Worthing before high tide and Littlehampton (LA) on the falling tide. LA
was proper sailing, waves and cross shore, completely maxed on an Ezzy
wave SE 4.0m with Jamie Hawkins, Simon Dawkins, Steve Keene and
Jamie Thorne all ripping.
Had some absolutely insane Airs of
which only a few turned into voluntary loops. Jamie was nailing some
huge Backies and LA had high quality riding waves. (typical though no
one to record the event)
I was on a 77Wave Cult and 4.5m in
the pics and then same board but 4.0m later at LA. Today 4.0m and old
RRD 76Wave swallow as nose of WaveCult collided with the bottom on
shallow back looplanding....
Worthing by contrast in the morning
was pretty onshore, very messy and quite difficult to sail with gusty
winds and so much water moving around almost impossible to really get
high enough to win the sSs "Triple L" Challenge.''
Gavin Weathercam: Two sessions on
"Big Monday" and the first was very gusty, which made it even more
challenging. When the wind did come through you were grossly over
powered, and out the back waves were huge, I was taken out by one and
was not a pleasant 20 seconds or so. Only about 4 or 5 of us,
here) Steve W looping in the insane conditions. Eventually packed it
in when I was mullered in the deceptively "small" :) shorebreak
attempting to launch still some 90 mins off high tide.
Second session and by the time I
arrived (15:30) at the Cafe, tide was well down and waves had backed
right off, however the wind was by much stronger and I, along with the
"Hove Posse" were maxed out on 3.5's. Another challenging session