3rd Tuesday in a row surfing
For people who depend on the weekends, it's a bad time. Only on Tuesday wind. Prediction SSW to SW 20 to 32 knots: looking forward to it.
On arrival already quite a few surfers on the water. Paul with 4.7, and always sails a size bigger. Had the feeling the wind was not strong enough for 4.2.

Fanatic Tri-Wave 89 with Banzai 4.2 and MFC 19/10cm fins
Still choose the 4.2 and then with minimal trim. Usually, I would take the JP FSW 84 with the 4.2, yet opted for the Tri-Wave 89 because the wind seemed minimal for the 4.2, and I wanted to try the Tri-Wave with more wind.
The wind was still almost south, not the best direction. Little trouble with the block dam because it was high tide, and the dam was almost flooded. I was able to plane almost from the beach. As always with a south wind, waves almost at cross angle to the sailing direction, hardly possible to jump. The wind was stronger than I expected, especially the gusts were very hard at times: soon the 4.2 over max trimmed and on lower outhaul eye. Until the wind turned and the tide came up, there were few waves for golf riding. With incoming tides, the waves increased, which combined with the stronger gusts made the water chaotic, more difficult sailing. Later the wind turned, the waves sometimes became a lot more fun, more waveriding, more jumping. I made a couple of front-side attempts, nailed one.
A lot of friends on the water. Sailed until I was completely empty. Next week no wind predicted, and vacation. So I didn't have to save any energy. Even a little short rest and short sailing no longer worked; kept falling during waveriding or jibing.

It was a lovely day. The wind was gusty, waves often not great, but finally the right direction.
The Tri-Wave certainly did not disappoint with the 4.2. Next time more head-to-head testing with the JP FSW 84 to compare them.


13:00 4.75 hour Wind: S/SW 20/40 kts
Board: Fanatic Tri-Wave 89 - MFC TF RTM 19cm/MFC TF 2x10cm
Sail: Goya Banzai X Pro 4.2 - Goya Ninety Pro 370 - AL360 E3 Carbon 140-200
  Varying. Were the gusts less extreme and the water, less chaotic it was lovely sailing. But in the strongest gusts and the messy waves, it was difficult sailing. Another board might have helped a little, but then it would have become a challenge in the moments with minimal wind, and it would still be difficult in the messy waves. Again very happy with the Banzai, trim range. It came in very handy today. The difference between minimum trim with upper outhaul eye or maximum trim and lower outhaul eye is enormous. Others needed to rig other sails. I only had to adjust my trim. Fins worked fine. The board didn't turn super tight, not very radical, but you don't want that in these circumstances either. Only in the lower wind did get upwind become more difficult. In the stronger winds, the center fin might have been just smaller.