TWS Slalom Technique Series Ep 3: Jibing


The third episode of the TWS Slalom Technique Series is about jibing, one of the first things every surfer learns but something that can make the big difference between winning and losing a race. With two pro’s showing you how it is done, there is no better way to improve your jibes than by watching this clip and just trying it out on the water. In the first two episodes you have seen how the board and sail can be tuned perfectly, so Jordy Vonk and Marco lang will now show you how to put this to practice.

The first thing to do is sliding your back hand further back on the boom, and changing your front hand to upper position if you have got it in downard position. Secondly you get out of the harness line and in one motion you lower your body position to get ready for the turn. To start the turn you will need to put your back foot to the other side of the board, make sure you keep your weight in the middle of the board to keep the speed and balance. Now take your front foot out of the strap, step to the other side while keeping the board flat and start to switch your hands. Switch your hands to the other side of the boom and get ready to sail away by getting into the straps and hooking in.

The TWS Slalom Technique Series

The Slalom Technique Series are a way for you to improve your slalom sailing with the tips from the pro’s. As every winter the bay of El Médano becomes the hotspot of slalom training we decided to share some of the pro tips with you. In 6 episodes Marco Lang and Jordy Vonk will share their tips to make you sail even faster and get ready for the upcoming racing season. The guys discuss everything from trimming the gear to jibing and flying. Check out the other episodes as well to make sure you are ready for your next race.

Tenerife Windsurf Solution

At the Tenerife Windsurf Solution Centre in El Medano you can find many different boards and sails from slalom to wave. If you book at the TWS centre you can try out a different board and sail every day on the warm blue water of Tenerife. With more than 60% of the days strong winds, you can be sure of some nice waveriding and slalom action. This will definitely improve your level and we will make sure you have got a good time!