Gps-speedsurfing
Steve Thorp

  • Sunday, August 17, 2014
  • United Kingdom


  • Max. 2 sec.
  • 42.01knots
Average speed
40.46  ( 41.35 41.17 40.05 39.88 39.85 )
  • 100 m run
  • 41.72knots
  • 250 m run
  • 41.25knots
  • 500 m run
  • 39.86knots
  • Nautical mile
  • 0knots
  • 1 hour avg speed
  • 5.18knots
  • 24 hour
  • 0km
  • Alpha racing
  • 0knots
  • Distance
  • 33km
  • Duration
  • 00:54:00
  • Windspeed
  • 0 - 0knots
  • Wind direction
  • W ( 270)

Fun day at Kirby. My main aim was to get 40knots out of a plastic fin (Our soon to be launched plastic SUP fin), which proved pretty easy. Sailed with it all day in the end and managed a 42 knot peak and very nearly almost a 40knot 500m, not too far off the pace. Maybe a purpose designed asymmetric plastic fin could potentially be at the pointy end -actually seemed surprisingly solid in the chop and only really let down by the 11mm thickness and massive sweep for weed.

Sail didn't seem too bad on an 8yr old Simmer wave mast either!

Congrats to everyone for their results today, seems like it's getting tighter at the top! Could be some real good competition this autumn if we get some epic days.

Best 500m run

KA