The Badger List - Take Two

Sam Ross recently introduced us to the Badger List; the newest and freshest series of windsurfing tuition videos. Now we find out a little more from Sam.

Sam Ross
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Turn for the better, showing off and let’s go wave sailing are all great Peter Hart videos that kept giving me those extra tips during my windsurfing progression.

Coupled with tips from friends and instructors as well as reading the odd article, there has always been plenty of help out there for the aspiring windsurfer. Now in the digital age this has never been more so, so why spend time making a set of tuition videos?

Set is the key word. There are still some great videos out there, in DVD and digital format but there are often quite a few gaps. Windsurfing doesn’t begin with the carve gybe, nor does it begin with planing. There is much more to it and I wanted to try and put the same focus into teaching the beginning of windsurfing as into teaching higher levels.

The Badger List – trailer from LIFE Cinematic on Vimeo.

By having it online and easy to access it will hopefully open it up to as many people as possible from total beginner, to instructor, to someone who is looking for what to learn next. But rather than talk too much about what’s coming I’ll tell you a little of the location I filmed it in.

If I had a second home town Bitez/Ortakent would be it, and from a windsurfing point of view it was fundamental in getting me to where I am now. On a holiday in 1998 was the first time I got in the footstraps just outside Bitez bay and was also the first place I got a job as an overseas instructor in 2003. It was where I did my “first” of many of the moves in this set of videos. I worked for five years in this area and it’s hard to beat as a place that caters for every level of windsurfer.

I’ll leave you with a little taste of what’s to come and what Neilson Ortakent is like. Massive thanks to Life Cinematic for filming and production and also to Neilson holidays for getting us there and looking after us all the way through. Without both UK and Overseas staff none of this would have been possible.

The full tuition set of the Badger List is coming soon. Beginner Windsurfing – Freestyle and SUP tuition online for free at

www.sam-ross.co.uk

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