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Greece Learn to Windsurf

Ideal for allowing you to hone your skills and perfect your windsurfing style, whilst exploring Greeceā€™s ancient history, Mediterranean cuisine and beautiful white sandy beaches.

Prices from US$1,295

Sandy white beaches surround the coastline of Greece and its 1,400 islands. These fabulous blue, sparkling waters make for perfect snorkelling and water sport conditions. The islands are the most popular Greek destinations, especially in summer. Big or tiny, green or rocky, ideal for cosmopolitan or relaxing vacations, one thing is for sure: all these islands have the necessary requirements and facilities to offer you a memorable trip! Greece’s ancient and long lasting history is another huge pull for tourists, with the archaeological ruins that still stand gloriously depicting the country’s magnificent history. 

Windsurfing is becoming more and more popular across Europe and with this course you will be able to stand up with the best of them! Whether you’re pretty confident on the water, or a complete beginner, this course is ideal for you and will allow you to hone your skills and perfect your style. 

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Become competent at windsurfing
  • Gain a recognised sailing qualification
  • Make lifelong friends and unforgettable memories

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 17 years
  • No experience is needed as this course is suitable for beginners

FAST FACTS

Location Lefkas, Greece
Activities

RYA Windsurf Beginner & Intermediate Course
6 hours windsurfing lessons per day Monday - Friday
Theory Classes

Transport

Airport pick up

Accommodation  Self catering guesthouse

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice
Advice on Equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country Accommodation
Project orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

This course is an introduction to the adrenaline sport of windsurfing. It is an intensive two week programme, ideal if you are considering taking your skills up to instructor level in the future. 

You are taught alongside trainee instructors so you can be sure of picking up top tips from the professionals. Learning to windsurf opens up a whole world of exhilaration – and we promise to get you up on the board enjoying your time on the water as quickly as possible.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

You start by learning to control the board and sail. We teach you how to steer, to turn around and to come back to where you started. After a day or two of good instruction you will be sailing confidently in light winds.

This is more than a windsurfing experience. You also have the opportunity to attend theory classes to learn all the stuff that instructors need to know.

The focus is then on improving and consolidating your skills, fine tuning the basics to make your windsurfing faster, more fluid and definitely more fun.

The second week concentrates on a series of specialist techniques including harness work and beach starts. You will improve your tacks and gybes and start using the footstraps.

You can expect to experience an introduction to planing and stronger wind techniques – and the real buzz comes when you get the board planing and start enjoying speed.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will be met at Preveza airport by a friendly Frontier representative and will be transported to your accommodation, allowing you plenty of time to rest and get to know your housemates. 

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

The course location is justly famed as one of Europe’s top windsurfing spots and training with Frontier puts you right at the centre of the action. Your accommodation is at a simple guesthouse, in the perfect position between the village and the beach, with a large courtyard for al fresco dining. The house has 14 twin-bedded rooms, each with balcony and private shower. There are simple, shared kitchens and laundry facilities. Upgrade to single occupancy on request for an additional charge.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

Food is not provided as part of this programme. Catering for yourself is a fun element of travelling away from home as it gives you that added freedom and is a good opportunity to bond with fellow travellers while exploring local restaurants and market stalls! Tantalise your taste buds with Greece’s Mediterranean cuisine bursting with flavours. Order a Meze to taste lots of small dishes including lamb kebabs, patitsio and moussaka accompanied by lots of warm pitta bread and tasty Tzatziki, all washed down with Greece’s infamous Ouzo liqueur. 

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

During your time off from windsurfing, there will be ample opportunity to relax with a book on the white sandy beaches and soak up the sun; snorkel in the crystal clear waters, and experience the colourful culture of Greece! After the 2 week course, why not travel more around the country and see the ancient sights of Athens and taste exotic cuisine of Santorini. 

COSTS

2 weeks US$1,295

DEPARTURE DATES

28th May 2017

9th July 2017

13th August 2017

DURATION

2 weeks

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier T-shirt

In-country

  • Accommodation
  • Project orientation and training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ backup

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Preveza/Lefkada (PVK)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

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