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Tuesday, 27 June 2017
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2 weekends in Cornwall

 

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I missed out the Ireland trip, here's the full low down on BOARDSEEKER if you missed it.

WEEKEND 1

An epic forecast of SE winds and good sized swell. Started off surfing Bantham..

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Then went down to Constantine for the Sunday to make max use of the medium size swell and strong SE winds..

 

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As you can see it was pretty decent! epic in fact. I was the only one out for most of the day until local lad Andrew turned up to rip some waves. I'm getting a good idea for how the Firelights sail now and I'm loving them. Most of the time in Ireland I was on way too big a sail, but they handled being totally overpowered with ease. In these gusty riding conditions I was super impressed as well, really light and easy in the hands.

I stayed down for the Monday and this should have been the best day - a big swell and more SE winds. I drove to check everywhere, but it was too big for the little spots, and not big enough for the big spots...

 

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The weather was beautiful for February in the UK, so I wasn't too sad to only get a surf at Gwithian..

 

WEEKEND 2

A stag do in Newquay and a ridiculously good 19 second swell forecast, had to be a great weekend..

 

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Marazion on arrival.. this was a little worrying! It didn't get much better until the end of the day. It was actually meant to be 24mph Easterly but it never showed, neither did the 19 sec swell. But I did manage a surf at Constantine..

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It was absolutely Baltic. Coldest I've ever felt after a surf. Luckily the lads had a massive bonfire and Jaeger bombs to warm up with.

Next day I managed to drag my ass to Watergate, after some shopping for thicker boots and gloves . Still no sign of a quality swell, and probably had my worst surf ever.. still loved every minute.

Some lovely weather despite the fresh temperature, took Izzy for a long walk..

 

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So the swell was pants in the end, but a great weekend for Riches stag.
East coast swell for next weekend, this has without doubt been the best winter ever for a weekend warrior in the midlands, been a swell somewhere every weekend..



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