Is the Flaka the next move on your bucket list? Former freestyle PWA World Champion and last year’s number 3 in the EFPT overall ranking, explains in the following windsurfing tutorial the main tips for the Flaka, what’s an important basic freestyle move.

With the take-off being so key, I give you my insights why a good Carve jibe will help you progress faster in the Flaka. With the use of unique drone angles, I further give you an inside tip on how the apparent wind will influence the Flaka & many other maneuvers in windsurfing. So even if you are not going for the Flaka next year there are a few things to learn in this clip that are not related only to the Flaka. Dieter van der Eyken

The Belgian talks about the wind situation, the perfect take off angle, the foot work, the sail position, the knee angle, the timing  and much more. Dieter works full time as a freelance windsurfing coach and exactly knows the key points of the Flaka. If the online tutorial will not help you to learn the Flaka you can join one of Dieter’s windsurfing camps or even a private lesson.

The Flaka – A windsurfing tutorial by Belgian windsurfing pro Dieter van der Eyken

More about the Flaka:

the US American freestyle windsurfer has invented the Swayze, a flat water Taka, and has landed the move in Podersdorf (Lake Neusiedl) during the PWA freestyle qualifier in April 2002. Later the name has been changed to Flaka. A few years earlier Japanese windsurfer Takaharu “Taka” Kamaguchi has invented the Taka, a wave aerial 360ty. Nowadays the top wave windsurfing pros try to land double Takas. The freestyle windsurfers are able to stick double, triple or quadruple Flakas. They combine Flakas with Shakas, Spinloops with Flakas, Flakas with Future, land Flakas switch, fully in the air, one handed, no handed, with Cana Brava or Diablo rotations. The invention of that move opened the door for many new freestyle combos.