Thread: Wednesday 30th July
30th July 2014, 05:00 PM #1
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
Wednesday 30th July
Poole Harbour hot and sunny, the water didn't feel wet, with a few gusts of wind to get planing on the big kit from time to time.
30th July 2014, 06:39 PM #2
3-5:30. S wales. 5.8 and 100L waveboard.
Good power and a few ramps once the tide had turned.
Summer sailing. Tomorrow looks better.http://forwards4cowards.blogspot.com/ a blog about looping
UPDATED Feb 2016
30th July 2014, 06:52 PM #3
Leasowe on the Wirral
after a morning spent rigging my new 5.3m simmer iron with my new AL360 carbon boom fitting new harness lines etc
i have a life you know !
i packed up the car and left the afore mentioned new boom leaning against the garage
get to Leasowe carry board down to the beach rig up on the grass and go to car to get boom Sh!t 1
quick call to mrs max confirms it's leaning on the garage wall Mrs Max helpfully pointed out i may need that ?
que 40 min round trip to get the boom ! and 2 more tunnel fare's
5.3m Moo custom it was windy when i first got there but tailed off as the afternoon wore on went for a swim after the wind died and took some photo's so you guys know what you missed
and its good to see everyone getting along
did i miss anything ?
Last edited by max111; 30th July 2014 at 06:56 PM.
30th July 2014, 07:20 PM #4
West west Hove, 3.30 to 6.30.
A bit more wind than expected.
Started on the 6.5 on the Atomic Kitten 110 and was cruising around on that quite happily, fully powered.
I must do something about my old wave boom though as it definitely flexes in the tail section too much when set at 190cms. With more trust in my boom I would have sailed up to Shoreham this afternoon – an easy distance on a wide board with a 38cms fin in the back end.
As it was, when the wind came up a bit more I thought I'd test how windy it was and I rigged up a 5m sail and put that on my freestyle board. Planed quite easily on that, although there were many holes and streaks in the wind today.
At 6.30pm it started to ease down a bit and I thought about going back out on the 6.5 again but sat on the beach chatting instead. Lovely evening here.
More wind expected tomorrow too.
Last edited by basher; 30th July 2014 at 11:13 PM.Main boards: Flare 101, NuEvo 86, Reactor 82, NuEvo 73. Powered by Severne Blades and S1s.
30th July 2014, 08:20 PM #5
me and Rod had 3 fins in our boards so we must have had a better time ?
stands to reason
but where not smug about it ! (much)
30th July 2014, 08:24 PM #6
- Join Date
- Sep 2008
SUPer along the seafront from BDC. The light winds getting a bit annoying now.
30th July 2014, 09:10 PM #7
JP Allride 116. 6.2m & 7m.
Superb bump'n'jump afternoon.
Wind a bit gusty, and hard work at first until the tide turned and levelled out the egg-boxes, then a great long session.
Makes up for last night (St.Bees) where the wind dropped after just one reach and I wobbled in for an early shower.Windsurfers do it standing up in shop doorways.