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 firstname.lastname@example.org See ya in Fuerte? Stephen.............
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Still waitin for the wind to kick in over here (any day now!).
Meanwhile, check out this vid of the Twinser Wave in action. I
have used mine non-stop since getting it in October and love
Well,thought I'd get the ball rolling with a quick post.It's all a bit quiet over here at the minute,there's been a bit of a lull in the wind since the end of the Wave Classic at the start of the month(check out the awesome action on http://www.fuertewaveclassic.com/ ,definitely some of the most hardcore waveriding I have ever witnesed on the island!).Pretty soon the springtime winds will kick in in earnest and we'll be enjoying some of the best conditions of the year,with strong north/northeasterly winds combining with the last remnants of the big winter swells creating some classic days' sailing.
Hopefully,the wind will kick in northeasterly over a weekend any time now,as we are now all ready to go for my locals-only jumpfest "the Get High Or Die" Wave competition!(See pic).I'm definitely hoping that this will go off in the next couple of weeks-watch this space,there should be some amazing pics and video to show you.....................
That's about it for my first post,loads to look forward to this coming month-I have an advanced tuition week with a young ripper from the UK in a couple of weeks(ponch,flaka and back loop training)so will keep you updated,will leave you with a photo taken at Flag Beach last week,ciao,