Andy King tells us what his been up to in Ireland with the Goya Fleet and what happened when Kauli and Cisco visited
I\'ve Been out in Ireland since early April, where we have had a real mixture of conditions. From super flat water freestyle days at Scraggorne Bay to mast and a half down the line at Kilcummin and Gowlane. Chris Murray and myself, who I was coaching as part of the Goya youth academy, were lucky and got out early on that big day at Kilcummin when the wind was still strong. As the wind dropped in the afternoon we choose to sit and watch as the rest of the local guys arrived and had to work really hard blogging out, swimming back in and finally battling over the endless lines of logo high white water. All the effort was worth it though, when the sailors finally made it out and got to pick off what by then were perfect mast high clean green faces. Jamie Knox stamped his authority on his local spot by catching some decent waves and throwing buckets of spray.
Towards the end of our trip, Francisco Goya and Kauli Seadi came out for a promotional demo of the Goya and Quatro kit. The guys got lucky and managed to sail on their first day in glorious sunshine and surprisingly punchy waves. If it wasn’t for Spillanes restaurant closing food orders at 9pm then Francisco, Brawzinio and Kauli would have still been catching that “one last wave" come sunset. The rest of their four day stay saw summer arrive early with glorious sunshine and sweltering temperatures leaving the boys believing this was typical of Ireland, lucky they hadn’t arrived a week earlier when we had virtually four days of torrential rain! It was good fun to hang out with the two world champions, Kauli is a real joker, whilst Francisco was still showing his absolute passion for the sport and his total obsession for getting the ultimate products to the masses via his own brand range of windsurfing equipment. The best thing is that they both sail with big smiles on there faces which are seriously contagious and with in minutes all the sailors at the beach where buzzing and being inspired by the three PWA stars who were tearing their waves to bits.
As a whole our Goya demo trip went well but Autumn is the true season that Ireland rocks so we will be back, armed with 66 L boards and 3.4m rigs come late September! Make sure you note it in your diaries and get out and join us! Only by trying Goya’s equipment can you really appreciate how much effort and time he has put in to making these products. You won’t be disappointed!
See you in September, Andy