Friday, 8 June 2012

Summer is definitely here...

Yep, it´s here at last. After a long and very windy winter/spring, the summer trades have kicked in and it looks like it´s here to stay- great news for my upcoming clinics at the end of the month. Last week was pretty epic again with a couple of days at Glass and then two amazing days at Puerto Lajas, port-tack jumping and riding. Once again, due to work commitments through the week, I was first on the water and leaving just as all the boys were rigging for their session, and looking at the photos it looks as though it got even better after I left. Puerto Lajas is a joy after the madness and stress of a crowded Glass Beach, waves aplenty and no waiting in line and getting screamed at by the "Glass locals" (they know who they are- it doesn´t happen to me but I see some very bad on-water etiquette from certain sailors up here towards the tourists). Anyway, today was light but it´s kicking in extra strong from tomorrow so I´ve prepared my small sail and I´ll be heading along that dusty old northtrack tomorrow to Punta and then back to Puerto Lajas hopefully for the rest of the week (hopefully I´ll strike lucky and get some decent photos...). Having been witness to some crazy aggro antics and near-misses at Glass earlier in the week, I thought this near-miss video from Eva Ophius sailing at Pozo was pretty relevant. Now this is close...

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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?