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Panoramic view of Hayling Beach, high tide
03/08/14
Parking ranging by the time slot - All day 6.00, Overnight [22:00 - 08:00 ] 10.00
Toilets have a shower section,  but didn't try them. Toilets are vandal proof steel type. Drinking water.

jonathan

Hayling Island on 18/11/17

Rating:3 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.9

Was hoping it would be a little windier or wavier, but it wasn't as windy as hoped and the water was pretty flat. Maybe this, and the late low tide was why there weren't many out when I launched just before 2pm. However by the time I called it a day there were probably 10-15 out.
Not a hugely exciting session but good to get out although I think it was the last time this year I will be using my summer wetsuit - a bit chilly especially towards the end.

Lanzarote on 24/08/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.9

Back onto my 'home' set-up. However a combination of wind being a bit too light and my ribs being a bit too sore to pump onto the plane meant I didn't spend much time planing. Hope for more wind tomorrow.

Lanzarote on 22/08/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.9

Skate 110 and Volt 5.9 in fact my usual light wind set up. Wind wasn't as much as anticipated but got going albeit it took a bit of pumping and the hydrofoils looked liked they were having the better time of it.

Hayling Island on 11/08/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.9

Wow, another Friday night after work sail! Due to hold ups on m3 etc didn't get onto the water until 7.30 but the wind had hung around. Low tide at Hayling so mega flat. However that didn't stop my harness line from snapping which was a tad annoying resulting in the waste of precious minutes of fading daylight as I changed boom. Good freestyle session with about 7 others out although by the end I found myself the only one out and was struggling to see the water in front of me so decided I had better call it a day....

Hayling Island on 30/07/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.3

Perfect timing, perfect sail choice. I felt pretty smug today.
The consensus seemed to be 5.5 - 6 but I had a sneaky feeling the wind was coming up so opted for a small sail and big board. Good choice, a bit marginal to start with but the wind built to the point where later on I wondered if I should be on my 4.7. Very good fun. What I wasn't quite so smart about was the application of sun screen, oops...

Hayling Island on 23/07/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.9

First 20 minutes were excellent and then as the squall came in the wind picked up and visibility dropped (as well as the rain being pretty painful on my face). In the end I sheltered behind a groin whilst the rest of the squall passed. Another decent 10-20 mins afterwards and then the wind dropped and dropped. Finished the session with light wind freestyle. Nice to get out but would have been better if the wind had lasted

Added by johng on 23/07/17

Groin sheltering?? We demand to know whose groin!!

Hayling Island on 04/06/17

Rating:3 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.9

Hmm, another session of hit and miss wind. Thought it was going to pick up which it did sporadically and predictably properly filled in just as I left. Couldn't have been that bad though - I was out 4 hours so mustn't grumble..

Hayling Island on 20/05/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.9

Got to Hayling and was surprised to see no-one out other than kitesurfers but plenty of windsurfers rigging. Reluctantly rigged my 5.9 thinking I was going to be blobbing but actually I timed it to perfection. The wind was up and down all day but on balance 5.9 was a good choice. The wind was more southerly than anticipated which is why I think it had holes, so it meant we were sailing almost parallel to the beach. Nice and flat to begin with but as the tide came in it got progressively choppy. In the end I had quite a long day on the water, which I am feeling today. Nice to see Heather and Bill and also John and Claire from a distance (that's nice to see them out on the water, not 'nice to keep them at a distance';)...

Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 13/05/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.9

Hmm not as windy as expected / hoped. I got slightly confused when I saw someone who was obviously a fairly good sailor rigging a 4.5, explaining he was just getting used to his board. However when I saw the hydrofoil attached to his board the fog of confusion lifted.
The wind never really materialised and it was hard work to get planing, but at least the sun was shining...

Hayling Island on 24/12/16

Rating:3 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.9

Snuck out for an Xmas Eve sail, but didn't have much time so very much a 'splash and dash'. Not as windy as I was hoping for but good to get out. 5.9m was perfect size. Not much in the way of waves but had fun on the freestyle board. Weather nice and mild.

 
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