Welcome to Olya Raskina and Sveta Martynova's Windsurf Beauties camps. The upcoming camps are 16-30th of March in Cape Town, SA; 1-10th of May in Mauritius; 15-29 June at Five Square windsurf school in Dahab, Egypt.

We would like to introduce windsurfing to as many girls as possible and share our passion with them. We believe that windsurfing is the best sport for a woman, because it is fun, active, physical and bound with nature. It combines 2 basic elements: wind and water, which give you joy and freedom. Our goal is to help you learn, improve and advance in windsurfing.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Dear girls, our windsurf beauties team wishing you a very Happy NEW year from all our hearts!
We hope all your happy dreams will come true, you will be surrounded by your beloved friends, family and have a great night! We wish you a lot of health, happiness, new horizons, positive vibes and.................................


Our camps will take place in Dahab from 22nd of Jan until 5th of Feb and from 5th until 19th of March in 2011. Hope to see you there!

Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy New Year with Windsurf Beauties camp

Dear girls,

we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Our film maker Svetoslav has just uploaded a new funny video from our camp, which took place in Dahab at Five Square windsurf center in November 2010. You can check and download it here: http://vimeo.com/18154319.
The next camp will be again in Dahab from 22nd of January until 5th of February. We welcome girls of any age and all levels of windsurfing. Apart from sailing we have a lot of interesting trips, yoga sessions and other activities in store for you. For all the info, please contact Olya at windsurf.beauties@gmail.com. Wishing you all great holidays! Your Windsurf Beauties team.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Marry Christmas and a very Happy New Year

Dear ladies, if you are still thinking what a treat to give yourself in the New Year, we welcome you in our Windsurf Beauties camp from 22nd of January until 5th of February where happiness, health, positive vibes and fun all come together at once. You can escape the cold winter and visit Dahab where summer never ends and the wind blows every day. Windsurfing is the top priority of our camp, so every day you will enjoy 4 ours of sailing with lessons to improve your skills. We invite girls of all levels of windsurfing (inc. beginners) and any age, you don't need any extra physical training, because it's always easy and fun to learn with us.

Apart from windsurfing, we have a professional photographer and a cameraman working with us, so at the end of the camp you get a free DVD with all the hig rez photos and footage from the camp. We also have a very interesting off-the-water program which includes different trips, parties, yoga and other things. You can check it in PROGRAM at the top of the website or get it by email: windsurf.beauties@gmail.com.

We teach in groups of 4-5 people and every evening you can see yourself on the big screen and get advice during video analysis.

Dahab is the place to be this winter, because the water and the air never gets below 20 degrees. Don't be afraid of sharks, they have never been seen in Dahab. It's a safe place to be.

1 week of our camp (inc. coaching, yoga, photo, video sessions, trips, parties) costs 300 euros, 2 weeks - 570. The rental is extra, 7 days costs 99 euros at Five Square windsurf center. See you in Dahab at Windsurf Beauties camp, ladies.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Windsurf Beauties camp november 2010

We've just had 2 perfect weeks of Windsurf Beauties camp with nice wind, a lot of sailing, sun-bathing, yoga sessions and different trips.
Yoga was coached by Svetlana who is one of the best disciples of Maharagj Shri Dev das. It was a great time relaxing and stretching after lots of sailing.
First week of the camp we had a fabulous yacht trip and second week we went mountain climbing.
Girls of all levels of windsurfing joined our camp - from beginners to advanced.
Every day we had photo and video sessions. Our movie is coming soon...
The next camp will be from 22nd of January until 5th of February and from 5th until 19th of March. See u there.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ready, steady...go Windsurf Beauties camp!!!

Hi everyone

There’s only 2 days left before the beginning of our Windsurf Beauties camp and we are proud to share some news with you. First of all, we are expecting 20 girls for the first week of the camp and the weather forecast looks really good this time!

All participants of the camp will get a really cool rush west from JP-Australia and NeilPryde as well as lots of prizes to win during the ROXY Fun race on the last days of the camp.

Our Five square windsurf center is offering all girls of the camp an extremely good deal – only 99 euros for the rental of the equipment for 7 days.

Finally all original members of our Windsurf Beauties team unite for these 2 weeks of the camp. Our dream team is: instructors Olya Raskina RUS 14 and Sveta Martynova, professional cameraman Svetoslav Bolgarchuk, professional photoprapher Olga Novikova and our amazing yoga instructor Svetlana Serih who is a disciple of a hatha-yoga master Maharadj Shri Dev dasa. Svetoslav has just returned from Mauritius where he was filming the first part of the new Russian movie “Made in Ocean”. In Dahab he’ll be filming second part, which is freestyle with the best Russian riders, and you will be able to see this exciting process in real life.

Another astonishing news, in our camp one of the best Russian sports photographer Natalia Lapina who worked for the most famous Russian sports magazines will give a seminar about taking photos of windsurfing and kiteboarding. This is a unique chance to meet this legend and ask her any question about photography.

The fist week of the camp will be full of surprises, so stay tuned. Exciting yacht trips, lots of parties in the best clubs of Dahab and great windy conditions are waiting for you in Dahab. See you here!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Girls just wanna have fun on the water

Dear girls,

we are happy to tell you that the next Windsurf Beauties camp is taking place in Dahab, Egypt at Five square windsurf center from 14 until 28th of November 2010.

We will have 2 amazing weeks of sailing, learning, improving, dancing, climbing mountains of Sinai, parting, discovering the beautiful under-water world of Red Sea and much more other crazy activities. We welcome girls of all ages and any level of windsurfing.

- Our coaching includes lessons on and off the water, filming, correction of mistakes, photo sessions and intensive training.

- Besides windsurfing you will enjoy relaxing yoga sessions, have fun at our crazy parties, visit the heart of Sinai mountains and other amazing places.

- The price of the camp is 250 euros for 1 week and 475 euros for 2 weeks. All participants of the camp get a 10% discount on rental of the equipment at Five Square windsurf center.

The rental of the equipment has to be payed separately. We have a special offer of 7 days beginner and intermediate equipment for 99 euros and advanced equipment (JP, Neilpryde) for 180 euros.

The best will be to stay at Ganet Sinai or Panda Hotels which are 3 star hotels with breakfast, dinner, pool, beach bar situated right next to the center. The prices are PANDA 1 week in SGL – 385 US dollars, 2 weeks - 770 dollars. DBL - 252 dollars 1 week, 504 dollars 2 weeks. GANET SINAI 1 week in SGL – 364 US dollars, 728 US dollars 2 weeks; DBL – 280 US dollars 1 week, 560 – US dollars 2 weeks. You also need to buy tickets to Sharm el Sheikh airport.

For further info, please, contact Olya Raskina windsurf.beauties@gmail.com. skype: olya.raskina. To book accomodation, please, contact Tatiana - afonina@5kvadratov.ru.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

windsurf Beauties camp june 2010

So many new girls came to Windsurf Beauties camp in Dahab to learn and get better in windsurfing that even Gods of wind couldn’t miss it. We had another successful and windy week with girls planning, water starting, jibing and having a lot of fun on the beach. The camp is coached by two best Russian freestylers, Olya Raskina (JP-Australia, NeilPryde, Roxy, Five Square windsurf school) and Sveta Martynova (Five Square windsurf school), who have been sailing and teaching windsurfing professionally for many years. Our camp welcomes girls of all levels, from beginners to advanced sailors. Coaching and windsurfing is perfectly combined with interesting trips, yoga, parties, filming, video analysis and photo shooting. We have a professional photographer and a cameraman working full time with us. Windsurf Beauties camp, which is supported by JP-Australia and NeilPryde, has recently got a new stylish sponsor - Roxy. At the end of the week all girls took part in a fun race to win beautiful prizes from Roxy. Every participant got a cool wallet, hat, backpack, t-shirt and many other sick presents from Roxy.

The camp took place in Dahab from 6 until 20th of June, which is the best summer time here. It is not too hot yet, but the water is nice and warm, around 27-28 degrees. We were sailing all day in Windsurf Beauties lycras without getting cold or sunburned. June is definitely one of the best months to come to Dahab. Beginners were learning how to sail in front of Five Square windsurf center, but a group of intermediates and advanced girls went to the Lagoon every day. There’s the best place to learn water starting and planning. One morning we had a warming-up session in Lagoon, but we had to run away from all the locals coming with cameras and filming us on mobile phones. Windsurf Beauties camp seems to be a sensation here in Dahab. ;) Girls were sailing all morning and all afternoon for a week, getting tired but very satisfied with their new skills. Olga Fokina from Sveta’s beginner group came to try windsurfing for the first time and during the second week of the camp she was already planning in the harness on a 130 liter board. When girls are professionally coached and look up to each other, they advance very fast.

After sailing we all had yoga to relax the tired muscles. For those girls who work all the time in the office and only have a chance to go twice a year on holiday, too much windsurfing can lead to unfortunate injuries, so it’s very important to give your body a rest in the evening. Yoga helps a lot to regain your energy. And, of course, we all need to have some fun. So we had 3 parties a week with lots of friends coming and hanging around with our windsurf beauties. One day we went on a yacht trip of the hotel Ganet Sinai around Dahab. We took friends, drinks and only positive vibes on board. First our captain drove us to the Lighthouse, but then we decided to change the course and go to swim in the Happy Life village. On our way there we met…a flock of dolphins! It was such a surprise! I’ve lived in Dahab for 5 years and I’ve never seen dolphins here before. There were so many of them, definitely more than 20. When the yacht approached them, they came to us and started surf the waves that the yacht left behind. Some of them went under the nose of the yacht and were following us there. They were so close, you could touch them. All the people on the yacht were screaming with surprise and delight. We spend a long time with them in the sea. As we came close to the beach in front of the Happy Life village, the dolphins disappeared. We were jumping in the water from the top of the yacht, swimming and having lots of fun. It was definitely one of the best trips we’ve had.

Next Windsurf Beauties camp will be again in Dahab from 14 until 28th of November, also in English, so, girls, you are all welcome to join us. For further information, please, write to Olya here: windsurf.beauties@gmail.com. Check our NEW VIDEO HERE: http://vimeo.com/13002627.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Windsurf Beauties camp SUMMER 2010

Summer. Red Sea. Dahab. A lot of beautiful girls on the beach. You might think they are lying on the beach and sunbathing? Oh no, not at all. They are full power windsurfing all day long. Moreover, they are rigging equipment, carrying sails and boards to the beach, sailing a lot and learning new moves. This is Windsurf Beauties camp supported by JP-Australia and NeilPryde taking place in Dahab at Five Square windsurf center from 6 until 20th of June.

Ten girls from different parts of Russia came to the first week of the camp. Five of them started windsurfing for the first time here and another five came to learn planning, water starting and some new moves. All week we were lucky to have the best wind for learning, which was not light, but strong enough for the girls to learn planning with small 3,7 m2 sails. Girls from a beginner group started with small 2,5 m2 beginner sails, but after a few lessons they could change them to professional 3,5 m2 sails only after 2 days on the water. All girls were very motivated. When their lesson was finished, they would keep on practicing on the water and asking questions. It’s great how they improved their sailing after a week. On the final day of the camp we had a fun race for beginners and intermediates. The girls took it very serious, some of them were a bit afraid, but others were eager to go for it and win good prices from Five Square windsurf school. The race was very simple. The girls had to beach start, reach the buoy, jibe it and come back. During the first fun race for beginners, some of the girls got so nervous that they went downwind from the buoy thinking about jibing it. Some did a tack and a jibe after. There was a lot of funny misunderstanding going on which we watched on the video in the evening and laughed a lot about it. The second fun race for beginners was more successful, everyone managed to beach start, jibe and come back. Intermediates had a very tight race, all of them beach started at the same time, got the speed and were fighting to finish first. We had a Go Pro camera on the flag, which every girl had to touch in order to finish and we caught a lot of emotions and great moments on camera. The video from the camp will be finished soon, so you’ll see what happened. The first price for Olga Fokina from a beginner group was a brand new Hot Sails Maui harness and Polina Drujinina from an intermediate group won a Da Kine bag, everything provided by a Five Square windsurf center.

Every participant of the camp got a beautiful lycra from JP-Australia and NeilPryde with a Windsurf Beauties camp logo. The girls looked awesome in them. Apart from windsurfing, other activities in our camp were stretching and warming-up in the morning, yoga in the evening, parties, trips and various photo sessions. The professional photographer of our camp, Olga Novikova, who is shooting fashion since a long time, made a lot of beautiful photos and created new images of the girls. At the end of the camp every girl got her own CD with all the footage on the beach and on the water. We also had a few parties which were great fun. One of them was a Latino Party with all the girls dressed up and dancing to the Spanish rhythm. It was so hot on the dance floor that some people run to the swimming pool to cool down in the middle of the night.

One of the days was not windy, so we decided to go to the famous Blue Hole. It’s an amazing reef in shape of the ring which goes 100 meters deep right next to the beach. There’s a very special and magnificent underwater world which you can see while snorkeling. You can find here different types of fishes, colorful reef and other sea creatures. Some of the girls were snorkeling for the first time in the lifes, so they were totally amazed of the beauty of the Red Sea. Now the first week of the camp is over and tomorrow we start another camp with new girls arriving. The forecast for Dahab looks great, so it’s gonna be another week full of wind, fun, lessons, parties, yoga, photo and video sessions. Our next camp is going to be in the middle of October, also in English, so girls of all levels of windsurfing are welcome to join us here in Dahab. For more information, contact Olya on windsurf.beauties@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Windsurf Beauties camp March 2010

A second Windsurf Beauties camp for ladies who want to improve their windsurf skills took place in Dahab, Egypt at “Five Square center” in March. 23 brave girls were again coached by Olya Raskina and Sveta Martynova, filmed by Svetoslav Bolgarchuk and taken photos of by Olga Novikova. For those who think that sailing in Dahab is too easy, I have to say it can be different. The day when the girls arrived, we had 2m waves breaking right on the beach with 30 knots onshore wind. Me and Sveta went sailing while the girls were watching on the beach. The camp had to start the next morning. It was such a beautiful day with this unexpected strong onshore wind and fun wave sailing, that our girls got very inspired. One of them, Elena, took a 120-liter JP X-cite Ride with a 4,2m Fly and went straight into the 2-meter shore break. On the way she got stopped by the center manager, who was, probably, afraid for the equipment. Anyway, the next day the wind changed to normal north direction, it got flat and, with such strong desire to learn, the girls spent all day on the water learning first tacks, first water starts and first planning.

This camp we focused on windsurfing as much as on the off-the-water program that was healthy and fun. Many people take warming-up and stretching after sailing for granted, but it is an important issue in learning fast and feeling full of power every day. Before sailing we had different warming up sessions on the beach, in the pool and a special hip hop stretching from one of our girls. After sailing we had yoga lessons from one of the best yoga teachers in Russia. In the evening girls were watching their sailing on big screen and listened to our comments and corrections. Audi-visual effect is also a necessary part of our camp. And, of course, we had sick parties! One of the best was an 80s style Retro party when everyone came in funky dresses and danced all night to good old songs. During these 2 weeks we also had a few birthday parties, including my own, so full power sailing and full power partying were happily combined together. We also went to a few exciting trips to see life in Dahab and enjoy the beautiful mountains of South Sinai. We rode camels in Wadi Gunai, went mountain hiking and enjoyed a simple beduin dinner. To see the sunset, we went on top of one of the closest mountains and enjoyed the magnificent panorama of Dahab. Before the wind started we went snorkeling at a dive spot called Islands where you can find a fantastic coral reef.

Few days there wasn’t much wind, so we focused on light-wind freestyle. There are always so many great old school moves to learn. Girls of all-levels of sailing were the whole day on the water doing reverse duck jibes, sail body 360s, cf heli tacks, push tacks and many other funky moves. They loved it so much that at the end of the week we did a light-wind freestyle competition for them and it was almost impossible to choose the winner. They were all very good making one move after the other. Happily we had many different prices from JP-Australia, NeilPryde, NPX and Five Square windsurf center.

A special present for every girl was a photo session with a professional photographer Olga Novikova. Apart from taking action photos, she found a unique style for every girl in the camp. At the end, they all took home a CD with high rez photos and video of the camp. You can have a look at our videos here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPsuAxguqII and here:http://vimeo.com/10528302. And visit our website to check the photos here:www.windsurfbeauties.com.

The next camp will take place in Dahab from 6 until 20 of June powered by JP-Australia and NeilPryde. As always, the age and windsurf skills are not important as soon as you really want to learn how to windsurf. We teach in English and in Russian. For further information write to Olya: windsurf.beauties@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Windsurf Beauties camp – a windsurfing camp only for women.

The Windsurf Beauties camp supported by JP-Australia, Neilpryde and coached by the best Russian female windsurfers Olya Raskina RUS14 and Sveta Martynova is taking place in Dahab, Egypt from 28th of February until 14th of March. After the first very successful camp in November 2009, which brought together 30 windsurfing ladies from Russia, this event is going to unite active and sportive women from all over the world.

You can try out windsurfing for the first time and learn quickly. If you are already sailing, you can bring your skills to a new level with the professional windsurfing instructors Olya Raskina and Sveta Martynova. The Windsurf Beauties camp welcomes women of any age and windsurfing skills: from beginner to advanced sailor.

The camp usually lasts for 1 week:

* from 28th of February until 7th of March and 

* from 7th of March until 14th of March

of course, girls can also stay for 2 weeks and move to the group of higher level in the 2nd week.

The program consists of windsurfing courses every day, including theory on the beach and practice on the water, video and photo sessions, correction of mistakes and video analysis. Besides windsurfing, girls will visit the touristic center of Dahab, enjoy numerous parties, practice yoga, watch the sunset on the trip to the mountains and do many other exciting things. Every girl will get a DVD with all photos in high quality, special movie of the camp and different prices from JP-Australia and the «Five Square windsurf center».

The costs for a 1 week camp are 300 US dollars, 2 weeks – 500 US dollars.

The rental of the equipment has to be paid separately. For rental prices check http://eng.go-dahab.ru/index.php?chapter=windsurfing&topic=prices. Every participator of the camp and her partner will have a 10% discount on the rental.

According to the organizers of the Windsurf Beauties camp, windsurfing is an ideal sport for a woman. It combines fun and exercise that make a woman healthy, fit and happy.

Olya Raskina: Russian female Windsurfing Champion in 2008 and 2009. 8th place at PWA in freestyle in 2008 and 2009. Professional windsurfing instructor of «Five Squares windsurf school». JP-Australia, NeilPryde and MFC rider. Specialized in linguistics and interpreting.

“The first Windsurf Beauties camp hosted 30 girls from different parts of Russia and Ukraine. It was a new exciting and beautiful experience for all: the Windsurfing Beauties and us, their coaches. We were very happy to teach our girls and spend such a great time together. Considering our latest experience, the next camp will be even more fun, active and unforgettable.”

Sveta Martynova: Professional windsurfing instructor of «Five Squares windsurf school». 2 place at Russian Windsurfing championship in 2008 and 2009. 2nd place at Dahab Slalom Week 2009. Professional sailor in all major disciplines – freestyle, slalom and wave.

“Everything that we know about windsurfing, we’ll share with our girls and make it very easy to understand. I really enjoyed our first camp of “Windsurf Beauties”. I think that the girls sailing together felt really relaxed, focused and assertive. At the end, all of them improved their skills a lot!”

You can see the movie from the first Windsurf Beauties camp here.

Our team:

Olya Raskina, Sveta Martynova, Elena Chaikova (windsurf instructors)

Svetoslav Bolgarchuk (cameraman, film maker and producer)

Olga Novikova (professional photographer)

Sveta Morozova (designer of boq'o'boq studio)

Olga Bobrovskaya (PR manager).

Info partners: www.jp-australia.com, www.continentseven.com, www.windsurf-roma.it, www.go-dahab.ru, www.sport-express.ru, www.vtsport.ru, www.gfhome.ru, www.dahab.me, www.sportbox.ru, www.luxury-info.ru, www.onwave.ru, www.dahab.su, www.surfpeople.ru, www.street-style.ru, www.lineupmag.ru, www.yoltica.com, www.nedoma.ru, www.raceyou.ru, “Vertical World” magazine.

Windsurf school «Five squares» www.eng.go-dahab.ru

For all information, contact Olya Raskina here: windsurf.beauties@gmail.com.

If you are willing to join the camp, please, send your request to the same email.