What can I say, last week was one of the best weeks I can remember in my time here at Glass Beach. Fully powered on my 5m North Hero with logo-high waves every day and, quite unusually, blowing from first thing in the morning! Anyone who has been here and sailed at Glass will know that it gets pretty crowded when it´s good, but everyone seems to arrive at about 3 or 4 in the afternoon so, with this in mind and also the fact that I start work at 4 through the week, I got myself down to the beach at 11am every day and scored epic Glass with no crowds. Awesome. Just me and two or three other guys out with constant waves and wind, taking any wave you wanted for two and a half hours at a time. By all accounts the afternoons were extremely crowded with all the usual aggro and bad attitude which make me not the greatest fan of Glass Beach. The downside, however, was that the photographer posse tends to turn up in the afternoon aswell so I missed them and got zero pics to post up. Never mind, next week looks even better with bigger swell and even more wind (looks like 4.5m weather coming our way!) so maybe I´ll get lucky and have some photos to show you.
On another note, it looks like I will be collaborating with someone this winter to provide week-long SUP camps, including accomodation, equipment, transport, and evening meals and BBQ, similar to my windsurf clinics. Watch this space for more info, we should be starting in September when the wind drops and the first decent swells arrive...
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?