Those who do not want to wait this fall and winter until the lakes are completely frozen, are invited to come to Tenerife Windsurfing Solution (TWS). The sunny Canary Island where temperatures do not drop below 20° in wintertime, is well known as a paradise for wavers. Over the last years El Medano has grown also as a super slalom spot. The Winter Slalom Stages, organized by TWS, 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 low-cost flight, and then four hours later being on the water, in your shorty, with your buddies? Well, so can in Tenerife! We already offered the very best equipment in freeride, freestyle wave and wave gear. Now, starting from the end of October we offer eight complete sets of 2016 slalom NorthSails / Fanatic kits. Ready to race, rigged with the best carbon Platinum masts, NorthSails Platinum racebooms and Z-fins. Windsurfing at its best with your surfing buddy’s, partner, or just by your self 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 with friends
Where most rental centres 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 Iachino 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 and affordable. “Attending the PWA 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 want to go sailing on the gear or participate in the clinics! “With a monthly average of 65% of days with more than 15 knots, 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 90 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 published 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 and videos; “For those who like to take some nice holiday snaps home, or want to see themselves on video we have several GoPro mast- and harness mounts ready. We also have a professional aerial 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”.
Tenerife Windsurf Solution – 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°. Just windsurf in your shorty! Besides the high-end Fanatic / North slalom equipment for the Slalom Stages, Tenerife Windsurf Solution offers you also 90 complete freeride, wave, or freewave sets of eight different brands.
With more than 65% windy days per month in the fall and winter, your sailing days are already assured!
Normally the guys wanting to go fast need to be satisfied with a faster set of freeride stuff offered by most rental centres 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 90, 99, 112 and 138 litres. 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 equipped with the fastest fins from Z-fins. Full-carbon North platinum booms completing the high-end kits.