Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Flash in the pan.

Well, the wind did indeed come but for a very quick, one day special. I woke up to the sound of wind howling round the house one morning, sailed and then awoke the very next day to utter calm again! Never mind, it was nice to get out on the windsurf kit again after such a long rest and, although I was very rusty to say the least, I enjoyed the session powered up on my 4.0 North Hero and 89 quad. The tide was quite low so the waves were a touch on the messy side but we still managed to get a few jumps, mainly on the smaller reforms on the inside. The wind was super strong which meant that Lucy didn't have a small enough sail so she sat on the rocks and took a few snaps until the relentless wind got the better of her and she was forced to seek shelter in the van. Here they are...

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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?