Thursday, March 3, 2011

K3d Cardiff Wave 2011 --- 1st place!! 3 out of 3

Just got some time to update my blog (Uni 4th year sucks)!!

Had the third and final SWA wave event last weekend, I was super happy to win against Seb Willis, Carlos and MC yeates, who were all sailing well. Wave selection was key as picking the right wave on the point at Trecco meant a head high 6-10 bottom turn ride with a nice ariel finish!!!

Come 7:30am Saturday morning and we all regretted agreeing at 3am (whilst pissed) that we should get up this early to get to Trecco early for the rising tide. We all did get there early as we were worried the waves would dissapear as the tide dropped, but as usual we were wrong.

Sarah, dodgey light morning session

Stef going late

I headed out at about 9:30am with Stef Hilder, Sarah Bibby and Mike Ellis, and found that it was side-side-on 5 knots with head high waves, and generally just a massive ballache, still we all managed to get a few nice turns. When it hit high tide at 12ish I went to get a drink (in an attempt to wash the previous nights Jagermeister from my tastebuds), however, as the tide started to drop the sets just looked better and better and the wind swung side off (massive WIN). Really excited, everyone headed out for the competition.. It got better and better and peaked in the 30 mins or so after the final, when I got some of the most fun waves I've ever had. Here's a bunch of photo's from the day, I might put some of the better ones up once i get them in full quality.

Thanks to Simon Hobbs, Josh Daly, Harry Clegg and Jav Choi for the sweet photos!!!