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Mood: Just Chillin
16th May 2018
Windsurfing: Ynyslas
Wind Direction: WSW
Wind Stength: 20-30 knots
Surf / Sea State: 3 foot messy seurf
Air Temperature: 18ºC
Sea Temperature: 13ºC
Weather: Sunny Spells
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What a session. It wasn’t forecast to be crazy windy today and it didn’t feel ballistic at home so I took my biggest board (104ltr Starboard S-Type) and my two biggest sails. Once on the beach though it was clear that it was actually quite windy. The big board was going to be a handful and the bigger sail wasn’t going to be needed. I rigged the 5.7m sail and flattened it off as much as I could so as to depowert it somewhat. I put the smaller of the fins that I have for that board on and made my way down to the water.

Once on the water it was full-on from the word go. I was well powered, there were some decent messy windblown waves everywhere and no let up. The board was indeed a little too big for these conditions but I couldn’t be bothered to go back to get a smaller one so I just went for it and held on for the ride. It was quite a handful but that just made the whole session even more of a full-on adrenaline rush. I held back on the jumps a little as the board feels a little heavy and cumbersome in the air but it was difficult to keep it on the water at the best of times. I had to really muscle it through the turns too.

It was super physical the whole time. Jump on, burst through some little waves of whitewater, launch off a wave, land, bear away, launch off another wave, weave my way through some choppy confused waters, fly off the larger swells out the back and hop up and over walls of whitewater. Power through a gybe out the back, stuff my feet into the straps and then hang on for the ballistic speed run back towards the beach. Ride a few waves, smack the lip, power through a flat out gybe in the shallows and then do it over and over again. There simply wasn’t a single second in which to relax. What a session!

Video here: https://www.alananna.co.uk/blog/2018/full-on-power/
Toys Used:
Starboard S-Type 104
Gun Sails Transwave 5.7m
Gun Select C100 RDM 430
Simmer Silver Line 180-220
Drake freeride 28cm
Mystic Star 3/2

 

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