Monica & Sara
Monica Korsager and I started planning a windsurfing trip to Tenerife for the summer, but being students, money is a problem. We both wanted to spend our holiday windsurfing together, but could we afford it? Either we had to shorten down the trip and work for longer at home in Denmark, or live really, really cheap – we chose the last option! Tenerife was our first choice as we both love the consistent summer windsurfing conditions, we knew other people who would be there and the PWA wave competition would be taking place in early August.
As we decided to go for the cheapest possible option, we bought a plane ticket and a tent. Unfortunately buying the ticket last minute made it quite a bit more expensive to get there. When living in Århus buying a Ryanair ticket from Billund Airport is always the cheapest option, unless you can find a cancelled flight on the Internet.
I arrived In Tenerife on 5th July, and luckily Monica found a place we could crash for the first week.
There was no wind that first week so it was really nice to have a place to stay, especially as no wind in the summer normally means ‘Calima’ (hot and sandy air from the Sahara desert!). We had decided to try and live healthy at the same time as cheap, which we managed really well for the first week with all the convenience of living in an apartment with a kitchen! With the lack of wind we spent loads of time relaxing, working on our suntans and talking about what moves we were going to try and learn this summer. To be ready for the windsurfing we stayed fit by swimming every morning in the clean, clear and warm water of El Medano bay.