5th October 2012, 11:21 AM
Rhodes Reflection and Autumn Action
Boards catches up with technique guru Jem Hall, as he reflects on a busy summer and looks forward to a (fingers crossed!) windy autumn and 2013 clinics.
I am just back from my from 10th Anniversary of coaching clinics in Rhodes and off to Brandon Bay, Ireland next week for my WaterPerson (WP) clinics there. Prasonisi gave us a few days of very light winds until the hairdryer came back on and gave us a fine send off, hats off to the crew for being focussed, fun and most of all relaxed about the delay in the wind, as we all know that there are no guarantees in life and even in Rhodes the wind needs a breather sometimes.
Since my return it has been great to get some autumn action in and enjoy conditions around my local breaks, and also on a road trip down to Camber Sands. There is something about the colder weather, the rain and changeable conditions that seems to excite and inspire me, and yes there is no place like home : )
Jem Hall enjoying his new RRD and Ezzy set up on home shores
Toys, toys, toys – we love em:
During my ocean realignment on my home turf I have had the opportunity to really get to know my new toys and I must say I am loving my new Ezzy Panther Elites and the NewRRD Wave Cult Quads.
The 4 battened Elites are lighter, easier power and more neutral for rides, gybes and style and really allow you to throttle the power on or off, yet they are still strong and with a huge wind range and a massive top end.
Now that I have had some quality testing time on my New Cult Quads, and in a range of conditions, I am happy to say that I have them dialed in and am really appreciating their virtues. It is also worth noting that not only am I enjoying them but so too are the people I lend them to in order to test them and provide me with valuable insight, same goes for the Elites. The feedback thus far on the RRD Cult Quads is that they are earlier to plane, have more wind range and a livelier / faster ride. Due to the narrower tails and increased tail rocker, with more vee, they are looser and now with more drive too. Yesterday saw my onshore wave riding performance* definitely go up a notch – I LOVE THEM! Get in touch if you want to discuss or test either of the above.
Jem Hall in action and looking forward his 2013 clinics
Marvelous Marsa Alam, Egyptis now open for bookings so come on down to take a break from Winter and get tuned up for your 2013 season on March 13th and 20th. The early booking offer has now been extended to October 31st.
Perfect Prasonisi, Reliable Rhodes which over 10 years and around 40 clinics has averaged 4 – 5 days a week of planing conditions and has just commenced taking bookings and we also have an early booking offer on this too – till October 31st. New for 2013, in Rhodes, is my ladies clinic, called Jem’s Jewels, where I will be assisted by a female co – coach and will be providing a supportive, inspiring and focussed environment where ladies will have the opportunity to not only enjoy a great holiday but also seriously improve their windsurfing.
The Mecca of Moulay, Morocco on May 9th and 16th is already taking a lot of bookings and we are ready to give you a fab holiday and an awesome waterperson (WP) / wavesailing experience, bookings are with Oceansource.net*
Email mefor more details on these clinics and to discuss your booking.
Jem Hall runs many of his clinics with Sportif, check out the other locations that Sportif run holidays to here.*
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