Tip Top Tofta

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What a spot! On the upper west side of Gotland lies a little village called ‘Tofta’, which has the most wonderful beaches and clear seas I’ve seen for a while! Perfect for westerly winds and also perfect for waiting away a sunny day.

I headed down there last night and again this morning. This morning there was no wind, so we took some food and coffee at the beachside cafe… Really chilled place.

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When there’s no wind you HAVE to try the local beers right? So the afternoon was spent in Visby… In a beer garden. This windsurfing is a tough sport at times! 🙂 Andyc

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Exploring the sunny south of Gotland

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Had explore down the southern tip of Gotland today. Breath-taking ocean views and clear blue skies!

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The wind was westerly and around 6-8ms, we found a lovely spot just on off the road on the borrow but of land leading down to the southern part of Gotland. It was super flat and very clean wind. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t bring my 7.0sm sail as I’d have been flying!!! But as it was I went out for a couple of hours and it was super fun… A bit of planing, few water starts and a lot of pumping! Andyc

Gotland windsurfing trip

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I’m over in Gotland for around a week, visiting some friends, relaxing and getting in a bit of sailing.

We brought the car and not the van for this trip as we have somewhere to stay and plus its much more expensive to take a mobile home onto the ferry. The downside of this is that I could only bring limited gear, so chose to bring my small board and 5.5 sail.

To blue dot in the picture above is where we are staying, it’s a small hamlet called ‘Lau’ and our friends Emma and Martin have a fantastic old farm house here that they’ve been renovating over the years.

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I went for a sail yesterday afternoon at a beach called ‘Lau viken’ (the bay you can see on the right of the pic at top of page). It’s a 5 minute drive from where we are staying and offers a wonderful location for north to eastily wind directions. It was a fun place to sail with little waves to hope off and is really shallow for around 300 meters into the bay.

I’m nursing a hangover as I write this… We hit the red wine last night… Gotta go and sort it out. Andyc

looks like I need to start making sacrifices to the sea

Took the day of work today and used up one of my valuable days in lieu and headed out on Erstaviken, the wind forecast was predicting 12kts so i headed out from Trinnerstorpsbadet, got out to the middle if the channel and the wind just disappeared 😦 suck. Then on the way in after many dunkings notice an inch long crack in the board on the upper port rail, I can’t imagine how this damage occurrIed, I’ve treated the board like it’s made of glass 😦 surf spot now have it in their A&E for a quick and dirty fix. Neil

Halmstad super sports weekend

I’ve been spending the day on Tylösand beach amongst other things watching the windsurfing championships across the bay, the wind here is excellent, blowing at least 14knots the racers were ripping across the horizon, very fast racing. made me a bit jealous, i definitely want to bring my great over to this side of the country! Neil