Storm Ciara Sunday 9th Feb.

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Storm Ciara Sunday 9th Feb.

Post by Jeff » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:19 am

Headed to Goring as the forecast seems to be very windy for this afternoon. Plan was for a quick session before tide was too high so tried 3.7. One jump was more than enough today, thanks, so mostly blasting about, almost pleasant on port tack and managed half an hour but very onshore and quit whilst ahead. Very solid 40knots as a baseline gusting 50. Rustington peaked at 6.5m earlier too, not seen that before.

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Re: Storm Ciara Sunday 9th Feb.

Post by BillG » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:15 pm

I see CharlieW on the TV again! BBC lunch time news.

I think I'm going to W Wittering tomorrow and Tuesday. Hopefully a bit less manic.

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Re: Storm Ciara Sunday 9th Feb.

Post by Charlie W » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:58 pm

Yes but not me doing the forward!

Full power 3.7/82 at Avon 10.45 'till 4. About the windiest i've sailed by 1, bbc giving 85mph, biblical rain too - just stick that elbow up.

Wind moderated a bit by 3 so you could ride the waves better, Clyde nailing a Wave 360, although the super low tide had killed the size somewhat.

Lots out before that wind n rain really kicked in leaving just a few of us by the end. Flippin good fun.

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Re: Storm Ciara Sunday 9th Feb.

Post by W4VES » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:29 pm

Langstone Harbour, Hayling for me just before 10 on a 3.7m. Arrived as Esso Beach, car park empty then John (if I remember correctly) arrived so we both went out. By 10:30 around 6 of us out from. 3.9 down to 3.3.
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Re: Storm Ciara Sunday 9th Feb.

Post by rod » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:29 am

Great storm chase to Newton in S Wales (well more like running away as this was the most sheltered place in S Wales that would still pick up some swell).

3.7s all-round. All pics by Sarah Perkins, thanks Sarah!
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Re: Storm Ciara Sunday 9th Feb.

Post by rod » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:30 am

Tim Lawes bails
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Re: Storm Ciara Sunday 9th Feb.

Post by rod » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:32 am

I was on my old trusty Witchcraft 90 custom, which with a very small centre fin was extremely well behaved.

A great afternoon!

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Re: Storm Ciara Sunday 9th Feb.

Post by Broken Fin » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:38 pm

Nice pictures..
Got a question to you all who were out on sunday.
Bodyweight and size of board?
Been playing around with some nice stormy weather in Northern Norway this winter. Been knocked about a bit but also some nice sessions on 3.3,3.4 and 3.7. Weighing 85kg and most of the successful sessions on a Patrik Trailer Wave 78 with a thruster set up. I have some kind of feeling that I should be able to get it a bit less bumpy so hence my question. Always me and the seagulls alone so noone to compare with.....

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Re: Storm Ciara Sunday 9th Feb.

Post by Jeff » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:22 pm

Hi Broken Fin, not just Norway, but Northern Norway, that must be pretty amazing.

For me at 79/80kg used an 85l Severne Dyno, 57.5cm wide and eats up choppy conditions. I would have used a 3.4 if I had one, but would not have chosen a smaller board. Did use a smaller centre fin at 17cm and stock 12cm sides. Think that probably follows the recent trend for a floatier board as a smallest board, but with a multifin set up giving an easy way to experiment and calm the ride down to give a more planted feel with smaller fins when needed. Have found that an overfinned thruster set up can be really uncomfortable.

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Re: Storm Ciara Sunday 9th Feb.

Post by rod » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:08 pm

Broken fin

94 kg :shock: Witchcraft 90 or Quantum 90 (with 3.7)

Weirdly there is a big difference in the volume of those boards, the quantum feels much, much sinkier.

One of them definitely isn't 90L!

Like you I prefer a small centre fin. My WC was set up with 12+12+15.5 on Sunday. That worked well, even when it was nuking. With an 18cm centre it is horrible when it gets windy.

Have to say I fell in love with that board again on Sunday, it feels very do it all. Just got to lay off the big centre fins :lol:

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