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11th August 2023
Windsurfing: The Manor-Felixstowe
Wind Direction: S
Wind Stength: 14/16
Surf / Sea State: smooth
Air Temperature: 23
Sea Temperature:
Weather: sunny periods and warm
Max Speed: 17.32 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 20.50 mile (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Friday 11th August – Windsurf **** The Manor at Felixstowe – sunny periods and warm.

Foil – 17.32 knot max, 15.39 knot ave, 11.65 knot hour, 15.70 knot mile, 32.73 km., 11.43 knot alpha.

Starboard Freeride 150 and a Evolution Freeride foil with a Tushingham Storrm 6.5.

Walks **** - Sunrise at The Dip and Prom stroll with Maeva:)

As I woke around 4.30 this morning I decided to get up and drive down to The Dip to catch the sunrise, parking around 5, it did not look overly promising but the sun made a lovely apperrance and did not let me down, pretty much had it to myself too. I walked to the golf course Martello and was lucky enough to spot a hare and got some pics of the red ball raising above the horizon before heading back to get some of the beach hut before returning home to send some pics to the TV weather, once again none of my pics were used, it is very frustrating when you see some of the pics they choose but never mind its good fun trying:)

Then the Granddaughter, the lovely Maeva arrives for the day at 8, we haven’t seen her for a fortnight and she is coming on leaps and bounds, miles of smiles and is sitting up unaided now, she is a star. I was hoping to windsurf later but the wind was slow to arrive so we had plenty of time for a walk down to the peir and back along the prom, we had a great time too:)

Windsurf.

With the wind building I hitched the trailer and headed down to Squiz Lane with my fingers crossed I could park, I need not have worried and got a place. I had sunshine and nice cross on breeze so I quickly set up my foil and rigged 6.5 which was OK although I did have to pump to get the board flying. Launching around one there was enough breeze to risk a trip up the coast and had a fantastic near 4 mile run down to the large red and white bouy just past The Dip, just brilliant:) I then started the beat back and that was great too, doing 2 mile plus runs out to the moored coasters with the sea pretty smooth too, then with the wind going a little patchy I decided to call it a day so I packed up and headed home for more fun with Maeva:) Cant believe you can have so much fun in 14 knots of breeze!
Its looking like a breezy weekend, might even be enough for a fin tomorrow???

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Toys Used:
Starboard  Freeride Foil 150
Tushingham Storm 6.5
MK CPX carbon 150/210
Starboard  Evolution Freeride 95-1100-500-95
Gull Vortex Shorty large

 

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