Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Pura Vida!!!!

I recently came across this wicked video of Jim from sailing a reef break near his home in Wales. Jim is basically the mastermind and driving force behind my Easter Windsurf Clinics, one of the most enthusiastic windsurfers I´ve ever met (and I´ve met quite a few!), and a real nice guy to boot. The passion he has injected into his local windsurfing scene has rekindled the sailing community around there, and is now spreading further afield due to his involvement in many of Britain´s top windsurfing competitions and events.
Anyway, enough trumpet-blowing. I wanted to put his video on here as it encapsulates everything I believe to be the very essence of our beloved sport- a guy out on the ocean, having the time of his life! That to me, is what it´s all about, check out his video- awesome...

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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?