Saturday, 27 June 2015

First summer clinic

Last week Fuerteventura welcomed three motivated Irishmen and they spent their week here honing their windsurfing skills, the last four days with myself. Blessed by the wind gods, they sailed every day of their stay and, although we were disappointed to not get a day at Punta to crack their forward loops, a great time was had by all and, more importantly, there was a noticeable improvement in everyone´s sailing over the week (which I guess is kind of the point of having a coach ;) ).
The last few days were spent at Glass Beach, which was pretty much flat but was the perfect place to work on most points of sailing but specifically early planing, gybing, a bit of waveriding and spinloops. I think they can all be proud of their efforts, and I hope to see them again next year for more fun in the ocean...

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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?