To stay warm we were cooking up food in the back of Timmy’s 4×4 and between heats I stole Luke’s Dryrobe when he was sailing. The BWA have a good light system which is very visible from the water and people on the beach relaying results so I found it really easy to know where I was in the ladder and which heat to be sailing. We were told the judging criteria during skippers meeting – one good jump and ride two waves better than the other guys! There were a lot of talented riders in the pro fleet and the level on the UK wave scene has been incredibly high for years. I wasn’t really expecting anything from myself, I just wanted to have fun riding some wave heats so to pass quite a few heats felt amazing. I want to compete more and more in the waves, so I was just really going along to hang out with everyone and sail some new spots and different conditions. During Avon last year I met a lot of people who follow the tour and got on with them really well. The competitions are just a chance to sail with other guys stoked on windsurfing in the UK.
“ If you are not fully powered you’re just losing speed in every move or wave. ”