Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Epic Sessions

I love this time of year over here! In the past week I have had some amazing sailing. La Caleta (shared with Bill, on a clinic) a great down-the-line sesh and super lucky to get out at just the right time for the wind and waves- I think Bill will remember that one for quite some time. Port-tack and logo high with perfect wind for 5.2, wicked. Then on Sunday I watched the Fuerte Wave Classic at Bristol, some great waveriding going down, check out their pics on the web www.fuertewaveclassic.com/2010/ . At 4pm, with the wind still NNW I decided to have a sail myself and went over to Lobos where I scored one of the best starboard tack riding sessions I´ve had in years- and only 4 other people out! Today was Flag, perfect head to logo sets for jumping and riding on the reef, loads of stunts from some very talented local boys, another incredible day to rememeber. I love this place! This weekend looks like Punta will be the place with strong NE and medium swell, but I´ll miss it as I´m back in the UK for my birthday bash. Oh well, you´re only 21 once..............................

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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?