Incredibly, the wind is still blowing here on Fuerte, kind of an indian summer I suppose, and we're getting some pretty decent sailing in. I had a second attempt at filming with the K4 harness mount after I videoed mainly my head on the first effort. This time I got the angle better and got some decent footage, although not quite as good as the 'head only' action, typical. I took a couple of grabs from the video too and they came out awesome with people confused over how I got the pics, haha...
I said they were taken by a mini-drone manned by a diminutive Chinese pilot :)
The rest of the footage I edited and compiled this short vid...
Late summer session from Stephen Gibson on Vimeo.
Friday, 9 September 2016
It's been a long summer but a good one for sailing and teaching. Unfortunately I haven't kept my blog very up to date (to be honest most of my stuff gets put up on my facebook page these days as it's easier and it doesn't diminish the video quality like on this page https://www.facebook.com/FuerteWindsurfClinics/ ). Over the next couple of days I will try to catch up as much as possible with the main events of my summer sessions, both freesailing and training.
In July, my good friend Oisin was back in town and he was kind enough to kit me out with a K4 harness mount to try. After a couple of mishaps as I was getting used to it I eventually managed to get a couple of clips- I still need to sort out the camera angle slightly but the footage is quite unique. Here are a couple of clips from that day. First up are a couple of shakas...
And next, a big back loop on my freestyle board!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
See ya in Fuerte?