Friday, 24 April 2009

One-Handed Flaka Diablo.

This week I did a beginner course with Nick from the UK, which went amazingly. Once again we were blessed with perfect learning conditions and he soon progressed from uphauling and falling to planing around Waikiki tacking and gybing! Amazing progress. To be fair to Nick he was very determined and refused to give up no matter how difficult the next step seemed, and therefore progressed very, very quickly indeed. He is coming back again and we will have him in a harness and footstraps by the end of his next week which is not bad going at all for someone who will have, by then, been windsurfing for a grand total of 2 weeks! Bring it on..............
For now, I leave you with another addition to my "tricktionary"- the one-handed flaka diablo! Watch the vid, I will post a how-to very soon.................

One-Handed Flaka Diablo 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?