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Mood: Just Chillin
30th April 2003
Windsurfing: Golf Course Car Park, Borth
Wind Direction: WSW
Wind Stength: 15 knots
Surf / Sea State: 2 foot messy surf
Air Temperature: 10C
Sea Temperature: 10C
I had a surprisingly good session this evening. After a pretty miserable,
rainy windless afternoon, at around 5pm the sun suddenyl came out and the
wind picked up so i went out windsurfing. I rigged my biggest board,
biggest sail and biggest fin as it looked a little marginal. The first run
out and back was fine, just powered up but not exactly exciting. the second
run out was terrible with not enough wind to get planing, and it was the
same on the way back in so I lost quite a bit of ground downwind and had to
do a walk of shame back upwind.
I was about to pack up and give it 1-star, but decided to give it one more
chance. This time i got onto the plane easily and worked my way out through
the surf just powered up. I made a nice gybe on the face of a biggish piece
of swell out the back and blasted back towards the shore, By now I ws
nicely powered up and making ground upwind easily. The wind continued to
pick up throguhout the session and I had a good hour of perfect balsting
conditions. I made a few jumps, but nothing spectacular in that department
as my foot was still hurting and jumping really hurt. The gybes on the
outside were good, carving hard on the face of the swell. As the session
continued the swell picked up a little so I stayed out the back, blasting
up and down in the sunshine.
I had to come in in the end as it was dinner time and Anna would be sat at
home waiting patiently for me... I had earnt some brownie points earlier in
the day though!
All in all a pleasant, and unexpected session.
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