Thursday, 3 March 2011


As I sit here writng this with one finger of my left hand, I am left to ponder the wisdom of sailing with a slight injury. Last Friday, the wind kicked in for Punta and, although I was struggling a bit with ligament damage in the top of my foot, I was determined to get out there. Topped up with painkillers I hit the water where, after only a few minutes, it was obvious that my foot was too painful to sail properly. Instead of just returning to the beach and heading home like a normal person, I carried on, falling on every move as my foot wouldn´t go in the strap enough then BOOM- I crashed a big shaka, landed on my sail with my elbow and destroyed my shoulder! After almost a week (of constant 4.7 weather at Punta, I must add) of continuous pain and discomfort, the blackness and swelling have just started to subside enough today for me to actually get on with stuff. Still can´t lift my arm though.
Anyway, I´ve been using my time to do some videoing at Punta (torture watching from the beach), so should be able to put together some clips of this week at the weekend. I´ll leave you, in the meantime, with a few shots (thanks Tom/Paula) from the last few days at Punta before my "accident". Please send all grapes, chocolates and flowers to the normal address ...

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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?