It’s freezing outside, cold enough for even the hardiest windsurfers to debate whether or not to head out, and that’s with the very best in winter wetsuits on. However, Lars Petersen has taken winter windsurfing in Europe to a whole new level – Lars has taken to the water in just boardies, in near freezing temperatures! Don’t try this at home!
“Winter bathing is healthy they say. I tried to take that one level up today!
Today’s stats: Middles 09 Feb.
Windgusts: 40+ Knots.
Air: 6 C Water: 4 C
Chill factor: brrrr”
The action picture doesn’t give away AT ALL that it’s still winter! The water is a freezing cold 4 degrees at the moment, not to mention the chill factor in 40+ knots winds so let me tell you it was INTENS!!!.. Knowing that you can only spend that many minutes in the water before you go into hypothermia we off course had a FULLY detailed plan for emergency rescue with Eddie in wetsuit and a kite rigged and ready to go within seconds. Without board he could have pulled me in no time should the need have come up. Martin was also there ready to help. So basically just an advanced form of winter bathing! Actually felt that high that winter bathers talk aboutl!
Big thanks Ednaldo and Martin for the fine water safety assistance today!
FUN day but pretty happy about sitting in front of the heater now!