Back on the Water – Windsurfing at Ynyslas

Well, after a day in the hills on Sunday and my first mountain bike ride for ages, it was time to go windsurfing for the first time in months too.

Most people who know me will know that I ‘usually’ windsurf pretty much anytime there’s wind which here means most days of the year! However, thanks to all the triathlon training and racingĀ I’ve been doing I haven’t had as much time as usual to get out on the water and I’d ben avoiding windsurfing to a certain extent to minimise the risk of injury.

Now that the racing season is over and I’m having a bit of downtime from formal training I have at last managed to get out on the water again. I thought I’d be a little rusty and would struggle out there but I guess it’s like riding a bike as I was straight up and sailing as if I hadn’t had a day off. Conditions were OK, I was well powered most of the time with my 85 ltr Naish Hybrid Freewave board and 5m sail. The sun was shining, the waves were fairly mellow and I had fun cruising around and playing in the waves. Tom and Sam were out too but they were struggling to get going without quite enough wind for them. I could have done with a little bit more on the inside to help me get out through the waves, but I managed OK so there was just enough.

Here’s a quick little video of some of yesterdays sailing – Nothing too fancy, just cruising along and one nice little Duck Gybe. It’s good to be back on the water.

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Alan Cole

Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.

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