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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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 14ÂșC. 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...

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Aberdyfi and Back

Plans were afoot on Sunday for a bike ride with Colin. We were going to head north, along Tal-y-Llyn and then around to Tywyn and Aberdyfi before heading back home. However, wind was forecast as well so maybe I should go windsurfing instead. Sure enough, Sunday dawned bright and windy and I had to make...

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Dragons in the Garden

It’s been blowing a hoolie here for the last few days thanks to our local Katabatic wind known as Ivor. That doesn’t seem to have stopped the dragonflies though and there have been quite a few in the garden. I’ve only ever had my phone with me when I’ve been out there so I haven’t...

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Working from Home

It’s been another busy week at work this week trying to get everything ready for the return of the students. Working from home has been the norm for a while but I’m having to go into work more and more now. I guess easing myself back towards some sort of normal is a good thing....

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Relaxed Cruising

Rather than wait for later in the day I thought I’d go for a windsurf first thing this morning. Always a good bet, just in case the wind drops. Having hoped to be out on my 5m sail and 85ltr wave board I took my 5.7m and larger 104ltr freeride board over with me as...