Before global warming, or at least before the majority became aware of it, people in the north would have very much appreciated a summer like this. Rainy days were the absolute exception and air temperatures close to or even above 30 Celsius had become a common thing. Now, surfers and windsurfers (and kite surfers) were often the only ones who could not fully appreciate a decent heatwave, as it usually also meant flat and windless seas.
Not so this summer. An unusually high frequency of wind systems has provided a lot of sailing days even for weekend warriors. Even the – in the forecasts – dull looking weekend of July 20 / 21 surprised with a very local freak wind system which surprisingly managed to create wind speeds of 20 knots around Fehmarn for a couple of hours.
I spent Sunday at a beach that I had never visited before. My expectation was just to go sailing, nothing more and nothing less. Turned out that I was the only other windsurfer out within an armada of kite-surfers. The beach was long enough to find sections without too many kites and ropes and I even had to change to a smaller sail and board after an hour.