winds and sunny days on the Slovenian coast attract many water sports lovers.
You can try windsurfing or stand up paddling (SUP) if you are less of an
adrenaline fan. Take advantage of the last beautiful days on the Slovenian
coast so you can say goodbye to summer with more ease and come home pleasantly
tired after an active day on the water.
Try an exciting windsurfing experience!
Windsurfing is a sport, which is practised on the water
surface and combines elements of surfing and sailing. The board used for
windsurfing is like a special, minimalistic version of a sailboat and it allows
us to experience so much more than any classic sailboat. Windsurfers easily
perform difficult and extremely fun elements and manoeuvres such as jumps,
front-side and backside loops, rotations and many other freestyle tricks. If
compared to classic surfing i.e. wave surfing, where the surfer fights against
the forces of nature, in windsurfing the forces of nature are used to our own
advantage. Windsurfing is also a little less strenuous and is easier to learn
is a relatively young sport, which originated in the USA but its popularity
grew very quickly and took the world by storm. At the beginning of the eighties
every third family in Europe had its own windsurf and Slovenians also joined
the windsurfing craze: two national companies (Veplas in Velenje and Imgrad in
Ljutomer) began producing windsurfing boards. With the development of windsurfing
equipment the sport became much more than a recreational sport. Nowadays many
experienced windsurfers like to say that windsurfing is no longer just a sport,
but a way of life that totally gets under your skin.
Bernardin resort is the perfect destination for all water sports lovers
Gradually theSlovenian coast is witnessing the creation of solid foundations, on which
Slovenian windsurfing can start growing and developing itself in the
forthcoming years. In fact, this sport cannot be compared to any other sport,
be it conventional or urban. In
windsurfing the connection with nature is at its best, thus this sport has
remained very genuine despite the sophisticated and modern equipment. Windsurfing
activates the whole body, requires a fair amount of physical strength and good
body control, all of which is combined with learning how to use the natural
elements to our favour.
on the Slovenian coast is a great experience for which you will eagerly find
some free time. Spend the last beautiful autumn weekends on the Slovenian coast
in contact with pristine nature and take part in one of the windsurfing or SUP
schools, which organise group courses or private courses as well!
windsurfing equipment consists of: a board, a mast, a boom, an alloy
enhancement and a baseplate. If you want to windsurf in early spring and late
autumn, your will also need a harness and a wetsuit.
For a start
you can also rent the whole equipment, before the sport wins you over
completely and you will buy your own.
There’s no need to go abroad, you can tackle winds and waves also on the Slovenian coast!
talking about windsurfing it may seem that it is not a sport that can be done
in Slovenia, but it is definitely not so. Koper
is a very popular destination for windsurfers as it offers different conditions
for all levels!
Beginners can try windsurfing in the safe bay on a calm sea, whereas more experienced windsurfers can venture outside the bay for some decent sized waves. There are also various group or individual courses where experienced windsurfing teachers await, eager to share their experience and knowledge with you.
Stand up paddling is ideal for those who prefer sport activities on calm water
In the last
years stand up paddling (SUP) has become a true hit amongst water activities
enthusiasts. In stand up paddling a
paddle is used to move the board on the water’s surface and it is mostly done
on calm waters. Some say it feels like walking on water. The key ability in
this sport is having a good balance. Each individual can choose how
fast to move on the water’s surface and the speed also depends on the type of
water you are stand up paddling on.
paddling might look very easy, but in truth this sport is an excellent recreation for the whole body, as all muscles are working while
you do it. Stand up paddling is great
for families, as you can take your kids or even your dog with you! You need
some practice at first to keep your balance, but once you do, you’ll find that
stand up paddling is incredibly fun!
necessary equipment for stand up paddling can also be rented on the Slovenian coast, which is a great way to find which
kind of board suits you best before you buy your own.