30 to 40 knots SW wind forecasted, turning from South to SW and decreasing after 14:00. Unfortunately also a lot of rain.
Upon arrival, most surfers appeared to sail with 4.2 to 4.5. Looking at the predictions, I expected 3.7s.
Sailed with the Banzai 4.2 on the Slate 96 and MFC 20/12cm fins.
Quite nice sailing, despite the gusty wind and all that rain. Sailed with cap and gloves, but not really cold yet.
The Wave Slate 96 certainly didn't feel too big, although I never really had much power. [Read...]
Wind forecast, unfortunately south east. But dry, and agenda was free. Let's go surfing.
Sailed with the Banzai 6.0 and JP FSW 102. Tested my new Select Freecarve 31 against the MFC Freewave 32cm.
It was gusty, that was to be expected. With 12 degrees it was not that warm anymore, unfortunately the sun disappeared after an hour.
Set worked well for today. Nice sailing. [Read...]
Light wind afternoon at sea. Perfect to test both stubby waveboards.
Sailed with the Banzai 4.7.
Started with the Fanatic Stubby 99, then sailed for a while with the JP Wave Slate 96 then the Stubby again.
Good day to test both stubbies. Unfortunately, the wind direction was not good and there were few waves to really test the wave riding well. First impression of both boards is good. Haven't figured out yet which one stays.
Nice sun, wonderful weather, and that on November 1st. [Read...]