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Wednesday, 23 August 2017
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ImageP'land surf at 7am wednesday.

 

Had a couple of epic surprise sessions in the last week. First off I was down in Devon with the folks, plenty of surfing as expected, but certainly didn't expect x-off 4.7 weather at Woolacombe on bank holiday Tuesday. Much windier than they had in Cornwall and a pretty epic day. Only shoulder high but really punchy and full power going down the line at mach10.(sorry no pics) A good warm up for this... 

 

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Had to work Thursday and Friday so missed super windy Thursday. Finished work at 4 on Friday afternoon and headed off on the 2.5hr drive to Kirby to catch the last of the wind. Arrived just before 8 to see a handful of sailors out -probably 25mph tops and raining. Rigged the 5.5 which is as big as I ever use really and left the 17cm Moo-k4fin in the usual 40 Moo board. First runs were just over 40knots. Gradually the wind picked up and everyone drifted off the water. Then I started to get 45 maxes, and eventually at 9.30pm a 49.5 knot max! By this time things were getting a bit blurry and a couple of runs later I called it a day as I couldn't see the chop. I'd not fallen in a single time, so figured I'd not push my luck even though the kit felt rock solid going away from the wall into death chop.

GPSRESULTS FOR KIRBY - http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/?mnu=forum&forum=2&val=38574

The trouble with speedsailing is, it's hard to be totally happy unless you beat your pb's, and that usually depends on extreme weather. With a 45.1 knot average this was actually my 3rd best day ever, and the conditions seemed far from perfect, not massively windy and a pretty short session so I should be stoked with those results, but somehow wishing I'd gone quicker. Then I arrived home at 1am to see that the Dutch guys had completely smoked me again, and everyone else! actually raising the bar for speedsailing by a fair margin..

GPSRESULTS FOR THE BRACE - http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/?mnu=forum&forum=2&val=38567 

Jurjen pushing the 5 times 10 sec average to an all time gps record of 48.4 knots! -beating Anders Bringdals 48knots achieved at the trench Luderitz. And also taking the max 2 second speed off me by 0.03 knots to take it to 50.51! 

I've some new 2012 SCR sails on the way (was using a 2010) and we also have some new fins to test very soon -made from new moulds, with new techniques and a new material. I can't help feel that these fins are my secret to being competitive at 76kg! So hopefully I can take the max back on the next big blow.

 

Off surfing tomorrow in the NE, so expecting double overhead barrells! :)

 

 

 



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