I have been teaching windsurfing for over 20 years and am qualified to the highest level. My skills span across all disciplines of windsurfing; starting as a youth World competitor in longboard racing, then I quickly discovered the draw of the waves and spent most of my winters on the West Coast of Australia. I spent 5 years running Club Dahab in Egypt where I also had the opportunity to hone my freestyle.
I am now based in El Medano, Tenerife as a freelance coach, enjoying coaching all levels from beginner up to advanced wave riding and jumping.
During the year I also coach alongside Colin "Whippy" Dixon with Windsurf Coaching for some intense coaching clinics here in Medano and abroad in Ireland. Additionally I run my own specialised WSC Next Generation, Under 17's clinic at Easter.
LEARN WITH THE BEST
I offer private coaching or group coaching sessions.
Private sessions are ideal to really focus in on your needs, with plenty of GoPro and handheld videoing.
Sailing and improving alongside others in group sessions often gives us that extra bit of incentive to push ourselves hard and makes it all more fun!
Prices are dependant on the amount of hours booked. Packages available from 1-10 hours starting from as little as 17.50€ per hour
NEW TO THE WAVES
Sailing in waves can be a difficult and frustrating experience. Having all the skills to safely launch and land in waves allows you to get through the beach break like a pro and really enjoy what the waves have to offer.
COMFORT SPEED AND CONTROL
Ever feel like windsurfing is more tiring than it should be? Need help with kit set up, stance, planing upwind or control at speed? It is my goal to improve your efficiency to increase your enjoyment.
jumping and flight control
Jumping is very addictive once you get control. Ramp selection, getting airborne, control in flight, and landing are all useful techniques.
From first time wave riders to windsurfers looking to take there waveriding to a more radical place.
Skills such as catching the wave, waiting for the right moment to turn and keeping speed through your bottom turns. Timing the Lip or cutting more spray.
The forward loop is without a doubt the most crowd pleasing move in windsurfing (unless you plan to double).
Technically this move is not the most difficult but it is still something better learnt the right way from the beginning.
Breaking the move down to cover ramp selection, initiating the rotation and the position for rotation and landing gives you the understanding and confidence to get looping
THE CARVE GYBE: Windsurfing’s holy grail…
THE WAVE TACK: A wave sailing essential.
LIGHT WIND CORE SKILLS
Focused on increasing your awareness of rig control and board balance, light wind core skills can break any move down into smaller components.
This will give you the muscle memory and confidence to take the skills into the higher wind.
Get to grips with windsurfings newest discipline. Learn to soar above the water and experience the surreal feeling of foiling
Start your windsurfing journey the right way, with an experienced coach.
Learnt a lot from Luke over the years. Largely an unsung hero in windsurf coaching who is as good as, if not better than many other top coaches. You are in good hands there if you want to improve your sailing
Another great coaching session with Luke. Gusty 4.0m weather and big swell would normally see me heading for the beach after one run, but with Luke's coaching I managed a couple of dry gybes on the outside and a very worthwhile session in what for me were testing conditions.
Luke, thank you for a great lesson. You took away my fear of waves! Thank you for all the rest you gave me in the waves.
1 hour - 45€
2 hours - 80€
6 hours - 175€
10 hours - 250€
1 hour - 30€
2 hours - 50€
6 hours - 130€
10 hours - 175€
1 hour incl. kit - 60€
2 hours incl. kit - 90€
3 hours incl. kit - 120€
6 days coaching, 6 hours per day £350