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bookicon SPANISH AND WINDSURFING (ESPyWS) IN CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

 

Spanish and Windsurfing is a combination between the Intensive Spanish Course and ten hours of individual windsurfing instruction at the sea, in the afternoons. You can practice this sport 5 hours per week, therefore you need at least two weeks in order to take this course. 

You can also participate of the two free cultural activities that we organize every week, if they adapt to your sport plan.  

 

 

 

ATTENTION: THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE ALL YEAR LONG.

These courses are personalized and you will count all the time with the assistance of an instructor that ensures the safety, not only for you but also for spectators and tourists visiting the beach.


The course is oriented to those people who want to get initiated in the surf world. It can be practiced by children and older people as well. The course is structured as follows:

Windsurf
  • Nomenclature and assembly
  • Wind and knots
  • Balance and positions
  • Sailing
  • Spins


The school will provide all the necessary implements such as:

  • Helmets
  • Life jackets
  • Harness
  • Board


The course has a duration of eight hours, which are theoretical – practical classes.

What is windsurfing?

Originated by the combination of two sports (surfing and sailing), windsurfing consists of skidding over the sea on a board, using the propulsion provided by a wind-powered sail. Several variations of the sport can be practiced, depending on the level of command and type of equipment, including speed, stunts and leaps.

Windsurfing comprises two main parts: the board and the rig. The board, at its time, comprises the footstraps (ribbons to place your feet), flagpole feet, quilla, orza (big quilla attached to the center of the boards, when surfing on big boards).

The rig is formed by the sail, which can be made of mylar or monofilm (transparent material), the flagpole (mast) and the botavara, which is a horizontal stick where the surfer holds the rig.

History:


With a very recent history, surfing has its origins in California, USA, in the garage of two friends: Jaime Ralle, sailor, and Hoy le Cohetera, surfer. Around 1968, these two friends combined the disciplines they were passionate about, sailing and surfing, in a hybrid sport they called windsurfing. In 1970 the invention was widespread. In the late 70’s the Europeans, supporters of individualistic sports, had made of windsurfing one of their favorite sports.

In the 80’s, windsurfing continued developing, until being recognized as an Olympic sport in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics’. Since then, the team has continued evolving, allowing practitioners not only to gain more speed but to make every day new and more amazing stunts and leaps.

Basics


Windsurf is a sport that demands lots of patience and practice. This why lessons to know how to get started in this sport are basic and fundamental, you can either take classes at a school, with a specialized instructor or with a friend that already has experience.

The risk in this activity is bounded both to the grade of preparation and knowledge of the practitioner, as well to the meteorological conditions. On the other hand, it greatly helps to be well physically trained.

Given the fact that surfing is a sport which demands specialized and expensive equipment, in the beginning is recommendable to rent or use a borrowed one, to see if it fits thee expectations you had previously thought.

Learning of windsurfing generally takes place on a big board, in an area where wind blows at a maximum speed of ten knots. After six classes the new surfer could move on his/her own. Switching to a smaller board, practicing constantly, it might take around four months.

To sail comfortably on a small board, one has to go to places where wind blows hard, to practice in there the spins with wind on favor, to make the wind lifts the sail, instead of standing on the sail and lifting it, as this stunt on a small board is very difficult.

Getting the command of these types of basic techniques, and having quite a while of practice on one’s body, it is possible to run after a wave and try to make stunts and leaps.

 

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Bogotá, Colombia

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Renowned as a vibrant cosmopolitan city, Bogotá is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Latin America. The capital city of Colombia offers an incredible variety of cultural activities, exciting nightlife and stunning mountain scenery. Nueva Lengua Spanish School is located in a historical neighborhood; Quinta Camacho and it is surrounded by beautiful English-style houses that have been listed as cultural heritage.

This zone is located near to the famous Zona G, the home of first class hotels, restaurants, malls, theaters, galleries, bars and nightclubs. The most influential business and financial center of the country is also located near our school.

 

Spanish Courses in Bogotá: General Spanish (Standard or Intensive),Spanish course for specific purposesSpanish course and Business,Spanish and medical vocabularySpanish and VolunteerSpanish and DanceSpanish and Music, and Private lessons.

 

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Cartagena, Colombia

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Ranked as one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the Caribbean, Cartagena was declared by UNESCO as a cultural and historical heritage of humanity. With an average temperature of 30 Celsius degrees this legendary city offers you 19 kilometers of beaches in the urban area, therefore it is the ideal destination to practice various water sports like diving, windsurfing and kite surfing in Paradise scenarios that will make of your staying  a wonderful experience.

Nueva Lengua Spanish school is located in a beautiful colonial house near to Plaza la Trinidad.

 

Spanish Courses in Cartagena: General Spanish (Standard or Intensive), Spanish course for specific purposesSpanish and medical vocabularySpanish and VolunteerSpanish and Dance,   Spanish and Sport (Scuba divingKitesurfingSunfishWindsurfing), and Private lessons.

 

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Medellín, Colombia

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As the second most important capital of Colombia, Medellin is a modern city that is known by its vibrant, cultural and commercial activity. The combination of its infrastructure, its natural scenery, warm climate, majestic mountains and the friendliness of its population has given it the name "City of Eternal Spring"

Nueva Lengua Spanish school  offers in this city the flexibility of group or  private lessons in our school.

 

Spanish Courses in Medellín: Specialized Spanish (Business, Medicine, etc) and Private lessons.

(Standar or Intensive), Spanish for specific porpouses, Spanish and Medical vocabulary, Spanish and volunteerSpanish and Dance, Spanish and Music and Private Lessons.


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                   Your City



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Nueva Lengua offers online courses for those wishing to study Spanish at home.  People from diverse cities such as Berlin, London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, Sao Paulo, Zurich, and many other places have all joined us online. Each student is assigned a highly qualified personal tutor to support you through the course. The combination of motivating material, tutor support, and a wide variety of exercise types contribute to an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience.  Be the first from your city to enroll!

Courses Offered: General Spanish Online.

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