Saturday, 3 May 2014


No, I'm not about to write a post about the cheeky Mexican traffic cop from the 70s series C.H.I.P.S, it was jus a lame attempt at a title regarding the ponch session I had at Glass yesterday. Awesomwe fun. I had my good friend Oisin over for the first time in way too long and we had a wavesailing session in the morning then an hour of jumping- ponches and air flakas mainly, when it got too busy on the point. I'm still busy collecting video footage for my instructional DVD so was lucky enough to get some on camera which I may make into a short vid in the near future and stick on here. It was great fun blasting out to the point and smacking the perfect ramps. I got some really nice one-handers so decided to try them no-handed- took a couple of attempts to get the courage to get both hands off mid-ponch but when I did I was surprised to land very close to the boom! I didn't claim any yesterday but I got one when I took off my back hand then my front hand but subconsciously grabbed the boom again with the back hand so it was never truly one-handed. I reckon it's doable though. God bless my titanium hip....In the meantime, I took some frame grabs from the video footage and three's a couple of nice pics of Oisin ponching

, check them out...

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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?