Freestyle is cool in any sports. If you can do breakneck tricks, you will both impress your mates and be the hero on youtube. Many of you may not know, however, that windsurfing has a large freestyling scene: those guys and girls are all aoubt tricks, jumps and rotations. Windsurfing is therefore quite cool – and not something that only your parents do.
The freestylers are a growing scene that is taking over the lakes of their parents. All they need is water and a little wind, something you can find almost everywhere. There is lots of material on offer and it looks quite stylish. So, if you have a good sail and can do some easy tricks, the lake is yours!
And during holidays, you can improve all your tricks and maneuvers or learn new ones – together with like-minded kids and taught by professional windsurfers! Most board manufacturers organise camps for beginners. So, don’t be shy – just like Philip Köster and Sarah-Quita Ofringa, the kids that are already big in the windsurfing scene, say: it’s easier than you may think! After a few days, you will be able to perform a couple of cool tricks.
On the VDWS-Keiki Surfer-Roadshow, you will learn all basics regarding freestyling in two-day-workshops. Here are the dates for 2011:
The NeilPryde JP Kids Tour offers another opportunity to learn freestyle windsurfing. The team of NeilPryde and JP Australia shows you in one day, what freestyling is about. You can also test the manufacturers’ material.
Another Neilpryde JP Young Guns camp (for the advanced) will take place in August 2011 in Rhodos. More information can be found here: www.prasonisi.com/events.php