Coaching: Windsurf & Windfoil

When Simon originally stumbled across watersports he had to learn new things without any formal guidance. The confusion he experienced ultimately shaped him into a considerate coach who enjoys helping others to progress unimpeded. He has been a marine industry professional for over 25 years and has creatively worked with thousands of individuals in that time.

“As well as being an engaging windfoiling instructor I can see you are truly a great photographer - and a very fast one…it's amazing that you were able to capture my very first moments of flight! Thank you for yesterday's exceptional experience.”  M. Oppermann

Quickly gaining the trust of the learner, understanding their needs and maintaining a close and effective working relationship with them are some of key factors that guide Simon's thoughts and actions as a dedicated and hardworking coach. He will use his deep understanding of not only the core skills but also of the learning styles of the individual to improve performance whilst keeping the delivery humorous and enjoyable. He knows how to use the very smallest detail to create breakthrough moments in someone's skills progression.

Simon is a specialist windsurfing and windfoiling instructor. He can work with you through all the key windsurfing moves and will unlock your potential and improve your confidence and knowledge. Simon was one of the first people in the UK to become qualified as a RYA Windfoiling Instructor and can help you to get up and flying quickly. Coaching is either during group windsurfing clinics in Portland Harbour or overseas (Lanzarote, Turkey and Rhodes) or at Queen Mary Sailing Club in Surrey for 1:1 and 1:2 lessons. Other locations can be considered.

Options for capturing the key moments afloat during coaching include a video camera, GoPros with Flymount* or K4 harness mounts, DSLR photography and a waterproof iPad for direct feedback on the water. An album of the action can be provided upon completion. It's always nice to get great action shots to keep.

[*Simon always has a number of Flymounts for people to use and can supply new ones at a competitive price direct from the UK factory.