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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Full on Windsurfing at Ynyslas

Well, I did say that Friday afternoons windsurf session would be a warm up for Saturday and that was indeed the case. Saturday morning was pretty grim. Stormy NW winds, lots of rain and cold too. Not very inviting after the sunshine on Friday. Things were set to clear up a little though so eyes...

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Windsurfing at Last

Thanks to lockdown, it’s been ages since I’ve been windsurfing. I put an end to that today though with a nice session of the seafront. Having not been out for a while I was likely to be a bit rusty. The wind was NNW which is an unusual tack for us as well so that...

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New Sail Day

After I discovered a big tear in my 5.7m sail the other day it was time for some shopping. A new 5.7m sail was needed and at the same time I thought it was time to update a few other ageing bits of windsurf kit too. I went for a 2019 Gun Sails Horizon. I’ve...

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Time for some Shopping

Well, Tuesday’s windsurf session didn’t quite go to plan. As I rigged my 5.7m sail I noticed a big rip in the top of it. By then I was already in my wetsuit, on the beach with all my kit rigged so I decided just to go with it anyway. It’s not ideal sailing with...

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Saturday Activities

Just a normal Saturday here really. I was up early so managed to get some work done before Anna got up. The tide was too high to get out on the sea so next up was an hour on the turbo trainer which actually felt quite easy, and then a quick run around Ynyslas. By...

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Storm Dennis Windsurfing

didn’t quite manage to get out windsurfing in the midst of Storm Dennis. Time, tides and other commitments just meant it wasn’t quite possible. It had nothing to do with the fact that the hailstones would have hurt, the winds were crazy and it would have been a little scary out there on my own!...

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Blowing away the Cobwebs

Just a few quick clips from today’s windsurf session. I had some sort of lurgy yesterday so didn’t feel 100%. In fact, I wasn’t going to do much today. After doing some chores and covering the Christmas cake with marzipan (two layers!) I took a stroll over to the beach. It was blowing a hoolie,...

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September Speed Session

Well, that was a quick windsurf session. Quick as in high speed, and quick as in short-lived too. With 40+ knot offshore winds, choppy waters and speeds over the water in excess of 30 knots there was just too much potential for injury. Morgan is already out of action thanks to two broken toes, I...

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Back to the Old Days

With wind forecast last weekend I thought I’d message Steve and invite him down for a sunny, summer windsurf session, just like the old days! Steve used to come here almost every weekend to windsurf and certainly came when there was some decent wind forecast. I don’t think he’s been windsurfing here for about 4...