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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 10/02/18

Rating:5 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.9

It was pretty chilly, around 7c as I recall writing this some time after the session. However it stands out as one of my best sessions for ages. Tide on the push meant some great jumping ramps and some rideable waves.
First real attempts at backloops. Remarkably easy to try, however only once you start trying them do you appreciate how tricky they are to land (steep nose-first landing, over the board, on a broad reach and with no forward momentum to de-power the sail). Good fun through.

Other windsurfers a little thin on the ground and by the time i came in there were only 2 of us left out although admittedly the tide was getting pretty high.

Hayling Island on 27/01/18

Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.3

Another great sail at Hayling this winter. Thought I was going to miss it as just as I was leaving the house spotted a flat tyre - second puncture in 2 weeks. Happily, when I got to Hayling I found more ramps than in the tyre centre. Not quite as windy as the forecast had suggested but 5.3m was perfect and kept me going in the lulls. Good jumps were to be had and nice fun-sized waves for riding. Shredded my hands again and actually ended up too hot, possibly due to the hood I was wearing on doctors advice - now I have an official diagnosis of surfers ear. Great session, even if it never did stop raining...

Hayling Island on 31/12/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.3

Hayling: it didn't stop raining for the 3 hours I was out, my hands were bleeding as I had blistered them so much earlier in the week and at one point I got hit my a squall out the back such that I could only just hang on to my kit and wait for it to pass. Oh, and the wind was pretty up and down.

But what a fantastic session - my 5.3 was 'about right' most of the time and the waves were really clean and just coming and coming. They were better earlier on, but even at low tide there was still something to work with - conditions for both jumping and riding were excellent. Lots of people out but as the waves were so spread out there was plenty of room for everyone - great session.

Added by Andrew on 18/03/18

Fat too cold n wet for me

Hayling Island on 07/10/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.3

Not my best ever sail. Don't think I was fully over my man flu and my balance was pretty ropey - gybes unreliable and jumps were resulting in nose first crashes. Not helped by being a little overpowered, it was definitely a bit breezy out the back. Finally found my mojo towards the end but overall a relatively short session. But nice to get back on the water and to see Heather and Bill

Hayling Island on 03/09/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.3

Only got down to Hayling at 5.15pm on Sunday but fantastic conditions. A long time since I had sailed Hayling in a SE but at mid tide the waves were very clean. Great for jumping on both tacks and backside and occasional front side riding; and this was right in front of the beach rather than off the bar. The only issue was sailing towards the bar it was pretty tricky to see where the water went shallow and a couple of times I came off to find myself in ankle deep water. Good to see Roger and Beth out. I think Andrew got a bit too engrossed in his Suduko! Only about 4 of us out and due to my late arrival I was the last one out by some way. When my bruised ribs made their presence know after a big crash and with the light fading I thought I'd better call it a day and restock on painkillers.

Added by rogerta on 04/09/17

Sorry I had to bail but I was knackered by the end - you must have de-rigged in the dark almost! Great session, best I've ever seen Hayling - SE'ly is definitely the direction when Hayling lights up.

Added by beth on 07/09/17

Was an amazing session

Hayling Island on 28/07/17

Rating:3 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.3

A long time since I have managed a session after work but tonight I managed a 'splash and dash'. The first rule of splash and dash club (other than there is no splash and dash clu8) is not to ponce about and just rig up and make do with what you have rigged.
Unfortunately I rigged for the lull thinking the wind was dropping but after a bit of floating the wind returned with a vengeance, I would have been better on my 4.7 or even 4.2.
Still a decent sail and I came off the water at 9 as the squalls were making it hard to see the shore in the twilight.

Hayling Island on 25/06/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.3

Windier than yesterday to begin with although dropped off towards the end of the session. Waves didn't seem as well defined but still some decent ramps and it was good to see Heather, Bill and Beth out. Twice out in the weekend - I don't get that very often!

Hayling Island on 24/06/17

Rating:5 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.9

What a fantastic session! Arrived just after high tide and was one of the first out. Couldn't believe how quiet it was (presumably due to the early afternoon high tide). As the tide started to back, the waves started to appear. But for a hour me and Beth had them to ourselves. They weren't big but a great angle for jumping.Eventually a few more people arrived, but never busy. As the angle of the waves was so good and I was on the perfect kit, it was a good opportunity to go for some loops. Progress definitely made, although still not quite there - more speed and height required (= more bravery).
Finally packed up in time to get to Winchester and pick Nayra up from a party - so earned brownie points too!

Added by BeachAddict on 26/06/17

We'll have to meet up some time for a "loop off". I seem only capable of making any sort of progress when I have others to spur me on with the bravery bit and its so much more fun than I've had when trying on my own as well.

Added by jonathan on 29/06/17

agreed. No joy this weekend though - jane away so looking after the kids!

Hayling Island on 11/06/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.3

Hayling extremely busy due to the Kitesurfing "Armada" event but I thought I would give it a whirl. Ended up parking closer to the funfair than the Inn on the Beach so it was a bit of a slog to get upwind to the waves, but it was worth it. They weren't exactly huge, but very clean. Only problem was that just about every time I turned onto one, a kitesurfer was there..

Hayling Island on 30/04/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:4.7

Excellent sail. A rare 'early' start for me to get the best tide - at Hayling by 9am although Andrew had beaten me to it. I was reminded I hadn't sailed for some time when I put my wetsuit on back-to-front - damn those zipperless wetsuits!
Great jumping ramps in the port-tack easterly wind. I hung onto my 5.3m longer than I should have done, especially as I had forgotten that my 4.7m was un-christened. Cue a lot of chasing of wrapper down the beach when I took it out of the bag. However the 4.7 was much more controllable than the 5.3 and I had another good hour or so on that before the dropping wind, rising tide, and falling energy levels ended the session.

 
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