Windsurf Coaching invites you to RECHARGE

by Colin Dixon
on June 16, 2015
with 0 comments


October 3rd until October 17th 2015 (2 weeks) – you can choose the week

The special windsurfing boat trip experience on the Croatian coast starting in Split for one week we will search for the best conditions for windsurfing and SUP (stand up paddle).

Meanwhile we will be discussing all windsurfing questions, experience beautiful Croatian landscape, fish, enjoy the sea and the party.


With the start in Split we will be with the boat between Šibenik and Dubrovnik. According to the wind forecast we will move in different spots around the islands.


  • Colin and Marco from Windsurf Coaching
  • Tine Slabe (one of the best overall windsurfers and ex PWA racer)
  • Toni Bulic (the local guide and good mood bringer)
  • The crew (captain, sailor, cook)
  • and 12 guests


  • Accommodation in twin cabins

  • Shared bathroom and toilet facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Air conditioning in below deck area

Price for 1 week:


  • One week of cruising towards the islands of Hvar, Korcula, Vis and other destinations (depending on wind)

  • Flexibility regarding itinerary

  • 7 nights accommodation in twin cabins

  • Shared bathroom and toilet facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Air conditioning in below deck area

  • Captain & Sailors Team as your local guides

  • Coaching with WSC + presence of Tine Slabe

  • Local guide Toni Bulic

  • Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

  • Equipment: including windsurf and SUP

  • Organization and local transfers

Total: 1650 EUR


  • Flight; estimated from London to Split return = 100 EUR
  • Alcohol drinks - you can bring also your own

For more info: / /

2015 Tour Dates

by Colin Dixon
on June 16, 2015
with 1 comments

Newsletter June 2015 including WSC dates for 2015/2016

by Colin Dixon
on June 04, 2015
with 0 comments

This year many changes for us here at WSC,

So for the first time in 12 years Colin has the summer away from Vass with a special one off on the forecast intro to waves over a long weekend in Tenerife, more info later, Marco will be beach manger in Vass for club Vass so if you out there please say come and say hi,

This year we have some amazing trips planned, we have finally found a boat trip that will fit every one budget , also another trip to the amazing Sardinia again in September , a Dutch clinic, and to end the year Brazil the windiest place in the world.


Report from Italy Sardinia May 2015

Wow an amazing start for 2015, we had a really good bunch of guests, it’s thanks to you guys why we love our job!

We had two levels in Italy intermediates and Advance With people cracking there first water starts all the way to getting in both foot straps.
The higher group were amazing well after a week with us anyway, from heli tacks (level5 heli tacks) in strong wind to carve gybes and duck gybes.
The vibe at Porto pollo surf school is so friendly with the best kit money can buy and located in the best spot on the bay with flat water one side and 2 mins walk with your kit you get wind blown chop waves.

We heading back for a cheeky week in the End of Sept, the flights are cheap and only a few hours’ limited spaces please contact asap if you would like to join us for another fantastic time.

Customer feed back

Hi Colin, thank you for the great experience & fantastic company. It was an amazing trip to Italy which I will never forget. Really nice buddys in the clinic, nice conditions, a very well sorted and structured tuition and overwhelming parties. You have done a great Job since I have learned so much which will now help me to improve & get started with new moves.

It is not that easy as it looks to be coach but you did a fantastic Job as well as Marco! Back on the Island I am already practising again at 4 Bft NW with my Wave SUP & 5,3 Sail! Since it has been such a nice experience I will join some of your clinics again of course!

Hope to see you soon out on the water! Hang loose & have a safe journey to Teneriffa! Ahoi Flo Rider!



Summer in Tenerife

Ok so this is how it work’s

Flights are cheap and easy the plan is to do a 3 day clinic intro to waves and jumping control,

Leave the UK Thursday night and return Sunday night we would look at the forecast over two weekend and send out a mail from the mailing list a week before, so no need for booking lots of holidays just one day (sickie) ??

+447733101102 please phone or text or mail me if you interested.



Boat Trip Croatia

The special windsurfing boat trip experience on the Croatian coast starting in Split for one week we will search for the best conditions for windsurfing and SUP (stand up paddle). Meanwhile we will be discussing all windsurfing questions, experience beautiful Croatian landscape, fish, enjoy the sea and the party.



Clinic Dates 2015/16

June 12th – Aug 4th Tenerife

Aug 22nd– 23rd Brouwersdam

Sept 12th-13th Essex wet & dry

Sept 19th- 27th Sardina Italy

Oct 3rd -10th Croatia boat trip

Oct 10th -17th Croatia boat trip

Oct 24th-25th West Kirby

Oct 31st -1st Nov Rhosneigr

Nov 14th-22nd Jeri Brazil

Dec 12th -20th Jeri Brazil

Jan 9th – 16th Jeri Brazil



The difference with WindSurfCoaching

With years of traveling and competing around the world you get the full local experience, showing you all the local spots , hanging out with all the local pro’s making sure you see stuff that you would not get on any other trips ,

With Video coaching , photos, head zone helmet audio , having more than one coach we can happily split the groups so you get all the attention you need,

We try are hardest to bring you the best deal possible

We pick the best centers with the best kit so im sorry to say you can not blame the kit!


If you have any questions all my contact details are below.

Have an amazing summer and hope to see you on a beach soon xxx Colin Whippy Dixon


Any questions please ask


Phone. +447733101102



WindSurf Coaching _ Last 2014 UK tour date at Rhosneiger this weekend

by Colin Dixon
on October 13, 2014
with 0 comments

Last chance to catch Wind Surf Coaching on our last UK tour date at Rhosneiger. The forecast is for wind all weekend, a good chance to try to get into waves for the first time all the way to the first FORWARD LOOP.

Rhosneiger is a fantastic, safe place to teach, from water starts to getting some air. One of Colin’s favourite spots in the UK. 


Here is a Video at the event last year!


Have a look at the weather forecast, looking good, classic Rhosneigr!


To let the guys know you're coming please contact us via the website as places are going fast………



After the the UK tour the boys are heading off to Brazil for 3 more clinics!!! 

If you would like some guaranteed winter sun, wind, easy waves or perfect flat water and want to meet like-minded windsurfers from around the globe in a truly laid back and peaceful destination, join us for a trip of a lifetime. Just pack board shorts and a rash vest, leave the wet suit in UK you won’t need it ! contact us for info @


Also news on the flights to Sardina, currently they are £65 pounds from Easy Jet

(London Gatwick to Olbia (Sardinia) 9th to the 16th of May Freeride Clinic + 17th-24th and 25th to 31st of may Boat trips!



An Exciting Year for Windsurf Coaching

by Colin Dixon
on September 19, 2014
with 5 comments

Hey everyone,

Its been a very exciting year for us and WindSurfCoaching were just finishing our 2nd European tour and we're back to the UK for our weekend tour around the UK!

The European tour started with an early event in Tenerife, we where meant to be going to Dahab but sadly the trip got cancelled two days before because of political reasons (shame). But we did find an unreal place for intro into waves, the place rocks with three options of waves, from beginner wave sailing to hard core. It's only a 4 hour flight and you fly directly to the spot which is ideal, the flights are sometimes cheaper than filling up the van to drive down the coast. We are planning to do a few trips next year so please contact us for more info.


Playfull waves out at the spot where the centre is.

Colin and Adam Lewis sharing the same wave just up wind of the harbour wall

Next stop, UK to pick up the mega Van and on to Austria for the Surf World Cup.

The Surf World Cup brings some of the most talented, stylish, legends windsurfers in the world together for an amazing Event With amazing parties! We have been competing here for years and this time round we went there to support with some coaching and spreading some windsurf coaching love in Austria.


Camp Windsurfcoaching

Mr Tonky Frans taking 2nd in the event with his pure style this guy is an amazing ambassador for windsurfing, Hero!

Back on the road down to Italy then a boat trip across to the lovely Island of Sardina, it was the first time for us and WOW what a place, we had a real nice bunch of people on the course and the centre and conditions where unreal, the spot has flat water on 1 side and waves on the other.
The centre we use is Porto Pollo and it's in the perfect place. We are big fans! Good vibes and wind every day, real nice staff and the food was amazing.

We have already planned the trip back next year, we are planning a week at the centre, and 2 trips on 50 foot sailing yachts, touring around the island finding the perfect spots to sail. Watch out next news letter for more info!


MMMM windy and mmmm no one here really ?? hahha yep paradise and only us on the water welcome to the flat water side.


Marco playing in the swell!

Back onto the boat across back to the mainland with a quick weekend Course in Vieste, South Italy.


Colin coaching as the Italians soaking up the knowledge

Long Boat Trip To Vassiliki 

Back to Vass and its an end of a era!!!

Our last season at Club Vass finally hanging up the harness, With over 20 years of coaching between us. We have been travelling the world and had some amazing times with Club Vass, both being managers at most of the centres.

WSC is getting so busy we have decided to go full time, but of course hoping one day we will be back running windsurf coaching clinics there.


Colin and Dave White having fun in speed week

After another great summer in Vass we are now back in the UK very excited about the UK tour and Brazil as we will be running clinics year by year in Brazil with them all pretty much sold out.

The summer is slowly coming to an end here in England, but the windy season over here has just began!!

First stop was at the NWF! So many keen, happy and enthusiastic windsurfers at the NWF on Hayling Island, which once again was a great weekend. Although there hasn’t been any wind, It's still good to see that there is a lot of interest for windsurfing!


Colin and Marco at the NWF

The First stop Essex, the only way is Essex with Wet and Dry down at Southend.

After last years unreal two days of wind at the Ray , we where very excited about what Essex had to offer this year and yep, the weather was perfect, two days of sunshine and wind.


A Bit of muscle memory before the tide came in for the afternoon session

Next Stop Cornwall where we will run our first intro into waves clinic at Daymer Bay at the end of the month!

The Dates for the rest of the Uk tour and also our amazing Clinics abroad all the way up until next summer are now out!!!

Any more info or any questions please contact us directly on!!

Hope to see you all soon

Big windsurf coaching love

Colin and Marco





Windsurf Coaching Mega Van Blog #9

by Colin Dixon
on April 09, 2013
with 338 comments


ITs bloody snowing again and i woke up in horsham, the van was snowed in and I'm on a time scale, ahhhh bloody weather, i have to leave for Cornwall as Steve from Westcountry Campervan has managed to squeeze me in as he is fully booked till june otherwise, thanks dude you are a hero! Savage drive, windy as hell and it was the first time i have driven it in 40 knots, bit of a hand full but all my go karting skills came to play and now fully ready for what mother nature throw's at me, also bloody salt trucks spraying my new paint work with salt good job the chassis is now covered in wax oil!
The first big trip with the new paint work, hahaha quite funny how many heads have turned, people are so used to seeing white sprinter that are all knackered, its nice to see all the hard work we have put into it is paying off.
On the way down i had to finsh the carpet on the walls as steve's mission was to do the over head cabinets and sink unit- again another mission till 3am but i was quite happy plodding away with my heater on full power
The wood i ordered was a kind of pin striped dark colour- i like it and i'm happy how it turned out, steve with a very steady hand cutting away
The first unit made and looking good- good job steve, hahaha he is smiling now but trust me 10 hours later when we finished at 6 am he wasn't, hahaha thanks Steve
kitchen unit made up mmm quite a tricky one to make this as i want  to have two double beds on the inside,  i have a rock and roll bed that slides out so the unit had to be fully custom made around my design, love it though and i have a nice sink and two hobs to sit on top!
the over head unit in each side and the sink unit in place- pimping sink that is slim and works just the way i needed it to be! we have put the units in only temporarily, as they will have to come out for the new floor and to connect the gas up! also the form arrived and the seats are pimping of course i wanted full leather but now my budget has gone so i need to just get it done! Next year i will look to up grade it  but loving the dark stealth look and i will have lots of lights and also two roof lights so it won't be to dark- also ordered some real cool disco lights that i will show at a later date!
Van done a vert- tired and broken Steve thanks dude unreal work!! Give him a call guys, very well priced and as you can see bloody good job
Big thanks for the cornish BIG STEW and his family for putting up with me for a week- thanks bro
I'm broken,it has been a hard week, late nights long mornings, had to go back as Marco is flying over to help finishing the beast so i finished with Steve at 6.30 slept for 1 hour  in the van and then worked till midday, then drove to london- so tired but i have to keep going though!!
Back off to the south coast to going and stress Matt and Stew out some more as they have had a week off from me hahah
2 weeks to go and a lot of stuff to finish !

Windsurf Coaching Mega Van Blog #8

by Colin Dixon
on April 06, 2013
with 59 comments

So my next mission is to get everything under the van sorted so i can get the floor down and sealed so i can start to build the inside!
I have gone 5 star on the build and wanted as much space inside as pos so i have gone for an underneath gas tank and water tank that was such a mission at the end but will be worth it! i have seen how they install them mmmm i wouldn't trust any of the uni brackets they give you or buy them, they are all shocking also any one who just drills into your van without protecting  the bear metal they just drilled, putting primmer, paint and wax oil is a MUST, as the first thing that will rust on your pride and joy will be these points so watch out and i went with better than factory finish ,Stew Style brackets these bad boys will stand anything!
One gas tank

One water tank


 the gas tank all lined up me and Stew have decided where to put both tanks, its quite important to even out the weight around the the chassis as i know its a big van and will not handle well but if all the tanks are on one side it would make it handle even worse!

Brackets are welded so they will not collapse under pressure when you bolt the tank down

Stews finishing touch 


The bed getting welded up, i must have a strong bed, so the idea is to weld brackets to the side so we can have max room in the garage area 


 The brackets finished, painted and wax oiled and ready to bolt on and also the bed is sprayed 

Tank getting bolted on as you can see we have taken back the unseal so you have a flat edge so the tank sits even- very important with a LPG tank!

the bracket inside are not just some crappy washers so this way it spreads the load of the weight when the tank is full and also sits flush on the floor and of course all cleaned up, painted and wax oiled again!

Ouch two new holes in my new paint work 

Stew working his magic after working with stew i wouldn't trust any one else to cut or drill holes in my van


hahhaha a happy stew as he didn't get one mark on my new paint work another perfect job 


 And there it is now, we have the tank and filler in

looking smart, go's well with my carbon magnet and the smoked lens , the reason i also went for LPG gas is, that i can fill it up at most places around Europe,because most gas tanks are different around Europe so it can be a pain in the back side

Back down to Southampton to finish the wiring for the floor, insulate and wax oiling it
Bolts are in for the water tank, what stew has planned for the brackets mmm this thing is not going anywhere! again a lot of weight 120 litters so thats 120 kg all adds up and you wouldn't want some crappy universal  brackets as it will move all over the place, the   ones that come with the tank are rubber mmmmm really ….

After all the work on the floor it quite dirty so another polish wax oil the wheel arches then foil then i will start on the floor- be warned guys there are a lot of cow boys out there, the wood work on my arches where just drilled into it leaving rusty holes so they had to be treated first also i found a lot of random holes so treated all of them primed and wax oiled to stop any rust!

wheel arches done and primed any holes that where looking a bit like they could rust in the next few years and after all the hard work the last thing i want is the floor rot out on me

here you can see the far white panels what they look like once cleaned and poilshed and how grubby the other panels are  

Tank dropped for the fuel feed mission

 fuel feed in and ready to be plumed in

The holes for the heater! i went for a diesel heater as i didnt really fancy the gas one as I'm not 100% trust on gas inside

The heater all plumed in all with stainless screws so they won't rust- good job Matt

The heater that is un real doesn't really use much fuel make's the van so much warmer for when we coaching in the uk after a long session- 7 people will be able to sit in and watch the tv with room and with a nice warm cup-per happy days , also the inverter 1000 watt and not a cheap crappy one as they are lots out there that i wouldn't trust, this inverter will make all my plugs convert from 240 to 12 v so they will run off my leisure batteries and there will be lots of plugs located around the van so me and Marco can charge the vid cam laptops and the head zone helmets 

so floor all finished i have kept the floor that came with the van  and i will just put some more flooring over it after talking to a lot of people and doing some research its well worth having a warm floor,
next stop is cornwall to get the cabinets made up! 


Windsurf Coaching Mega Van Blog #7

by Colin Dixon
on April 05, 2013
with 162 comments

Wow what a last month it has been, so much done on the van its broken me, I'm sorry i haven't up dated the blog for a while i have been so flat out in the work shop it's a joke, I have had a lot of messages asking when am i going to up date the blog so hear i go and sorry and thanks for following us i will try and get it all done on this massive trip across to spain on the boat and i try and post it every two days to get the blog up to date!


Im sat on the boat to Spain and with the mega van and a broken Marco close to finishing, with the beast under neath our cabin, the first time in a long time i feel relaxed, it has been a very stressfull few weeks i have had some amazing support and lots of people to thank and i will do as i go and at the end of the build!


so where do we leave it,



So the van is looking nice, the wheels are on now and its time to see a very good mate of mine John Gulhespy who runs New Wave Graphics not only does he rip at windsurfing but the guy is unreal with designs,  what ever i have in my head he makes it happen!! he helps me out with my sail stickers to flyers to pimping my ride!


I also wanted to do the logo's  while the paint is fresh and before i wax coat the paint work as once i do that the stickers will not stick!




The vision i had... 



John boys printer working its magic, quite pink but i like!! all about standing out from the crowd!



John  hard at work, kind of cool how his star tattoo goes well with the Club Vass star, ok fake window, good from far but far from good! i did a lot of sorting out in Dahab, to try and sort custom windows on line was a little tricky so i saw a vito with vinyl and went with it,  maybe next year when i make some money i will replace them with windows and also a glass roof !



Boom pimping good job john boy, its unreal how well the logo's on the van turned out I'm very happy and i have had a lot of visits on the website from people just seeing the van driving about ,one of the best advertising  banners out there, hahaha and room for more if the price is right ,




Back down to Southampton to see Matt to sort some of the inside out!
The first thing we did was build a over head storage area as in the sprinters they have a massive waste of space above your head so i decided to build a shelf as the back was always getting worked on and i had no where to store anything 
before as you can see a lot of wasted space

stripped and gutted getting ready for insulation also run a few cables for my hand free and mirror tv.




all insulated and the head board re trimmed 



shelf made up, tried my first bit of carpeting, quite easy on the flat bits whats all the fuss about hahahaha! the carpet i got of Steve who you will meet later a guy down in Cornwall who  runs west country campervans  has sold me  the 4 way stretch carpet and high temp glue at a good price! He does package deals on his website, the cheapest i could find and he is a windsurfer so he has my full support




changed the colour to be different worked out well


carbon the over head light, another new skill i have learnt on this build, i will show you guys a bit later on what else i have been up to with the carbon side of things
Then boom! the new over head locker  

one plain roof me and Matt are ready to take the carpeting skills to the next level


it is a two man job but i did manage to sneak in a photo half way

 Roof done, me and Matt did good i think i have seen a lot worse out there, looks nice with the lights , hahaha Chubbsy popped around for a brew and blagged a roast of my sister- bloody students hahahaha 

back to horsham to build my bed then a trip down to cornwall for the rest of the inside,
We will post the blog up every two days to get you guys up dated 
enjoy and if you like please join us on Facebook, twitter and share the windsurf coaching love
Colin Dixon



Windsurf Coaching Mega Van Blog #6 WHEELS are here …..

by Colin Dixon
on February 27, 2013
with 88 comments

WHEELS are here …..

Before I put the bad boys on I'm popping back down to Eastbourne to see Rossetts, the Mercedes-Benz dealership. These guys are plotted about the South and know everything about Sprinters and Vito's. They are going to get the mega van up on the ramp and give the beast a good service as I will be covering a lot of millage it's important to keep the engine happy!! With new filters all round and first 15 litre of oil, the van is feeling the love!!!

Me and the main man, Big Sam Sparkes, the Area Sales Manger. He's windsurfer and a bloody nice guy, need a Mercedes, Sam's your man! 

After the guys @ Rossetts have done the service, Sam recommended Auto Solutions for a remap.  OK, a remap is when you plug a laptop into your vehicle's computer system and remap the fuel and air that will then give you more bhp. 

So I found out my van is 109bhp! It's the same engine as the larger Sprinter (130bhp), but just before it leaves the factory it gets remapped from 109bhp to 130bhp. After re-mapping my beast it's now an awesome 155bhp!!! Its safe and to be fair its better for your engine, more bhp means you will not be thrashing the engine and it will cruz better for longer!!

Wow what a difference, I know the van is empty but its like someone has bolted a mother turbo on to it!  

Hahah, I can brake the speed limit now and I don't pull like a tractor, do it guys its unreal!

WHEELS……….. they rocked up at Stew @Greens when I was down south 

HELL YEAH, hahhaha!!! 20 inch bad boys!!! They came from Italy and they are the biggest weight loaded wheel I could find for a Sprinter and that will take the weight!

All hubs cleaned, greased now ready for the bling!!

1st wheel on! Wow, it's transformed the van! excited!! With the weight of the build, the skirts and rear skirts it will look nice and low, I hope! So much better though!

So much better hey!!

The front is on, sik……….

Getting there, still needs the skirts on, but very happy!

I'm off on my travels now, going to work out the inside and give poor Stew some time on his own, as I have been crashing at his for the last 3 weeks! Legend, cheers Stew! 

This photo of Stew shows what the rear will look like with the rear bumper skirt, nice hey, once sprayed.

Next blog will be back to my Sisters, Paula, and see Matt for some inside love, also a trip to John @ New Waves to get it sign written!! 

Windsurf Coaching Mega Van Blog #5

by Colin Dixon
on February 16, 2013
with 267 comments


Hey guys still waiting for the wheels but still loving the van.

Now the Van is slowly taking shape before I put the bling bling wheels on that cost me a flight to some where hot and windy, I'm going down to Eastbourne to get the alarm and dead locks fitted!

Jeff from came highly recommended from a lot of people. He's also is a very keen and good windsurfer who has also build a camper van from a sprinter before. I have been reading his blog and its been helping me with a lot of building mine, have a look

So the plan is to fit a Alarm that has two settings. One with the full alarm sensors on the bonnet doors and inside, and then setting two where you can alarm the out side but the sensor Jeff put in the living area you can turn off too, so you can still set the alarm and move about inside, ideal,

Here is birthday boy cutting a hole in my new shinny door, Ouch!!!!

Now the van is safe as houses I can leave my new love in any area and not worry about it. Good job Jeff love your work

Door drilled lock in.

Inside and out done.

Rubber seal to finish it off.

Rear sliding door bad boy, no one is getting it to this beast fast!!

The Alarm is a Thatchham approved Cat 1 alarm. 

The seniors on the inside.

The senor you can turn on and off on the inside living area. 

Now the van is safe as houses i can leave my new love in any area and not worrie about it good job guy love you work at

Next up service and re mapp

Wheels arrived catch the next blog to see what they are like!

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