You should be able to sail a short board competently, and have done plenty of coastal sailing with some experience in waves. Your gybes will be fairly consistent and being able to tack will be a bonus, and you will have sailed in strong winds with total waterstart confidence
$2,500 ($1,600 extra week incl. free equipment rental)
Pro mountain bike upgrade ($250) - see 'Bike Choice' section
Airport transfers from/to San Diego (you make your own way to San Diego)
Equipment rental from SoloSports Adventures (Oceansource’s partner in Baja) including all surfing, SUP, kayaks & mountain-biking equipment
Full board accommodation in deluxe tents (eat and drink what you like!)
or call +44 (0)1243 374615
This is a one-week clinic in Baja, Mexico at the legendary Punta San Carlos (PSC), in association with Solosports. If you wish to enhance your wave-riding, jumping, surfing, SUPing, MTBing and all-round sailing skills at this legendary venue then please book early as there are only up to a maximum of 10 places.
The Action During the week Jem will be assisting you in developing all aspects of your wavesailing. You will improve in your riding through better wave selection, gaining more speed, making more vertical radical turns and improved positional awareness. If you are less experienced in waves then Jem will demonstrate efficient and safe ways of launching and getting out the back and of course getting you back in safely, then you will work towards better airtime and catching waves more effectively. Baja goes off and we will be sailing at one of the world’s easiest and most consistent beaches for DTL wavesailing. PSC has season long wind and waves and the clinic scored 6/7 last year and 12/14 for those who went for 2 weeks. Jem will be coaching through use of simulators, on-water coaching and video coaching. Please feel free to give Jem feedback on how it is going for YOU at any time so I can give you the best opportunity to develop.
Accommodation You will be staying at the fantastic Solosports campsite. Each person gets a deluxe mini-cabin tent fully loaded with pads, pillows and freshly laundered sleeping bags, use of all our toys like surfboards, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, mountain bikes etc, plus unlimited use of all our new windsurf gear, wireless internet, daily hot showers and total use of our game room with TV/DVD, pool table, ping pong, darts, foosball and library! All your food (eating like kings) all your drinks including beer, wine and spirits (they have an outside bar and lounge) are also covered in the price
Windsurfing Kit 75 Ezzy Panther and Freewave sails rigged on Ezzy carbon masts and Streamlined Carbon booms. (£RRP 599!) boards from RRD, Quatro and Goya and they have some twinzers there. They have over 75 boards from these brands which are available to the whole camp of 20 people max. You will need a harness, summer steamer wetsuit and boots/shoes, if you so wish.
Social The social here is made by all the people in the camp and our fine hosts Solosports who are great characters and extremely welcoming and funny. Having a sun downer and reflecting on the possibly one of the best sails of your life is a great feeling and the bar is manned by YOU or anybody who wishes to be bar person that night, drink as much or as little as you like and wind down from a great day in the ocean and / or on the MTB’S.
Other Activities Surfing and stand up paddle boarding are world class here and included in the price. It can be a beautiful start or end to a day and teaches you a great deal about waves.
Awesome Mountain biking with specially built routes and easy to use route cards and guided rides are often available. You can use the centres standard bikes, or you can upgrade to top of the range downhill machines.
or call +44 (0)1243 374615
Fly in on a Friday out of LHR / or relevant airport for an evening late afternoon arrival to San Diego
Sleep in a designated San Diego motel where all SoloSports crew meet
Minibus to small airport in the am of Saturday to catch small 4 seater planes to arrive in Baja (10 metres from the campsite!) for 1 – 2pm ish and then sail, surf, MTB
Leave on a Sat in the afternoon
Sleep in San Diego - a whole night or a few hours. Flight out of San Diego to home on a Sunday that normally arrives in Europe on a Monday in the am.
Please note that you will need to make your own way to San Diego and back. Please contact us for details.
Punta San Carlos offers world-class mountain-biking in spectacular surroundings so this upgrade is well worth the money if you're serious about biking. Please bring your own shoes and pedals if you have.