The picture below shows the surface scar I will have. The work below the surface consists of clipping off the bumpy bits on top of the joint and then smoothing it down, then the joint was pulled apart and all the debris was cleaned out, following that some of the ligaments under the toe were snipped so I could increase my range of motion and then all stitched up….niiiiice!
So it’s 4 weeks out of any impact sports, and really it won’t be until Cape Town (all of Feb) that I’ll be back on it again. Good time to get it done and I’ll be sure to get some skiing in, in Jan, I hope.
So sick! Everything I wanted to happen by the end of 2012 has all happened this year! Please head over to the UKWA site (link above) to register your vote for UK Windsurfer of the year for who ever you feel deserves it…
Some highlights of my year below:
Egypt Road Trip: http://video.mpora.com/watch/DSUJK6EoF/
UKWA Freestyle Tour stop no.5: http://video.mpora.com/watch/vSSOxF3AN/
One fully epic power hour at West Witterings: http://video.mpora.com/watch/IN4IMz197/
SWA Aussie Kiss (epic event): http://video.mpora.com/watch/mHdik6HBz/
The following weekend whilst the UK’s wave fleet were scoring it at Gwithian, Jamie Drummond, Sam Ross and myself were doing a bit of a freestyle kids camp at West Witterings. It went really well, with alright wind on Saturday and Trevor and Julian from the UKWA turning up to do a bit of an intro to competing and judging on Sunday.
Now I’m out in Vienna, Austria, desperate for an ‘under-the-bridge’ session and with a good forecast on the way, it looks like a strong possibility! Then it’s home for a couple of weeks, hopefully to hook up with Josh Willmot to get some shots for some (top secret) video plans we have, then it’s the operation and a bit of time out!
More soon on the bridge session if it happens…