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Monday, 23 October 2017
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Roa Island

 Last week was a great week for me. I started by working all the hours I could until Saturday night to build up the work browny points, then I took off Sunday-Monday to go to Rhosneigr which totally delivered with 2 days of overpowered sailing in decent lumps.

 

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Then we had windy Wednesday, or more accurately windy Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. I decided that I'd finally make the trip up to Roa Island in Cumbria and forgo a possible decent day at the Kirb. I'm glad I did -the wind was pants, but by heck what a spot! It was actually an awesome day in the sun, and I managed a 43knot peak.

I made this video to show just what it's like. The sailing action might be a tad boring with me sailing along on a reach for nearly 3 minutes, but I wanted to show just how perfect the never ending speed strip is! Check it out..

ROA ISLAND INFO VIDEO 


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Overview of Roa, check the scale bottom left. 

 

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Hotsails 5.5 gps, Moo custom flying banana 40, k4fins 17cm -small kit for 23knots. 

 

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Piel Island -end of the run (high tide)

 

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The strip viewed from the lifeboat launch (low tide)

 

My tracks are shown on SPORTSTRACKLIVE, spot INFO on HERE.

 

Then it was the weekend again, and I went up to the North East for a days surfing. I tried a spot I'd wondered about a few times for the first time which is under everyones noses but never seen anyone surf it. Then as I wandered down with the board a dog walker informed me they always surf here! So there we go (fully windsurfable too). It was lush and I had the place to myself. Great day as despite the good weather and sweet forecast I managed to surf empty waves all day. Rounded off the best week in a long time.

 

Ok, bit of a pimp this. But it's been taking up a lot of my life and I need to sell lots of stuff to get me to Luderitz in November. So first up is that we now have extended harness mounts. This will give epic shots from your Gopro like the ones below. It's also half the weight of the competition with less chance of dragging in the water. We now also have super strong and stiff carbon rods made especially for us by a UK fishing rod company. Go buy one HERE 

 

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And finally check out the new US bolt/plates we have. I'm pretty chuffed with these. Again half the weight of anything else you can buy, cheaper too, and in case you're wondering also plenty strong enough.

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Get those in the k4fins/shop/ too.

Oh, and I made a page on Facebook which pulls in feeds from all the Pro windsurfing blogs. Basically like the 'beach blogs' Boardseeker had, but with no brands or news sites, just blogs. Pretty chuffed with that too :) Check it out

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