After a pretty awesome winter and early spring of wind and swell in the UK it went quiet and cold, then windless and very hot, it looked like there was not to be any windsurfing on the horizon at all. Windsurfers just sat and sulked, or bought paddle boards, some even mastered guitar hero three. It was that bad, and we all knew that July and June just don\’t bring wind, or so we thought..
The NE airflow shifted, and looked to bring in a South West light airflow, that just stuck under the hot sunny skies. This just happened to produce the longest run of consistent winds for a long time as day after day by 3pm it was often sub 5.3 and waveboard weather. The whole of the south coast right the way to Cornwall has been producing holiday windsurfing.
Add to that some fun summer swell and most windsurfers have been able to pick and choose the days they want to, erm, go light on the workload.
The pictures are from the UK, in the summer! Not anywhere more tropical than sunny Bournemouth!
1 – 4 Sunny morning summer swell, 4.7 weather Branksome Dene Chine
5 – 6 Mega 4.2 jumping day at Boscombe Pier
7 – 8 Mellow 5.8 wave/freestyle session at Southbourne
9 Evening 4.7 session at Avon Beach
10 – Summer cruising…
Let\’s hope it continues…
(windsurfers: Clyde Waite, James Cox, Emile Kott, Gregg Dunnett.)
Photo Credit: bigsallty, oceansource, Ingram