Total Immersion 2014: The Cornish Kitesurfing Holiday

Total Immersion 2014: The Cornish Kitesurfing Holiday

Dear all!

I am thrilled to bits to announce the new dates for Total Immersion, The Cornish Kitesurfing Holiday, designed from the ground up to give you the most fun and water time you can have in a week in the UK:

Sunday 5th –  Friday 10th October

5 nights five-star luxury self catering accommodation 

Daily exploration, free riding, coaching and theory 

Ocean Rodeo kitesurfing equipment available to demo (17m Flite anyone?:) ) 

6 places

£350 per person for couples

£395 per person for own room

Non-kiting other halves are welcome and do not count to towards the total number of 6 kiter places 🙂 Price based on own room rate plus £25 per night supplement.

Total Immersion 2014: A Cornish Kitesurfing Holiday
Total Immersion 2014: A Cornish Kitesurfing Holiday

Early October is just the best time to be in Cornwall if you are a kitesurfer. The clocks have yet to go back, the seas are still comfortable in a 3mm wetsuit, the Autumn swells are rolling in and the Westerlies winds are usually blowing nicely. The beaches are also returning to a quieter pace of life that only the wildlife and those with waterlust know.

The Accommodation 

Last year we stayed at the incredible Edge 14 with all of its state-of-the-art luxuries. This year, we’re going one better, and will be staying at Edge 24 in Newquay. Edge 24 boasts all the refinement of its older sibling but throw into that a home theatre (perfect for evening slide-shows and video clips!), balcony rooms with unrivalled sea views, closer proximity to all of Newquay’s beaches and the most incredible use of natural light in a building outside of the Louvre.

Votre chambre
Votre chambre
Where we reconvene, relax and recharge...
Where we reconvene, relax and recharge…
The feasting table!
The feasting table!

Newquay itself can claim what I think is the best stretch of coastline in Cornwall. There are beaches close by for every wind direction, the water is sparkling blue and the sand is golden and pristine. There are fantastic restaurants and bars all around, ideal for tasting some local seafood and hand-crafted Cornish ales.

For evening meals, we’ll eat at home on the Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, and eat out at one of Newquay’s ocean front restaurants on Monday and Wednesday. At the start of the trip everyone throws in £20 for the food kitty and this lasts us pretty well.

The Daily Routine

The beauty of life in Cornwall is that the tide, wind and swell set the pace so each evening we’ll take a look at our options and make a plan for the next day. I’ve been scouring the coves and beaches of this county for many years so expect to find yourself uncovering a rare jewel of a beach or two 😉

Empty Cornish beaches are there for the taking...
Empty Cornish beaches are there for the taking…

The emphasis is on quality water time and everyone getting a good session in. At each location we’ll begin with a site assessment so you can ride with greater autonomy. At the start of the week we cover pertinent safety techniques such as self landing (and launching), self-rescue and some emergency drills. With that done you’re free to concentrate on your riding and developing new skills. I’m on hand all day to give individual pointers and tips, and from time to time I get everyone together for a bit of a group learning session.

Throughout the week we’ll also be looking at topics which are helpful to kitesurfers whilst they are on the water, and off it such as fitness for kiters, nutrition, breathing techniques, equipment knowledge, wind and swell theory, frisbee…

No Wind? No Worries

I have a custom-built surf school located at The Headland Hotel which is stacked full of surfboards and SUP boards. It also has heated changing rooms and overlooks Fistral Beach. So in the event that we have a day without wind, we’ve got all the toys we need for a great day on the water that will also boost your knowledge of the sea and improve your boarding skills. A no wind day in Cornwall in October is usually a glorious thing, the only trouble is trying to fit everything in 🙂

No wind? A SUP tour of a Cornish river is always a treat
No wind? A SUP tour of a Cornish river is always a treat

Anything Else? 

Please feel free to call me on 07540 155123 or email dom@surfsanctuary.co.uk if you have any questions that aren’t answered here. I hope you enjoyed reading this and would love to see you down in Cornwall for an amazing week in October.

 

 

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