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31st January 2009
Windsurfing: Felixstowe-Golf
Wind Direction: E
Wind Stength: 14
Surf / Sea State: Nice swell and waves
Air Temperature: 3.5
Sea Temperature: 6.5
Weather: sun
Max Speed: 21.5 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 4.2 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Got down around 11 and Squiz was already out at the Dip. The shore dump was growing in the onshore E so I went to the Golf where it was much better. Occasional visitors Terry and Frank were packing up saying not really windy: it looked 5m but I rigged 6m and went out into the nicest big swell and waves I have seen at Felixstowe, but coming in there was not much wind and started to get washed in shore. Had a couple of other nice rides but came ashore well down wind as I could not get going for a while as wind was not quite strong enough. Long walk back to Golf and tried again: same result with a long walk back; then a third go and another walk back. Coming in away from the Golf was into bad shore dump in a wind shadow and luckily my rig survived but one time I was trapped under the sail in strong back-wash - a bit scary. Darren went out on 5.3m and even he was struggling at times. If wind was a little stronger would have been great day, and maybe changing sands are going to make this a nice place to sail even when winds are not so onshore. Lieing in the water trying to water start I got cold so did not try again. It must warm up soon! About five kiters out going great guns
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Mistral Switch 107 107l, 269
Naish Sprint 6m
Mistral freeride 34cm

 

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