Friday, 10 June 2016

It's been a while

Understatement of the year perhaps, but it has indeed been a while, both since I posted and since I windsurfed consistently! It has been the worst year in my time here in terms of wind (thanks el nino), and I've literally sailed maybe 10 times in total since the end of last August. Incredible :( . Anyway, summer is almost upon us and the good news (for me) is that the wind is finally kicking in, albeit mainly northerlies and with small or no waves on the east coast. I can hear it howling outside the house as I write this post :) so it'll be off to Glass this afternoon just to get my feet back in some footstraps and try to get sailing fit for when the real conditions arrive.

I managed to get a session in last week one morning before work and Lucy videoed for a bit. Not surprisingly, I sailed a bit below par but still got a few nice takas and backloops so pretty happy really. Looking forward to getting a few days on the bounce to really get back into it though. Here's a pushie from that morning...

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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?
Stephen.............