Friday, 13 June 2014

Ouch!

Been a while since I posted on here, apologies. After my last post we had a great week of wind and waves at Punta and I decided to try and learn tweaked pushloops. On my first day I got really close, got them quite tweaked but couldn't quite land them, then at the end of the session I tweaked my ankle and limped off a little despondently. After 3 days of rest (and missing some epic sailing) the ankle started to feel a bit better so I went back out at Punta for round 2 and got some really nice ones, but no real clean landings. I was determined to crack it but then the wind dropped down just a touch and I should have stopped trying (think you need a lot of wind for them) but I kept on and then I did the same crash on my ankle as I had done 3 days previously. That was 2 weeks ago now and I am just starting to be able to sail again. Grrrrrrr. Had a couple of nice sessions down at Puerto Lajas this week, teaching Liam from Ireland and helping Lucy to prepare for the Tenerife comp, and the ankle feels OK. Just as well, I have 7 more days then it's full-on clinic time starting with the boys from Surfdock again (can't wait for that one) and continuing right through July until we go to Tenerife.
Anyway, I took some frame grabs from the video that day so you can check them out here, might have to take it easy on learning them now until all my clients have left though ;)


And lastly, check out a nice stalled forward from Glass beach just before the ankle incident...
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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 gibboinfuerte@yahoo.co.uk
See ya in Fuerte?
Stephen.............