Monday, 24 February 2014

Finally succumbed to the lure of the estuary, amidst stories of Saunton being in excess of mast high and outback being as far as a mile or so out. The little place, felt colder due to the fresh water, but so very safe and protected with just the smallest of ramps to launch off. A good way to spend a sunday morning, and an even better warmup for a pretty full on forecast this week.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A friend sent me this from the Red Bull storm chase over the weekend, at Gwithian in Cornwall. If there is any event to follow in the windsurf global calendar, this one is perhaps more defining (albeit the extreme side) of what British sailors experience.

However behind the scenes is where you really see the true metal of the event, and seeing this guys face on the safety team must be both assuring and concerning at the same time.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Had the real pleasure of bumping into Mikey Corker today in pretty perfect spring like conditions. Fresh from his travels in Portugal (literally flying in from Nazare 7 hours before) with the rapidly becoming world famous Andrew Cotton.  It was pretty mind blowing to hear how the swell was so big during the session that only two waves were ridden all day; both by Cotty. Looks like yesterday's session has now been entered in to the XXL awards, so heres to hoping for our man from North Devon.