Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Sick couple of days out here in Ireland had loads of good conditions some amazing surfing and windsurfing fingers crossed for some more check out these pics that Tim Smith took and have a look at his website and fb page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Smith-Visuals/244247125623669 http://www.timsmithvisuals.com/

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Ireland so far

So far the summer has been jam packed. Between windsurfing, surfing, working in the local bar, and learning the ropes of living with three other guys, I’ve been learning something new each week.
There have been a few great windsurfing sessions at Three Peaks, Dumps, and Gowlane, and I hope there will be even more now that I have my new 75l Quatro Rhythm, which I bought off Rob Jones. I’m also looking forward to September and October, as that is when the windsurfing season here kicks off. In under a year of sailing, Conor has managed to start doing forwards, and backies are next for him.
I’ve had some good surfing sessions too. The waves haven’t been great, but I try to make the most of it when the right conditions have been there. There have been a few hiccups, like getting washed over the reef and breaking some boards, but nothing some sticky tape won’t solve.
Living with three other guys, especially sharing a room with two of them, has proven to be both hilarious and steep learning curve. I learned how to work our washing machine, after four weeks of accidentally tumble drying my clothes, and I have picked up some pretty impressive cookery skills. Turns out heating baked beans in a saucepan works better than doing it in the microwave. The entire downstairs of the house it littered with windsurfing kit, surfing gear, and wetsuits, which makes the living area a bit of a minefield.
In the coming months, I hope to enter some Irish events, and keep windsurfing and surfing as much as I can.


Saturday, 19 May 2012

So we have just finished the first two BWA comps the first one was in Wales Rhosneigr it was a really good event and had some good condition on the Friday it was pretty small and NW so it was cross of so it was pretty fun and then on the sunday it was back to normal rozzy SW and got super windly by the end of the day with some good jumping but dident end up doing very good in the comp but it was really good whaching the final as they were doing some big jumps.

From rozzy we went stright to the ferry terminal and cough the half 2 ferry that morning from holy head to Dublin and then from there a 4 hour drive down to Brandon bay and straight on the water for an on shore jumping session at Mossie and then started the comp but ended up getting knocked out in the first round as jack hunt and Phil Horrocks was on fire. Ther has been some good fun surf around aswell so fingers crossed it keep on coming as i am staying out her now for the summer.

Thanks to Dave White for taking the pics

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Right so recently there has been quit a lot of wind around which has been really good i haven't been to the waves that much though I have been sailing at home Canvey island so I have just been practising my freestyle which has been pretty cool. We have got the first two BWA wave comps of the year coming up in the next couple of week Rhosneigr Wales and Brandon bay Ireland  fingers crossed for some good condition. I think tomorrow i am going to be heading down to the south coast which should be good look like it going to be pretty windy and a bit of swell. Her some pics from today

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

This is a little edit of me on my new Hot Sails down the south cost of england hope you enjoy

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Got my new Hot Sails

So Yesterday I went up to Leicester to the Hot Sails Maui importer (MDE) to pick up my new sails the firelight they look so good with the big logo on the top i cant wait to used them there super light and there going to stand out so good on the water.

Monday, 12 March 2012

windsurfing kit for sail

2012 simmer Black tips for sail:
4.7 has a couple of repairs on it but still has a lot of life in it £100
4.2 it has a couple of repairs on it but still is in pretty good condition £150
If your interested you can email me at aleksy.gayda@tiscali.co.uk or give me a call 07731751969

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

New Sponsor

Super cool news, i am now on Hot Sails Maui and am really looking forward to using there sails and working with the team, as they seem really motivated and supportive which is really important to me. I will be using the Firelight, it's a really cool sail and feels really light and positive and manoeuvrable on the water. Cant wait to try it in the waves. Thanks to Boardseekers for doing interview on me http://www.boardseekermag.com/features/windsurfers/aleksy-gayda.html and thanks to Chris Freeman from Hot Sails for giving me so much help.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Camber Sands

Today I went to Camber Sands which was really fun it was the first time I have been sailing since I have been home it was pretty warm compared to what it has been like but still my hands got cold on the water. I was on a 4.7 and a 75lit and pretty power up and there was some little ramps coming frow so it was good to try some tricks. It was well weird sailing on starbad tack as I haven't don that in a while so it took a while to get in to it. it was a really good to get back in the water cant wait for spring now for some good sailing and warmer.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

So there ant been much going on over her in essex as there been no wind and it have been freezing cold so i have been doing loads of job hunting but i have been in the the local new paper the Echo paper http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/9522333.Aleksy_s_back_in_Essex___this_is_what_he_left_behind/

Monday, 6 February 2012

back from cape town

Right so i have just got back from cape town yeastday I had an amazing time out there done loads of sailing and surfing. It is a really cool spot to train for the winter because you get so much wind out there so you get to sail so much and the conditions are really good fun cant wait to go back out there next year. when i got back to England it started snowing the night that i got back so the next day i got to go sledging :D which was well good but a bit weird were it was so cold hahaha. Thanks to Andy bubble chambers for looking after me and driving me round as well

Thanks to Debbie Kennedy for taking all the pic out in SA

Monday, 23 January 2012

So we have had loads of sailing recently and we have had some really good surf with an ok size to it like head and a bit so it has been super fun. We had one day at sun set were it was pretty big and everyone was fully going for it the was some amazing crashes and some good swimming action hahahaha the we have had some more chilled out session there which have been really good for jumping and I have almost landed some push loops and getting my back loops more consistent and went for some one handed ones which was really good fun to try the forecast is looking pretty good now for the next week wind everyday and hopefully some swell with it as well so cant wait.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

The last couple of weeks have been super windy had a couple of days on a 3.7 which has been really cool and then some big days at sun set and big bay which has been really fun. I manage to get in my local news paper back at home in Essex http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/9464447.Gayda_reckons_Cape_offers_good_hope_for_season/ it not to long now in till I am going back to England so fingers cross it will be windy and not too cold hahaha.

thanks to Debbie Kennedy for taking the pic

Thursday, 5 January 2012

happy new year

So the last couple of weeks have been really good had loads of sailing and some good surfing we had one really good day at whitsands were it was pretty but really light and off shore so it was pretty hard to get on the wave but still really good fun. We have had some good sunset session and lake session aswell .I have now started going for push loops which has been pretty fun .We have now moved in to our new apartment which is really nice and has really good view of big bay which is really cool and has a really good gas BBQ which is the best thing ever.
Thanks to Debbie Kennedy for taking the pics