Sunday, 16 November 2014

A different view...

On that last windy day at Punta a good friend of mine Wieberen (Bert for short) took out a GoPro and shot some slightly different footage. Inspired by recent online documentation of surfers using a new-fangled 'mouth mount' he went out with his precious camera grasped firmly between his teeth and attempted to follow a few of the boys around at close quarters and film us. It has to have been more fun for us than it was for him, sailing for an hour without swallowing and spending the entire session with a chin covered in drool but he did get some shots of us in action. One of the main problems with third person GoPro shooting is the need to be super close in order for the footage to be anything but a speck on the horizon but he got as close as he dared and just about got away with it. In true Gibson tradition of never wasting any footage whatsoever, I edited the 3 clips into a short vid so you can get an on-the-water perspective of the action that day (although it will almost certainly lose all its quality when I upload it onto here)and also took some snapshots to flog that horse completely to death...

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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?