As temperatures drop, days shorten and another sodden summer segues into autumn, you’re maybe thinking that it’s time to think about packing the kit away until spring, or start preparing for winter battle and get ready to reacquaint yourself with Messrs Frost and Ice Cream Head.
Words Iain Marwood Photos Julian Schlosser & Gary Crossley
(This story originally appeared in the October 2012 issue of Windsurf Magazine. Print and digital subscriptions for readers worldwide are available HERE.)
Maybe replace that knackered, festering wetsuit with a newer model to ease those shivering sessions or maybe slip into a pair of sexy booties? Dig-out plausible arguments for a partner no longer so keen on hitting the beach OR…
Time to forget about all that crap and say to your loved one that you’re going to whisk them off where the skies are blue, it’s warm and sunny every day. Somewhere they can lounge on a sun bed for the tan of their dreams, dine-out every night on delicious food at exotic restaurants. A place far, far from work, where the main concern will be choosing between action sports, sightseeing tours in the natural wilderness, shopping for souvenirs, immersing yourselves in the local culture, or just chilling out on a beautiful beach with a good book and an ice-cold, lime-laced drink.
It’s a win-win situation. Not only do you score some serious relationship brownie points, but you also score some of the best sailing of your life in windsurfing paradise. Somewhere that frees you from the stress of checking the wind for tomorrow; from having to rig/de-rig/pack/unpack every day. So get those pressing work commitments sorted, negotiate two weeks off with the boss and put your mind in no doubt about what really matters. Wind? Check. Guaranteed? Check. In wintertime? Absolutely. Where? Take no chances: book a break in Brazil and head for Jericoacoara and Icaraizinho.