Thursday, 21 May 2015

Early morning freestyle

Been a bit quiet on the windsurfing front lately due to a wind drought/ heatwave but the wind is back now with a vengeance! The last couple of days have been incredibly windy, with people sailing Puerto Lajas and Glass Beach on 4.0s overpowered! Unfortunately, I'm out of the game for a while (again) as I broke my finger yesterday on my mountain bike so I'm retiring to the stands for a couple of weeks. Should be ready to rock just in time for my first summer clinic on the 19th June!

I scored a morning session earlier this week and Lucy did a bit of video, which I was going to save to try and make a 'proper' video with later but as I'm not going to be sailing for a bit I thought I may as well stick it together as a short edit of the session. Check it out below...

Time for me to get cycling and playing padel to keep in shape for the upcoming clinics- got some great groups booked in, real fun levels, forwards, back loops, waveriding, so absolutely can't wait to get started!!!!!!

Sneaky morning session. from Stephen Gibson on Vimeo.

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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?