Winter wave sailing sessions can be amongst the most satisfying, but that sensation of burning fingers in a minus wind chill is probably the one hurdle that is too much for many of us to cope with. For research, JC headed down to Cornwall in late January chasing howling northwesterlies in the winter proof hands of hardy local, Ian Black. With blustery, ice cold, 40 plus knot winds blowing relentlessly, Blacky cunningly chose the remotest beach possible as the location to throw Carter out into the driving hail to freeze frame the action. JC tells a frozen tale of Blacky and the local crew’s battle against the elements.
Words & photos John Carter
This feature was originally published in the November/December 2016 issue.