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4th December 2006
Windsurfing: Shoreham
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Stength: F4-F5
Surf / Sea State: 2-3ft and no chop
Air Temperature: Chilly
Sea Temperature: Cold but bearable!
Weather: Raining and grim
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A cold, rainy, dark and shitty afternoon - turned out to be really good fun!

Arrived around 3pm to find a few others looking pretty unenthusiastic, but the wind picked up a little so I decided to rig and go anyway, as did the others. Rigged the 6.4m and bigger board ("that's practically a long-board these days isn't it?" was the comment...).

The wind steadily picked up, until others on 5.8's were pretty maxed, apparently. The wind was certainly howling past the sail. The Remedy once more amazed me though, and I wasn't overpowered or uncomfortable at any point, despite no re-rigging or tweeking.

Nice waves with very long flat sections between them (especially for Shoreham), just a bit hard to see sometimes through the rain and quickly darkening conditions.

Stood derigging afterwards in the cold, dark and rain, somehow this felt like "what windsurfing is all about", as everyone else was indoors probably complaining about the weather. Brilliant.

(oh, and the sea is now cold on the feet, but not uncomfortable. No real need for boots yet, but there will be soon).
Toys Used:
Fanatic Bee 267 (90ltr)
Gaasta Remedy 6.4m

 

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