Log in

Remember me

register...

password reminder...

Most popular

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

Yannis

Cornwall on 30/05/17

Rating:3 star rating
Board:120 litres
Sail:7.5

First sail of the year! After 4 days of overcast misery, cold, rain, fog and no wind, Daymer bay decided we deserved a break and gave us 3 hours of amazing sunshine and a nice westerly breeze. I only caught the end of it though, so planing was a bit patchy. Nevertheless, the bay was as awesome as ever. I also tried my new summer wetsuit, a vast improvement to my previous one, bought in 1997! Like Ned Flanders said: "feels like I'm wearing, nothing at all..."

Cornwall on 31/05/16

Rating:3 star rating
Board:120 litres
Sail:6.4

Woohoo! First sail since January!

Messy afternoon on Daymer Bay. Big swell coming in, tide going out, chop, gusts, you name it, it was there. And my kit was a bit too big for the job. It took me almost an hour or sailing to warm up, so to speak, and to start enjoying it. Shame it was the only cloudy afternoon since we got to Cornwall on Saturday.

Cornwall on 28/08/15

Rating:1 star rating
Board:120 litres
Sail:7.5

Fourth day at Daymer Bay looked good, sunny and breezy. Sadly I didn't adjust my harness lines from when I used the 8.4m, was catapulted and the mast smashed the nose of my board. Now board needs a serious nose job. Very short session.

Cornwall on 24/08/15

Rating:3 star rating
Board:120 litres
Sail:8.4

First ever sail on Daymer bay. Arrived in the afternoon, after finishing kids surfing lesson in Polzeath, to find a strong club turn out! Despite the generally miserable weather (for August) I decided to go out. The chop was a bit heavy for my Freeride board, but there was not enough wind for my smaller one. I definitely had the biggest sail in the water, which proved a wise choice as it took me across the estuary and back without much trouble. A relaxed sail allowed me to enjoy the spectacular surrounding landscape. Unfortunately the sky cleared and the water turned blue only after I had packed up. Finished the day with a walk to Rock along the amazing beach.

Cornwall on 21/04/14

Rating:2 star rating
Board:120 litres
Sail:7.5

Marazion day 2: As John mentioned, an egg/bacon baguette, a cup of coffee and a nice chat, whilst looking out the cafe window at the sea is a great start of a windsurfing day. Not sure where the little bit of sun John mentioned came from, but I think he is surrounded by a micro-climate of positive thinking. A very grey day which is a shame as the sea in Marazion has a lovely blue colour when the sun is out.

I was tempted to rig a 6.4m but then went for my 7.5 which was a wise choice. And even then it was stop-and-go throughout. To catch some stable breeze I had to sail to the other side of the bay. And not much gybing action as every time I started planing I just kept going straight until the next lull. The swell didn't bother me much, I even jumped my freeride board a couple of times.

We finished our Cornwall weekend with a visit to St. Michaels Mount which was great. We left at 6:30pm and it took us 6 hours to get back to Bromley which is a miracle given the Easter shenanigans.

We had a fantastic weekend. We will definitely be heading back next year!

Cornwall on 19/04/14

First time at Marazion
19/04/14
Rating:2 star rating
Board:120 litres
Sail:7.5

First sail of the year and first ever sail at Marazion. What a great backdrop St. Michaels Mount makes!

First half an hour the wind was hesitant. Only some racing guys on 9m were occasionally planing. But at around 3pm the wind picked up and I flew across the bay.

Carl, Mark & Co were chilling further down the beach and John was exploring a watermill in Zennor.

Tomorrow Monday forecast looks good! Fingers crossed.

go back