Surf Sailing

View count: 126 | duration: 3:30 | date: 7 years ago on Thursday, August 19, 2010

What do you do for fun in light winds?

All sorts of strange things happen to the wind in winter. When high pressure systems move over the continent nothing seems to happen - whereas in summer we would have 5 days of 15-20kt winds - the windfinder predictions are seldom accurate in winter. So everyone starts to get a bit edgy, and desperate for something to do on the water - others have simply given up, tired of rigging up, only to be disappointed.

Surf sailing session GPS track on satellite map

I have resorted to slogging out and riding the swells back in. Its a very low speed but cruisey sensation, and can be fun if the tide is right and the swell is big enough. On this particular day, the wind was teasing me with gusts that felt promising, but just not enough to get planing.

Posted by Henry Thomas, 7 years ago on Friday, August 6, 2010

2 comments:

Mike said...

Great site, lots of good info, thanks for taking the trouble...Mike

Posted 5 years ago on Monday, March 19, 2012

Henry Thomas said...

My pleasure Mike, glad you found it useful.

Posted 5 years ago on Monday, March 19, 2012

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