Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Fanoretastic & freestylin'

A distinct lack of pictures for this post due to my Nikon still being sick, but no lack of action in the last week.  We scored a great session in Fanore (also known as Louisbourgorfanore) with a great crew on the water.  The usual Galway crew including Dan G & Katie were loving it, and good to see Brian from Beach Telegraph on the water too. 

This spot works best in SE winds for full cross offshore, and has a mix of beach and reef break, though the beach is rocky and shelvy, so it packs a punch.
This first pic (a shaky frame grab) gives a hint of what it's like on the beach break, clean punchy and hollow.  In total 4 masts and sails were claimed by this wave... happily none of them mine.  The reefs upwind were cleaner still, but the pics will have to wait for another time.
A bit of a view upwind towards the reefs.  Pics don't do it justice.

Then this weekend I watched some of the live freestyle from Vietnam, and realised it's been a long time since I have been on my JP freestyle board. Full of inspiration, got a nice sunny day down at Burrow on 5.0 Combat.

After a full day slippin' and sliding... realised my bones are not as bendy as they used to be !  Good fun though... think I can just about remember how to freestyle.  

As usual, enjoyed messing around with the GoPro.  This pic shows how flat the water is here, though this is down the end of the course in a NW wind, which is a bit short for a decent speed run.

Forecast not great rest for the rest of the week, though it looks like it will be OK for getting the SUPs out again.


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