Funboard Center Boracay will finish the last windsurfing courses this week

Submitted by Simone on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 13:36

Bulabog Beach is still blessed with nice windy days. Just enough wind to make all windsurfers and kiteboarders happy. This week we will finish our last windsurfing course for intermediate windsurfers in jibing as the Carve-, Laydown or Duck jibe. Gido is the local windsurf instructor of Funboard Center Boracay. He has almost grown up on the surfboard and cruising the duck jibe as others riding a bike.

 

 

 

Windsurfing student Markus stays his first Duck jibe.It is still a big issue between many windsurfers, if the Carve- or Duck jibe is easier to learn. However- we still believe that the windsurf student should have some experiences in jibing and our windsurf instructors would never teach any other jibe frist. The duck jibe is definitely more stable in the carve as long as you will shift the sail in the right angle between 45 and 90 degrees and your body weight is centered forward. Too much weight on the back will shoot your windurfing board out of the water and you will loose control.

 

 

 

Faild Laydown jibe with windsurf instructor Simone at Funboard Center BoracaySo, don't worry if you do not progress in the first windsurfing-lesson. Nobody is perfect! Even our most experienced windsurf instructors failing once in a while ;-) As long you have fun while learning, the progress will come soon. Funboard Center Boracay will be closed from mid of April untill end of October. We all hope to see you next season on Boracay for another step into windsurfing or kiteboarding.

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KTA Boracay 2013 - Women's final placing

Submitted by Simone on Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:07

Boracay-Philippinen-1st Place- before-Japan-and Thailand-at-KtaKathrin Borgwardt could finish first on this year's Kta Kiteboard Tour Asia on Boracay followed by Thailand and Japan. She has chosen Boracay to her second home and has entered almost all kitesurfing competition in Asia since the foundation of Kta-Asian Kiteboard Championship Tour. Many local and new blood kiteboarders have been inspired by her unlimited enthusiasm and put their feet into the professional kiteboarding career.

 

Funboard Center Boracay and Kiteschool Darss join Kitesurfing and Yoga.The Funboard Center Boracay and Kathrin celebrate theirs 10th jubilee on Boracay Island. The storry of Funboard Center Boracay has started in 2003 with Windsurfing and expanded within a short time to a multifunctional watersport center including Kitesurfing, SUP, Yoga and a Coffee-Shop. Kathrin is a passionate kitesurfer and has started as the first femal kite-instructor in Boracay. She runs since many years  " Surfer's Home", a small resort at Bulabog Beach. Additionally she organizes Kite-Safaris, SUP- and Trekkingtours on the Philippines. This April the Kite-and Windsurfseason comes to an end and during the summer break Simone from Funboard Center and Kathrin arrange with the Kiteschool Darss the first Kite and Yoga -Event in Germany. For next October we have new events on Boracay in mind......

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Final results of the 4th Kite Asia Tour in Boracay

Submitted by Simone on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 03:00

Kite Tour Asia 2013 with Taner Aykurt as 2nd Runner up.

Round 3 of the KTA Asian Kiteboard Championship Tour has finished with great results for Boracay's local riders. It was Easter week and it was crazy anyway on the island...Bulabog beach it’s great one to be part of, especially when all kiteboarders all over the world come together to make this event even more spectacular. Asian's top kiteboarders will meet soon for the 4th round in China on Pingtan Island on May 8th.

 

Kta 2013 with Taner Aykurt leading on the 1st day.

Results of the 3rd round of the Kite Asia Tour 2013Taner Akurt was missing the event in Thailand, but caught up back on Boracay with the 3rd place after Ken Nacor PHI, sponsored by Cabrinha. The Champion is Narapichit Pudla from Thailand, sponsored by Ozone. Taner left his raceboard from NORTH with Funboard Center Boracay to let the team train for the next season and make all Kite-instructors joining at the 5th event of the Kite Asia Tour in 2014. With the forecasts improving everyday we might start already next week...

 

 

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