Tuesday, 3 November 2015

It´s a new record!

No, I´m not posting about Antoine Albeau´s crazy new world speed record (although it´s very impressive indeed- well done) but apologising for what must be a new record in laziness on my part, having neglected my poor old blog for an amazingly long time. I recently met up with a good friend of mine (hi, Mike) and he gently slapped my wrists for not keeping more up-to-date with my blog entries. Oops.
In fairness, not much has actually been going on over here since the end of August windsurfing-wise. We always have a wind drought between summer and Winter and this year´s has been extra long so far- we´ve had one day of wind since August and that was a SW storm with tons of rain so I elected to stay in the confort of my own home with the curtains drawn :-) . The weather has been incredibly hot and still until last week really when the rains started, signalling the end of summer and, hopefully, the onset of Winter and the accompanying winds...
So, as there has been no windsurfing action, I´m forced to leave you with a couple of pics from a days´ SUPing at Rocky Point last week until I get some real news/photos... I have to say it was quite nice to be back on the Prowave again after a lengthy spell (last Winter was so windy I didn´t SUP after November!), and even more so to be out in just boardies in the blazing sunshine.

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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 gibboinfuerte@yahoo.co.uk
See ya in Fuerte?