Monday, 28 December 2009

An amazing Christmas Day!

Hello Everyone,

Well Christmas day has been and gone and oh how good was it. All those new shiny presents to open, spending time with the family and eating as much as you can. For those of us out in El Medano we were granted the opportunity to go out on small sails ranging from 3.7 to 4.7 in starboard tack, cross-off and small waves. What a christmas day could not of asked for better to be honest.

Hopefully all of you out there enjoyed your christmas and are looking forward to the new year.

Here is a couple of photos from out here of the morning of christmas in front of the Kite Beach.
Thanks to Mali for the photos.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Christmas the time of south winds!

Merry Christmas everyone out there.

This last week leading up to christmas we have had very cloudy weather and a bit of south winds during the time it was not raining. The days have been still quite warm but the wind has been very gusty coming and going with the rain fronts that where coming through. Their was however still a few small waves still coming through enough to practice those ponches and goiters on the way in. Here is a picture from one of those days just out the front of the centre.

On Christmas day we were blessed with amazing sunshine and very windy south winds I was on a 3.7 and well overpowered in the gusts. Some pictures will be up soon of how it looked, but I must say it was a very nice Christmas present.

Laters Grey

Monday, 21 December 2009

Christmas comes early to El Medano!

Well with this month of December we have been blessed with South Winds here in Medano.

These winds come in from the opposite direction than normal over here so we have perfect cross offshore winds and normally flat water perfect for those learning to gybe, a bit of speed or for you freestyle guys out there. So we have had a week of South Winds last week varying in strength from 8.5 all the way down to 4.1.

I have had some great fun out there learning how to freestyle again though I can say I am impressed by what every one is doing now after getting out there and trying some things.

Every once in a while though we are blessed with a bit of south swell in these conditions as well turning Medano into a perfect cross offshore wave beach. On this day it just happened that I had it off so here is how my day went.

I woke up to Adam calling me telling me there is waves and I should get down there quickly to go surfing. So after running down the beach I ended up on the water at La Puntita (a spit of reef at the far end of the beach) about 10:15 the wind had started to pick up a bit but the surfing was still good with some head high sets coming through. After 2 hours of surfing I walked back to the centre to see the wind had filled in a bit more. So by 12:30 I was out there ripping it up on my 4.1 Goya Eclipse and my 75l Quatro Rhythm. After having a great day sailing with all the guys around I came in to get some food at about 3. 2 hours later I had been well fed and had a quick nap and then went surfing again till it got dark around 6:30 as the wind had dropped again.

Coming off the water I was totally knackered but one of the most fun days here in Medano. Check out a couple of pictures below.

The forecast is for more south winds right through Christmas so we shall hope we get some more waves.



Thanks to Johnny for the pictures
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