. For the more adventurous you can commute further up to Cabezo Beach, which has hosted many world cup wave events.


Check out the photos from 2019 trip:




Course Style & Content Tailored To You

This Windwise Freewave Course/adventure is focused on your windsurfing development with our full Windwise Skills Training System which re run in all conditions. Freeride & Freewave skills, better short board blasting control, short board early planing, all gybe variations, fast shortboard tacking, keeping upwind, trying multi fin boards, sailing on the sea, intro to waves and developing your wave sailing, jumping & turning - ALL with our unique Windwise Skills Training System! Break that blast and gybe plateau - Take your windsurfing onto a higher level. If you can sail on the coast in UK you can sail El Medano! As with previous trips, we will also offer optional adventures if the breeze is lighter - this will include mountain or road biking in this stunning island. we will fine tune that in resort, so expect improvement in your windsurfing and a fabulous time on and off the water - progression and adventure the Windwise way...


We are there to help you improve and develop your windsurfing!

We always try to offer the best value for our clients with the quality of our coaching+results, welcoming socials, beach front accommodation and the whole Windwise experience. We have chose these dates to give best chance of winter wind and availability of our apartments which are in a superb location and get booked up very quickly. Extra days are possible, but it would mean finding alternative accommodation as the apartments are only booked for these dates.


Windsurfing In El Medano, Tenerife

Tenerife is one of the more popular islands in the Canary Islands for windsurfing and we're looking at a last minute trip to escape the winter! We will base ourselves in El Medano, which is a fabulous windsurfing location on the southern tip of the island. It's a huge windsurfing beach which is famous for flat water on the inside, rolling swell out back and two optional wave breaks - The 'Harbour Wall' an easy intro to waves & El Cazebo where world cup wave events have been held. We will be operating out of TWS Centre which is based in the best part of the beach and is stacked to the roof with kit for you to use!


Peter Larcome carves another turn on a Dyno 105 in El Medano


Haakon Walnum full Warrior mid turn.


Learn to jump!


 Learn to catch, ride and enjoy accessible waves!

Come And Join Us

Freeride Blasting in the bay and then a mix of conditions depending on the swell. If you have sailed on the sea and can waterstart you can sail El Medano and it is a great place to develop your overall ability and ride some easy waves and swell too - we're there to help and guide you!

El Medano offers a perfect mix of flat water, rolling swell and waves, so expect a destination that will offer real variety. It's a good place for an introduction to waves, launching through small waves and moving your windsurfing on to another level. Winter is not the Canaries windiest time, but it does offer a decent option for a winter escape and Tenerife has a history of being one of the best Canary Islands in February with regards to wind. Simon Bornhoft used to test for Boards Magazine in El Medano every Feb for over 10 years, so know's the place well and feel's it a good alternative to Egypt and much cheaper than traveling to the Caribbean in UK winter time. 

Off the water you'll get a taste sensation with fresh fish, endless tapas and of course that apres windsurfing Dorado beer, plus the renowned WINDWISE socials, location guiding and adventures.  

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Develop your skills and learn to ride waves!           Stunning large bay and back drop.

Book Your Progression & Place Now!

Windwise Tenerife Freewave 1 week Package Only £1099 

EasyJet Flights currently under £100!!!  (2.6.19)

Jan-Feb 2021 Freewave  

1 week price £tbc per person (based on twin share room) Including; 

1 Week Shared Apartment Accommodation 
We have three stunning luxury 3 bed beachside apartments over looking the bay and barely a fins throw from the windsurfing centre. So like a ski lodge you can share or have your own room with a shared living, dining and kitchen area. They are high quality apartments and work really well and make for a great Windwise social environment. You can either go for a shared room or single supplement option to have a room to yourself. If you don't have anyone to share with, we can try to find someone for you.

Any questions, let us know. GREAT VALUE FOOD WHEN YOU'RE THERE!

Windwise Holiday Includes

Group Airport Transfers  

6 days TWS Equipment Hire (Course/sailing actually starts on TBC)

Full Windwise Skills Training System 

5 Days Personalised Windwise Coaching  

1-2-1 Feedback + Professional Video & Photography Analysis 

Windwise Socials + Adventures + Local Guiding

The complete Windwise experience to enhance your windsurfing and have a great time.

Single Room Supplement £149 
If you want use to give a shout out to find a room make, so you can save the sinngle supplement, let us know.

Non-windsurfing partners £299

Excluding flight - Book your own Easyjet flight currently under £100!


Q. Want to arrive earlier or later and have an extra full day windsurfing? 6 days board hire are included in the price, if you want to arrive early or leave late we can arrange extra days board hire at £45 per day. Any other questions, fire away*

Book Your Own Flights 


Match the suggested group transfer or book different flight times or airlines and just grab a €15 Euro taxi 10 minute transfer to El Medano.


Q. Want a different airline or UK area airport other than Gatwick?
A. No problem. There are earlier and later flights the same day on EasyJet. Plus you can choose different departure / area airports or different airlines as there are plenty of routes into Tenerife South. If you arrive in time for the group transfer/suggested flight times then you'll ride with us to the windsurfing area in El Medano. If you're on a different flight time, it's still super easy. Just grab a 10 minute €15 cab to 'Los Balos Apartments', 'TWS' or the 'Flashpoint Bar' - all of which are within 50m of each other and where we are based for the week! 


Suggested EASYJET Group Flights and course travel dates:

Clinic 1 Travel Dates: Jan - Feb TBC 
Outbound: Gatwick-Tenerife: 
EZY8750 Dept 13.50 - Arrive 18.20

EZY8704 Dept 12.10 - Arrive 16.35

Clinic 2 Travel dates: Feb TBC (Suggested Group Flight)
Outbound Gatwick-Tenerife: 
EZY8705 Dept 13.50 - Arrive 18.20

Inbound: Tenerife-Gatwick: 
EZY8704 Dept 12.10 - Arrive 16.35


Have you got 3rd Party Windsurfing & Holiday Insurance?

It is compulsory and 'wise' to have 3rd party windsurfing insurance for the duration of the Windwise course. Many holiday companies include windsurfing in thier cover - but do check! Please note - The RYA membership insurance doesn't cover you for overseas rental kit - 'not a lot of people know that....'So for you own security and peace of mind please make sure you have decent holiday insurance that covers you for windsurfing for the duration of the course.

In the past other clients have taken out short and annual trip windsurfing 3rd part insurance with 'Insure4Sport'

This is what I use too, but please check it is right for what you need/want.



Is It Right For Me?

Our Tenerife Freewave windsurfing holiday & clinic is aimed at intermediate to advanced intermediate windsurfers looking to move their shorter board windsurfing onto another level and break away from that blast and turn routine. Whether that's moving onto smaller boards, coping with some lumps and bumps, generally gain confidence or skills for more challenging conditions or kit. Plus we'll show you how to catch your first wave or improve your existing wave skills. It's a great place to get inspired, try new moves, kit and just escape in the winter and.... with WINDWISE, we give your windsurfing that accelerated progression! (You must be able to sail/waterstart a sub 120L board to be part of this course)

During the week our Skills Training System will cover, wave board super early planing, higher speed control, wave stances, quick short board tacks, gybe variations, finding, catching, riding and dealing with waves. Plus we will have a whole bunch of fun expression sessions, skills and specific drills to move your sailing along. As ever using our core WINDWISE skills training system to get the body to do what you mind is telling it!  PLUS ANYTHING ELSE YOU'RE TRYING TO LEARN!


Other Holiday Highlights

After a full day of coaching, we will give you optional socials, adventures, safari's and check out some special places on this popular Canarian island. There's SUP, biking, stunning hiking up mount Teide. Plus with WINDWISE you get great local knowledge the best possible coaching, plus full guiding throughout your whole trip to make sure you eat the best food on the island!

Kit & Conditions 

Mostly flat water in the bay, rolling swell out of the bay. A decent entry to waves at the harbour wall and then if you fancy a truck up with, you can sail El Cabezo, which is the World Cup beach. Makes a great downwinder! 

Were using TWS centre which is packed full of great kit for you to try and develop your skills on!

Boards between 75-120L

Sails 4.0-7.m

Cross shore, port tack.

Travel & Accommodation

It's a 3.5 hour flight to southern Tenerife, then a really short 10-15 minute transfer to El Medano. We'll be staying in shared self catering apartments right in Medano bay, these are usually 3 bedroom apartments, which gives people their own room/space but also provides a really comfortable base for group meals, Windwise socials and that wonderful aprés windsurfing feel! Plus of course we'll take you to some the best places to eat in El Medano, and other secret get aways! 

What to take

3/2/ Long leg Summer or Autumn 4/3 wetsuit or if you feel the cold. Air temp is hot, but wind chill when its breezy! 

Harness, Hat, sunblock, booties (optional).

Round pin travel plug / Fleece for evenings

Local currency: Euros & credit cards

Loud shirt for BBQ night!

Meeting Up

For those on the group flight, we'll meet at the airport for the transfer to the beach/apartment. For those on different flights we'll meet at TWS on the beach in El Medano or apartments if you arrive in the evening.


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. 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. You are asked to sail responsibly and keep to internationally recognized sailing and windsurfing rules of the sea. 

In the event that Simon Bornhoft is not able to make the clinic due to illness or unforseen circumstances, your WINDWISE booking and holiday are still valid and the course/holiday  will still go ahead with an alternative Windwise coach.

***It is essential that you have third party windsurfing insurance!***
Check your holiday insurance. RYA does NOT cover you for 3rd party when on hire kit.

Try these guys for good value 3rd party




Booking info

This course is booked direct with Windwise. Price is based on shared room.Book your own EasJet flight, currently under £100! El Medano is also great value when eating out!

Price £1099 + flight


Clinic 1
25th Jan - 1st Feb

Clinic 2
1st - 8th Feb

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Travel Info

Flights: EasyJet + other options

Transfers: 15 mins


Board Hire: TWS

Single Room: £149 supplement

Pay your deposit online now

Flight Details

Book your own flights ASAP, currently under £100!


Clinic 1 Travel Dates: 25th Jan - 1st Feb

(Suggested Group Flight)
Outbound: Gatwick-Tenerife: 25th Jan
EZY8750 Dept 13.50 - Arrive 18.20

Inbound:Tenerife-Gatwick: 1st Feb
EZY8704 Dept 12.10 - Arrive 16.35


Clinic 2 Travel dates: 1st Feb - 8th Feb Clinic 2

(Suggested Group Flight)
Outbound Gatwick-Tenerife: 1st Feb
EZY8705 Dept 13.50 - Arrive 18.20

Inbound: Tenerife-Gatwick: 8th Feb
EZY8704 Dept 12.10 - Arrive 16.35


Other options also available if you're coming from different country or regional airport or airline.

Tenerife at a Glance

  • Sailing Type:Flat water, rolling swell & waves
  • Wind:F4-7
  • Level:Intermediate-Advanced
  • Course Criteria

    Must be able to sail/waterstart sub 120L board

  • Course Content

    WINDWISE Skills Training System: Including Freeride blasting, complete guide to gybing, fast tacks. Plus we run through Windwise Freewave + wave skills including launching, intro to waves, catching, riding jumping and much more to give your windsurfing a serious boost and have a great time!