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?
Stephen.............

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Forwards n upwards...


The wind has kept on blowing since the Easter Clinic finished (typically) and I spent last week with Luke Lynch and Rod Dickinson, both very good sailors from the south coast who wanted to work on their forwards- my favourite "work", haha. Luke was having problems getting the rotation whereas Rod´s forwards were already pretty solid but he wanted to learn to stall them and get a more lateral rotation. Conditions couldn´t have been better with strong NE winds every day and good-sized wind swell at Punta and the boys punished themselves admirably in pursuit of their respective goals. We worked out Luke´s rotation problem (leaning too far back on take-off) and he´s off to Morocco in June with Skyeboy where I´m sure he´ll crack it fully (and John will take all the credit, haha)- we just needed one more day, as is so often the case. Check him out in the shots below...
   
                                    
Rod, meanwhile, had an extra few days and he made full use of them- I was stoked to see him cruising out amongst the locals and boosting some big, clean stalled forwards by the end of his stay. His rotation had changed completely so it was job definitely done and a smiling Rod will by now showing off his newfoundaerial prowess at his local beach in the UK. I can still see him smiling...check out one of his stalled forwards right here! 
For now, I´ll leave you with a couple of action pics accompanied by some very important forward looping advice, ciao...

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