Learn, Burn & Turn! Fabulous windsurfing in Alacati
We've just enjoyed two great weeks windsurfing, plus off the water we've had many stunning lunches, evening feasts, an abundance of ice cream, close shaves and stunning sundowner adventures - it has to be Alacati! Check the photos at at the end of this report!
As England go out at the World Cup in Brazil, we've just finished our two Windwise weeks in Alacati. Simon Bornhoft was running his Windwise improver-intermediate Freeride group and they worked through the essentials of early planing, blasting, fast tacking, gybing and much more. Plus we had our FastStart beginners group introducing even more beginners to our wonderful sport. The first week was blessed with more wind than the second, but we made use of ever single day and everyone improved a lot!
Everyone sailed for seven days in a row and worked through everything from getting going, beachstarting, waterstarts, stance, early planing, control, harness, footstraps, fast tacks, gybes, duck gybes, upwind 360's, Heli tacks and much more! Everyone learned something new and we had loads of 1st's and great eureka moments, plus we did our usual sail to the top of the bay. The first weeks trips was followed by some screaming broad reaches back to base camp. The second week was a real challenge in an every changing wind direction. Well done for making it!
So, a big thank you to everyone who joined Dave and I in Alacati this year. It was a really fun, vibrant and entertaining week both on and off the water. We hope you got a lot out of it and we look forward to seeing you again in Alacati or somewhere else on the Windwise tour!
Introduce Someone You Know To Windsurfing!
Alacati is the perfect for all levels of windsurfers, so you can improve your existing skills and also introduce a wife, partner or friend to the sport. Each year we have our Windwise FastStart beginners windsurfing courses and holidays running alongside Simon Bornhoft session. With our FastStart coaching system, shallow flat water, protected harbour and a great atmosphere, it's the best place to learn to windsurf!
Check out the photos from this year below and see you in Alacati soon!