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3rd June 2023
Windsurfing: The Dip-Felixstowe
Wind Direction: NE
Wind Stength: 14/18
Surf / Sea State: smooth and lumpy
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Weather: sunny and warm
Max Speed: 24.18 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 25.50 mile (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Saturday 3rd June - Windsurf **** The Dip at Felixstowe - sunny and warm.

Fin - 24.18 knot max, 22.86 knot ave, 14.98 knot hour, 20.84 knot mile, 41.03 km., 11.57 knot alpha.

F2 282 Ride with Tushingham Thunderbird 6.5m and 36 fin.

After a lot of cloudy cool days here on the east coast it was great to have wall to wall sunshine all day and this NE wind is never going to stop. I have to pace myself so after two full-on days windsurfing I had yesterday off to re-coup and get our van repaired, we had a lovely walk though. With high water around midday, I was in no hurry to get down so had a lovely relaxing morning doing my exercises in the garden before spending a very pleasant hour or chatting with some old friends down the road getting home around one, perfect timing to check out the conditions at The Dip with Mag coming for her daily walk before Dan, Jay and the lovely Maeva arrived for the afternoon. The tide was still fairly high but there was enough beach to rig and launch easily, I had gone down with the intention of foiling but the sea looked smooth and I had 20 mph winds on the gauge so set up my 6.5 once again, it is certainly getting a lot of use of late and got my 115 lt. fin board out to give it try for a good hour to start the month. I set off and thought I had made a mistake as for me it was marginal fin sailing conditions gusting to 18 knots as the biggest sail I fin with these days is 6.5, to be honest I was a fraction under which are showed in todays speeds but I did get going and in the end got a reasonable hour despite it being fairly lumpy out to sea and sadly the wind always drops in the flattest water near the beach but I had a really pleasant hour and a half getting some OK mile speeds. I was joined on the water by Mark S finning with 6.6 and Paul S foiling with 5.6, I got some OK pics of them sailing together as a huge container ship headed out, the conditions got better as usual as the tide dropped but I decided to pack up as I am going again tomorrow so have to pace myself:)
After a quick catch-up chat, it was time to head for home for a cuddle with the lovely Maeva ? what a top day, so much better with the sun out:)

PS - Paul entertained us going for foiling duck gybes, get a few too:)

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Toys Used:
F2 Ride - Limited Edition 282
Tushingham Thunderbird lll 6.5
MK CPX carbon 150/210
Gull Vortex large

 

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