Sometimes it all just falls into place; perfect, tide, sun, wind speed/direction, swell and action. And last Thursday (17th November) was the day. Mark Perry gave me a call and said it was happening down in the Witterings and he would be there around 8.30 am. I was hoping to windsurf myself but my back issues are keeping me out of the water so I grabbed the camera and headed to the beach .
With a Westerly direction, dropping tide, decent period swell and clean inside waves, Mark Perry, Ian Whittaker, Paul Hunt, Chris Audsley, Neal Gent, Jamie Hancock, Dan Macaulay, Nick Becker, Andy Chater, + others were all out on the water. November has been pretty mild, and it’s been a month so far of decent wind at last. West Wittering, J -road and Bracklesham all had really decent conditions that morning.
It’s all about finding a spot where the chop isn’t killing the quality of the waves in a Westerly. Jon Stevens sailed the West Wittering outer bar at low tide and he reckoned it was super clean a spot which if you are prepared to walk. It offers unrivalled head high plus clean sets at dropping low tide in a westerly direction. Paul Simmonds said Bracks was very good and Will Becker sailed J-road and had a decent session. The whole bay was firing
Chris Audsley, Paul Hunt and Jamie Hancock were ripping – locals Mark Perry, Ian Whittaker, Neal Gent were having it large – and we sat on the beach while Rob was scoring jumps and rides in an unofficial expression session. It’s difficult to decide who won but I reckon windsurfing did ….
Photo words Simon Bassett /2XS