Category: Windsurfing

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

Neil Pryde Combat HD 1

New Sail Day

Well, after ripping my 5.0mm windsurf sail on Sunday I came home and just had to do a bit of Internet shopping! Who knew that brand new sails are in the £700-800 range these days. Oh well, I had to replace the 5.0m and you can’t beat a new sail day. Brexity issues I always...

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Double Dipping and Destruction

That’s more like it – Saturday was a double dip day! Surfing I started off with a nice surf in Borth. The sun was shining, well it was when it wasn’t absolutely hammering it down!. The waves were good too and I had a new board to try out. I caught some nice waves and...

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Windsurfing Mates

After my post about paddling (and swimming) buddies, I thought I’d better not miss out my windsurfing mates too. This is especially the case as I finally got back out windsurfing in the waves yesterday. Since my heart attack, such antics have been off limits as they aren’t the easiest of activities and are also...

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Back on the Water

It’s been about 9 months since my heart attack now. So, with the water beginning to warm up and some sunny days it was finally time to start getting back on the water. Sardinia I eased myself into it with a few days of sea kayaking in Sardinia. Going on an organised trip meant there...

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What a Weekend

What a weekend that was! Evidenced in some part by the number of changes of outfit I had. I was up early and into shorts and T-shirt on Saturday morning. After coffee, breakfast and some playing of games on my phone the wind started to fill in so it was time to head to the...

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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...