Saturday 8th June

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Saturday 8th June

Post by DaveMac » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:28 am

Made the call to give it a miss. Knew it would be sailing in survival mode at best for my ability and I will have to live without the t shirt. Gutted really. As compensation got a lift to West Hove....... Sainsburys ...........and had an excellent run along the seafront via Carratts, Hove lagoon and Marroccos. Wind behind me :D Beautiful sunshine and quite a tempting sea state. Saw Hazza off the Hot Pipes and Gmac using a cranked down 4m amongst a couple of others,(respect!), and quite a few on the beach at the Lagoon studying the conditions and the couple of sailors out. Windsurfing is in a healthy state! Bet Shoreham was busy. Should have baptised my new to me 4.0 but I want to keep my body in one piece for the rest of the summer, too much to lose! Hope people get the "golden hour" tonight.

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Re: Saturday 8th June

Post by TwoFish » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:12 pm

Early slot at Hayling for me. It wasn't as windy as forecast. I struggled to get going on a 4.7, but a 5.3 Superfreak hit the sweet spot, in combination with the Shaman 110. No wave fun to be had, but it was great just to be out. Good too to meet several folk who I've not seen since last year or thereabouts. 50+ boards on the water as I left, with another 40+ on the beach.

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Re: Saturday 8th June

Post by Hazzabee » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:41 pm

Hazzabee on Monday wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:06 pm
All this pottering around on the "big" kit is very nice but a full throttle stubby wave session is now well overdue *checks weekend forecast* 8-)
Yes!

Hove 10-1 3.7/77L full powah :shock: :shock: :shock:

Sailed 3 hours practically non stop :P

As per it took a few runs to recalibrate the mojo to 3.7 wind, but then settled into it nicely.

Some great waves about 2 hours post low. Bailed shortly after when they started going choppy and fat.

First time on the stubby in yonks and the love is back. So fast and nimble yet controllable, and amazing how in onshore it can go fully vert then snapped back round off the top without losing any speed :D

Circa 5 other gloryhunters battling the maelstrom. Sunny and warm. Hoping for more good times on the drop, if body permits :cool:

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Re: Saturday 8th June

Post by Hazzabee » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:49 pm

TwoFish wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:12 pm
5.3
:shock:
Was that the average size?

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Re: Saturday 8th June

Post by TwoFish » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:07 pm

Hazzabee wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:49 pm
TwoFish wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:12 pm
5.3
:shock:
Was that the average size?
Nope. I think most were somewhere in the 4.0 to 4.7 range. My two thinner mates were on 4.1 / 4.2. The 5.3 was a bit of a handful for the last 20 mins or so when the wind came up a notch.

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Re: Saturday 8th June

Post by Arf » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:04 pm

I managed to miss today due to various circumstances 😭
Been a while since I had the 3.3 rigged, gutted.

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Re: Saturday 8th June

Post by BillG » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:13 pm

Was planing on going to Avon today but it looked very off shore so headed to Hayling. Mistake!

I arrived just as Twofish was packing up and rigged my 3.4 on my Moo 66L. The sail was fine but the water was so choppy I was spending most of the time in the air. It was a bit better up on the corner of the outer sandbar but I called it a day after 2 hours (getting too old for all that battering).

From the photos on the Facebook page it looks like Avon was much better.

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Re: Saturday 8th June

Post by PK1111 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:17 pm

Worthing 3 till 6 as had family commitments so missed mid tide sweet spots at other beaches.
It was honking!
Sun was out, swell was just about cleaning up the death chop, and just about rideable.
Looked like I’d missed the best time, or maybe everyone was knackered from earlier as only a handful of sailors and kiters out.
Opted for Mako 84 and fully downhauled 4.2 and was the best option, giving good speed for some big jumps, and control on the outside.
Had a really fun session, with 3 big jumps on one run out, but waves a bit under powered so can only give it a 3.
Must be getting picky in my old age. Sunny, windy, waves, what’s not to like!

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Re: Saturday 8th June

Post by martinwindsurf » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:23 pm

Hayling 2-3pm 93&4.7: Too late. Too windy. Too choppy. Went to Esso and saw Red Arrows then round to Witterings which was sunny but very onshore. 3hrs driving for 30mins sailing. :roll:

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Re: Saturday 8th June

Post by Hazzabee » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:59 pm

Hove second session 7-8.30pm 4.7/77L
A much more agreeable wind strength but waves were somewhat disappointing.
Still fun though. Now completely broken :|

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