I´m back on top of a board

Hi there

Still on recovery mode dealing with my back problem, but getting better.

So when we had some wind prediction I decided to take a go at windsurfing again.

Trying to test my back to see if I can still carry on windsurfing or I have to quit for ever and sell al may kit!!

So far I think I’m going great despite having lots of pain after the windsurfing session!!

I leave you with a little video I made from my first come back windsurf session and some track of the 2 sessions made!!

Cheers!!

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I´m back

Hi There

After a long break from the blog I’m back.

Haven’t been windsurfing because I’m having a lot of lower back problems, specially in the L5-S1 area!!
So in 2017 i have only windsurfed 2 days only!! 🙁 🙁

Now i´m getting better after a lot os fiseoterapia and core reinforcement, so I hope I can come back in 2018 stronger so I could get back to the old days windsurfing!!

Meanwhile a have in my garage new KIT the I bought for 2017 season but unfortunately didn’t use it yet!! 🙁 🙁

It was kit bought for HI-WIND sailing

A new in the box Severne Overdrive 5.1, a used Exocet Warp 80L board and a used Select S1 31 cm FIN.
I hope that in 2018 I can use it!!

Keep in mind that you have to have a strong CORE so you don’t have back problems like me!!
Cheers

OD 5.1 2014

OD 5.1-V2

 

Exocet WARP 80L

WARP80

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Awesome Weekend

Hello

Having so much fun this year windsurfing!!!

Feeling very comfortable on my kit and nailing some awesome gybes!!

Stiil cant believe how much I have improved this year after a 2 year struggle to nail the planning gybes!!

I still have a lot to improve on my gybes to the left but my gybes to the right are getting perfect!!

This weekend for example had 2 great days on the water……on Saturday I went out in 25 to 30 knots of wind using my Severne Overdrive 6.2 and Isonic 97, despite the strong wind I never felt overpowered and managed to do great runs with great gybes in between. When well rigged and with a good stance it´s amazing how you can control your kit with high winds!!

Making a move from a waist harness to a seat harness was also a great improvement for me as I can sit more on the kit and hold down the power!! For slalom sailing the seat harness is thae way to go!!

On Sunday I went ou in 20 to 25 knots with Overdrive 7.8 and Isonic 117 W, once again kit well trimmed and with a seat harness i could hold on and have a blast with my friends chasing each other around some improvised buoys!!

It was another great windsurfing weekend like others we are having this year with awesome weather!!

Cheers!!

Video

Some GPS tracks

 

 

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Long weekend windsurfing

Hi

We had a 3 day weekend as 25 April is the revolution and liberation Day in Portugal

We were lucky to have great weather and wind in these 3 days!! So we went windsurfing in our home spot.

On Saturday and Sunday i sailed with my Severne Overdrive 7.8 and Isonic 117W, more full power on Saturday.

I´m still tuning the sail but I’m getting there only lacking more speed but the control and early planning ate on point!!

On Monday the wind was lighter so i tool the Overdrive 8.5 for a spin…..in the beginning i was out of control but the i applied more downhaul and was on control…….again I’m lacking of full speed….i thinking it is the season start so a little rusty and not committing to full speed runs!! Maybe missing my balls!! 🙂 🙂

Overall it was an awesome 3 day weekend with my friend on the water…….I’m wasted!!

Let’s wait for now for the good weather and trade north winds come to stay!!

Video:

GPS Tracks

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