Tuesday, 1 November 2011

UK Wave Champion 2011!

Lots to report! So having not windsurfed for a while due to wind not coinciding with time of work, and getting a black eye from hitting my cheekbone with my surfboard pretty hard, I finally got a couple of really good windsurf sessions in!

First, at Aussie Kiss last weekend, a massive 500+ strong student crowd that gathers every year in Bude Holiday park and Roadford Reservoir. I spent Saturday at the lake holding a girls windsurf chat for FLOW with Jo Wright and Kirsty OCallaghan. There were about 25 girls, and I managed to convince one girl (Katarina) to do her first BWA comp at Gwithian last weekend! Success! We partied hard at the X-rated party then headed to Widemouth on Sunday in the SE winds and got 5 hours of gusty cross-off sailing and surfing in, it was pretty fun! We were exhausted afterwards!



Second windsurf: BWA Cornwall. There were a record amount of entrants, especially girls! 13 entered, with some convincing from Amy Carter in the pub on Friday! This is the most I have ever seen at a competition-in fact this is the same amount as was in PWA Gran Canaria this year! Conditions were good-cross off 4.2 weather with head to mast high waves at the end of the day. Unfortunately low tide brought some dumpy waves midday, but either side the riding was great. I had a bi on my first heat so only had two more heats and ended up coming 2nd to Lucy Robson-well done Lucy! I did well in my first heat but the second got windier and I was a bit overpowered on the wave, but it was fun all the same and great to see so many women into wavesailing! We went to the monsters ball on Saturday night then Sunday brought big waves but no wind. Thanks to Puravida, Franklin and Marshall and all the other sponsors and organisers!

All pics from Globalshots' Jay Haysey:
Gwithian BWA event:


The only windsurf shot of me I can find!


1st Lucy Robson, 2nd myself and 3rd Jo Wright:


Globalshots pics of a Franklin and Marshall sponsor shot! Pretty funny!


Firefly Energy Drinks sponsor:


The Chocolate Brownie Company sponsor, YUMMY!


So with a second in this event and first place in Ireland and Wales, it makes me Female UK Wave Champion 2011! I am very happy as I have trained hard this year!


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