In Pictures: Windsurfers take full advantage of stormy conditions

Storm Erik brought gusts of almost 70mph to much of the UK, causing damage and transport disruption.

However, some hardy souls in West Sussex welcomed the weather, taking to the seas for a windsurfing session at Bracklesham Bay.

(Andrew Matthews/PA)

(Andrew Matthews/PA)

(Andrew Matthews/PA)

Forecasters expect the blustery conditions to die down later this weekend, so the windsurfers seized the opportunity to enjoy the waves.

(Andrew Matthews/PA)

(Andrew Matthews/PA)

(Andrew Matthews/PA)

(Andrew Matthews/PA)

- Press Association


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