Kit Brogan at the Bluff (or Mexicos to be precise). Pic: Joe Cockle.
WaveJam This Saturday
”The Cornwall forecast for the weekend of 15ft on Saturday and 27ft on Sunday was enough to tempt us to finally push the button for a weekend Wavejam event.
“Strangely Saturday turned out to be the gnarliest day despite a very iffy wind forecast and supposedly smaller swell. We arrived at Gwithian first thing to find messy mast high plus waves -looking good but not perfect. The Bluff was looking much cleaner but very offshore, so we decided to run the comp at Mexicos just round the corner. Initially it looked like bit of a disaster as sailors struggled with a very strong rip and 20mph wind, but by the time we started at 2 ‘o’ clock the wind had kicked up a notch or two to blast us out through the mast high waves.
“These were real racetrack waves too, breaking really quickly and top to bottom. Andy King was the standout of the day; pulling some huge airs and goitering off the inside sections was impressive enough, but his work rate was mind blowing. Everyone deserves a medal though for making it out the back and riding some of the heaviest waves we’ve seen this winter.
“The day finished with us maxed on our 4.5’s and some mast and a third bombs.
“I woke Sunday morning at 5:30am like a 10yr old on xmas day only to find someone had nicked my presents. The forecast was a complete wind up, didn’t even get wet!”
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