Pretty sweet week on the wave sailing front….took thursday before the BWA cornwall event off to sail gwithian. Scored it big time along with loads of other guys. I sailed up wind with Phil and Dave Horrocks and Timo in the morning, as it
looked to be the best bet, being slightly cross off. The afternoon sesh was sailed with everyone else at gwithian. Mega good times, starting to get into the quad. Drove home for work on friday, and was buzzing right till I hit the road back down to kernow for the event. Check out the amazing pictures from the most amazing BWA cornwall event in years at Splashography.co.uk
The comp was slow to start with the light wind, but we got some great conditions, down the line, full power 5.3 in a few of my heats. Sailed pretty poorly, but importantly learnt some valuable comp lessons, that have allowed me to really see where i need to improve my wave sailing. Thats what I love about competition! Couldn’t make the party in the evening as had a halloween party in Bude, don’t remember much about it, but I was dressed up as Wheres Wally….epic!
All the following week has been firing at the bluff, I escaped Work on friday afternoon for what was a brilliant session at the bluff. The swell had dropped off a lot, but some head high ones were coming through and I got some good aerials, and really starting to be able to link turns together with the quad. Awesome to sail this wave for the first time- super powerful, even when its small! Great to sail with Ian Ross (BWA judge) and Debbie Kennedy (1st BWA ladies thsi year). Sailed till dark and hit the sack in the van with the heater on, and slept with a biiig smile. Wind failed to appear for the rest of the weekend, and in the absence of any swell, i cruised around Carrick Roads (Falmouth) on the SUP and explored.