Originally Posted by BrAinZ
We went out last Sunday afternoon, and was quite surprised not to see too many other people out on the water.
Just wondered how rough it needs to be to put most people off.
We were one of the relatively few out on the Solent last week as well - I think it was a force 4 gusting 5? Whilst it was choppy I think it was probably "perfect" ribbing conditions, as if it's too smooth you spend all your time looking for wake.
However - we went out again this afternoon (Sunday) - from the Hamble out of Southampton water and up towards Yarmouth, back to Cowes, down towards Porstmouh and back to the Hamble.
It was as SW force 7 gusting 8 (according to the guys at Hamble Point marina) and the only other ribs we saw out all afternoon were the ones from SeaStart!
Whilst last week was great, this afternoon was hard going - fun, but by the time we got back to the Hamble we were drenched and exhausted!
Did you venture out this weekend so you can compare it to last week?