Like every summer the Girlzactive team organizes kitesurfing progression weekenders in home country the Netherlands. In 2018 we got a new Pearl!, a beach close to Den Haag. We will be based at a very nice and cozy hangout: Blow Beachhouse. Together with kitesurf school BLOW we organize this June spring session. There is a flatwater lagoon & ocean spot NEW: we set up the tents, so your accommodation is ready ? & a longboard will be managed to cruise from your tent to the beach!
Progression for every level and of course a good atmosphere are the goals for this weekender. Beginners can take kitesurfing lessons (3-6 hours). Should there be not enough wind to finish all lessons, then we will catch up with them during the season of 2018. For advanced women we organize two days of clinics with our own WKL coach Vera Klabbers // Kelly Schouten.
The weekender has it all
The weekender includes 2 nights on the camping in the dunes, food, diner night, clinics and all necessary materials (kite gear for advanced: bring your own!). You don’t have to think about anything more than bringing your sleeping bag, wetsuit, kite gear and bikini. If you want, you can test new materials of Liquid Force Kiteboarding. Including foils and directional boards. Besides kitesurfing, yoga and surf, we offer beach games in case of no wind, and promise loads of fun!
After a day on the beach filled with adventurous board sport experiences we settle down in a comfortable couch with a cold drink. We share experiences and impressions with each other and if you are interested you can watch a surf related film or join a theory class given by coaches Kelly and Maroean. Hopefully we can even watch the stars while drinking our beers.
There are only 15 spots, so sign up before you miss out!
The Girlzactive team is looking forward to meeting you (again). See you in Kijkduin.
LEVEL: beginner, intermediate, advanced
We will be sleeping at the camping of the Roompot Beach Resort just above Kijkduin, where your spot will already be reserved en your tent is set up. Every (big) tent will be shared with 4 kitegirls and has all facilities needed for the weekend.
The cosy campsite has plenty of space and is just behind the dunes. So it is close to the kite centre and to the beach! You can walk or roll around on your longboards ?
As this weekend will be around the corner, most girls can take their own car or carpool with each other to Kijkduin. We will open a carpool topic on our Facebook event page.
For the ladies who would prefer public transport, there is a stop at 15 min from the camping grounds.
1st coach for this progression weekender: Kelly Schouten
Kelly has been competing in the European championship (3rd place), Asian championship (2nd) and Turkish freestyle open (1st). At the Dutch Nationals she came in 1st in 2014, 2nd in 2015 and 3rd in 2016. This girl knows how to ride!
What she love most about kitesurfing? Riding with other girlz, learning from each other, motivating each other, sitting by the campfire, drinking coconuts and telling great stories about kiting. Exactly this is why you will find her at the progression camps of Girlzactive, helping you to nail that trick!
2nd coach for this progression weekender: Maroean Mones
Maroean is the owner and founder of Girlzactive. Besides being a coach for beginners and intermediates during the weekender, you can ask her everything about Girlzactive, all the trips and of course about your gear.
She can write many stories on how great board sports are and all the ins and outs of the trips, but even more she is looking forward to meeting you in person on the trips and events. She would love to share her passion for board sports and the way of life that comes with it.
Mijn reis met Oceanbirdz naar Dakhla betekende kiteprogressie in een relaxte atmosfeer. Op de eerste dag was er een meeting met de coaches om te bespreken waar de doelen voor de reis lagen. Na de bespreking zijn we gelijk met mijn doelen aan de slag gegaan.
Toen ik aankwam in Dakhla kon ik als eerstejaars kitesurfer nog niet springen. Dankzij de begeleiding van coach Sander Bos kon ik na de eerste week behoorlijk springen! De landingen hadden nog wat oefening nodig, en Maroean heeft me hierbij in de tweede week bij begeleid.
De kleine coaching groepen en de persoonlijke aandacht helpen enorm om kleine aanpassingen in de techniek aan te brengen. Ook helpen de kleine groepen om je te gemotiveerd te houden om de progressie te maken waarvoor je komt. En natuurlijk is er de gezamenlijke lach om de onvermijdelijke faceplant :).
De mooie spot bij Dakhla Attiutude, de all-in formule waardoor je altijd voldoende (en gezonde) voeding hebt om te kunnen kiten én de service van de reisleiding zorgen ervoor dat de progressie tijdens de reis ontzettend hoog is. Omdat we 14 dagen wind hadden (en coaching!) heb ik na Dakhla echt even moeten bijkomen van deze fantastische reis!
Dakhla Progression Week One 2018 was really a great holiday for me, I made new (inter)national kitegirlfriends, much kitesurf progression, a lot of fun and had relaxing times, delicious fresh food and enjoyed the surroundings! The passionate, safe, joyful and flexible coaching from Vera, Kelly and Maroean made this week complete! Thnx kitegirls and coachies, see you soon on the water!!