Sat Dec 14th

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James.blonde
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Sat Dec 14th

Post by James.blonde » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:39 pm

Frustrating session at La had me watching from a becalmed launch spot as my mate was ripping out the back.
We tried launching from beneath the lighthouse, zero shorebreak but massive wind shadow instead. Tried umpteen times but not enough even to float first 30 yards, reluctant to swim it next to the second fastest flowing river in the country. Mate got a gust and wobbled then was flying once out the back. He had some great rides on some meaty stuff. Super frustrating but had zero chance of launching from regular spot , at least one of us had fun.
Fingers crossed for tomorrow

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Post by FKPhil » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:56 pm

Stormy onshore around here so we retired to the Ravenglass estuary.
But super gusty and the constant leg work meant cramp hit after just 15mins. Tried to carry on but of course once cramp has hit your session is phuqed.
Dunno why I got it so bad today. :(
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Post by DaveMac » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:08 pm

Commiserations Mr. Blonde!
Just back from Worthing. Wind was dead cross shore, maybe a fraction off although it swung more on later. Launched about 2.20 with a 5.0 on my RRD 106 as concerned about the lack of wind on the inside. Had no desire to be kiter jump fodder for the cameras so launched just up from the old Sussex windsurfing spot. Could see a decent handful of windsurfers already up at Sea Lanes getting some good waves too. Really enjoyed my sail on my lonesome, particularly gybing on the outside and some really clean ramps for jumping. Arms knackered and the waves flattened off and I packed up at 3.30pm. Top quality winter sail. Scores pretty much a 5!

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Post by Duncan Adam » Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:04 pm

Newton, Porthcawl for a mixed session.

Sun was out wind was there and no rain. Started on the Witchcraft Shaman 96 and 4.7m but decided that out the back the 4.7 was well overpowered so re rigged to 4.2m. This was ok for a period, then the wind dropped a fraction, so it was back to the 4.7m for the rest of the session. At the end cramp on the base of one of my feet made me stop, obviously a bit unfit.

Almost a dozen out. :)

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Post by wully » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:00 pm

Looked at the sleet being driven over the deserted steel grey water of the Loch by a 30 knot breeze.

Went home and put some more logs on the fire.

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Re: Sat Dec 14th

Post by rod » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:57 pm

Good times at Newton in S Wales with Duncan and others.

4.5 and cross / cross off to start with. Very gusty and not much wind at the launch spot but plenty out on the reef so went with my trusty super mini. (The waves break 200m offshore)

Then the wind dropped and backed more onshore so changed up to 5.2 for another session. More fun. Banged out a few clean forwards, more tomorrow.

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Post by Ruaraidh_K257 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:23 am

Cross shore at Barassie right in front of the harbour area meaning gusts of 20 knots changing the conditions from enjoyable 30 knots to rather unpleasant 50 knots constantly. Waves pretty much non existent but the occasionally mush burger appeared and you could get some nice little turns on them, 3.3 Combat Pro feeling nice with 69l Ultimate Wave. One nice ramp did appear and I went for a stalled ish forward but did that weird thing where you stall too much and just plummet into the boom.

Quite a few people out including two lads younger than me from the T15 crew, really good to see them pushing out into proper windsurfing! ;)

Only downside beside the lack of waves and horrible gusts was it was absolutely Baltic, air temp without windchill was 4 degrees, wind chill was at least -5 degrees which was a pain in the arse. First half hour was horrible, came in for a quick break and had horrible hot aches, then went back out and hands were okay ish. Can’t wait for my toasty hooded suit to come in the post!
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Re: Sat Dec 14th

Post by Charlie W » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:35 am

Avon 12 'till 2 magic head high & a bit on the big ones. Sunny X/off clean as. About 10 out mostly on 4.7s.
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Re: Sat Dec 14th

Post by Charlie W » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:53 am

& watch out for the foot long log, took my k4 side fin clean off :shock:

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