Stephane Etienne riding some big waves at Fuerteventura

Stephane Etienne is a real waterman with a lot of experience in huge swells. He lives with Nicole Boronat in the north of Fuerteventura and they both keep an eye on the big winter swells. If the swell gets big and the wind blows from the right direction, it’s time for a big wave session at one of the spots of Fuerteventura’s North Shore.  

On February 20th a big swell hit Fuerteventura and Stephane was riding the waves at Puertito. It’s a spot without a beach, gnarly rocks and brutal cliffs all around paired with a lot of current and no wind at the inside.  

Alfredo Vera and Laurent Didier took some nice shots of Stephane’s windsurfing session. Stephane nailed a huge aerial during his session, but had a huge wipeout later and swam back. The wipeout was the end of his windsurfing session. 

“It was a big swell, I felt underpowered, but had at least a few good ones before the huge wipe out.. everything great ..I need some more days like this…I really hope to get even bigger an better waves in the near future” Stephane Etienne

 

Stephane in between a huge set at Puertito (Pic: Laurent Didier)

Stephane Etienne in between a huge set at Puertito (Pic: Laurent Didier)

Big wave ride by Stephane Etienne at Puertito (pic: Alfredo Vera)

Big wave ride by Stephane Etienne at Puertito (pic: Alfredo Vera)

Big aerial by Stephane Etienne at Puertito (Pic: Alfredo Vera)

Huge aerial by Stephane Etienne at Puertito (Pic: Alfredo Vera)

A massive wipeout at Puertito (Pic: Laurent Didier)

A massive wipeout at Puertito (Pic: Laurent Didier)

Man off the gear (Pic: Laurent Didier)

Man off the gear (Pic: Laurent Didier)

On a swim back in the bay of Puertito (Pic: Laurent Didier)

On a swim back in the bay of Puertito (Pic: Laurent Didier)

 

 

 

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Michael Clancy
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Great shots of Stephane who is a great sailor on Fuerte.

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