Tuesday, 7 July 2009

The summer begins!!!!!!!!

Well, the wind is here and my summer of windsurfing clinics has begun in earnest! Last week was a forward loop clinic with Mark from Cork in Ireland and once again I have to say it was a huge success! We managed to score a couple of good days including a great waveriding session at Puerto Lajas, but the best was definitely saved for last. On his last day we rocked up to Punta and the forward loop fun began. Mark already had an idea of what he was trying to do, and, after we tweaked his technique on the water, he was spinnig like a madman, hurling himself off every available ramp. His rotation was supersmooth after about an hour and by the end of the session he was landing with the sail out of the water and soooooo nearly sailing away!! Big respect to the fella- he gave it his all and was totally fearless, reaping the rewards for his great efforts- well done, mate! All in all, we had a great laugh and I can only hope Mark enjoyed it as much as I did- I love teaching forwards- they've got to be the most rewarding clinics I do, great stuff!!!!

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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 gibboinfuerte@yahoo.co.uk
See ya in Fuerte?