Wind surfers down at Marine Lake have found the windy conditions ideal for recording fast speeds of nearly 50mph. Using GPS technology to track positioning, Norfolk-based surfer Andy Holland (Team QSW - image source) recorded a top speed of 41.04 knots (47.22mph) on Monday 4th February. That’s the seventh fastest speed in the world this year.
Neil Greentree, Team QSW team principle said: “Its unbelievable that our local windsurfer from Norfolk is ranked that high in the world at the moment after so little time competing [Holland only returned to the sport less than 9 months ago]. Who knows where he will rank at the end of the 2013 season. All the other team riders are made up for him and his success”
You can monitor the prevailing local weather conditions by looking at the website for the weather station located on Hilbre Island.