Monday, 20 July 2015

Hero Hybrid

Lucy zipped back to the UK last week and came back with a couple of new sails (we get the rest in August). I got mine out the other day for the first time at Glass and realised it´s the new North Hero Hybrid- an interesting concept where you can remove one of the 5 battens leaving you with a 4 batten sail which feels very similar to a 3 batten! I was a little sceptical at first but after a couple of (tiny) waves I started to really enjoy it. I rigged it as a 4 batten and found it to be very powerful but light and easy to depower at the top of the wave during a top turn or aerial. Most impressed. I´m looking forward now to trying it out for jumping tomorrow as it does feel quite grunty and I think it´ll be great for jumping. Watch this the meantime here are a couple of pics of the new Hero Hybrid in action (plus a couple of Lucy).

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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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