Sunday, 5 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! The weather here has been fantastic once again over the Christmas period- only a couple of days of wind but huge swell every day making for some fun SUP sessions. In actual fact, the swell has been a bit too large washing out the entire northshore and making Rocky Point the only surfable wave, which, in turn, makes it supercrowded at low tide when the outer reefs are working. Nevertheless, we sneaked in some great sessions both there and at the aptly named Tw*t Rock, where Andy had his first ever session on a SUP and was catching waves within minutes! On their last day both the brothers were comfortably paddling into some decent double-overhead sets on the outer reef- brilliant! We had a superb Christmas time in their company and that of Jim Puravida (who's still here for a couple more days) and family, thanks to all of you for the good times, SUP sessions, BBQs, photos, golf etc (and for the 'trophy' for winning the Corralejo golf cup. Again!). Check out the wee vid below we made from some GoPro footage from the last couple of days...

Christmas SUP sessions with the legendary Hobbs brothers. from Stephen Gibson on Vimeo.

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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?