The draw for the Big Salty Bonanza prizes has started. Randomly from our database, we are choosing the users with watchlist locations as per the 'Bonanza' rules, mate!
For more information on the Bonanza go to: http://www.bigsalty.co.uk/competition/w … onanza.php
Week 1 winner
The prize for week 1 has gone to James Wilson - local beach Branksome Dene and Sandbanks (depending on the wind direction).
James wins a pair of Pat Love harness lines, which I'm sure he'll get plenty of use out of if November's weather is anything to go by.
The winner comments:
"I'm delighted to win anything, especially for using Bigsalty something i'd be doing anyway. Harness lines are always good to have. Using bigsaltys one of my prewindsurfing trip rituals and the watch list has made it a lot easier to work out where the best conditions are going to be.
Its also lead to some unplanned but memorable trips. I ended up on the Isle of Wight the sunday before last as Niton was showing 3 stars. It was a bit too good for my ability, mast high and slightly cross off, but Brook down the road was superb."
And here's a shot of James on the water - we are not sure where but looks like a damn fine jumping locations:
Well done James.
Week 2 Winner
The prize for week 2 has gone to Steve Richards, local to Portland Harbour. Steve wins The Pat Love Flying Carpet - perfect for keeping those Egyptian Cotton threads clean when changing after a session in that muddy car park.
Unfortunately, we don't have a shot of Steve doing his thing but here's what he had to say:
"...thank you for this excellent website, it's been invaluable for my local spot, Portland Harbour, saving me a trip to check on conditions, and especially useful when planing a run further afield to Devon or Cornwall....
I'm looking forward to getting hold of the Flying Carpet and keeping my stuff clean and dry."
Well done Steve.
Thank's again! My Pat love flying carpet is much bigger than the standard mats i've seen.. much more practical! Steve
Week 3 Winner
The prize for Week 3 has gone to Jeff Scott, a local from Eastbourne on the
South Coast, meaning the Pat Love roof bars and car seat are winging their way to
him shortly! SOunds like Jeff's been on the front line and injured himself
so here's to a swift recovery...
Comment from Jeff:
"I've been out of action since the end of October after breaking.... getting
wipeout by a wave here in Eastbourne, but I can't wait to get back into it just as soon as you can forcast us some SW F5+!. Many thanks & keep up the good work with the site!"
And here is Jeff on the water doing something radical:
Despite having a Watchlist set up, we think he's earnt his prize from the photo alone!
Week 4 Winner
And... winner of the Pat Love booties is Trevor Wickham local beach Mudesley. Congratulations Trevor - I'm sure you'll get plenty of use out of your booties this winter - spring...
"I sail from Mundesley beach mostly which can be flat and calm then
turn into something really rough."
Here's a shot from Mundesley in Norfolk, Trevor's local spot:
Overall Big Salty Bonanza winner - Week 5
A special congratulations to Ben Murrin for winning the Big Salty Bonanza main prize of an awesome Pat Love harness.
Ben was picked at random from the database as someone who had his watchlist set up but has also and importantly referred another user to the Big Salty weather service.
Word of mouth recommendations are the best way for us to keep building up the site - so keep spreading the word and keep giving us feedback.
Ben's comments were:
"WOW! Haven't won anything in many years! The last time was in the early ninetys when I came runner up won a bottle of old spice and sweatshirt for answering where the "capital of surfing" was in the UK! Didn't get much use of out of the old spice I can say!... The harness will be another matter.
I'm new to Barnstaple and North Devon and looking forward to getting into more wave related windsurfing and so this new harness will be great for that.My last harness was bought from a kitesurfer when I lost my last one in New Zealand and was 200km from the nearest shop and desperate to go out on a windy day!"
Here's a shot of Ben taken by non other than Guy Cribb on one of his Intuition courses in Egypt:
So a final congratulations to all the winners - we've had a great time using our Pat Love accessories and sure you will too.