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Winter Slalom Challenge

Want to go fast this winter? The TWS in Tenerife have eight sets of Fanatic/NorthSails slalom gear ready to go, just for you, but there’s more to it than just the gear:

Those who do not want to wait this fall and winter untill the lakes are completely frozen, are invited to come to Tenerife Windsurfing Solution (TWS). The sunny Canary Island where temperatures do drop not below 20 ° in wintertime, I well known as a paradise for wavers. The Winter Slalom Stages that TWS are organizing creates a complete new concept for riders with a need for speed and slalom fanatics.

Harco-Jan Folkerts, owner and driving force behind TWS explains: “Would it not be great if you could fly this winter with nothing more than your hand luggage on a lowcost flight, and then four hours later beeing on the water free-racing in your shorty with your buddies? Well, so can in Tenerife! We already offered the very best equipment in (freeride, frestylke wave and wave gear. Now, starting from the end of Octobre we offer eight complete sets of 2015 slalom North / Fanatic kits. Ready, rigged with the best carbon masts, racebooms and Select- fins. Windsurfing at its best with your surfing buddys , partner, or just by your selve blasting for a week or more with top of the range equipment without the hassle and struggle of travelling with your own kit.”

Slalom Racing, PWA-clinics or just careless blasting / racing with friends.

Where most rental centers limit their offerings for speed and slalom freaks to safe freeride stuff, TWS makes the difference with really high-end slalom equipment. The offer Slalom Stages reaches much further. If you finally want to decide with your friends who is the fastest? For once and for all you can decide it on the downwind slalom course. Want to work on your technique, then join the TWS clinics for gybing, tuning and trimming, given by PWA-riders.

Make it your dream holiday blasting and freeriding on the azure water, then TWS has always tips for the finest down winder. “Tenerife is getting more and more training ground for National and International windsurfers.” So says Harco-Jan. “All winter long Dutch PWA talent, Jordy Vonk, will be giving clinics at TWS. In addition, the Fanatic team riders Matteo Lachino, Piere Mortefon and Marco Lang will also be there hosting some clinics and coaching sessions. “TWS want to keep the entry level for Winter Slalom Stages accessible. “The supply of the P{WA clinics is completely free of choice and is tailored to your specific questions. It is your windsurf holiday so it’s up to you if you wnat to go sailing on the gear or participate in the clinics! “With a monthly average of 65% of days with more than four beaufort, your sailing hours are assured. When the trade winds blow too hard to go to out with slalom kits then there is always one of the 80 wave sets waiting for you.

TWS GPS ranking

Always wanted to know how fast you actually go? Or do you want to compare your speeds on your own equipment at home, compared with you sailing the brand new PWA material? Tenerife Windsurfing Solution have several GT31 GPS devices ready for you. This winter all the different personal speed records will be publized in the TWS GPS speed ranking. A unique ranking, with all riders on the same equipment competing for the fastest speed with each other. The windsurfer setting the fastest speed of the season will win a week of windsurfing in Tenerife!


No top holiday without great photos; “For those who like to take some nice holiday snaps home, or want to see themselves on video we have several GoPro mast mounts ready. We also have a drone to film your jibing around the markers, just like the pros do it in their annual photo shoots. Finally, we have a staff photographer at TWS that shoots photo’s in magazine-quality still from the start boat or with the underwater camera housing to shoots images at the most exciting angle. ”

Slalom Winter Stages run from October till June. Info and registration via TWS can also help witrh housing and flights.

TWS- facts and figures

You can leave your winter wetsuit at home due to an average air temperature of 22 ° and a water temperature of 19 ° so even in the winter just windsurf in your shorty! Besides the high-end Fanatic / North slalom equipment for the Slalom Stages, Tenerife Windsurf Solution offers you also the 90 complete freeride, wave, or freewave sets of eight different brands. With more than 65% wind days per month in the fall and winter, your sailing days are already assured!

Fast stuff

Normally the guys wanting to go fast need to be staisfied with a faster set of freeride stuff offered by most rental centers TWS goes one step further this winter. For the Winter Slalom Stages Tenerife Windsurfing Solution has eight high end but accessible slalom sets ready, with Fanatic Falcons in sizes 111 and 130 liters and a few 111 liters Fanatic Rays. Slalom sails from North Sails in sizes 6.6, 7.7, 7.9, 8.4 and 8.6 (WARP and S-type SL) so you always find the perfect power. All sails are rigged with the correct 100% carbon masts (North Platinum) and all the boards are equiped with the fastest fins from Select. Full-carbon platinum booms of North coompletes the high end gear.

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