A few weeks ago we noticed an initiative by the team at the TWS Centre in Tenerife. The idea is to offer the ultimate package for those who want to improve their slalom skills, or to find a route to step into the world of slalom. Through high quality training and personalised coaching each applicant will enjoy a training based holiday that is tailor made to suit their individual needs. Holiday or training, see it how you want but the one thing that will happen is your windsurfing will improve as a result of taking part in the TWS Slalom Stages.
We found out more...
As fall and winter are coming, temperatures are dropping and the summer dream comes to an end, TWS are inviting you to join them at their Tenerife Windsurf Solution Slalom Stages.
The sunny Canary Island, where temperatures do not drop below 20° in wintertime, is well known as a paradise for windsurfers. Besides the famous wave scene that El Medano has become known for, it also offers a superb slalom spot, where many of the finest PWA riders have nurtured their talents. The Winter Slalom Stages, organised by TWS, creates a complete new concept for windsurf addicts.
Harco-Jan Folkerts, owner and driving force behind TWS explains: “Would it not be great if you could fly with nothing more than your hand luggage on a low-cost flight, and four hours later you are blasting over the water, in a shorty wetsuit, with your buddies? Well, you can in Tenerife! We already offer the very best equipment in freeride, freestyle wave and wave disciplines, but now, starting from the end of October we offer eight complete sets of 2016 slalom NorthSails / Fanatic kits. Ready to race, rigged with the best carbon Platinum masts, NorthSails Platinum race booms and Z-fins. We offer windsurfing at its best without the hassle and struggle of travelling with your own kit"
The Slalom Stages will also offer coaching from some of the PWA's top talents, including Jordy Vonk, Marco Lang and the lightning fast, current PWA tour leader, Matteo Iachino. We spoke with Jordy for a few words on what to expect should you jump at this opportunity.
Over to Jordy...
People who come to Tenerife for the TWS Slalom Stages can expect an amazing slalom racing holiday. During your stay you can enjoy brand new 2016 slalom equipment from the centre, which is even ready to enter the PWA World Tour. You will have the choice to use the equipment with either Select or all Z-fins models. This way you can experiment with what fins you like and that fit your style, something that is really a key learning/tuning tool. Alongside this you will have access to the GPS devices in the centre that are ready to hit new records, we'll be checking your results daily so you can be aware of any progression straight away.
In January/February/March some of the best PWA riders will join us on Tenerife, to both prepare for the next world cup season and offer some top coaching; guys like me, Matteo Iachino and Marco Lang will be ready to help you out and give you some tips and tricks on the beach.
TWS want to keep the entry level for Winter Slalom Stages accessible and affordable. “Attending the clinics is completely free of choice and is tailored to your specific needs. It is your windsurf holiday so it’s up to you if you want to go free sailing on the gear or participate in the clinics!"
With a monthly average of 65% of days with more than 15 knots, your sailing hours are guaranteed. When the trade winds are too strong for slalom sailing you can use one of the 90 sets of wave gear that are just waiting for you.
Find out more: tws-windsurf.com/tws-slalom-stages