West Kirby, winter windsurf

I’m a lucky boy, I know that. I get to spend lots of time doing the things I like. Windsurfing, Skiing/snowboarding, running and more. Most of the time I get it right, Ski, when sunny, blue skies and lots of snow, windsurf, when it’s sunny, blue skies and lots of wind etc. This boxing day, however, conditions weren’t quite so good.

Okay, there was some blue sky, check, there was some wind, check. But, it was freezing cold, the wind direction at West Kirby NNW and not West, (it makes a difference).

This was the first time I’ve used the van since I’ve had the board racks put in. I’ve learnt a lot about what doesn’t quite work from this expedition.

I was seriously overpowered on my first sail, 5m, and I was still overpowered on the second sail, 4m. The wind direction made it a bit of a slog to get back upwind to the starting point, so not the best days sailing. Enjoyable nonetheless.

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