Friday, 10 August 2012

Summer videos.

You may have noticed that my blog suddenly went awfully quiet over the last couple of weeks and you may have induced that this was due to an unusual lack of wind over here at the height of summer. Wrong! The wind has been blowing non-stop (I´ve been told), but I´ve been living it up in mainland Spain on my holidays, kicking back with friends and taking a break from the "stress" of my day-to-day life, haha (see pics above).
During the month of July I spent a week "training" (read: sailing a lot and having fun) with my fellow Puravida/Fanatic/North/Ion teamrider, the immensely talented Lucy Robson. We got some epic conditions, epic photos and also shot a ton of gopro footage which my mate Jimbo has edited into this sweet video.

Gibson and Robson Puravida Team Training, Fuerte 2012. from Stephen Gibson on Vimeo.

Kind of captures the mood of a really fun week of sailing. Shortly after, I had the pleasure of my good mate Hobbsy from Cardiff (already documented in a previous post, black eye ring any bells?) and he shot a load of video aswell and used his incredible editing talent to produce the following masterpiece. Check this out for an edit, enjoy...

Stephen Gibson, July 2012. from Stephen Gibson on Vimeo.

As you can see, it´s been an incredible summer over here and I fully earned my ten-day sunlounger stint to recover from the non-stop action! It´s not over yet, though, by any means, I have my good friend Chucky headed for these shores tomorrow and the forecast is looking good. On the menu are vulcans, flakas and we also have a bone to pick with the ponch (burst ear-drum) from a while back. Gonna be great, watch this space...

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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?