The wind was light and offshore but due to build throughout the day. Unfortunatly it didnt build enough, and just teased the whole day. Some of the courseracers managed to get going on their large boards and 18m kites, but when i tried on my 12m RPM and twintip,, it just wasnt to be.
Instead of wasting the whole day, I went off with Ian and fellow Expix rider Hannah Whiteley to do some lifestyle shots, and also some video reports for www.expix.co.uk before coming back for a chilled out BBQ on the beach. We managed to get some awesom shots in the sun set infront of the massive power stations in the area.
Saturday was alot busier with all the ams and land guys joining us. Again we thought the wind was going to build throughout the day with a promising breeze in the morning. Everybody set up their kites and it was great to see so many kites on the beach. The Juniors and Ams were set to ride first, so i headed to the judging tower to do the judging with Richie Flindal and JP. After a frustrating day of trying, the wind jus didnt fill in so the competition was called of for the day being as their was a better forcast for sunday.
Sunday rolled around, and there was a strong breaze but still bang offshore. We started by running the juniors, with the plan on doing the Youths, Ams, and then Pros at the end of the day. The wind ended up being too up and down though. During the course of a 7 min heat, the wind would go from 5-10knts, right up to 30-35knts. It was deemed too dangerous and unreliable wind, so unfortunatly the competition was officially called off.
Not the best start wind wise to the competition season, but hopefully all the other events will get wind.
Thankfully though the event wasnt a complete waste of time. The photos taken by Expix are awesom, and we have some great plans in the pipeline for the rest of the year. They will be helping me out with the PR side of my riding, so hopefully more people will see me, Expix and my riding which im really stoked with.
Also a massive thanks to Southampton Solent Uni for supporting me for the event and Loaning me a nice new Renault Traffic van. It really made the journey up there a pleasure. Cheers