WindSurfCoaching Euro Trip – Austria to Italy

The WindSurfCoaching duo that is Colin ‘Whippy’ Dixon and Marco ‘Dancing’ Wedele have been spreading the coaching love all over Europe already. Departing the UK and driving down to Tarifa they held a successful camp in what is fast becoming the ‘re-discovered’ wind capital of Europe, perhaps an iconic and appropriate destination to visit first. So what could possible beat that, well perhaps even more appropriate was their next stop in Podersdorf where they joined the PWA freestylers on the 25th year of the Surf World Cup for a week of fun before their next clinic on Lake Neusiedler, here for just a few more hours the boys are enjoying a final session of their own before heading off to their next iconic location – Lake Garda. The heart of modern day windsurfing, this is where names such as Josh Stone and Diony Guadagnino became famous from the King of the Lake contest back in the day. With just a few spaces up for grabs there is still a chance to get some top quality coaching from two of the most highly respected coaches in the industry. We caught up with Colin before the two set off to Italian shores, check out his words below and our one piece of advice to them is be sure to fill up your tank before leaving Austria…

Getting prepared for their first clinic in Austria

Hi guys, just a quick hello from WindSurfCoaching touring around in the mega van, we are on our last days in Austria where we have been here for three weeks already. The first two weeks for the world cup, that was unreal and I’m sure you seen all the footage, we hosted a clinic at the end of the world cup and the weather has been really good to us, sunny and windy for most of the time, got to love this place, so many cool chilled friendly people. To be fair the clinic wasn’t as busy as we thought it was going to be, bearing in mind that if it’s windy here it’s like a completely different world, there are a massive amount of windsurfers, from real old people riding retro kit to the youths that are spinning like mad, it’s really nice to see so many people still loving the sport the we love so much. At the same time it was very frustrating because we know if half of them came along to the lessons they would really get so much out of the weekend! That said, the guys who came really enjoyed their time, learnt a lot and are all happy and are going to come back to spread the windsurf coaching love for next year. Big thanks for everyone who looked after us and made us feel so welcome.

We are off to Italy, Lake Garda next, another clinic and the forecast looks ok but we are big karma fans and the wind gods have been so good to us with Tarifa and now Austria 100% wind we hope to get something similar in Italy, you never know with their thermal winds.

We have a few places left so get on last minute flight or jump in your van and join us by emailing [email protected].

We also are going to southern Italy before finally ending up in ClubVass for the summer so stay tuned and keep an eye out for the UK dates coming very very soon…

Cheers Colin and Marco

Check out their poster for the up and coming stop in Garda, you’d be a fool to miss out on such top quality coaching.


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