Wednesday, 22 April 2009


Just in case you were thinking it all looks too easy, I have made a short video of Alex learning flakas during the week long clinic we did together. I have called the video "Commitment" as that is what is required when learning any manoeuvre but, perhaps even more so with the flaka! This was shot over two days at Glass Beach and is only a handful of the attempts made during this time as most of the time I was on the water spurring him on! If you can apply yourself as wholeheartedly as Alex does in this video, maybe you too can enjoy the success that he does at the end of the vid!!!!! Watch and learn..................

Commitment-journey to the flaka!!!!!!!!!! from Stephen Gibson on Vimeo.

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Welcome to the site!
Aswell as regular features and news updates from Fuerte, I am going to be using this site to promote my windsurfing clinics.
After 15 years on the island,having competed in the PWA freestyle world cup and now representing Fanatic Boards and North Sails, I have decided to give something back to the sport which has given me so much over the years.
My aim is to provide clinics "tailor-made"for each individual, with a strong emphasis on practical in-the-water instruction, backed up by on-the-beach tuition and video analysis. The consistent conditions here in Fuerte make learning so much easier and, perhaps equally important, more fun than the typically inconsistent, cold UK - why not come over for a week and improve your windsurfing by a year!!!

I can help with any manoeuvres from carve-gybe through to advanced jumping and freestyle, just email me with your wish list and we'll take it from there! Over the next few months, I am going to be video-chronicling manoeuvres which you can check out on the right in my tricktionary sections. This will give you some idea of the things we can work on, or, if you can't make it over here, you may find them useful to help understand and break down a manoeuvre you would like to learn (hopefully, the slow-mo will help in this respect!).Just click on the trick and scroll down..........
Anyway, keep checking it out as I have loads more in my bag of tricks and will be updating as and when I get the footage.
If you're interested, e-mail me on
See ya in Fuerte?