Tom Court’s and KiteWorldWide’s Slice of Life clinics are back
Here are the dates for 2019 / 2020
And this is what last year’s clinics were all about!
These intensive week-long holidays for kiters (who are able to ride upwind) are fully catered and feature high-quality accommodation on each spot, along with transport, gear and equipment rental, kite staff and instructors. In the last clinic, one kiter learnt a total of seven new tricks in just one week!
Each morning starts with warm-up fitness routines and yoga sessions to make sure everyone is in peak condition for the day’s events.
The camps are called the “Slice of Life Clinics” because not only do they offer intensive coaching for kiters to progress quickly and learn new jumps and tricks, they also offer a Slice of Life that the country has to offer.”
For the third year in a row, KiteworldWide has chosen Tom Court as its kiting ambassador and clinic coach as he’s one of the most personable, professional and creative riders out there. Tom constantly pushes the boundaries of the sport with his unique style of riding. During the clinics he provides one-to-one, group- and video-coaching to help guests learn quickly. Cape Town, Djerba and Cape Verde have been hand-selected as they are consistently windy destinations rich in culture, history, activities and an impressive array of cuisines.
Tom Court says: “These clinics are the highlight of my year. As a group we enjoy daily excursions to explore new spots and find the best winds in the areas. I start by talking individually with each member of the trip to find out what their goals are, what tricks of skills they want to work on throughout the week. As well as on-water tuition, the video coaching enables each person to see playback of themselves to increase the speed of learning rapidly.
“Most importantly each trip is about having fun; making sure the guests are enjoying every minute and getting as much time on the water as possible. We ride together, improve together, and, as the name suggests, enjoy a Slice of Life together!”
Current dates for 2019
Zanzibar: 6 – 13 / 13 – 20 July
Sicily: 7 – 14 / 14 – 21 September
Cape Town: 15-22 February / 22 February -1 March
Djerba: 2-9 May / 9-16 May
Cape Verde Wave Focus: 23 – 30 November / 30 November – 7 December