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This year we're welcoming back Beverley Hills, who have been sponsoring us for a few years. Over that time, several of our clubs have had amazing holidays staying with them in Fuerteventura, with the villa situated super close to the Ion Club bases at Costa Calma and Risco del Paso.

The hostel is ideal for student groups, with three self-contained apartments, which house twenty people in total, and can be rented separately or altogether for larger groups. There is a heated swimming pool, an outdoor shower, a barbecue, a range of furniture for sunbathing on and a private bar, making it the ideal student villa. Of course, brilliant as the private bar sounds, the real reason you'll be heading there is for the windsurfing... right?

Well, you're in luck. The Ion Club has two bases nearby, offering a free shuttle service from the villa in the morning, and dropping you back there after a full day of windsurfing. Fuerteventura gets consistently high winds and sunshine all year round, and is incredibly popular for wind and wave sports. Don't stress that it's not for beginners though, the Ion base in Risco del Paso has a tidal lagoon that fills up each day (if you time your holiday right) to no more than waist deep, allowing your less experienced club members to make the most of the wind and sun without the worry of being blown downwind, as the lagoon is conveniently protected by a very useful sandbar.

So what are you waiting for? Winter is coming, and we're all going to need some sunshine to look forward to. If you're the one organising your club holiday this year, we haven't even mentioned the best part  ̶  the organiser of the trip gets to stay in the Beverley Hills Villa for free! Time to stop posting those #throwback's and start looking at flights...

Warner is one of the most highly regarded tour operators in the UK, offering a mix of ski and beach activity holidays all over Europe. They'll be running our Beginner Beach and keeping an eye out for potential staff for their Summer 2018 season, as well as offering funding towards further instructor training as a prize for a lucky winner!

 

With beach resorts in Greece, Sardinia and Corsica, they offer countless opportunities for employment abroad. If you're already a qualified RYA Windsurfing and/or Sailing Instructor, you should definitely keep Mark Warner in mind for summer and post uni jobs! Likewise, if you've enjoyed your windsurfing holiday with your uni club this year and feel like one week in the sun just isn't enough, think about doing your instructor course ̶ because two months of windsurfing is a whole lot better than just a week! And it's better than free, they actually pay you to do it.

 We've teamed up and got a fantastic opportunity for a media savvy student to work with Kefalos windsurfing!


***About Kefalos Windsurfing***

Kefalos windsurfing, on the island of Kos, Greece, has been attracting windsurfers for more than 20 years. The geologic formation generates a thermal accelerated wind making it the windiest spot on the island!

The centre are keen to promote their set up to the windsurf community - and this is where you come in - they are looking for a student with a keen interest in video and media to act as an intern and produce a full web clip to promote the centre!!!

http://www.kefaloswindsurfing.com/home.html

What words can we use to explain the awesomeness of Boardwise? ... Well I suppose awesome is a good place to start!!

Their trusty van is ever present at SWA events throughout the calendar, lending out £1000s worth of kit to windsurfers of all abilities. We are delighted to have them as a Platinum Sponsor for the 2017-18 season!

Boardwise are a UK-based boardsports company who have been in operation for over 30 years. Their enthusiastic team of watersports boffins are always on hand to lend friendly advice, making sure you find the equipment you need. There is no item big or small that Boardwise don't offer, UJs, Extensions, Rope, Footstraps, Fins, Harnesses and Lines, Screws, the lot! It's a one stop shop of super stock!  On top of this Boardwise are able to provide a speedy, professional repairs service for all dings and punctures, this can be easily arranged and collected at any SWA core event, well handy!

Student Holiday Deal!!

This year the SWA has teamed up with Beverley Hills Hostel in Fuerteventura to offer all our members an exclusive holiday package for university or personal trips in 2016. Danielle Lucas and Phil Richards from getwindsurfing ran two very successful University windsurfing trips in Fuerte this March and are returning in 2016 for more with Oxford, Cambridge and Southampton Uni’s. 

Beverley Hills Hostel is offering an exclusive discount to SWA members of 25% off! The hostel is set up incredibly for student holidays with a solar heated swimming pool on the front terrace, an outdoor shower and plenty of furniture for sunbathing.  Surrounded on all four sides by a whitewashed wall, your privacy is absolutely assured and sunshine guaranteed! Presumably you already know why Fuerteventura is such a great place for windsurfing so I don't need to sell the climate to you!

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