It´s been a while since I posted anything on here, not because of a lack of wind (although we did have a 2 week wind drought over xmas and new year), but mainly because I have been laid low for almost the whole of January with an extreme case of "grippe del hombre" (or man-flu). I´ve felt pretty shitty for the entire month, but am starting to feel better now, and with an epic forecast for next week hopefully I´ll be back and get some pics, news and video back on here again.....
Anyway, the real reason for this post is to let everyone know that the Puravida Windsurf Clinic is now on for April!!! Any regular visitors to the island will know that it is one of our best kept local "secrets" that April is normally the best month of the year here for sailing. It´s not uncommon to sail every single day of the month on sails of 5m and less. For that reason we have organised a clinic for intermediates and above from the 16th-23rd April, 2011. If conditions are typical, we should get everything from flatwater blasting in Waikiki, bump n jump/freestyle at Flag Beach, to full-on wavesailing on the northshore- we´ll just pick our spot for the day depending on abilities and personal goals.
The clinic will be run in very much the same way as the September Clinic
http://gibboinfuerte.blogspot.com/2010/09/puravidaboardriders-fuerte-windsurf.html , with the emphasis on sailing, tuition and FUN with BBQs, meals out and a Saturday night party! The accomodation is in two luxury villas
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/canaries/c1619.htm . For more details on this not-to-be-missed event, get in touch with myself or Jim at www.puravidaboardriders.co.uk , places are going fast, (one of the villas is full already!), you will most certainly not be disappointed.
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?