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.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Windsurf Beauties and Beasts camp in Morocco 2-16 of May

Dear friends,
we are very proud to invite you to our Windsurf Beauties and Beasts camp in Morocco, Sidi Kaoke from 2 until 16th of May. It's a windsurf and surf camp for girls and guys of any age and skills, from beginners to advanced. Of course, our main target is to improve in windsurfing but once there's no wind, we'll be surfing all day long. We will have 2 groups: beginners and intermediates will be learning in Essaouira and pros will be sailing in Sidi Kaoke. The owner of the center in Sidi, Felix Gerl, will be kindly responsible for all our transfers, trips and paaaaaartiiiiies!!!! ;))) don't doubt it, we gonna have lots and lots of fun! 1 week of the camp (inc. lessons, photo and video sessions, yoga, trips and parties) is 350 euros, 2 weeks 680 euros. Accommodation - 16 euros a day, food (breakfast+dinner) 14 euros a day, rental (windsurf, surf, insurance incl.): 1 week - 230 euros, 10 days - 280 euros, 2 weeks - 350 euros. Plz check tickets at www.royalairmaroc.com. You can fly to Essaouira (transfer 30min), Agadir (transfer 3 h) or Cassablanca (transfer 5h), check the price and make a plan. ;)...
And here are some pics from our camp last year...
Windsurfing in Moulay..
Packing all our surf boards on a mission to a secret surf spot..

There's so much i love about Morocco, but their waves, fruits and souvenirs are definitely the best...
All girls fell in love with local berber jewelry. They make some amazing rings, necklaces and bracelets out of silver with different stones and sell it very cheap...We all bought a lot of presents for our moms, sisters and girlfriends...beautiful things!
That spot is just 2h drive from our home in Sidi Kaoke. It's called Imsuan. The water there is crystal clear and so warm, we surfed there in bikinis a few times..
Here are some shots from our happy sailing days..This is the group of intermediates improving their skills at Essaouira.
Girls from the "pro" group learning to pass the shore break and come back on a wave at Sidi Kaoke..
Essaouira again..
Every day we did a lot of interesting and different things, but a morning running session stayed unchanged ;)))...girls seemed to like it tho..while guys were sleeping..;))
The old city of Essaouira is very beautiful, we visited the port, castle and had a few dinners at local restaurants with the best and freshiest sea food you can ever find..
Little walk to an amazing surf spot in Imsuan..
That's right in front of our home in Sidi Kaoke..a local guy on SUP is getting barreled..and eaten by a wave..;)))
Our guys were surfing with an attitude..)))
Our girls are very chilled..and focused! ;)) first steps at our home spot in Sidi Kaoke..
One of many dinner with our people..super friendly, positive and fun vibes in our camp..you are very welcome to join in! for all the info, plz write to Olya here: windsurf.beauties@gmail.com.
That's the video we made from our last camp in Morocco in May 2011. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lekker Ebay

This weekend was sick!!!!!!!!
Nothing was planned, except for 1 nice party on Saturday (which we missed) and out of nowhere came up with the idea to join a good friend, this bro and their dad on a trip to Elands.
Camping..surfing..braai..beeeeeeeeeer..surfing...braai..beer...surfing...could carry on for weeks living like that, but had to go back to CT at the end of the weekend...Great time! Don't really feel like talking more about it, wanna keep these memories to myself..)))))..but hope u enjoy the pics!!!! that's on the way to Elands with a go pro..
We arrived quite late in the evening and had a nice sunset session..that place is for sure one of the most beautiful i've ever seen..
The next day was kooking big time..in the evening our guys were getting barreled a few times..))) i took some pics and tryed to figure out some stuff in photoshop and Light Room for the first time..don't be too critical, that's my first "experiments"..thanks to Olie Stau for sharing Light Room ;)..this is Philip Visagie ripping..
Ivan getting barreled..
Philip's bro Greg, a young and very talented surfer...hope to see more of him ripping..
That's one of my favorite pics..taken by me, edited by Olie..maybe we'll see it in Zig Zag..
Philip Visagie feeling at home in Elands..

Some nice spray from Philip
Last one from Philip..
Time to go hooooome..(((((((
if someone wants any of the pics, just email Olya at windsurf.beauties@gmail.com. ;)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Big swell in CT, perfect combination of sailing, surfing and skating..check it out

I'm 2 months in CT now and yesterday i think we had the biggest swell so far..of course it was not THAT big, but the wind was quite light and it was tricky to get out..Sunset Beach was working nicely, but it was obviously the only place to windsurf, cos the wind never picked up..the kiters for sure had the time of their life at Haakgat..the best spot all to themselves..)) that's a little sunset pic from Big Bay..

Thanks to Iris Zechner for that pic of a nice barrel and me basically running away..haha..i have to admit it was quite scary, especially if the last day u sailed was a week ago and the last day u sailed BIG waves was a year ago..))

That's Haakgat COOKING...only kiters could get out that day..Harry tried hard, but couldn't..

This morning the swell was still super big, noone out in Desdestin (tho the barrels were sick, check the pic), but big bay and melkbos were working good...i did try to go out at Melkbos in the morning, had the worst brain and face freeze of my life (i think the water was 10 degrees or less) and got out 2 min later..

That's some of the locals ripping it up at Melkbos..

Love that background..all the locals kids on the beach having fun..water's 10 degrees but who cares..)))

Corner at Melkbos was all white water..the swell's damn big..

And that's my buddies building a skate park at Edgemead. they just do it for the kids..by themselves..without any real support. actually everything by themselves - work, material..so any donation would be super welcome..check out their FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Woodies-Ramps/165754310151737

The park is really nice, that day the guys just finished 2 ramps and now covering them to come back and continue building stairs in between..it's gonna be a sick little park! definitely coming back some time again..
The wind should come back next week again, but so far surfing and skating...By the way, we are having a Windsurf Beauties and Beasts camp in Morocco 2-16th of May, so girls and guys you are more than welcome to join. For all the info, please, email Olya here: windsurf.beauties@gmail.com. Aloha!