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Reporting Live from BWA Ireland: What’s In Your Quiver?

With no wind in Ireland today and the competition called off Boards took the opportunity to catch up with a few riders from various fleets to find out more about the equipment they have and what they would like…

What’s in your quiver? 


Chris Murray. Image credit Simon Crowther.

Chris Muzza Murray – I use the Tushingham Rocks. I have all sizes from 3.7m to 5.3m. It’s the best wave sail in the Tushingham range. I have boards in 92 82 and 72 litre. The 92 is a Starboard Quad, and the others are Kodes. I like the Kodes because they’re faster and more of an on shore board.

Justyna Sniady – 3.4m, 3.7m, 4.2m and a 4.7m and then whey I need bigger I will borrow! All the sails are Simmer Icons, except for the 4.7m which is a Blacktip. The Blacktip has more belly and power, which makes it better in marginal conditions for me. Boards I have a 72 Quatro LS and 78 Quatro LS.

Justyna Sniady. Image credit Simon Crowther.

Alfie Hart – Tabou Pocket wave 75 and 85. Gaastra IQs 4.0m, 4.5m, 5.0m and 5.4m. They are 4 batten sails and I like using them because I like using smaller sails than most and these feel like there is less in my hand, but as much power. I was on 5.0m on light wind day and it felt more than enough.

Katie McAnena – HSM, Firelights. 4.7 4.3 and 3.7, plus a Moo 75 and a 58 quad. I love my sails because they are so light, manouvreable and easy to use. It’s amazing to have a custom board, shaped for my size; as a girl this is a massive advantage.

Katie McAnena
Sam Bittner

Sam Bittner – 4.7m Naish Boxer, which is what I used the other day and I have luckily been lent a board from Puravida Boardriders from this event. Thanks Guys!

Rob Partridge – 98 JP freestyle and 75 Fanatic Quad 2013. Ideally I would have a 80+ litre wave board instead of freestyle board. My sails are a bit of a mix; I have 2012 North Heros 5.0m and 4.5m. A 4.2 Ezzy Panther and a 3.7m North Ice. I would love a full quiver of North Heros if I could! They seem very versatile, which is great as I like to do a bit of freestyle too and I can use them for everything. I feel like I can do more with the Heros, the four battens work really well for me.

Lucy Robson – 79 Triwave and a 69 Quad. Sails wise I have North Heros. 3.7m, 4.2m, 4.7m and 5.3m. On the light wind days the 79 and 5.3m felt enough, although if I hadn’t have to fly over I probably would have bought my Fanatic Skate with me too as I really like it for light wind wave riding. I use the Hero because for me it’s the best 4 batten, light but powerful sail. I’m quite light, so don’t need the bottom end power.


Morning from another morning here in Brandon Bay. The wind is blowing a little, there is the promise of some swell on the horizon, so today looks to be a potential day for competition. First skippers meeting will take place at 10am and after a fantastic night of live music and a few Creans we hope the sailors are ready!

More news and info from here in Ireland to follow very soon, there may even be a few shots from last night’s antics too.




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