Category: Windsurfing

We live where we do because it’s one of the windiest places we know of – perfect for windsurfing.

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Easter Weekend Winds

That was a nice Easter Weekend. I had a bit of a sore back so took things easy, not much real training therefore but the odd windsurf, some surf skiing and some work in the garden too. Strong NE’s It started with Ivor, out katabatic wind doing his thing. That means crazy winds and mad...

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Sunny Spring Sailing

Just a few stills from a top notch windsurf session today. It may still be a little chilly but it was perfect for a sunny Spring sailing session. The forecast was for the wind to pick up later in the day. There was enough first thing and the sun was shining so I thought I’d...

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The Art of Gybing

Well, that was a good few days as far as windsurfing goes. After something of a drought due to weather conditions, the winds blew, the sun shone and I was able to practise the art of gybing! A Windy Winter It has actually been quite a windy winter. Lockdown has however meant that people haven’t...

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Shifting Sandbanks

Early Morning Windsurf I popped out for an early morning windsurf session between the sandbanks in the estuary this morning. High tide was around 7am, but sunrise wasn’t until 8am so I couldn’t really get out before high tide. I therefore left it until it was getting light before heading to the estuary. I rigged...

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Sneeze Injuries

You may recall in a recent post about a windsurf session here that I had said my new harness was uncomfortable. This resulted in some bruising and sore ribs. Harness Injuries Once off the water that day the soreness increased but still felt just like some strained muscles and bruising. I didn’t sleep too well...

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Sailing til Destruction

Autumn is here, and with it big winds and big seas too. Today looked perfect, with 30 knot SSW winds, 4-6 foot surf (Magic Seaweed was actually calling it 8-10 foot!) and the sun was shining. What’s more it was pretty warm too at around 14ºC. So, it’s still plenty warm enough if not a...

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Autumnal Antics

After a busy few days at work, things were looking good for Saturday morning. Decent winds were forecast with a real taste of autumn. As has been the case since March we’ve been at home. I know most people seem to be going about their lives petty much business as usual. The only change for...

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3rd Time Lucky

After two fairly unsuccessful sessions yesterday I was hoping it would be 3rd time lucky. The wind was forecast to drop so I headed out early to try to catch it before it died. Once on the beach things didn’t look too promising but I rigged my 5.7m sail and big 104ltr board with my...

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Round Two

After a somewhat disappointing windsurf session first thing this morning I decided to go out for Round Two once the tide had dropped. Typically, once I got off the water this morning the wind picked up to a perfect 30 knots and continued to blow like that all day. The tide had dropped enough by...

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Underpowered, Over Heating and Under the Weather

I had a busy day at the University working from 8-5 on a day I don’t normally work yesterday. So, I was looking forward to getting out on the water today as the forecast looked good. Westerly’s all day long, 25- 30 knots – what more could a windsurfer want? I therefore headed over to...