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National Windsurfing Championships 2018
16/11/18
Iona receiving her trophy from Guy Cribb having come first in her fleet (4.5m)

jonathan

The Witterings and Bracklesham on 08/12/18

West Wittering 08/12/18
08/12/20
Jonathan at West Wittering, high tide by Mike Pringuer
Rating:3 star rating
Board:84 litres
Sail:4.2

Fairly gnarly session at West Wittering.
Rigged a 4.2m but probably should have used my 4.7m and/or a bigger board - as it was pretty onshore at times and with a lot of white water.
The waves were the antithesis of "clean" but had an annoying habit of appearing out of nowhere when you were waterstarting, I was glad i had my impact vest on.
Pretty gusty which meant a bit of wobbling on my small board. However in the steep waves i got my best backloop attempts to date. The problem is that when you start to properly rotate them, you then start landing on top of your kit - which is not ideal. Also, because you need a steep ramp you tend to take off in the waves with the result that the next wave in the set lands on you when you inevitably crash.
I noticed even Peter Hart didn't stay out long today..

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