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Mood: Just Chillin
22nd October 2002
Windsurfing: Glen Wyllin, Isle of Man
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Stength: 15 knots increasing to 25 knot
Surf / Sea State: 2-3 foot messy surf
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Weather: Overcast
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There was loads of wind and rain overnight and we awoke to find the house we were staying in flooded with a couple of inches of water on the ground floor. After helping clear up for a bit we headed off to do some shopping as there was little wind left and then after a trip to MacDonalds headed off to the West Coast and Glen Wyllin. We sat there waiting for the tide to drop so that I could check out the beach. As we sat there a few surfers turned up and much to my astonishment went out 'surfing' in the 6 inch wind blown chop...They must have been desperate. However, the wind started to fill in and their presence motivated me to get in for a sail, so I rigged my 6.3m sail and Fanatic Cross board. As I rigged the wind continued to pick up, so before getting in the water I changed down to a 5.7m and my Hifly. Once again, in the 5 minutes it took me to re-rig the wind had picked up again and now there was a 20 knot wind blowing and some decent wind blown waves rolling up onto the boulder strewn beach. I couldn't be bothered to change down again and went out anyway completely overpowered and just going for short runs out through the steep dumping shorebreak, with some bug jumps off the perfect ramps. I didn't last long as sailing overpowered in such conditions was difficult and the wind continued to increase in strength. By the time I got out the wind was blowing at a solid and steady 30 knots and the sea was getting pretty rough...if only I had rigged my 4.5m and my wave board!
That was my first session at Glen wyllin and I enjoyed it.

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Hifly 265 RX 265cm 85 litres
Gun Wave MC 5.7
Gun Loop C75 430
Gun Wave (2002) 150-200
Bite Wave 28cm
Gul Extreme 5/3

 

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