Simon Bassett at X-Train has been in touch to let us know about their forthcoming Rippers Freestyle Wave Camp – 29-30 October at West Wittering beach. Designed for young guns who can plane on their shortboards, can waterstart who are looking to develop skills to take them to next level.
The course will be full on and fun -for the 2 days with early starts and will incorporate developing new manoeuvres –learning about competing in wave and freestyle –fitness-mental focus –kit tuning and technique and a mini comp on the second day. There will be a push to try new manoeuvres and develop the next techniques and drills to take your windsurfing forward.
We hope to inspire the next level of freestyle wave sailors. We will be having some guest stars inc Jamie Drummond, Adam Sims and others to turn up during the weekend to chat about there competition experience and give some advice.
Sam Ross (PWA freestyle judge top freestyle sailor and RYA coach) will taking the rippers course, along with X-train Team Chris Rainbow, Roscoe Moore and Simon Bassett. There will be still photos and video analysis. If there is a shortage of wind we will concentrate on developing light wind skills-fitness and SUP and equipment tuning.
Saturday Day 1
Arrive at beach register 8.00 am
Briefing outline plan to parents and groups 8.15
Kit rigged and warm up and hit the water 8.30
Session 1 on water
Freestyle fundamentals and transitions
Upwind moves-switch stance –downwind moves
Session 2 on water 12.45
Wave session getting though surf
Jumping and riding the wave
Off water / warm down 3.00pm
Video debrief of water sessions 3.30pm
End of day 5.00pm
Sunday Day 2
Warm up session /hit water 8.15am
On water freestyle recap and new moves 8.30
Comp rules and how to start/finish 10.00am
First comp heats 12.45pm
Video debrief 3.30
Prize giving 5.00pm
What you need to bring winter suits –winter boots, hoods, towels, warm clothing, woolly hat, windsurf kit 100 to 90 ltr and appropriate sails sizes. Lunch and snacks and soft drinks. (If you have SUPS please bring them) Also bring your running shoes, shorts and tees.
See West Wittering in action at www.2xs.co.uk
We will provide hot showers changing rooms-light wind gear SUPS, surfboards –
High tide 1.45 Sat
High tide 1.30 Sun (clocks change Sat night)
To book please call Chris Rosco or Simon at X-train West Wittering 01243 513077
firstname.lastname@example.org – the cost of the course will be £120 inc a free tee shirt.
X-train Rippers Freestyle Wave Camp is supported by 2XS, RRD, EZZY, ION, NORTH, FANATIC BOARDS, BOARDSEEKER, WINDSURF