Well today there was technically no wind again, but the decision went ahead to run the 4 men\’s trials heats. There were 34 men that entered and there are only 32 places, so trials were necessary. All riders that had entered a PKRA event before this year already landed themselves a place in the main competition, so it was a fight between the newbies. For a time the wind picked up to powered 12m weather, but during the trials it totaled around 10 knots. After completing two heats in the inability to do moves finally made the head judge decide to postpone the competition and the last 2 trials heats until tomorrow, but right after tht the wind picked up once again and they were able to complete the trials.
The forecast is for 26 knots tomorrow cross on from the right. Skippers meeting is at 9.30am (8.30am UK time) and they will run heats the whole day and hope to complete the double!!!
Will of course keep you posted – oh yes and check out the two pictures of the judging tower – it is actually a dumper truck – even funnier the wind is onshore and the judges are getting soaked!!!
Day 2 saw another day with no wind. There was a mixture of sunshine and rain, so plenty of activity on the beach to be had none the less. Late afternoon the wind picked up to around 10 knots and 4 riders hit the water. They were able to cruise up and down on big kites, but it was too late to get airborne. This seemed to please spectators, but no sooner did they decide to send everybody out the wind fell flat on its arse and stopped.
Later in the evening the huge cloud and torrential rain hit. To to top this off the wind picked up through the night and tents had to be rescued from blowing away.
Not much sleep has been had, but this morning again the wind is non existant.
Photo Credit: Boardseeker