Friday, 14 August 2009

The Last Two Weeks!!!!!!!

Well, that´s it, Oisin is on his way back to Ireland and I´m knackered! We managed to sail every day except the last one and once again Oisin motivated and inspired me as he always does!
We have hours of video taken from all angles on the GoPro helmet cam and it is now up to Oisin to edit it all into a movie, good luck mate.
I will post up a load of photos over the next couple of days but for now here is a short clip of vid that was taken on one of the last days at Punta. Oisin convinced me that I could do one-handed shakas so I went out and punished myself for the camera (Will was most amused by the variety of splendid crashes that ensued!), and after a few disastrous first attempts I started to get closer and closer to landing one, which I eventually did, landing a clean, dry one when Oisin was doing a panoramic sweep of the bay with the video camera. Typical! Anyway, I got a couple of shady ones on video and the next day landed quite a few dry when we weren´t filming. Check out the bit of vid below and watch this space for when I eventually get a decent one on camera..................

First day of one handed attempts....... 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?