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by PK1111
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Harness Lines - What size are you rocking?
Replies: 26
Views: 723

Re: Harness Lines - What size are you rocking?

32” Dakines pretty much across the board, although I do still have a set of 30” Dakines on my small boom for when it’s nuking.
by PK1111
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: How Was It For You
Topic: Saturday 31st August
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Saturday 31st August

Shoreham from 12 till 4 over high tide. Not my usual choice but opted for there as no swell and I thought we would need as much wind as we could get. Was sunny, warm and not that windy, so I thought I’d tweak the devils nipples and rigged the big slalom gear. Sure enough, the wind kept picking up an...
by PK1111
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with windsurfing?
Replies: 64
Views: 2931

Re: What's wrong with windsurfing?

Beautiful sunny day at Hayling Island today, August bank holiday Monday. The car park was full by 10 and beach was busy. Low tide mid day and the winner bank was exposed with lots of folks heading over there. A blizzard of paddle boarders out enjoying the flat turquoise clear waters. Wind picked up ...
by PK1111
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning to go DTL in cross onshore
Replies: 16
Views: 663

Re: Learning to go DTL in cross onshore

If you’re on a fsw or freeride board, then it’s really easy to outrun the wave. I either stall, pivot and scoot into a turn as the wave catches you, or bear away before hand. As Bouke says, having a tighter leech sail can help, and I find it’s easier to dump power in the initial turn. After that, re...
by PK1111
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweight sailors
Replies: 14
Views: 522

Re: Lightweight sailers

When it was really windy in Lanzarote, I always reached for a quad fin board. A bit more rocket and the smaller fins make for a much smoother sail.
by PK1111
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: How Was It For You
Topic: sunday 18th August
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: sunday 18th August

Second day at Broadhaven in Pembrokeshire and was looking forward to a forecast of more wind, c25 knots from the west and larger swell. Unfortunately the wind remained very iffy, and 5.2 was mostly not enough on the Nano 93. The swell was quite confused and choppy, hard to catch and then often not g...
by PK1111
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: How Was It For You
Topic: Saturday 17th August
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Saturday 17th August

Quickie weekend to see a family friend in Pembrokeshire and Mrs PK has the inspired thought to book us into the YMCA in Broadhaven, which is a stones throw from the beach. Arrived lunchtime and forecast 20 knots sw with messy 2 to 3 foot swell was spot on, but sunny and warm. Family went in surfing ...
by PK1111
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: new Sail planning - thoughts / ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: new Sail planning - thoughts / ideas

If you want to stick with Severnes, then I’d consider S1s for bigger than 5m and Blades for 5m and below. I’m using an S1 4.8 and whilst a lovely sail, it’s rare to get good quality side shore consistent winds to justify it. I’m far more likely to be using it in strong cross on conditions, where a B...
by PK1111
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Locations
Topic: Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Viana do Castelo, Portugal

The weather reports for Viana were mostly accurate for sun and rain, but most under reported the Nortada wind by at least 5 knots and possibly 10 on a strong day. If windguru says 10 to 15 from North then it always 15 to 20! The only forecast I found that was really accurate (and I can’t believe I’m...
by PK1111
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Locations
Topic: Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Viana do Castelo, Portugal Several good guides to windsurfing at Viana do Castelo, https://www.windsurf.co.uk/micro-guide-feelviana-viana-do-castelo-northern-portugal/ http://www.windsurfingukmag.co.uk/discovering-a-different-side-of-portugal-new-windsurfing-adventures-at-cabedelo-beach/ Having spen...