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Mood: waiting for wind
28th December 2011
Windsurfing: Cooden
Wind Direction: W
Wind Stength: 15-25mph
Surf / Sea State: Big waves
Air Temperature: Ok
Sea Temperature: Ok
Weather: Overcast but bright
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Quick tester session.
Not exactly ideal for first sail since the Achilles op with big waves and ripping tide and brides nighty breeze, but for a December sail it wasn't cold.
Opted for the 10'5 so I could ride slow and steady and control speed etc while getting a feel for windsurfing again. Went for 5.7m same as Big Mark, and Julian was on a 5.51235m too so didn't think I'd be overpowered
Set up seemed ideal, although I hadn't rigged it quite right with harness lines far too far forward ....
Sailed out through the waves fine even trying a couple of cheeky wave hops and all felt fine. I had pretty much forgotten how to sail, fell at gybe, adjusted lines while in the drink, held on as a rogue wave hit me, got organised and water started fine. Riding in was FUN picking up some chunky waves, dropping down as steep as I dared and bottom turning to go back up the face for another go. Ankle seemed to cope fine with backside riding on the 10'5 which is great news as its a pretty big board to turn tight, but it is also a really manouvreable big wave board :)
Adding to the joy that a successful rehab session gives, it was great to catch up with the regulars down the beach for a sail :)
I'm not quite there yet, but I'm back :)
I should score it as a 5 for that alone, but being honest it was a short session and the rip was punishing everyone!!!

Toys Used:
Exocet 10'5 TT Tri-fin 145 ltr
XO Shark 5.7m

 

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