Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Tenerife Training.

   We're off to Tenerife this weekend for two weeks as Lucy is competing in the PWA event there so in between my clinics I've been trying to help her as much as possible with her preparations, although I've been so busy it's not been easy to squeeze her in (as I've been reminded on various occasions ;)). Lucy's waveriding is already right up there with the best but on the last day of waves at Glass this week we talked through the technique and timing behind aerials, a move which will make her waveriding stand out more in competition. Obviously it will be far more tricky in the onshore conditions in Tenerife but just the fact that she will be going for the sections is going to put her right up there as after watching the PWA Pozo event it was evident that only the top 4 girls were really 'on it' in the waveriding department. Anyway, the session went great and her riding was very fluid and aggressive, smacking all the decent sections and also boosting some great aerials back onto the wave - big smiles!!! Check out the pics below, impressive!

We have 8 days in Tenerife before the comp kicks off to get her in tune with conditions so I'm hopeful she'll get to grips with the spot and could do very well. Fingers crossed. We're going to spend those 8 days working on riding and back loops as it was also very clear that only the twins can do a proper back loop. That's the plan...

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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
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