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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Windsurf Beauties going to Morocco and JP NP Young Gun off to Dahab!

It is the last week for me on Maui right now. The whole trip was beautiful, did the JP photo shoot, sailed Hookipa a lot and, of course, surfed the most amazing spots of Maui like Honolua Bay. Here's me dropping on a local (so sorry, by accident!!! i swear ;))))) on a small day at Hookipa..i love this spot, the waves are always great there.
It was such a pleasure to work with Jimmie Hepp at Hookipa. Everyone knows Jimmie, he's a sweetheart and takes very cool pics. Thanks a lot, Jimmie. Hope we can publish some undercover shots (not posted yet) in some mags, Russian ones for sure! :)  
 Sailing starboard tack after a year of port tack was a mission, but it's always great to learn smth new. Would be awesome to come to Maui again and maybe spend a winter here..one day i do it for sure..:))
 Now i'm going to Morocco to do my windsurfing camp called Windsurf Beauties and Beasts. We've got a bunch of super motivated ladies and guys coming up and i'm sure we gonna have a great time. Surfing, sailing, visiting different towns and craft markets, can't wait to do it all. It's gonna be pretty tough for some of my ladies who's gonna learn water starting and planning in the shore break, but they are all strong girls and with the right directions, i know they gonna make it. We will be staying in Sidi Kaoke at Felix Gerl's windsurf center and sailing at a best spots there. Here are a few pics from last year, like this one in Essaouira.
 Our camp has a very good training program incl. sailing, surfing, running, yoga and other outdoor fun activities. We have ROXY and Quiksilver supporting us this year again, so every participant of the camp will get a great present from Roxy or Quiksilver.
 Last year the conditions were perfect for learning, a small friendly shore break and good steady wind in Sidi Kaoke.
 Here are girls from intermediate group learning in Essauoira.
 Right after Morocco we have a JP NP Young Gun camp in Dahab at Five Square windsurf center from 2 until 9th of June. Kids of all levels of windsurfing and age from 6 to 16 are very welcome to join us there. 
 Dahab's a great place to learn and improve your sailing with nice warm water and decent wind. It's a perfect place to come with your kids and have a great time after a hard and long school year. The kids deserve it for sure!
 We gonna have a few groups - younger and older and we'll be teaching in a fun and positive way when all kids socialize and have fun. The last 2 camps we did in August and November were great success and we are looking forward to teach kids again.
 We've got a lot of kids gear at Five Square windsurf center, so we'll be sailing a lot. Apart from that we'll have volleyball, kids yoga, water polo and other fun activities every day that the kids stay active and enjoy there time. Every evening there's a video analysis at the center and cartoons or kids parties.
 JP NP Young Gun camp is a great start for kids willing to be good at windsurfing. Look at our friend Youp Schmit, he got so good at sailing and started as a young gun. :) here's his latest video: 

for all the info, please, contact Olya at windsurf.beauties@gmail.com. Aloha!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Second week on Maui, the wind and swell's pumping. super stocked!

Yeah, these were 2 amazing weeks on Maui so far, freestyling a lot at the beginning but lately only going to the waves, cos the swell's so good. This is how Hookipa looked like this morning..
It's so inspiring to see local guys and girls ripping..
Warm water, beautiful waves and good wind, Maui's a perfect place to be if u surf and sail..
For me Hookipa's a bit hard, rocky and crowded, so i go to sail here..another magical place on Maui, no rocks, just a beautiful reef break..
Well, a bit of rocks on the way out, but it's ok..
A bit of swim pass the rocks and you are out there..
Where's the pink sail?!...;)))))
I've been struggling a lot with the wind from the right, it's not so easy when you are goofy, addicted to port tack and..and a girl..;))))...but today i loved starboard tack sailing so much..the waves were mast high on big sets, perfectly clean and powerful..it's the best feeling ever..
Only a few people out, all enjoying and cheering up each other..i think i started enjoying the wind from the right..
But the cut back needs days,..no, weeks..ok, probably, years in my case of experience..;))) but i'm working on it all the time..;))
what a great day ;)))
thanks a lot to Ralf Simon for the pics..and here's another Maui local..chilling while we are sailing..the best life style..;))
more news soon..Aloha!!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

i'm in paradise...i mean in Maui..;))

After 3 beautiful months in SA, surfing, sailing, enjoying every second, it was time to leave and head on to Maui for the JP shoot 2013. I arrived 2 weeks in advance, to get used to the conditions and the wind from the right, which is not my favorite to be honest..;)) I had to take 4 flights, crossing the half of the world..CT-Frankfurt-Chicago-LA-Maui...that's Chicago's airport, very lively..
I came to Maui totally sick and it took me 1 good week to recover. I think i haven't had such a cold, fever thing for a very long time..anyway..now everything's good and i can finally enjoy the island, sailing and surfing here..still missing SA tho, took me long time to find a friend from SA..here's me and my new buddy Toothless..
It's windy every day and the conditions are just getting better and better. Hookipa's pumping with swell, today there was a NP shoot and it was an incredible action on the water going on..JP/NP team were ripping so hard, everyone on the beach was just cheering and enjoying every second of the action. The biggest aerial i've seen here was done by Philip Koster who just took off and flew for ages..there are my 2 favorite (and sharp ;) ) shots of this aerial sequence..
perfectly landed by the way..;)
I've got new fin sponsor, it's MFC and i like these fins a lot. I've been using them for freestyle for a very long time, was happy and now i've got MFC wave fins as well..Honestly, i wish i had them before..They've got an amazing grip, speed and control. I like them so much, big thanks to Pio for support.
Every day i train freestyle in the morning and then go to the waves in the afternoon. A fellow team rider Bryan showed me this amazing (quite flat) spot for freestyle and i'm there ever since...good to train freestyle in the warm water, feels like heaven..here's a lil show-it..
a lil 1handed flaka..
a lil crash..)))
and a lil smile..))
A few days ago there was supposed to be some nice south swell, so i went to check Dumps with my buddies..the swell was too small, so Dumps didn't really work, but La Perouse was working a bit..
the best view over the spot..
nice waves but super small for that spot..
and a beautiful sunset on Maui..
here's a JP/NP video in Maui winter..check it out! some sick action there..

I'm gonna stay on Maui until 30th of April and then fly to Morocco for Windsurf Beauties camp, there are still some places available, so please don't hesitate to contact me here: windsurf.beauties@gmail.com for all the info u need. Aloha! ;)