Sunday, 15 November 2015
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
The British Wavesailing competition in Tiree this year was unfortunately not very windy with high pressures over Tiree for the whole week. This did mean however it was the warmest its ever been (I've been about 4-5 times) and the weather was gorgeous! On the last two days the sea was mirror flat which was amazing to see on an exposed Scottish Island! Of course as soon as we left on the Saturday to get back to work, the next week was firing...
During the week we did manage a competition day, with very light cross/cross-on conditions, port tack at The Maze. I was on 5.0 and an 80 litre board-big equipment for me! The girls had 5 heats, Sara Kellett won the first two with me in second, then I got the next two so the pressure was on for the final heat! The wind really dropped off and Sara clinched the win in a pretty close heat! I didn't get any photos of me, so here is one of Sara's waves:
Monday, 13 July 2015
Well that was a fast 6 months! I can't believe how busy I have been since returning to work! Just a few things that have happened then recently, to keep it brief! Went back to work as an engineer full time, bought a house, surfed, refurbished a kitchen, free dived, planned a wedding, went to crossfit, changed my job role, windsurfed, got married, and went to Mauritius. I have been windsurfing, but haven't many pictures as the winter was dark, cold and rainy! Here are a few though, none from the most memorable session at Mexico's one of my favorite beaches, but a similar session at the Bluff below another day. I love wave sailing!
Here are some pictures from Bigbury, a varied sport for wave sailing and freestyle:
Also I have been SUPing on the no wind days with SUPBoarder Mag Will Rogers, seeing seals and beautiful sunsets!
I have also been doing a little free diving to help with breath holds and big wave confidence. It is still quite cold in a 5.4mm suit as it is a surf suit and you don't generate any heat when free-diving as you try to relax, so I might purchase a closed cell diving suit. I had the bonus of seeing crabs and jellyfish and even finding a great fishing reel!HERE(she comes highly recommended!):