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In Ireland, especially in winter, waves are hard-earned despite the multitude of storms in the north Atlantic corridor. Limited daylight, rural roads and a crooked coastline challenge
treasure-seekers to match time and tide. But come rain or shine, Irish Pro windsurfer Mikey Clancy is one of the most committed hunters for the pots of gold at the end of the country’s endless
supply of rainbows.
The 21-yr old Dubliner is one of Europe’s most talented young windsurfers and has gained respect from fellow PWA competitors for his aggressive, progressive wave riding style. Based in the Irish Capital – probably the only leading metropolis in Europe with windsurfing beaches a stone’s throw from the city centre – Clancy has enjoyed a unique ocean-side upbringing in an urban environment, and regularly strikes-out to the west coast for a taste of raw Atlantic power. Story: Mikey Clancy Pics:Michael Clancy Snr
The weekend of the 12th and 13th of November was the “roll over” window for the final Kerry leg of the 2011 IWA Wavesailing Tour and all was to play for in the overall standings. 2010 title holder Rob Jones and seasoned PWA sailor Mikey Clancy needed to beat current 2011 tour leader Oisin Van Gelderen by 2 clear places to have a chance of claiming the title for themselves.
Jamie Knox Watersports had arranged for the head PWA judge, Duncan Coombes to be present to oversee proceedings, and train up a fresh panel of IWA judges for the upcoming seasons. Jamie Knox himself mustered his troops and provided his arsenal of event infrastructure, namely trailers and loud hailers, and also kindly organised a rather challenging forecast which guaranteed that this competition was to be something unique.
Saturday dawned with a beautiful swell, but as it was being groomed by a light offshore breeze and warmed by the November sun, instead of the more desirable howling sideshore winds, competition was put on ice, so to speak, and everyone went surfing. Duncan Coombes, no stranger to the waves of Brandon Bay, claimed the surf to be the best he’d experienced at this County Kerry beach, ever. After four hours of relentless paddling from some of the competitors this wouldn’t normaly be considered good competition preparation, but the surf was too good to miss.
A rather tame and relaxed evening in Spillane’s Bar, who kindly extended their season an extra week to accommodate the event, ended early as the forecast was for an early 8am start on Sunday.
Despite unsurpassed knowledge of Brandon Bay and its surrounding area, even Jamie and Duncan were dealt a tough hand with the conditions that presented themselves early on Sunday morning. Howling Easterly winds on the Maharees meant that the preferred event site of “Dumps” was straight offshore and uncontestable. A quick drive round the Maharees though, revealed that one of the most elusive wavesailing spots known affectionately as “Hells Gates” was doing its thing, and would further improve over the following three or four hours it would be required to run a round of competition. All 17 entrants were squeezed into four 1st round heats, and competition got underway at 9:30 am in good overhead waves and 25 – 30 knots of super clean side off wind. Weapons of choice ranged from 4.2m2 – 5.0m2 sails and 65L – 95L boards. The structure for competition was 15 minutes heats with two waves to count.
All the top seeds got through the early rounds in far from easy conditions, but the biggest news was that Katie McAnena from Galway had made it through to the semifinals, bruising many a male ego on the way (again) and seccured herself the womans title in the process as well as joint 5th for the competition and 6th overall in the Gold fleet for the year.
Tour leader, Oisin VG was looking like he had the event and overall title sewn up with his extensive experience in the increasingly offshore winds and tricky hollow waves, and advanced with ease into the final, along with young Ryan O’Leary who styled his way through to the last four with skills beyond his years. Mikey Clancy showed off why he’s a regular on the world tour and took the 3rd slot in the grand final, whilst Rob Jones only kept his hopes alive of retaining the national title by scraping through by just 0.5 of a point in his semi final against local milliner and good friend, Niall Mellon.
With the eliminated sailors standing on the island beside the reef, and spectators lining the cliff above, the scene was set for the extended 20 minute final for all four sailors to catch plenty of waves and battle it out for the event and national title.
Rob Jones opened up with two high scoring waves of big hacks and aerials in the first four minutes which had the rest of the fleet playing catch- up for the rest of the heat. Oisin VG seemed to have peaked too soon and fell on five consecutive waves in this final which put him under huge pressure for the last ¼ to get the scores he needed for the win. Unfortunately for him it seemed that it wasn’t meant to be and despite a last minute set wave, he failed to impress the judges and finished in 4th. Young Ryan O’Leary put on a superb display of agony and ecstacy landing a nice aerial on one wave and getting several beatings on others! He narrowly lost out to a beautiful Mikey Clancy aerial and finished 3rd, while Rob’s early lead proved impossible to catch meaning Mikey was 2nd and Rob 1st in what was a tense and action packed end to a great year.
But the drama didn’t end there either! A tabulation error for the overall standings meant that at the prize giving, Mikey Clancy was crowned IWA champion for 2011 and had ½ of his Champagne drank before the title was stripped due to an oversight on points and discards, and awarded to Rob Jones instead! A comical end to an epic event which Mikey took incredibly well, reporting on his blog that he had indeed been IWA champion between 2.00pm and 2:15pm on 13-11-2011!
Celebrating winning the Irish Championship for 15 minutes!!! Pic: Thomas Lotocki /* */
This huge ship sailed out of Dublin yesterday .see photo below .Here is more info [youtube.com]
The last couple of weeks is generally the quitest time of year in Ireland for windsurfing and from here on in things begin to gradually improve as the autumn season approaches and the first swell begin to rumble across the atlantic.
Today was far from ideal perfection.... but fun sailing and that's what's best about windsurfing the fun you have on the water. So here are a few pics from today's session
Mikey/* */ Backlooop off nothing /* */ Worlds Largest Cruise Ship Apperently /* */ backside Air /* */ YES I AM IN A SHORTIE IN IRELAND, Did change half way through my session though not as hard as i though i was!! /* */
Here is the equipment list in Euors .Will ship to UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact me at email@example.com
STARBOARD ... 68 Kode 2010 600
66 Quad 2010 600
71 Quad 2010 400
74 quad 2011 750
86 Evo 2011 850
SEVERNE Sails : Lightest but strongest sails I have ever had, LITTLE USE as I have many sizes.
2010 3.7 S1 250
2009 3.7 S1 200 euro
2009 3.3 Blade 250 euro
2011 SEVERNE SAILS
2011 3.7 Blade 350 euro
2011 4.0 S1 350 euro sold
2011 4.3 S1 350 euro
2011 4.5 S1 350 euro
2011 4.7 S1 350 euro
2011 5.0 S1 350 euro
2011 5.7 Swat 300 euro
For product info... check on the Severne Sails and Starboard Websites
See STARBOARDS new toys and video on their website..starboard.com
Delighted to be back competing on the World Tour after serious ankle injury threatened to curtail his burgeoning windsurfing career, Starboard’s Mikey Clancy (21) overcame all the odds at the PWA Pozo Wave event. In very tough conditions, Clancy was narrowly beaten in both the single and double elimination rounds. He lost to up-and-coming star Camille Juban by 1.5 points but vowed to be back now that his foot was better. The overall competition has set the bar very high in the wave discipline and even though Mikey landed the first clean double of the competition he was still outclassed by wild Morrocan Boujmma Guilloil in their opening heat. Philip Koster, the winner at Pozo, must now wait and see if his undoubted talent will see him pull off the overall PWA World Title for 2011 at just 17 years of age. Meanwhile Clancy is looking forward to competing in the tough PWA events more akin to conditions at his home spot in Ireland at Denmark and on Germany’s Sylt coastline later in the year. Mikey is sponsored by Starboard, Severne, K4Fins, DIT, Amex and Plain Lazy Clothing.
Phot PWA JC/* */
Here's how Boardseeker saw it....... So, after a truly nuclear weekend on Gran Canaria PWA Pozo reached a solid conclusion with a full double elimination in both the men's and women's fleets leaving us in no doubt who ruled this season. In the men's, young Philip Koster has come of age and then some, throwing an attempted triple in the super-final to relegate an on-form Victor Fernandez into second ahead of local legend Dario Ojeda in third and Ricardo Campello in fourth. In the women's it was a familiar Daida Moreno, Iballa Moreno, Karin Jaggi 1-2-3 with Nayra Alonso in fourth. Full story, pictures and more at pwaworldtour.com – and here, thanks to continentseven.com is the double elimination final in all its glory...
Nayra's new hubby John Skye didn't have such a good time of it this year, finishing a disappointing =25th with Phil Horrocks. Behind them back in =33rd were fellow Brit and PWA rookie Graham Woods and Irish comeback kid Mikey Clancy, Jamie Hancock finished a respectable =17th, Ross Williams and Ben Proffitt were up there in =13th, but the home nations' star of the show was Robby Swift up in =7th place. Meanwhile in the women's Sarah Bibby had a 50-knot World Cup baptism of fire but has definitely learnt and seems rightly chuffed with a 13th world ranking at sarahk349.blogspot.com
In the first round we saw a big upset: Dutch super experienced Peter Volwater lost to the young local José Romero Santana. Mikey Clancy, who had his comeback on the PWA tour after missing several events due to a heavy fracture at his leg, was not lucky and lost to Camille Juban.
In round 2 most of the favourites made it through. Boujmaa Guilloul looked quite solid. As well Aleix Sanllehy, who got stopped by Thomas Traversa. As well Boujmaa lost to Gran Canaria local Marcos Perez, who sailed extremely safe.
But Boujmaa had a good comeback after his horrific triple forward loop crash on Maui in April. “I still have some pain in my right hand, but no mental blockade. I definitely wanted to go for a triple back in April.”
Knocked out. 1.5 points off.. Congratulations Camille.. ... Super happy to be back competing. Crazy wind now most on 3.3s
Next up Tenerife comp!
10:48 Heat ends.
Stillrich goes for a fast forward but both feet come out the straps
sending his equipment flying.
Clancy floats around a huge backloop.
The wind is howling at the moment with the sailors on 3.3-3.7m sails.
Juban floats around a backloop, followed by a pushloop out the back
Lenny goes down on a backloop out the back.
Clancy picks up a big wave and pulls three backside turns.
10:41 Friis and Hancock advance through heat 30
Lenny lands a forward off the lip.
Stillrich pulls a pushloop out the back.
Clancy picks up a wave and pulls three clean turns.
Clancy boosts into a backloop, having had a slower start than the rest
of the fleet.
Juban lands a forward, Lenny lands a forward.
10:35 Heat 31 Juban vs Clancy & Lenny vs Stillrich.
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Radical action of the 1st day of PWA World Cup in Pozo on pwa.com have a look!!!/* */
Today was the opening day of the 2011 PWA windsurfing wave World championships. There were really sick conditions at the first stop of the world tour in the windswept village of Pozo Izquierdo located on the Mid eastern side of Gran Canaria. From the beginning of the day at the group photograph it was clear it was going to be a day for small sails and radical action..
Although I have done some world tour events before this one felt different almost bigger and more pressure by myself to preform well and to justify all the hard work and pain tears and hours rehabilitation that I had endured.
Walking down the street an hour before my heat to the beach music pumping in my ears my heart was pounding and I was filled with adrenaline , focussed and determined to compete.
My heat crept up pretty fast and was on the water with in no time fully stacked on my 3.7 and 74 litre board.. I had a bit of heat rust if u may call it that miscalculating the time of the start if my heat by 20 seconds which what I thought would be in line with a set. First run nailed a pushie close to the beach and a planing forward. Caught a wave but realised going frontside was going to be difficult as I was so powered. Anyway when u go down first u always panic no matter who u are be it Danny bruch Kauli or even wonder kid korster who had a moment of panic in his first heat. The next 5 mins of the heat went like a blur I think. I took a few waves and did a stalled forward.. Then I began to think logically of what I needed. I knew my wave scores weren't too high but I guess should have sailed out until I found a set but foolishly took a smaller wave which didn't hold up as well. Then I sprung back out and did a high backloop and did the same mistake and took a poor wave.. My watch began to beep and I knew I only had a min left so I took a few big deep breaths and said first good ramp was gonna be mine for a double loop. Ramp wasn't perfect but for doubles if u only go half in ur gonna get a spanking so I went for it. I opened my eyes on the second rotation and saw I was still pretty high but I just sheeted in again and bam I landed and sailed away as fast as I could I was stoked.. That was it for me heat over and out of the single elimination..
Great experience looking forward to the double elimination now let's see if I can get some good turns and few good jumps put together.Wave ride PWA Pic JC /* */
Day one: Forty knots of wind and pumping swell provide the PWA’s elite with a wild welcome for the opening day of competition in Pozo.
The first day on the men and women’s wave tour kicked off to a flying start as Pozo Izquierdo lived up to its reputation providing steep waves and ballistic winds for the world’s most extreme
sailors to work with.
The exceptional conditions ensured the sailors were eager to hurry through the formalities of registration, rig their gear, and hit the water. Head judge Duncan Coombs announced that competition would commence at 1:30pm sharp, and the heats would be twelve minutes long with the best three jumps counting along with the best two wave rides.
Round one of the single elimination sprang into action, seeing an exhilarating array of radical maneuvers and many of the big names unleashed their biggest jumps to fight through to the last thirty-two
Heat 6 saw a particularly close dual between Ireland’s Mikey Clancy (Starboard / Severne / MFC) and his Severne team mate, wild Moroccan Boujmaa Guilloul (Starboard / Severne / Mystic). Guilloul lined up three enormous jumps to open the heat, whilst Clancy chose to secure his wave rides. Clancy then upped the game and landed the first double forward loop of the competition. Guilloul fought back with solid wave and a clean backloop securing his pass into the next round./* */
14:39 Heat ends.
14:39 Clancy pulls the first double forward of the competition.
14:38 Guilloul works a wave for all its worth but goes down on the inside.
14:37 Clancy crashes a floaty stalled forward.
14:34 Stillrich floats around a backside 360.
14:33 Stillrich pulls two tight turns on a wave.
14:32 Sanllehy & Sanchez advance through heat 5.
14:31 Jung lands two tweaked aerials on a wave in front of the judges.
14:30 Guilloul lands a back loop.
14:30 Jung lands a wet back loop and a push loop.
14:29 Stillrich goes down hard onto the beach, Clancy sticks a forward loop.
14:28 Guilloul is back for more landing a clean stalled forward.
14:28 Clancy crashes on a wave ride.
14:27 Guilloul opens with a tweaked pushloop followed by a backloop from Stillrich.
14:25 Heat 6 Guilloul vs Clancy & Jung vs StillrichDouble forward JC PWA /* */
Windsurfer International is on line .July 2011 edition. thanks Fernando Sanchez for foto from Pozo.
Mikey Clancy story of his comeback to professional windsurfing made the headlines in four Irish Newspapers The Irish Times The Irish Examiner The Irish Mirror.The papers picked up on Clancy's come back to International windsurfing in the World Cup PWA event in Pozo./* */ /* */
Pozo has not been its normal windy like hell spot. Not much Wind and Very hot.. Windy is picking up now and hopefully will last for the rest of the competition. Here are some pics from freesailing the otherday from stef. Fun session./* */ /* */ /* */ /* */
Mikey Clancy, photo by Michael Clancy
Mikey Clancy started competing today in an event that looked impossible from his hospital bed in Dublin 14 months ago. With a triple operation finally leaving Mikey with a fused ankle the doctors said his winsurfing days were over. But Mikey who is 21 and a university student decided to see how his ankle stood up to the rigours of windsurfing after rehab with less ankle rotation and here he is today back competing at the PWA Pozo World Cup. Mikey has been training in Fuerteventura, Pozo as well as all spots on the West Coast of Ireland is looking forward to competing against the world’s best windsurfers again. Follow his progress at www.mikeyclancy.com
A few pictures from Magheroarty a couple weeks back/* */ /* */ /* */
Double page spread in windsurf mag from a session with the boys in magies/* */
Made the front cover of the Dubliner Magazine which is distributed by the heard and has a readership of around 250,000 people. plus a 6 page spread in mainstream media
So After that small party.. Headed back up for my 21st birthday in Dublin..
Great night thanks especially to mammy for her organization... Great night
It felt like the year the BWA wave event inBrandon bay crept up all of a sudden. It went from being 2 months out to a week in an instant. Partly i guess was the time warp you get into when there now wind the days and weeks just fly by as Ireland expericed and early spell of summer yet to be seen since the beginning of may.
The competitions are so much fun with all the competitors staying close by there is a good atmosphere around the place, which is definatley absent in the short cold winter months when there is hardly a soul in the place..
The hadnt great conditions but there was conditions and thats what you have to compete in, i was a bit rusty slotting back into the competion scene but have learnt from my mistakes. A great week long event surf wind waves most days. And a small party at the end!!! pics SC/* */
We have had a good spell of easterlies here im dublin over the bank holiday weekend. An unusual direction but its pretty good direction for dublin. I sailied portmarnock on friday was onshore loads of rip chop. riminded me of sylt..but was still good to be out on the water after a windless spell. I finally got over the FEAR of land backloop on port tack with my ankle it was more a case of mind over matter but i guess its better to be cautious..The next two days had some good sailing over a rush beach with oisin tom kide carlos dave andy, jack bren and keith, was good to see everyone back in good conditions with a bit of sun and warmth..
So a great weekend in all will put some pics up of people on facebook later..
mikeyCLEW FIRST BACKLOOP /* */
I guess its been a long time since i posted anything here in my blog. Its nice sometimes to take a little break from trying to blog a lot so i think i have done my time. No all time sessions since my last post but a few here and there and a bit of freestyle which is pretty interesting. Another reson is that i have been using twitter a good bit so i sort of felt that there i have always been contributing somewhat. Anyway so whats the plan for me... well the first round of the uk contests are coming up in may in rosniger and wales so I am trying to prepare as best as i can for them now that we are only a month out.
Ok SO check out my latest video tried a little bit different song than usual. The slow pace of the song made it pretty tricky to edit too. but i wanted to try something a little different.Plus i missed the 3 best days of spring with a throat infection so i didnt have heaps of footage to work with. It was fun making this video as i shot most of the scenery shots etc and was pretty cool. Let me know what u think of the video. [vimeo.com]
Lots going on here.. just trying to get everything cleared before the next few days roll in as its looking pretty sick. Absoultely love when things arrive in the post. These are the new profile K4 fins and cant wait to try em out. Check out the slick new K4 page aswell k4fins.com.
Working on a little project i came up with in fureteventura hopefully will be able to put it out later today. Hasnt turned out exactly as planned but close enough.
Also have a few boards for sale too pictures and prices to follow if anyone intrested
i have 3 quads and a kode for sale send me a mail.
Today we had an another unlucky day of wind at the FWC. The wind was super light and gusty all day so no competiiton was run. But we managed to have a few nice rides at la entubadera. Went and checked cotillo to see if it was sailable but looked even lighter which would make it more of a challenge than the spot already is.
5.7 and 86 worked perfect in these conditions for me. Fingers crossed for a bit more wind.. Warnings of high seas tomorrow on the news and accross the wires theoughout the canaries if the wind plays ball we could be in for some insane action on the water
One of the most rewarding moments of the trip was perhaps the beach cleaning which we took part in today. All the riders and staff help out with cleaning the beach of majanichoo and colected a lot of washed up rubbish from the beach. A great effort by everyone and felt good to be able to give back a little to the beachs that we all use and enjoy so much.
We had a freesession at La Entubadera yesterday eveing. After waiting for conditons to improve in Puertito for a lot of the day/* */
Puertito was big and only a few guys went out. I was tempted but after watching most of the guys getting a pasting i knew i would end up in the washing machine.YouTube-Video/* */
Had a nice relaxing day today slept ate and sat out in the sun for the first time. Body was pretty tired after sailing all week. Not a bad complaint. Wind should be on for tomorrow again in the morning at majanicho or somewhere round that way.
Everything is shaping up nicely for the FWC forecast is good and some of the guys are already here. There was a press confrence for canarian tv and media along with some local and canarian government representatives on yesterday which i went to.
Organiser Of FWC Orlando and Mikey @ press confrence /* */
Start of or second week here in Fuerte and sailed 6 out of 7 days in the first week. So its been a good trip so far.We decided to Head down south to a spot called Puerto de Lajas as tom said it was real nice there yesterday and he was correct. It was a Really nice point break sort of wave a tad onshore but as u got further down the wind swung round more .But a lot of fun. Was on my 4.7 and 74 quad. Tried out my bigger set of K4 fins at the front and reckon they will be sick in bigger waves./* */
Second day in and the wind had swung more W-NW so we could sail at a spot called rocky point which is directly outside the place we are staying... It got better and better as the tide came in ...a few turns on each wave with a nice bowl section at the end for some airs. Some super fun sailing never getting punished to hard for messing up...lighter wind today... and none forecast for tomorrow but picking up again from then on so should be good./* */
So we arrived in fuerteventura today. It was a shakey landing and approach coming in to land but while the rest of the plane was worrying about the showers and there sun tan i was smugly confident that Id be sailing within a couple of hours of getting off the plane on the northshore of the Island. Photos speak for themselves. It was a great start to the trip.. More to come ..............
Its been absolutely Arctic here in Ireland for the last couple of days. Lowest recoded temperatures for this time of year in the last 25 years of minus 9... The winter is not looking good. Tried sailing in it today and was surprisingly ok thermal shorts thermal top hood mitts and thick wetsuit seemed to do the trick although pretty restricted. Hands were the only thing that started to suffer. The new evo feels really loose and is super early to plane. Nothing to radical was happening due to the winds shifting patterns on run i was jumping on starboard tack came back in wave ride and went back out and i was jumping on port tack. mad stuff altogether for the brain to comprehend when you got an ice cream head...
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New sails feel nice a little different than last year more about that when i test them out a bit more. Lots of wind forecast so hopefully that shall be soon... horrible conditions light for picture so not really any... Got super wingy by time it was dark blown off the water on my 4.3 and 66. Starting to get cold now.. wouldnt mind having 25 minute heat in cappe verde with perfect wave with only one other guy out... :)
Stoked to be on two National papers today the Sun and The Mirror .
Think readership is about 60000 each.
Wind is great/* */ /* */ /* */
Turned out to be a nice session at dollymount this evening. Was really sick this morning my throat and head was blocked up so i spent most of the day in bed but i got up to come down to the beach just as the conditions got good. Few nice ramps loads of people out good fun all round. Sailed till dark./* */
After the first round of the IWA wave contest the forecast was looking really good for the coming days so i decided to make the trip to the west a little longer and headed on to mageroarty. swell
was calling for 7m waves and S south west wind.Woke up on the beach and found that the wind was like dead offshore so it was like ahhhhhh no look perfect but not quite perfect. So we sailed down
at carrickfinn airport super bowly beach break. Coming back to magheroarty looking down from the hill where the video was shot there was just line of waves rolling into the bay. Like a dream. I
said to myself i gotta try it even if i cant catch any waves i cant come back and say i didnt sail those perfect waves. I went out on my 4.7 and 76 quad board it was pretty skecthy alltogether
but once you were on a wave you had more than enough wind. Came in so stocked the whole way home but there was one thing missing pictures and video. Luckily a week or so later i get a call from
brendan hone saying there some pictures of me from that day i was last up in donegal. Turns out it was video even better. Thanks to Sean for lsending the video clips on. anyway enough talking
hope you enjoy the video.
Had a good day today at low rock and dollymount in Dublin.. Low rock was pretty messy at high tide and it was a bit of a tricky launch but was quite fun for a few jupms and backside rides.
Went to dollymount later and it was sweet nice gaps between the waves and the waves getting bigger and bigger as you went out. Did my first pushloops since my Injury so slowly improving. Was the perfect day to do some double too but gotta hold off one those for a while yet..
Great Day Nice Weather and Finally some Pictures!!!
We had sick conditions for the first fround of the Irish Wave Tour in Louisberg. The event was moveable location which really suited as we could go to the best location depending on the forecast.
I arrived on friday eveing and got a quick sail in before dark. But saturday was the day that the competion took place. at forst the wind looked pretty sketchey. Rigged my 5.0 and 76 it was trickey getting out but you could just about make it once out back it was all good and could pick out some nice waes...
Everyone was ripping and was good to see some new faces and loads of younger guys at the competion.
In the Fianl it was Rob Jones Oisin, Mark Killeen and me. I got one nice wave and and pretty crappy one before my deckplate broke and was left swimming for the rest of the time which left it between rob oisin and mark.. Results were rob oisin and mark and me 4th.
With lighter wind forecast for Sunday few people headed home and others waited to see what was in store
Unfortunatley there was not enough wind to compete so the results stood form the single elimination.
Thanks to the everyone involved with the organisation and running of the event.
With the forecast promising for monday and tuesday i drove up to magheroarty and scored a fun 5.0 evening session with head high waves rolling in right up to dark.
On monday the wind was too southely for the reef to work but we headed to carrickfinn and caut some good waves on my 4.3. Later Roy and i went sufing at magheroarty and surfed till dark.
Tuesday was the day the conditons were going off. A 7m swell was pounding the Irish coast line but again the wind hadnt swung enough to get all time conditions at magheroaty.. So we headed to carrick finn and caught some sick waves..Super hollow and just peaking and reeling down the beach when you caught a good one really tricky but wheen you go on you were stoked.
with the wind still southerly ish the local boys were not sure what to do as the part where u would normally sail in a southerly futher down the beach was closing out. I wasnt wasting these wave so rigged my 4.7 and waddled out to the reef. At first the wind was almost completly offshore and was really trickey to catch a wave as u had to be right on the ball taking off. or else you wouldnt have enough speed to catch the wave. But then the wind shifted and bam Galssy mast high bombs rolling in for 3 hours all on my own wave after wave siccccck. Best sailing ever.
No Pictures but our new camera arrived yesterday so will have plenty of images of the rest of the winter swells
We had sick conditions for the first fround of the Irish Wave Tour in Louisberg. The event was moveable location which really suited as we could go to the best location depending on the forecast.
I arrived on friday evening and got a quick sail in before dark. But Saturday was the day that the competition took place. At first the wind looked pretty sketchy. Rigged my 5.0 and 76 it was tricky getting out but you could just about make it.. once out back it was all good and I could pick out some nice waves...
Everyone was ripping and was good to see some new faces and loads of younger guys at the competition.
In the Final it was Rob Jones ,Oisin, Mark Killeen and me. I got one nice wave and and one pretty crappy one before my deckplate broke and I was left swimming for the rest of the time which left it betweenRob Oisin and Mark.. Results were rob oisin and mark and me 4th.
With lighter wind forecast for Sunday few people headed home and others waited to see what was in store .
Unfortunatley there was not enough wind to compete so the results stood form the single elimination.
Thanks to the everyone involved with the organisation and running of the event.
With the forecast promising for monday and tuesday i drove up to Magheroarty and scored a fun 5.0 evening session with head high waves rolling in right up to dark.
On monday the wind was too southerly for the reef to work but we headed to Carrickfinn and caught some good waves on my 4.3. Later Roy and I went sufing at Magheroarty and surfed till dark.
Tuesday was the day the conditons were going off. A 7m swell was pounding the Irish coast line but again the wind hadnt swung enough to get all time conditions at Magheroaty.. So we headed to Carrick finn and caught some sick waves..Super hollow and just peaking and reeling down the beach... when you caught a good one it was really tricky but wheen you go on it you were stoked.
With the wind still southerly ish the local boys were not sure what to do as the part where you would normally sail in a southerly.. futher down the beach was closing out. I wasnt wasting these waves so rigged my 4.7 and waddled out to the reef. At first the wind was almost completly offshore and was really trickey to catch a wave as you had to be right on the ball taking off or else you wouldnt have enough speed to catch the wave. But then the wind shifted and suddenly bam glassy mast high bombs rolling in for 3 hours... all on my own wave after wave siccccck. Best sailing ever.
No Pictures but our new camera arrived yesterday so will have plenty of images of the rest of the winter swells
Man what a couple of days we had up in magheroarty. Being back in the hospital for my final check up until next year brought back a lot of emotions i had from being injured. The surgeon was astonished with my progress and my ability to be able to windsurf at such a level already as he believed i would just be able for slalom sailing and free-ride .I had the biggest smile on my face because i remembered from back in the hospital one night, dreaming of windsurfing once again able to rip it up in the autumn on the west coast of Ireland.And it was such a cool feeling to be able to go and just windsurf in sick conditions after everything.
So i arrived up to Magheroarty around midday on Sunday. The conditions were alight no epic but some nice waves coming in the sets every 15 minutes or so. With enough wind for my 5m and 76 Quad. As the tide pushed in it became better and better. The waves started to become more powerful and lined up perfectly on the sand backs for 2 or 3 turns and an air on the close out section. Was super fun..
That night the van was shaking so much cause of the wind and it was absolutely bucketing down too which made it a bit difficult to sleep sometimes but i manage to sleep for like 13 hours,
Monday was stupid windy. Like crazy but it wasn't really 3.3 weather really just super overpowered 3.7 and 66 quad. The waves were expected to build a bit morebut the stondcross offshore wind kinda flattened them off a bit i think. Anyway we headed up to the reef and caught a few nice head high waves reeling the whole way down the reef. AFter lunch two cans of soup and two baguettes i headed back out for some more action and the conditions got a load better. coecidently every time the conditons stated turning real good the local mafia would turn up and be on it straight away. The reef was firing again just wave after wave all to myself for about an hour logo high perfection...
Tuesday was pinned up to be the best day judging from the forecasted conditions the wind a bit less and the waves a bit more. The only problem was the possibility of the wind swinging NW and turing onshore too soon before we had our fun share..Most of the day actually turned out to be disappointing with the wind just changing form 37 to 4.7 every 15 minutes and gradually turning more and more onshore as the day passed by. Sitting in my van William Kelly turns up beside me and asks what everyones out on and from that moment the wind just switched that few degrees more side-shore and the swell started to roll into the bay. I de rigged my 3,7 and 4.5 and rigged my 4,3 the best of both world for the wind and jumped in my suit.. It was Incredible ive never sailed at such a sick beach break logo mast high waves just lining up the whole way down the beach. and so many different peaks up the beach, Incredible i caught a load of super nice waves and decided to try the reef. when i was way out the back i couldn't even see the beach when i was down in between the swell. i rode the shoulder of some big ones and found a sick section just off the pier that ive never seen working so good before. Oh yea i forgot to mention i was sunny too to add to it all.
All in all a dreamlike few day sailing.. Lets hope we get some more like these coming through over the next few months...
Came Back home and the next day sailed the waves created by the Ferries coming in to dublin port which was pretty fun.. pitty no pictures though. wave was decent size too coming of the boats
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Yesterdays forecoast looked promising that we would get some good conditions late into the evening. Gettign to the beach there was a lot of potential for it to be a classic onshore dollyomunt session. I rigged my 4.7 and 76 Quad . Paul was first on the water and looke dwell powerd on his 5m., Ryan, Lewis, Tim and Vicky all quicky rigged toget on the water as soon as possible. The wind dropped a bit so iI took my bigger board 86 ltr Kode and went back out to try and do some tricks. Conditions reminded me of sylt so much. Power in your sail but yet not even planning without the nasty shoredump which demolishes even the best on its day. I stayed out until dark got home round half nine got some more food and got ready for today.
I dont know why it was but last night I was so pshyced for the moring session. I was like a kid on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa. Woke up at 5 in the morning after getting to sleep round 3 and looked out the windy and went.. noooooo. Where the F*@k is the wind so I went back to bed andkept waking up if a gust would come through. Got some breakfast head down to the beach and was suprised to see the conditions that were there. It reminded me of a morning sessionI had maybe a year ago but with a lot less wind. Rigged my 5.0 and put my 86 on it cause it looked fairly dodgey. But then suddleny the wind just shot up so i threw my 86 back in a too the 76. I was stacked for like and hour and a bit and came in too change down as i noticed i was a fin down with no alan keys. So rush back up home got one and re rigged 4.7 with the 76 and had some really fun sailing until the wind swung offshore and died later in the day.
Was super happy did some backloops and some nice wave rides.And my foot isnt sore now sweet.. Was class to see so many people out on the water all chomping at the bit of good wind for the last month or so.
Stevie Williams was saying there was a 40% wind drop from last year with the year before having a 20% drop in wind in the previous year at his friends windfarm in cork...I hope this means that the wind was just taking a break like me and will be back at 100% by the end of the year.
Pictures dont do today justice. My dad only cycled down to the beach in after the best patch.
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We have been having the odd day of wind in Ireland over the last few weeks. Trying to get out as much as possible. Nothing too spectacular to report on individually but its been good to adapt to the way my ankle is now.Looks like we could have some good conditions this evening and in the morning. It dosent look like summer today though
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Ok put together some shots from the last week or twos sailing. Most of the footage is from Magheroarty in Donegal and there is one or two shots from Brandon Bay thrown in there also. Im super happy with the way im sailing again after 6 months having not sailed in waves and with the ankle the way it is. I mostly took it easy sailing and didn't risk it too much to be safe. So im glad its all gone well and my ankle isnt sore after it. Hopefully we get more conditions like this soon, and i can start going for some more moves and bigger sections..
Anyway hope you enjoy the video and let me know what you think.
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Had some of the best all time summer windsurfing conditions in Magheroarty at the weekend here are some pics. Looks even better for tomorrow bigger swell. If the PWA was in ireland tomorrow they would have one of the best contest of all time on about 10 different spots along the west of ireland./* */
Got home from Brandon Bay last night. We had two good days sailing down there. It was sorta perfect for my frist time back in the waves. And im pretty happy with how my foot or new ankle is working i thought it would be a lot worse than i was which is good. Big thanks to Rob for being the hostess with the most'es. Got Some video so i might put a little clip together. Wind looks like we might get some sailing over the week anyway so alls good.
Check out the pics below
Heading down to BRandon Bay Tomorrow for some wavesailing. Forecast is looking as good as it gets for the summertime so lets hope we get some nice conditions. Ankle is feeling stonger and stronger. So it will be a good tester to see how it will hold up in some waves.
Other than that i reckon evrything will be getting better and beeter in the autumn and ill be back on 100 % for some winter swells. JUst gotta keep motivated and doing all the things i can do to stay super fit and keep rehabilitating my ankle.
Rights so im free and outta the bear trap thanks be to god...operation went well only something like 40 minutes under anesthetic. The good news is my foot has fused perfectly the way it should have and is feeling really good. I have to wear a walking boot for the next two to 4 weeks to allow the bone to stabilize, mature and harden. Its pretty nice feeling having everything off my leg and im am super motivated to getting back on the water. I dont know how long it will be before i get there as ive got to wait for the bone to mature and allow my body to adapt to the new joint essentially which i have now and also to try an increase the flexibility in my foot will take some time.Anyway its all good news on my side...
Sorry for the lack of updates here but i dont have much to put... I am using twitter now a good bit so you can check all my update on the right side of my site or you can follow me my twitter is www.twitter.com/mikifier if any of you want to follow me...
Theres a bitta wind out there might pop down and see what it like at the beach..
New Video of a session in august 09 in Achill Island. Check It Out on Vimeo
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Have been busy to do the video blog but ill get back to it... Check this though..
Make me Laugh everytime... Credits to dan king for the find
Although maybe not the most intresting time in my life regarding windsurf etc... but ive started up a video blog on my site, nothing flashy but hopefully will give you a bit more insight.Its still quite weird talking to a camera but im sure il get the hang of it .[mikeyclancy.com]
Do you see the white bit on the picture. That is all gone on me an the two bones will now be joined together.
In response to GP about how my injury occurred, I was in tiree scotland, it was a wavesailing only day, enough for me to get out on my 5.0 and 76 quad ok sort of waves maybe head high, it was cross off and aerial heaven really. I was in my heat anyway in the double elimination horn went and i caught a nice enough one set up hit it perfect and landed well clear of the white water flat and somehow manage to be thrown over the front of the board with my ankle stuck in the strap. I felt like i pulled something but i finished the heat anyway, obviously got knocked out packed up and went home, it wasn't until that evening that evening that the pain really hit me. But i hadnt felt any crack or popping sensation so i knew i hadnt broken anything so from then on its pretty much covered in my other post.. However my physio reckons i had done the damage over time it just kept healing and gradually getting worse,but saying that i never felt any problem with my ankle before that day. this jumping all day on the Friday before wouldnt of helped matters either [mikeyclancy.com]/* */
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Ok so after pretty much a dream year for me where I got to fulfill a lifetime dream of mine ever since i began windsurfing to compete with the best windsurfers in the world on the PWA world tour in Pozo and Sylt and also got to travel to a heap of places like South Africa, Reunion Island, Denmark. the end to this year has perhaps been one of the toughest periods i have ever had to go through both mentally and physically/* */
My injury occurred at one of the last contests of the year in tiree in Scotland, at the time i felt it was bad but nothing too serious although in severe pain.So once i got back i got it checked out by the doctors and got x-rays etc..at the time the news was positive there seemed to be no break or no cracks in my ankle, and the diagnosis was that i tore ligaments in my ankle and i would be out for 6-8 weeks.They gave me an air boot some painkillers and told me to wear it for 3 weeks and to attend physiotherapy, and after 3 weeks to gradually get some movement back into it./* */
After a few weeks physio therapy including laser therapy ultrasound electronic things and exercises there was little or no improvement so i was back to the hospital for an MRI scan on my ankle and foot to check to see if there was any damage originally not picked up by the x-ray, unfortunately it was bad news as i had expected as i was in constant pain for about 5 weeks with it already and knew something wasn't right. I decided if it was going to be worse than originally expected that i should get it seen to by the best people possible so i got a referral to one of the top foot and ankle specialists in santry sports clinic, on first look at my MRI scan he knew there was quite alot of damage done around the ankle joint and sent my straight down to get an cat scan done on it.The results from that were not promising either, the best way to describe it would be as if you cracked the top of an egg shell is what the bone leading down into my ankle, i cant remember the exact name but the bone coming down from your leg, however this was not the worst of my problems from the cat scan it should that i had damaged my cartilage in my ankle really really badly. I was booked in immediately for surgery that Monday.But because of the severe pain i was in was admitted to St James hospital in Dublin were my consultant Mr Mc Kenna also works in,probably the worst pain was when they moved me from the trolley to the bed as the managed to twist my ankle (probably slightly moved it) but i was in agony, being my first night in the hospital i hadn't been chartered for any medication by the Doctor and by this stage it was like 11 o clock at night on a Friday so there wasn't many doctor's on call. So i was left in pain for a while needless to say that night i didn't sleep much at all, the next day i was sent down to the operating theater for an arthroscope of the ankle joint to get a full picture of the the damage done. An arthroscope is basically were they put a camera inside your ankle and then they can see the joint on a TV in the operating theater. Not used the the general anesthetic and all the morphine they gave me i was a gonner for the next day, i remember talking to my dad for 5 minutes but apparently he was there for 5 hours by my bedside./* */
Due to the amount of damaged cartilage it would not be a simple bolt me up and send me home the next time round which i was sort of hopping for,wondering what best to do so i would make the best recovery i was in luck as the inaugural ankle and foot society was taken place when my surgeon took picture from the arthroscope to get some more opinions from Ireland's top ankle and foot doctors, After a couple of meetings and a few dozen opinions from different doctors throughout Ireland. An illizorv frame was seemed to be the best option to fix me up....so i was transferred to Talleght and Meath hospitals orthopedic ward where I had another arthroscope done on my ankle with two More surgeons and also my surgeon present. It was originally hopped that they would be able to pull the two apart and let scar tissue cartilage from, giving me more movement in my ankle but due to the severity it wouldn't have worked as i had done so much damage. So i was left with one option which was to fuse my ankle together using an illizorv external fixator/* */
This method is used as to get the bone to grow there must be a good blood supply to the area, in a cast this does not happen as your leg is fixed and you cannot put your weight on it..with this the idea is too put weight through it to get the blood flow through it and get the bone to grow and fuse. It looks about the sorest thing you've seen in your life and it is quite sore but not half as much as what i was in before when in a cast. The function of the wires which go through my bone my leg my muscles is to support the ankle joint and remove pressure so you can put your weight through it... I must say it is an incredible incredible piece of medicine,id love to see a video of the putting it on as each wire has a tension of over 160 kg and the measurement's have to be to the millimeter for it to function correctly./* */
When i woke up from surgery i thought it had all gone wrong, i was it total shock i couldn't feel anything o both sides from my waist down on either legs as they had given me an epidural the the numbing injection used for pregnant women. It was all Rosy until about 10 or elven that evening when i got the feeling back in my legs and the pain just hit me...i had no morphine drip to my surprise and was chew my way threw more painkillers than they could throw at me cause they had removed a good bit of cracked bone also during the surgery.Plus the fact my foot and ankle was suspended in mid air in the frame which hurted like hell. Again i don't think i slept more than an hour...finally i got two morphine injections which killed the severe pain.so just as i felt comfortable the hustle and bustle of nurses doctor's breakfast everything physios you name it all landed at my bedside making me do stuff when all i want was to get a bit of sleep. Anyway after almost 3 weeks in hospitals all together waiting around in pain i just wanted to go home and relax, so finally i got the all clear from the docs and just as i was getting the all clear from the physios to go home the nurse made me stay to make sure i could clean the pinsites 100% myself. When i got home i was wrecked from being in hospital for s long so i just slept for two or 3 days./* */
Almost 3 weeks on from my surgery i am able to walk around sort of without crutches and am starting to try balance on my sore leg. I'm back in for a check up on the 13th to see if its all going to plan, and was just in with the physios this week who were amazed at my progress in such a shot amount of time.So ill find out for definite next week how long i will need to have it on for but originally it was supposed to be 3 months and then a cast for another month to let the bone mature and set.Lets hope all things go well and ill be back doing what i love the most out on the water.
Managed to get into Page 3 of the Metro paper this week, also was in this weeks and last weeks editions of the Southside people which is pretty sweet.
Twisted my ankle stupidly the other day when i was standing up to go to bed so my foot was a little sore than usuall the last two days.Nearly able to walk normally now, but still have the crutches for a bit of sympathy :D
Getting my twitter going again so if you want to follow me just click on the link below
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Check out this sick new magazine from severne.Which is available for download (PDF0 and to veiw online.
My ankle seems to be on the mend now, although im still not able to walk properly without crutches. All the swelling has almost gone.The Last two days have seen great improvements... i nealry lost it the other night cause it was still really sore all the time for nearly 3 weeks now just got to me a bit too much.I never have had that amount of pain over such a prolonged period of time. Lets see how the rest of the Physio goes. Thanks to MalcomScott from Anotomy physiotherapy who has just set up in clontarf on the coast rd and also to Paul Tansey [nscom.ie] for the work they have done with me over the last few weeks.
For those of you who missed me on the radio the other night here is the link to the clip on the rte website.
RTE Radio 1 is Irelands National station and my clip was aired as part of an evening sports show with Darragh Maloney called Sport at 7.
Got a nice picture in one of the scottish papers last week during the tiree wave classic in scotland!!!
Just went to the hospital ... after i hurt my ankle in tiree, Luckily for me nothing was broken or chipped as if it was i would have had to get an operation and some pins in.. So basically I have overstretched the ligaments around my ankle and i have to wear a boot cast thing for 3 weeks so ill be off the water for the next month or so which i a bit disappointing. I'm pretty tranquilized at the moment so i will update you about my trip to Tiree later
So Sylt is over for another year.... i wouldn't say im quite so happy with my result as i was hoping to maybe pass another heat or two in the contest... But i suppose that's the way it goes. In comparison with the guys in the top 16 i feel i just need to take my level up a bit more and i should become more competitive when i make it through to the further stages of the elimination.... Overall for me the event was a great experience and its definitely the best organized windsurf event ..everything went so good.They Make a windsurfing event the way it should be. My 25th place in Sylt and in Pozo leaves me in 25th overall for the PWA world tour waves which is a lot higher than i thought i would be at the beginning of the year. I would like to thank all my sponsors, family and all the people who have helped me out over the years.
I'm now back home and enjoying being back home for a bit, I also started my 2nd year in college today ,two weeks late so it has been super busy getting registered and stuff.
My next stop is Tiree wave Classic in the outer Hebrides in Scotland. I have always wanted to go to this event for the last few years,,, but just never made it ..so i have to go this year..It looks like a sick spot and cant wait to sailing up their. I have two tests in college and then Katie and I are leaving for the ferry to Scotland and the long drive up to Oban to get the ferry to Tiree...
Photos by John Carter PWA
I'm here in sylt now... got my computer up and running...
Sylt is incredible the organization, the tent, the stands, the facilities and hopefully some good conditions to make it a top event...
Today the wind teased the slaom sailors but never reached the required minimum. However talking to a few of the guys they felt pretty powered out on the water...
Tomorrow the skippers is set for 7 o clock for freestyle and waves.. with first possible star of 7.30. It gonna be tough, i think they might run freestyle. as the forecast is promising for the rest of the week...
Check this short interview on the PWA site today of me [pwaworldtour.com]
Also these pics from Magies the day before i left for denmark...
Denmark has to be one of the funest places eve to sail... so good...
In Sylt now after a good session in Denmark plus some new pics in Photo Gallery
Had my first sail in sylt yesterday in my 5.0 and 86 at first and the 76 when the wind picked. Its choppy like hell and even thouh you are powered up you are barely moving your board just seems to get stuck in the water it so strange... wind is from the other side today and is a bit colder than reuinon... they are running slalom now... not much waves so dont think they will do them today...
New Donegal Photographs in Photo gallery.
On my way to Sylt .Went for a windsurf in Maheroarty and now in Denmark after flying to Hamburg.Computer on blink so keep in touch with the event via PWA//
We have had some sick conditions so far in reunion...the last day in raine was by far the best but i missed it as i had to wait as i got stitches in my foot the day before when i cut myself with one of the fins on my board,,,its a pitty but thats how it goes... i probably would have destoryed a lot of equipment if i went too...like the rest of the guys...the last two days we have just been hanging about chillin and taking urchins outta our feet... yesterday we went to a waterfall it was so beautiful...the water was so clear unreal... Wind is nearly enough to go sail so lets see what happens
Today we had a sick day... for the reunion waves classic... we sailed aty ravine blanche... a really nice wave pretty power ful with some nice bowl sections that if you hit it right you got the sickest top turn ever but if you misstimed it you git destroyed....
For the laucnh the locals say a jump off the rocks... so i follow them and watch and i goo easy peasy.. i go with victor and a big set comes and cleans me off the rock and i get washed in... i take two on the head and then i mange to get out...
We did one round today i think the second heat had the best conditions.the level is so high everyone is charging super hard. Which makes you push it and go for....
Went to the doctoer after the comp today t get some urchins removed biut he only got two out... i think i ended up the worst for cuts on my head knee back and feet... but it was worth it...
Last night we had a fun opening ceremony in the Longboard Cafe...The teams were drawn and you can see them on the site reunionwaveclassic.com
Today we had some fun conditions at a spot '... wont even try spell cause i cant pronounce it.... it was super gusty but everyone was happy to be out making the most of the conditons... It was my first time sailing such a reef, and I wa salways was a little too late and took a few walks onthe reef..... suprisngly no urchins...
Tomorrow looks good so lets see if we get some more action...
I left this morning for Dublin to Paris Charles del Gaule airport... everything went pretty smoothly at the airport. Just hanging about now until we get our gear transported to Paris Orly to get on our flight a 9 tonight to Reunion....
Check out severnes new site too www.severnesails.com
Well since the weekend its been all go.. Me and Lewis went sailing in dollymount on saturday and then tried to go for another session in rush in the evening but the wind never came through... Sunday was supposed to be thee day in dublin with a load of guy dusting off the gear and grtting down to the beach... Well it was a bit of a let down but the waves were still good and their were patchs of good wind. But Not many seemed to be planning most of the time... Lucky im still small enough...
On monday I headed to belmullet as it was a macking forecast. Went out in elly beach as soon as i got there.. It looked real nice and was wondering were the hell everyone else was. I underestimated the size of the waves and on my first 3 runs just got drilled all the way to the beach... My determination to make it out back eventually paid off and I got a few nice waves before getting the living daylights scared outta me by a Monster set of waves.. I couldnt see the beach in front of me as the wave was blocking it out completly ... I waited for it to build up and said lets go for it then it jacked up and my white wetsuit nearly got ruiend... I compeletly bottled it and went in musta been close to double mast high...
I went out again at another more managable spot up the beach which was sick as the wind was a bit more side off... It was my first time on the quad and it was unreal....
Im off again now to Kerry to score some conditions down there and maybe in clare... First I gotta Pick Up The Big Dutch Guys Martin and Peter from Shannon who are coming over on the forecast... Lets hope we get some nice conditions..
Oh Yea forgot to mention im going to reunion next thursday cant wait it goning to be sick... for more check out www.reunionwaveclassic.com for more info on the event....