National Windsurfing Festival 2009

What an awesome event.

Each year this event seems to work so well, even if there is hardly any wind or if it’s howling and despite the presence of a main sponsor Alan Cross did and awesome job at getting it all organised, a massive thanks to him.
I decided to enter the night windsurf ‘super-x’ and had to qualify during the day. Then there was also the tag team event, representing RRD on an x-fire and 7.5  ezzy freeride with 2 other sponsored riders and a randomly selected freeride fleet sailor we managed to get off to a good start (3rd place) and by the end we had gained the two places, finishing with a first overall. Just to top it off team Ezzy managed to come in second. the night ‘super-x’ also went pretty well with a 5th overall, especially as it was more of a slalom race and that’s not really my discipline. The straight line speed wasn’t so much an issue, just the gybing, I prefer to jump around. Then there was an awesome party hosted by Boardseeker and just to top it all off there was a freestyle comp on the Sunday, which I managed to win the £100 cash prize for, which pretty much paid for the event for me!
Still new to this blog thing but the pic above is of the Friday when it was 4.2 weather all afternoon (landing a one handed air funnel), I managed to land my first air chachoo one handed and one footed…probably a little bit by accident but I sailed away from it and someone was filming and got it on their helmet cam… Couple more pics up soon.
New 2010 Twintip arrives on Thursday, I’ll test it as soon as I get it and give you my thoughts.

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