An easy training week coincided with spring tides and a little sunshine. A pleasant combination. This is the Swelly Rock wave in the Menai Straits, North Wales. Here the flood tide is squeezed through a narrow channel, increasing the flow speed. And as it runs over the top of the Swelly Rock a wave is …
Another run of the River Ribble Bore in the UK. Not the best one this though, higher river levels and strong winds meant it was never going to be a ‘clean one’. Missing the front wave didn’t help either… All said, it was still worth getting out of bed for. YouTube: Facebook:
A time-lapse video of a steady downwind run of the Menai Straits, from the Sea Zoo to Menai Bridge. YouTube: Facebook:
A little more testing of the new GT2 prototype. Here’s a brief look at how it went. On this paddle it was time to try the rudder fit on a downwind paddle, along with the new plate footrest system. Menai Straits from the Sea Zoo – wind 33 mph SW @ Valley. Wind with tide …
A downwind run in the Menai Straits, during the storms that recently crossed the UK (Feb 2020) – paddling from the Sea Zoo to Plas Newydd.
Another run of the Dee Bore, this time on a 10.1 m tide.
An edited version of the Wind Over Tide video
Taking ‘elevenses’ on the Swelly Cardinal wave.
Playing around in the Swellies on a 10m+ ebb tide.