2014 Season is opened!!!

Hi there

After a long period without posting I’m back!!!

I´m back because the windsurfing season is finally opened for me!!!

After a very rainy winter the sun and north thermal winds finally came in this weekend!!!

Being very nervous all week long looking at windguru and hoping that the wind would come in I called my friends and we made Saturday morning the go or no go!!!

So Saturday arrived very sunny and a little breeze from north…..so it was a go for sure!!! Phone calls made and I was on the road…..arriving at the spot the wind was around 12 knots from NW and climbing!!!! YESSS!!!

We rigged big sails…..i rigged my Overdrive 8.5 and took out my new board Isonic 117W Carbon!!! Yes sold my Isonic 117W wood to my friend Alvaro Raimundo and bought a carbon one!!! I also bought a Select VMAX 45 that I was going to try also!!!

With everything reading and feeling nervous I went out and had a blast!!!! The wind was already around 20 knots so I did around 25KM in overpowered conditions but loving each moment on the water with my friends!!!

The board is awesome!!! Like the wood one but the carbon model planes earlier and you can feel a crispier ride. The fin is also very good……with great upwind performance and downwind speed!!! With this kit I reached 47.5Kmh as my max speed!!!

After the session I was wasted but with a smile like a kid that has a new toy!!!

Sunday…….arriving at the spot the wind was around 18 knots so we rigged sails around 7.0 m.

I rigged Overdrive 7.0 ; Isonic 117W and Select VMAX 41!!! While rigging broke a extension!!! These races sails need so much tension that you have to buy good extensions not average ones!!! That’s a note to keep in mind!!!

Went out and the wind started to kick in more……after some reaches the wind was already around 25 knots!!! Shit……overpowered again!!! But no time to change down to a smaller sail so I kept going until my body told me that enough is enough!!! So after another 25KM done I came out with a max speed of 48.9 Kmh and another big smile!!!!

After all it was a fantastic weekend with my friends on the water!!!

Video of Saturday:

Photos of Sunday taken by Marta from Waira: (thanks Marta!!!)

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