29 December 2011
(machine translated in 2023) Last session of the year: Cold but tasty
Forecast was very good in terms of wind for days, but with only 7 degrees it would not get hot, and to ruin it completely, rain was also predicted all afternoon. So a No-Go.
Just go to work, I check it again at work, hey only 1 shower and it passes over Zeeland between 11:00 and 13:00. After that, it would be dry. So go get my surf gear, you can still work tomorrow.
I was at the Grevelingendam around 12:00: Rain. Had dinner in the car and checked showers-radar.
Only around 13:30 it became dry, wind direction was just too south for the Grevelingedam itself so we drove to the boat slope. the wind came through well: 18 to 27 knots: Wind force 5 to 6: Nice!
JP FSW 84 Pro with Ice 5.3 and 23cm fin
I hesitated for a moment to take 4.7, but that would be just too small between the gusts, and with this cold it is better to work a little harder with a 5.3 than to float with a 4.7.
It was getting on and flying away, some gusts were very hard and I was at max. In the beginning especially close to the side some jibs made around the first big red buoy. When Hans also came on the water together we made a lot of rakes to Herkingen. With this weather, I'd rather not do it alone. If something goes wrong, you need all the help you need. made a few jumps, but there were few good waves. Last half hour I got tired and started to fall a bit, so I stopped in time.
Didn't have a cold, just a little cold fingers again, but went better than the last time.
I missed the warm changing room of Kabbelaarsbank, but it was very nice sailing. Nice end to a very good season.
Hopefully the forecast of 12 degrees and wind for January 1st will remain, the new year will start well right away.
BotenhellingPresent: Hans (vichelli)
|Wind: W 18/28 kts
|JP Freestyle Wave 84 Pro - Mistral Freestyle 23cm
|North Ice 5.3 - North Gold 430cm - Chinook Pro 1 Alloy 165-227