Spot Guide

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Spot Guide: Bredalsholmen

Conditions:
Normally you sail on NE/E/ES wind. The wind can be quite strong with this direction, but keep an eye on the weather. The sun can fight back the wind and make it plummet or unstable.

Parking:
Park carefully down by the water behind the sewage treatment (yes, that`s correct). Make sure that the bus can turn around.

Rigging: 
Rig on the little straw lawn. No need to rig on pavement.

Launching:
You are lauching inside the the little island. It can be quite gusty before you get out. Don`t think so much about containing height before you have passed the promontory, or else you will need to swim to get in the wind again.

Disembarking:
It`s possible to disembark where you went out, but it can be tricky to tack your way up on the inside towards your car. I usually sail up wind and pass the island on the windy side. That way I can sail down wind again and towards the car on the other side of this little island.

Sweet spot:
My favorite part is sailing all the way out to the Light house called Oksøy. There you have stable winds, some ocean swell and a beautiful view.

Look out for:
Keep an eye on the currents. They are not dangerous, but there are three different currents in this area. The first current is when you come out side. That current is taking you down wind. Further out you encounter a second current taking you back up wind. And when you get all the way out to Oksøy you have a third current going straight out at sea.

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Spot Guide: Åshavn

Conditions:
Normally you sail on SW/W wind. If the sun starts to shine, the wind will keep on coming. Usually best around 3-4 o`clock, as that`s when the terminal wind is the strongest.

Parking:
There is a little parking place just by the water. It is a popular place, so park neatly.

Rigging: 
We have a synthetic grass mat from Start Football Clubs old stadium, and it is close to perfect rigging and waking bare foot on this surface.

Launching:
You are launching from this staircase and right in to the water. If the wind is SW it can be quite still the first few meters, but it is one of the best and easiest launches around.

Disembarking:
You disembark the way you went out. It is actually possible to windsurf this place and walk dry shooed on land.

Sweet spot:
It is really worth trying to sail up against the wind and all the way out. The sweet spot is sailing just down wind of this island called Ankerholmen. There can be some really good ocean swell so far out and the wind is super stable!

Look out for:
First of all, to all you boat drivers out there, right of way is not optional!!! Be aware of these ignorant shredding machines.
There is a light current running down wind on the other side. Beginners should try staying on the south side of the gap. The second thing is being a bit cautious about this promontory you pass on the way out. When there is good swell coming in you should have enough height before crossing this area. The third and last thing is that when you are sailing so far out in the ocean you need a mate there with you looking out for you!

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