Wednesday 7th August

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DaveMac
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Wednesday 7th August

Post by DaveMac » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:42 pm

Carats Hove. 2 pm until 6pm give or take, so through high tide. Usual faces. Sails ranged from 4.4 to 5m, beautiful blue skies. But.....it was messy, hard work, waves much too close together. No jumping ramps. My gybe success rate was truly appalling. Some big lumps and I saw some good riding down at Hotpipes..... But consensus was it was disappointing. Shorebreak not too bad so I pushed my luck and relaunched, fortunately with a floatier board. Scored another hour and enjoyed it. Ran out of time and energy. Looking at Weathercam wind was definitely a bit holey, but did hit 30mph. Not a bad one to have missed folks!

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Re: Wednesday 7th August

Post by rod » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:46 am

Reservoir foiling for me.
Plenty of wind on the sea but I decided I wanted to crack my foiling gybes. (and plenty of wave Sailing coming up)

Pic from early Tuesday by Kariina.
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Re: Wednesday 7th August

Post by Charlie W » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:12 pm

Goodness just heard this on BBC Radio Solent news, another Kitesurfer death into the cliffs at Compton, IOW. Originally reported as a Windsurfer :

https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/1782 ... mpton-bay/

https://www.lovesportradio.com/news/new ... -of-wight/

RIP & take it easy over the coming days, Saturday in particular (spare mast packed for chunky ~3.5m@9.5s & 58mph).

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