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26th April 2019
Windsurfing: Felixstowe Manor
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Stength: F2 - F4
Surf / Sea State: Lumpy
Air Temperature: OK cool
Sea Temperature: OK cool
Max Speed: Prob early
Distance Covered: Prob 20 Nm
Wahoo group said action at Manor end speed sensors looked OK, so bombed
down @ 12, to meet up with 3 others, with Andy and Craig coming off the
water as wind dropped and Squiz not bothering. Poxy windsurfing, twice now
de ja vu.
Rigged 9.2 Phantom / Ultrasonic 147.
The others packed up but luckily as I was about to Ian turned up and the
wind filled in albeit up/down. Had some great rides, but GPS battery flat
and watch lasted 10 mins, flat battery!
Wind died for me again but lightweight Ian planed the whole time.
The wind freshened again and I had to set the sail properly as way too
baggy early one. Nice run towards the pier then went overpowered, flunk the
gybe and couldn't water start as just too windy. God I hate this sport
sometimes! Went over the top 3 or 4 times then luckily it eased enough to
water start and powered back. It took all my strength to hang on in the
gusts. The wind eased as I hit the beach, but was too knackered to try
again, as the sea was now very lumpy near high tide. Manor is not great at
high tide. Ian was dumped when landing at high tide as the shore break
increased to huge in regular patterns. We both packed up as it freshened
again. Dont think the others who left would have enjoyed it although there
was nice long reaches to the pier. My 147 SB Ultrasonic eats up flat water
but is a pig in the lumps. I might have to cancel my sold 145 Patrik as its
a great board in the lumpy stuff for some reason and its a big board. Might
have to keep both the SB for the foil and the Patrik for light wind lumpy
stuff! Shame the Patrik is a power box - as I dont think its strong enough
to foil. Poxy sport.
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