Friday, 21 February 2014

A few things actually...

First up, and most importantly, is news of Lucy's upcoming 'all girl' SUP camps this summer! Loads on offer and they're filling up very quickly (I believe there may be a group of 10 Californian girls coming over for one of the dates!), so check them out here http://www.supboardermag.com/2014/02/18/girls-sup-lucy-robson/ and get booked if you haven't already. And if you're a girl. She has more dates available now so drop her an email for more info...

On another subject, we've had loads of wind here lately, some of it superstrong, and big surf. We've pretty much sailed every day for the last couple of weeks. I have to go early because of work so have never been around when the photographers turn up but here's a couple of snaps of some amigos to give you an idea of how good Puerto Lajas was (although I was horribly overpowered on 4.0!).

As for me, well, I've sailed the last few mornings at Punta with just Lucy for company- fantastic! Check out a couple of gopro snapshots from yesterday morning's session...


And lastly, a snippet from the video I took that day. There's a prize if you can tell me the name of this transition onto the wave, answers on  postcard please addressed to Stephen Gibson, the rock... video
 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The sun is shining...

The sun has re-emerged after a few weeks of changeable, stormy weather and, with it, the wind has dropped so it's back out with the Fanatic Prowave and SUP time again. It seems like the rest of the universe has the same idea however, and rocky point was crammed today, making it very difficult to get in the right spot and take off unhindered. Hopefully the swell might drop a touch in the next day or so and open up a few other less well-known spots along the northshore. Or maybe they'll all jet off back to France. Fingers crossed. I. Hate. Crowds.
 




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