Despite predictions* that we may never see temperatures rise above 10 degrees this year the wind and weather gods have shined upon us this weekend and lets just say the cobwebs were well and truly blown off any of those still hibernating this winter. Huge swells struck Cornwall whilst strong winds and decent waves showed their face at Rhosneiger, meanwhile the UKWA saw their opening event in West Kirby take place in some of the best conditions to ever hit a UK freestyle event, more on that soon.
We caught up with Stef Hilder for a few words about Gwithian going off –
“The morning saw small but fun conditions with 40-50 windsurfers on the water, a clear sign that everybody had been dying to get out after such a cold winter! After sailing for 3-4 hours I was pretty worn out and hadn’t had the best session. We then noticed more and more sets coming through and knowing it would be good as the tide pushed in we snuck off to mexicos where it was side offshore and getting bigger by the minute.
I wobbled out on my 78l and 4.2 Icon which was perfect on the wave if a little light when negotiating big close out sets!
3 of us then had the perfect hours evening sessions with lots of sets and no-one else around! Quite a few guys stayed out at Gwithian so I am sure more pics will appear from their session where there must have been a few monster sets!”
Stef is supported by:
| Puravidaboardriders | Simmer Style | O’Shea Surf
| No Limitz Masts | K4 Fins | Crossfit Plymouth
The pictures are starting to hit the web and we’ve got just a handful for you now but check back later, on this news post, for further updates.
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