- Richard Cleworth
- After spending my teenage years racing, i've changed discipline to freestyle as theres so much more to learn and a good way to always keep pushing myself forwards. I also work for club vass in the summer seasons, teaching anything from beginner to advanced.I then travel through the winter months to places such as Dahab and Brazil for some training! I always try and have a 12 month summer! However I always end up slightly skint so end up returning to the uk for a couple of months to earn for a while. Just before last christmas, I went to Dahab,Vassilki,Brazil,and Dahab again! So as i have just returned from Vassilki,where i was working there for 6 months, im now getting ready to head to Dahab to work for the winter months...Happy days!
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Just got home from Weymouth UKWA witch was the final Round on the 2012 Freestyle tour. We had a slow start on saturday morning waiting for the wind but we all rigged our Biggest sails and the wind slowly came in for us, we managed to to single rounds in the morning witch I cam 2nd to Oscar in and then we took a lunch break then ran a full Single elimination, going through all my heats to the mens final again I had Oscar and just before the heat as the yellow one minute flag was flying it picked up and i managed to swap my boom from my 5,4 to my 4.7 and had a full power heat, landing all the moves I wanted to I Won the single Elimination whoop!
UKWA West Witterings! So On the 22nd and 23rd of September many Freestylers from across the UK meet up at West Witterings to freestyle on a famous freestyle spot called the 'Trench', Glass flat and windy! Day one and we had not too much wind so out came the jet ski again and the freestyle began, we had the trench for short while but as the tide came in it soon went and we were left with The tough conditions. There was about 8-10 knots and choppy messy sea, It was a challenge to just get towed let alone do a move, I manged to hold on for my first run and foolishly went for a one handed air funnel instead of playing it safely and crashed hard. My 2nd run went badly as I tripped my rail when I was getting towed and ate it pretty hard!
Night Windsurf Festival! / National Windsurf festival! On Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 7th,8th and 9th of September Windsurfers from all over the UK met up on Hayling Island for one of the biggest windsurfing events on the calender. Its a great event to met up with everyone, get on the water whatever the conditions and have a party! We were also blessed with the sun witch obviously makes the whole thing a lot better than sitting around in vans in damp rigging jackets! Through out the day brands such as fanatic and north show of all there latest gear and let people take what ever they like out on the to test, try or simply have a nice time on! Along side all the brands there were many races, fun races, whacky races and freestyle competitions going on through out the day and I was entered the mens pro freestyle however we had no wind on the saturday so we did some qualification rounds behind the jet ski for the big show at night, 'The Night Tow in'. Here's a couple of shots from the day Time Tow in,
2012 ! WOW where to Start! What a CRAZY year! Lots of Working, Plenty of Windsurfing and some Epic Surfing! O and not to forget a cornish Pasty everyday for 6 months of living in Cornwall aka Kernow! There's some truly amazing Windsurfing to be had here in Cornwall wave or freestyle! I had a great day at daymer bay and a good friend PJ filmed this shortclip! enjoy!