Pro Windsurfer – 3x UK Freestyle Champion & European Tow-in Champion

1st place @ UKWA Mumbles Freestyle – Round 3


So had a good weekend up at Mumbles in south Wales these last couple of days. (Pictures below)

The wind was light but we managed to run two rounds of competition. I used 5.8 for both heats and on the 100l Twinzer Twintip. The combo actually worked really well and in the second heat I racked up something like 13/14 moves. Including a couple fairly decent new skool moves. The only problem was the fact that we were about a mile out to sea as the wind was soooo light and sooo gusty and the visibility was rubbish on the first day. We literally had to pump in to every move and then spend 20 minutes sailing upwind back to the beach. Probably something to do with the cliff that was in the way…
Some pics below of the event, thanks to Phil and Danielle from getwindsurfing.com Phil also helped out a bit with the judging as spotting the moves from so far away wasn’t easy. Fortunately Danielle’s lens was pretty big otherwise we would literally be specks in the distance.
Cold Saturday

Zoomed in to the max!
One of the best things had to be the pier jumping… at high tide each day the water was deep enough for us all to just bust out our best pier jumping freestyle. Phil and I kind of synchronizing with him doing a back flip and me doing front flip.
Hot Saturday

 Team Spartan Pier Jumping

All in all another successful event and good to see yet even more new faces and a healthy turnout despite the forecast.
Results:
1st Myself
2nd John Palmer 
3rd/1st Am, James Wheeldon
1st Youth – Alex Mitchell
1st Junior – Oscar Carmichael

Now bring on 6 weeks of training in Fuerte!

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