Forces-of-Nature Forums
Last Active : Never
Not logged in [Login - Register]

August so far in the Forces-of-Nature Diaries
Total Entries: 17406
This Months Entries: 13
My Total Entries: 0
My Entries this Month: 0
Most Active Members:
squiz (5 entries)
maker (3 entries)
justal (3 entries)
Most Stoked Members:
squiz (Stoke Factor: 20 )
justal (Stoke Factor: 13 )
maker (Stoke Factor: 10 )

Member Details Session Description
Toys Used
Owner: squiz

Member#: 6644
Registered: 27-05-2007
Diary Entries: 1967

4th February 2019
Windsurfing: Levington
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Stength: 15/25
Surf / Sea State: river chop
Air Temperature: 5
Sea Temperature:
Weather: cloudy drizzle
Max Speed: 27.21 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 12.11 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Monday 4th February Ė windsurf *** Levington Ė cloudy drizzle :(.

F2 Xantos 295 with Tushingham Lightning 6.5 and 38 cm fin

27.21 knot max, 24.25 knot ave ., 11.64 knot hour, 20.57 knot mile, 22.40 km., 17.42 knot alpha.

After a good start to the year with 4 sessions in early January the weather then turned cold so I was keen to get a windsurf in February before we head off to the French Mountains on Feb. 12th for a month! We have made the most of the crisp cold weather and have had some top walks but havenít been on the water since Jan. 13th so today looked promising once the rain moved away and later in the week including next weekend are looking very promising indeed. I have several friends out in El Medano (Tenerife) enjoying some great wind so it was nice to get out today! I had a hospital appointment about my eye, I have a bloody smear in my vision which is view annoying which was at 9.45. Mag was keen to cycle so I loaded her bike, hitched the trailer and we set off at nine in heavy rain :( I dropped the trailer off at Levington Marina and continued to Ipswich Hospital and canít fault the NHS service, the only downside is the smear in the eye is a permanent feature, thatís one of the joys of getting older! Back at the van we unloaded her bike so she could check out several retail outlets as we have loads of plans for the house when we get back from France and I set off back to Levington in light drizzle! Mag must be nuts but she didnít mind and loved her bike ride:) At the marina it didnít look very inviting, poor visibility, drizzle and only 5 degrees but with the SW wind gusting over 20 knits and the tide high I had to make my mind up quick. So, I manned up and rigged 6.5 for the 133lt Xantos to take me through the lulls! I had a nice chat with James, the foiler who works at the marina but I then had to walk into the boatyard in search of someone to zip me in my wetsuit. With loads of water the launch was easy as I headed up river in the strongest wind of the session. South West is a good direction here, dead onshore meaning you could reach near to the shore and gybe in shallow water. I didnít have to worry about that as I didnít fall in and got some nice gybes in. Things were going well for a 25 average after getting a 27 knot max but then the wind dropped away so I called it a day after about ant hour. I was warming up with the diesel heater on in the van when Mag turned up, only a little damp after her bike ride! We then had lunch with a cuppa, read for a while and then I packed up and headed for home. So not too bad a session for February with only my hands getting cold and looking forward to a trip to Point Clear later in the week ???

Photo Gallery Here

MK Booms here

Toys Used:
F2 Xantos CS 295 133
Tushingham Lightning 6.5
MK CPX carbon 150/210
Gull Delta L



About MY Statsbar



No. of Views: 273
Facebook Stumbleupon Digg




back to top

Web Design in Wales, UK by Pixelwave DesignPixelwave Design.

© Alan R Cole 2000...