We love windsurfing, and let's face it, windsurfing in a hot climate with warm water means you will actually enjoy falling in. For as long as anyone can remember we've run cheap club trips to Dahab, and for the past few years our members have been able to get heavily discounted trips to Vassiliki.
Join the club and we'll keep you up to dated about all the trips we go on. Make sure you mention to us you're interested in coming for a holiday and we'll go out of our way to make sure you don't miss out.
Dahab can be found on the Red Sea in Egypt and offers amazing windsurfing all year around. This means, when the weather gets cold and miserable in the UK, we head to Dahab at Christmas for some winter sun. Christmas in Egypt sees brilliant weather conditions. The wind is perfect for intermediates and advanced windsurfers in the morning, and ideal for the beginners in the afternoon. You'll need a hoodie in the evenings to keep warm, but prepare for the perfect amount of heat during the day - it's hot, but not too hot. So get your sunglasses ready.
We aim to run the trip during the first week of the Christmas holiday and is run through Club Vass, who employ some of the best instructors around. Dahab combines sea, sun, sand, camels, Rumo, Tree Bar, Funny Mummies, and brilliant wind. You'll be in for some of the best windsurfing of your life, not to mention the really chilled out atmosphere. Simon sums up Dahab perfectly.
"Just before Christmas last year myself and 14 other windsurfers, mostly from Bristol, left the rain and cold behind and headed for Dahab in Egypt. Here we stayed in a hotel meters from the warm red sea and more brand new kit all rigged and ready to go than you could ever ask for. Everyone got to know each pretty well other over numerous bottles of Rumo (rum) on the first night, to then forget everything by the next morning... The wind was amazing all week and we recieved top class instruction every day from the guys at Club Dahab. There is windsurfing for everyone there, a sheltered lagoon for beginners and lower intermediates and out back there are sailing areas "speedy", "baby bay" and "kamikazee" for the advanced windsurfers. Night life is also amazing with liters of £1.50 bottles of rum to be consumed as well as copious sheesha in the local town Masbat. All in all and amazing place and an amazing holiday, getting back to England on Christmas Eve was a little surreal and everyone wanted another week by the end! Look out for this trip as we will be running antoher one this Christmas which will be EPIC."
Vassiliki, or Vass as it is more commonly known is probably the best windsurfing location Greece has to offer. Light winds in the morning are perfect if you've never windsurfed before or want to brush up on your skills. The strong winds of the afternoon give intermediates the chance to get planing and practise their technique. Advanced sailors are definitely not left out, with the afternoon winds being suitable for anything you care to have a go at, whether you're learning to waterstart or forward loop, Vass has it all.
The trip to Vass is run at the very end of the final term, the mere thought of which has got some people through their exams. As ever the trip is run with Club Vass, so you might even see some of the instructors you met in Dahab!
"Having joined the windsurfing club in my 2nd year (oh how I wish it had been in my 1st), as a committed beginner, I got involved with the majority of beginner trips and SWA events, allowing me to get to grips with some of the basics. But the opportunity to spend a whole week on the water, in somewhat warmer conditions was impossible to refuse! The Club Vass holiday in June combines sun, warmer water, sexy kit, windsurfing in wind and many a sexy windsurfer, with barmy evenings, topped off by the infamous Zeus bar!! A truly awesome week which saw me fast tacking and gybing, using a harness, almost planing (hopefully this year!), creating a tidal wave - well almost, a pretty good tan (if I do say so myself) and dancing the night away dressed as a Roman Gladiator. What more could I have asked for!?"
The club is fresh from a trip to Essaouira in Morocco this summer, details of which will be uploaded shortly!