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.............

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

February Video.

Yip, been a great winter/spring so far- tons of wind although it has been a bit on the nippy side for here. I know it´s hard to feel sorry for us sailing in 17 degrees but that feels bloody cold when you´ve been here for such a long time, I tell you. Anyway, I have put together a video of some of the sailing from Punta in mid-February (the same days I got the pics in the preceding posts). I spent a bit more time on this one than normal editing some "lifestyle" parts and it came out pretty nice in the end... check it out.

Friday, 17 February 2012

More pics...


Fairly atypically I have been inundated with photos of late, quite unusual. No words needed really- wind, waves, sun, Punta, fun. Thanks again to Mick Relihan and the awesome Sailboardsfuerte photographer...





















Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Push Loop.

Wow, this winter has been incredible so far- cold but windy windy windy! Check out this push loop from Punta this week. Thanks to Mick Relihan for the pics...

















Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Wind n waves for everyone.

Having been blown off the water the day before at Punta on my 4.5, and with the forecast for 15 knots more I decided to just cruise the nothshore with my dogs and video camera to get some footage of the wild conditions. Big mistake. It turned out that the wind wasn´t as strong as predicted and I could have sailed on my 4.5. As I passed Hierro on the way to drop the dogs back at home, I saw a couple of the boys heading out, so I set up my camera on the rocks and videoed for an hour. I must say it looked awesome, and I should have sailed there as it was pretty poor at Majanicho when I went in afterwards. Oh well. Here´s some footage of the morning sesh at Hierro, no editing or anything, just thrown together with some music to give you a taste of what it´s like there when it works...




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