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A High Wind in Ibiza.

Last Thursday and Friday extremely high winds wreaked havoc on the island. Gusts of 100 kph blew down trees, billboards, and wrenched boats from their moorings.

Last Thursday and Friday extremely high winds wreaked havoc on the island. Gusts of 100 kph blew down trees, billboards, and wrenched boats from their moorings. Most affected was the north west of the island where the wind produced waves of 8 metres high, which crashed into the bay of San Antonio and San Miguel. All transport to and from the island was affected - planes were unable to take off and land, the ports of San Antonio and Ibiza were closed and all sailings of the big car ferries were delayed or cancelled. The fishing fleets were unable to leave port and many pleasure boats, which normally are berthed in San Antonio, were discovered washed ashore at the Punta des Moli end of the bay. However not everybody was unhappy about the gales - our windsurfing community which gathers at Punta Pinet gave a breathtaking display of harnessing the power of the wind and waves for pleasure as they skittered at high speed across the raging seas.