Sunday 6 October

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Sunday 6 October

Post by Hazzabee » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:47 pm

Surprisingly decent Hove session 1-2.30pm 5.2/90L launching east of wave nirvana HQ at King Alfreds to make the most of a better beach angle for the cross/cross-off WNWly. I had expected this to deliver gusty on/off utter sh*te but to the contrary the wind was for the most part solid right up to the shingle and of the full power variety. Absence of waves was more than compensated by warm unfettered sunshine and proximity to my front door. The obligatory post sail skunkatron check reassuringly and surprisingly brought news that 1) it was working fine in spite of the current motherboard malfunction out in the wild west and 2) a 4 had been registered. The unexpected sessions are often the best 8-)

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Re: Sunday 6 October

Post by PK1111 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:01 pm

Wind crapped out big time in the west, about 15 to 20 knots from NW, leaving a messy swell and zero wind in the impact zone. Surprisingly south coast looked a bit flat as well so despite 4 hours of mooching and pondering crazy options (Saunton and Kimmeridge), decided to head home.

Fortunately managed to get a couple of surfs in yesterday and the Skunkatron recorded both as solid 3s, so looks like it’s recovered nicely after a reset and won’t need more work. It did offer to recalibrate, but I’m sticking with the default settings! 😛

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Re: Sunday 6 October

Post by Charlie W » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:39 pm

KBay Ledges all day 5.3/95 sweet as. About 10 out to start but everyone left with massive wind drop, just getting in with WOS's. Then Timo, Clyde, me again & someone else came out as wind picked up to 4.7 level. Up to logo high (~x/shore NW'ly) on a fairly average 3-5ft MSW rating. 4.5 on SK6000
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Re: Sunday 6 October

Post by BillG » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:47 pm

Bracklesham today along with several refugees from Hayling and Avon. My usual 4.7 and 66L Moo were perfect today, most people rigged 5.3 to start then changed to 5.7 ish. Wind cross shore a bit light on the inside which was fine when riding waves on the way in but made it hard to stay up wind.

I sailed for three hours from about 10 and after a while I realised that the best waves seemed to be forming down wind of the car park so I'd get several turns and end up way down wind. Every time I decided to hack up wind I'd encounter another nice wave and lose more ground. Eventually I got back to where I'd started from and called it a day.

A good day, lovely and warm in the sun but rather a lot of kites and also surfers to watch out for.

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Re: Sunday 6 October

Post by Duncan Adam » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:50 pm

Weston today, which started out light but built to be fully powered on 6.1m and 103ltr Super Mini.

Nothing exciting but good to be out.

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Re: Sunday 6 October

Post by PK1111 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:34 pm

Charlie W wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:39 pm
KBay all day 5.3/95 sweet as. About 10 out to start but everyone left with massive wind drop, just getting in with WOS's. Then Timo, Clyde, me again & someone else came out as wind picked up to 4.7 level. Up to logo high (~x/shore NW'ly) on a fairly average 3-5ft MSW rating. 4.5 on SK6000
Darn, that makes me wish I’d slung a right turn!

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Re: Sunday 6 October

Post by rod » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:56 pm

Trecco in Porthcawl for some well overhead cross off float and ride. Big period, very setty. Lots of surfers. I didn't enjoy that much (not always enough wind to waterstart on the inside).

Moved beaches down the coast to another reef at 2:30pm. Much better (for me) full power 5m wind with some smooth, chest, occasionally head high waves in perfect slightly offshore wind. Fun full power turns.

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Re: Sunday 6 October

Post by crossy5575 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:44 am

Bracks for me - was on the sea lion 8'3 and 5.6 from 11-12:15 ish - was nice to be able to use it, there were a few waves to ride on - and really good to practice some light wind sailing. - moved accross the supermini 103 for half an hour - few jumps a lot more speed, but gusty - ended up downwind a bit after not enough wind to waterstart and called it a day at 1ish. Nice sunny weather and feeling it today having not been out for a while. Nice to see a few out.

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Re: Sunday 6 October

Post by BillG » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:22 am

Ah, nice to put a face to a name Crossy.

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