Sunday, 15 December 2013

Back on the water. At last.

It's been four months plus since my hip resurfacing and I've been a very good boy so far- no sailing at all, although I must admit I've been very tempted a couple of times but was let down by the forecast, phew! I always promised myself I would rehab properly and wait 4-5 months before attempting to sail again. The hip has felt great for ages now but I've been hanging on trying to stick to my original plan, paddleboarding as much as possible and generally just taking it easy. Yesterday the wind turned east (I reckon Majanicho must have been firing :( ) and meant the bay was windy and flat so I decided to bust out my 2014 kit and go for a 45 minute spin to see how my leg would handle it. Although I felt very rusty and incredibly out of shape, the session went well, I can still gybe, and today I have no pain in my hip so I reckon I'm ready to get back into it. I'm planning on easing myself back in, maybe no jumping for another month or two, but I should be able to get out when it's windy somewhere. At last. Again, I would like to thank all the fantastic staff at the Nuffield and my surgeon who helped me all the way through from beginning to new beginning...

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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?