Monday, 20 July 2015

From Norway to Fuerte

Next up on the summer clinic front was Elin, who came all the way from Norway to have an introduction to wavesailing. Where she sails at home is predominantly flat wáter so she was keen to get into small waves and Fuerteventura was the place she chose. During her stay we managed to sail at Glass (small waves, just like she wanted but I think she was a little nervous at first, having never really experienced any kind of down the line waveriding), and then some glorious days and evenings at Punta Blanca, with much bigger waves than she would have wanted at the start of her holiday, and I have to say she dealt with it magnificently! We sharpened up all aspects of her sailing, from turning and waterstarting to quicken her up and spend less time in the wáter, to jumping and riding. The improvement in her sailing was a joy to watch, especially from a coach´s perspective :) and I think she had an absolute blast! She´s already planning next year´s trip! See you then...

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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?