Pagham

(AKA 'Banjo County') West Sussex, England, United Kingdom

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Pagham

Pagham, West Sussex
Windsurfing: Waves
9 am - 1 pm Thursday. November 19. 2009
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: SW Wind Strength: overpowered   using 3.0 - 4.0m sail. Swell Direction: SW Swell Size: head Tide: Mid - Rising.

Pagham:First out at 9am, 4.0 and 74 twin, mid tide SW-WSW, cross-off, swell started out waist-to-boom high but got up to head-high later.

The wind was really gusty, one second you needed a 3.5 the next a 4.5 - very tricky for jumping early on as so gusty and cross-off. The tide pushed in quick and Pagham got a lot better from 3/4 tide on the push - the swell nearly doubled in size and held up all the way through high tide! 11am-12pm the wind steadied up a lot better and made it easier to sail. There were some nice head-high sets pushing in and you could wind-up for some solid hits in the cross-off conditions. Got a few full power DTL linked up bottom turn/top turn combos in on boom-head high waves.

Nik Baker and Team Fanatic turned up and upped the ante with some great jumps and slashes being laid down. The LAR Locals were giving it some in tricky conditions

Sailed Pagham from mid tide on the push to two hours after high tide and found the sand bars have moved and the spit has advanced a lot since I last sailed there about a month ago. It's nearly a 3/4 high tide spot now. The advancing sand/shingle spit is creating a mini point break set up and you ride waves from further up wind from the sand spit than in the recent past. I have some photos which I might post later.

Worth the early start and driving mission!

2 thumbs up!

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19.11.09 8.00 am
Sounds great! Post the photos if you get a chance. Would be nice to see.

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19.11.09 10.18 am
yeah love to see the pics!

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