Welp, I made a Swayze (aka flaka) and I'm feeling pretty lucky about it. Not because it was a freak accident that I made one, but because it's a move that is easy to get stuck on. Fortunately, I was able to avoid a lot of the pitfalls and ultimately win the beer. There were about 10 people who took the bet, but I don't think any of the other guys sail as much as I do. I'm planning on splitting the beer with whoever gets one this year.
Many thanks to those who gave me tips in person.
Also, a huge thanks to BRENDON from ABK for giving me the hint that tipped the scale. While it looks like I'm awfully close in the last video I made, he was able to identify my issue, which was that I was leading with my feet instead of the sail. I spent the next few sessions making sure to start the sail movement earlier and suddenly I was getting a different kind of crash that involved the sail jibing itself, a rail catching during the slide or spinning all the way around and splatting on my back from over-rotation. Eventually I got the one in the video and the next day I made two more.
Brendon wins a Ballena which I'll need to deliver to him. Sure, maybe it's a little unfair since he IS a professional windsurfing instructor. I will say this: if you have the time to go to an ABK clinic, you should. It will be the best windsurfing investment you'll make, even better than a board. I've been to 3 and although I didn't always immediately start making a new move, I was given the tools and thought process to make huge strides. So do yourself a favor. Sign up for an ABK camp, then in a year, look back at today and laugh at how crappy of a windsurfer you used to be.