The sailors are at the first base for the day, checking out the conditions and preparing their equipment. Scroll through the numbers below for all the coverage from today from sailor’s set ups, views on where and when the storm will kick off…
Sailors head to Gwithian beach for their warm up sail, as the storm starts to kick in.
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The day started off calmly down in Cornwall, with sailors and organisers preparing for the up coming storm. The crew went about the final preparations and safety checks, and then it was time for the sailors to head out onto the water for their first taste of the British storm.
The full winds and swell have not yet come through, but there were still some logo plus high waves coming through Gwithian bay, with some fairly light winds, too. Thomas Traversa took out his 65 litre board with 4.2, but said it wasn’t quite enough in the gusty winds. Others were on between 4.5 and 5.0 with their boards more like 80 litres, but it was still tricky in the up and down conditions.
The final four storm chase riders were concentrating on figuring out the break, ahead of possibly sailing here for the competition tomorrow.
As the day continued the temperatures dropped yet further and it was clear to see the guys were feeling the cold. The winds, waves and rain have started to come through more now, promising much, much more for tomorrow.
Stay tuned for more from the Chase and the views of the riders ahead of the competition.