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jonathan

Hayling Island on 28/07/18

Rating:4 star rating
Board:84 litres
Sail:4.2

Plenty of wind so an excellent opportunity to 'fire up the Quatro' (I've been waiting to say that for ages). New wave board with three sets of thruster fins to try out. Certainly the set I used first time out were pretty loose. Great on the waves but pretty technical in the chop (although being stacked on a 4.2 might have been a contributory factor).
4.2, on a new waveboard, in a shortie - what more could you ask for? Got some great jumps.
Heading to Lanzarote next week and it will be the first time I have arrived on holiday with blisters already in situ..

Hayling Island on 25/11/12

Rating:4 star rating
Board:84 litres
Sail:5.9

Well I found my way down to the coast for the first time in ages and then wondered why I had bothered. The wind was much lighter than forecast and it was clear there was a huge rainstorm on the way. Rigged my 5.9m and 99l board (had hoped to be on much less) and then sat out the rain in the van. Predictably the rain killed the wind but as I had rigged up I thought I might was well get wet. Pottered around for a bit (actually quite a while) until eventually the wind came back. Was very keen to try my 'new' board for the first time but figured as soon as I came in to get it the wind would drop. Eventually came in to get it and guess what... the wind dropped as another rainstorm came through - much to Juan and John's amusement - now sitting nice and dry in John's van.

The rain didn't so much stop as become less heavy, so I gave it another go on my Skate - again non planing until gradually the wind came back. FINALLY hopped onto my new board - hurrah - first time since I got it in August!!! It felt good, however the one fault I found is that it doesn't have headlights. By now there were only 3 people out so it was time to come in.

Fortunately my van does have headlights - as they were required for derigging purposes. So in the end, a decent sail - and good to see Hayling groupies John, Juan and Adrian :)

Hayling Island on 16/05/09

Rating:3 star rating
Board:84 litres
Sail:4.5

4.5 was possibly a bit small given the holes in the wind.
Loads of people out, nice jumping waves and even some sunshine made for great conditions. Would have been even better had the wind not been quite so gusty.
Finished a bit early due to putting a hole in my (very old) 4.5. But got a bargain from Andy Biggs on the way home so a good result all round...

Added by johng on 17/05/09

Obviously 4.5 slightly too small because of the holes in the sail - forget the holes in the wind!

Added by Genevieve on 18/05/09

Swiss cheese still floats, just not as fast as cheddar

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