Monday, 20 July 2015

Backloop? No problem...

Next up were Andreas and Thomas who wanted to dial their forwards and start stalling them more. Punta delivered once again (although the spring tides were a bit of a nuisance cutting down the optimum sailing times) with good size swell and wind for 5.0/5.3s. Almost immediately the forward class turned into an impromptu back loop clinic as the ramps were so perfect for backward rotations. A bit of theory, sound effects and van diagrams followed then it was back on the w├íter to put it all into action. I just happened to look over my shoulder as I was heading out behind Andreas to see Thomas land a perfectly rotated dry back loop after about 15 minutes! Amazing! Thomas is the same guy who learnt forwards on his first run with me a few years ago and now he learns backloops in 15 minutes? Hahaha, he is now elevated to ´most legendary student´status.

To top off a fantastic day, Andreas also landed his first ever back loop a couple of hours later in the afternoon, and this one I caught on camera when I was filming the boys. Great work both of you!

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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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