So had a good weekend up at Mumbles in south Wales these last couple
of days. (Pictures below)
The wind was light but we managed to run two rounds of competition. I
used 5.8 for both heats and on the 100l Twinzer Twintip. The combo
actually worked really well and in the second heat I racked up
something like 13/14 moves. Including a couple fairly decent new skool
moves. The only problem was the fact that we were about a mile out to
sea as the wind was soooo light and sooo gusty and the visibility was
rubbish on the first day. We literally had to pump in to every move
and then spend 20 minutes sailing upwind back to the beach. Probably
something to do with the cliff that was in the way...
Some pics below of the event, thanks to Phil and Danielle from
getwindsurfing.com Phil also helped out a bit with the judging as
spotting the moves from so far away wasn't easy. Fortunately
Danielle's lens was pretty big otherwise we would literally be specks
in the distance.
|Zoomed in to the max!|
One of the best things had to be the pier jumping... at high tide each
day the water was deep enough for us all to just bust out our best
pier jumping freestyle. Phil and I kind of synchronizing with him
doing a back flip and me doing front flip.
Team Spartan Pier Jumping
All in all another successful event and good to see yet even more new
faces and a healthy turnout despite the forecast.
2nd John Palmer
3rd/1st Am, James Wheeldon
1st Youth - Alex Mitchell
1st Junior - Oscar Carmichael
Now bring on 6 weeks of training in Fuerte!