Project Description

Advanced Wave Sailing with Dieter van der Eyken

ADVANCED COACHING WEEK 08/03 – 13/03

The first week of March is aimed at wave sailors who want to take their wave skills to the next level. If you are sailing on the sea regularly and comfortable in waves then this is the week for you. Dieter is ready to push your riding & jumping to even greater heights, because bigger is better.

The dates have been selected around the tides allowing us to sail the Worldcup spot El Cabezo. This will provide the best conditions for learning both high-end moves and those first rails to rail wave rides.

4 out of 6 days coaching:

Running on a 4 out of 6 days window coaching will take place during the best wind days. Sailing in the best conditions of the week will guarantee the best improvement during your stay in El Medano.

Conditions :

In February & March the winds generally get stronger & the waves improve making it perfect to go for those first session in the wave or improve your jumping & riding.

If you are already a more experienced wave sailor this will also be a good opportunity to improve. Start getting into jumps like forwards & back loops or/and to improve your wave riding.

Min. sailing level requirements:

Min requirements are to be comfortable sailing wave boards, have experience sailing in waves including jumping and wave riding.

Basic knowledge of English is required since English will be the main language during the clinic.

 HOW DOES A COACHING WEEK LOOK:

1st DAY: Introduction day + group sailing session.

Everyone meets together at the Surfhub around 10.30 a.m.

 Participants get an introduction of the spot, determine the goals of the week & have a look at the forecast.

There will be a short theory lesson followed by a group sailing session to get a feeling for everyone’s level & adjust goals where needed.

First pointers will be given & notice points for the following day will be discussed as well.

In case of no wind on the first day, the afternoon will be free & the group sailing lesson will be moved to the next day.

The 2/3 & 4th day: coaching on & off the water.

In general, on the windy days, we will be doing max. 2 sessions on the water each day from roughly 1,5 hours/2 hours each.

We will aim to get as much water time as possible but also don’t want everyone to have open blisters after day 1.

During at least 1 of the 2 sessions I will be filming from the beach (most likely the first one) & giving signals to come to the beach to give a quick debriefing/feedback on the sailing.

At midday, we will do a quick video analysis followed by a second session where I will in most cases join on the water and in some cases do extra filming.

In the evening we will run through all the footage & set up goals and a plan for the following day.

SPECIAL COACHING PRICING WITH SURFHUB RENTAL INCLUDED:

6 day rental + coaching : 560 euro

7 day rental + coaching : 600 euro

You don’t have any experience yet with sailing on the sea, then the first wave experience clinics will be a much better fit.