Monday, 11 January 2016

Belated Happy New Year!

Welcome 2016, and good riddance 2015, autumn and early Winter 2015 anyway. Yeah, 2015 was a big letdown from a windsurfing perspective and normally I would start my post by apologising for the lack of updates but there really has been nothing to report at all. I have windsurfed a paltry 4 times since August (new kit still looks nice and new though) and the forecast isn´t looking any better for the next week or so but I´m expecting big things from this coming spring. We are owed a lot of wind! Especially taking into account the amount of wind the UK has had this Winter so far- the tables have been truly turned as I sit in my windless garden looking at photos of my UK Facebook friends flying around on 3.5m sails. Grrrrr. Looks cold though, haha, it´s been 30+ degrees here for the last six months I think. Oh well, every cloud blah blah blah.

Anyway, I did manage a little windsurf sessiĆ³n at the end of last week and got these shots from my GoPro, so here you are boys n girls, this is the sum total of my windsurfing in the last 4 months and this is what windsurfing in January in the Canaries looks like...

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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?