WSM Sat.16th.th.May

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WSM Sat.16th.th.May

Post by Graham_U » Sun May 17, 2015 08:08

Noticed that the forecasts for WSM were looking a strong, so I took my local option (only an hours driving) today for my first trip of the year to WSM. Got there about 3-45, to see Matt and a number of other locals on the beach. I rigged a 4.7M/Kombat97 which was a little over power at times with a few lulls at others. Condition were not the best, certainly not flat with the ocassional bit of chop in a different direction from the waves just to make it interesting. My arms were worn out after a little over an hour and had to give up, Matt was just going out for more, but for my first WSM trip of the year it was not to bad.
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Re: WSM Sat.16th.th.May

Post by Matt » Sun May 17, 2015 20:07

Really good session on the 5.3 and Quad 92 in the sunshine, with the local effect in full swing boosting the westerly wind. In fact I was getting overpowered at times early on which was taking its toll on my arms, but adding a bit more downhaul solved that problem. As always with the evening tides, the water seems to rush in so conditions can quite lumpy quite quickly so I spent a fair bit of time down by the pier where the sea state was nicer. I did indeed go out again later on but by then the wind had dropped a tad so I was no longer powered up, which is not good when the waves are rolling in so I didn't stay out long and I'd have had to change up to make the most of it flattening off later. Still sunny and windy when I left the beach around quarter to 8. :D :D
Should've been here yesterday.

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