Last summer was very sunny, but pretty windless. This summer we've had a few sunny days, but most importantly, there have been a few days of great wavesailing to make up for not doing a season somewhere sunnier and more consistently windy. Perfect for testing my new Starboard Kode 77 aka the wave riding rocket ship!
I had a really fun session at Bigbury, cross on, 4.7, waves up to head high. Crashed a few backloops, but getting some forwards and tweaking my table tops.
|This feels good! Photo by Simon Burgess.|
|Tweaking it out. Photo by Simon Burgess.|
|1 handed jump. Photo by Annette Kent.|
|Rocket Rob. Photo by Annette Kent.|
|I kept windsurfing for a while, my jaw hurt a bit though!|
I've also been getting plenty of race training in, both at Siblyback Lake, and after work at Polkerris. Feels a bit strange to start training after the World Champs instead of before, but that is the way it is. I'm getting faster and working on my technique a lot. Feeling really motivated for the next UKWA event next weekend in north Wales. Polkerris has been a great training venue, and I feel well prepared for some choppy wavy conditions in Pwllheli.
If you've not already seen my Siblyback training video from last month then you should check it out!
Here are a few gopro photos. Stay tuned for some race results next weekend.
|Pumping pumping pumping....|
|Full power upwind.|
|Practising with the uphaul.|