I decided to make a day of it today, and head to the west coast, over to Dooey in Co Donegal.
When I got there I found I was on my own, so for safety I decided to go with the 9. It was good decision as the wind picked up considerably, although I was a little underpowered for most of the time. I was out for about an hour.
Today I was trying to work on riding toe-side, but I just kept sinking as I was underpowered.
Just as some of the others arrived the wind dropped off, so I had my lunch.
I changed to the 12 and was nicely powered. I had mixed success on the toeside, sometimes going really far downwind, and other times just crashing. It's like learning all over again, falling over waves etc, but after a bit of practice I was doing much better. Still shaky, but then so is my normal riding. Oh, and it's worth mentioning that I can only do it in one direction, no hope in the other way at all. That'll be for another day :) stayed out for just over two hours in the afternoon