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If Windsurfing addictive?

Created by Macroscien > 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
Macroscien
QLD, 3891 posts
> 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
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Suppose that you now have 30 days free of work, nothing to do around really, nice warm weather and water, permannent moderate wind (green arrows all the time .)

How long in takes for you to get bored with windsurfing at your usual spot

Will it be enough for you 3-5 days everyday sailing before will start looking for other attraction or work to do - even gardening, reading a book etc.




Green's attack

lotofwind
NSW, 4620 posts
> 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
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Damn that was hard to read.
Are you sure your not a kiteboarder?

Macroscien
QLD, 3891 posts
> 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
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Just from my observations, when wind started blowing on GC few days ago there was crowd on the water.
Few days later wind is still blowing hardly few windsurfers.
As for today I was sailing almost alone and wind is still going strong



"Where the hell are you ?" What are you waiting for ? Christmas ?

Macroscien
QLD, 3891 posts
> 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
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lotofwind said...

Damn that was hard to read.
Are you sure your not a kiteboarder?

To be fair I just arranged today few lessons in kitesurfing for next week, to try something new.

lotofwind
NSW, 4620 posts
> 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
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Welcome out of the closet.

I can lend you a pair of yellow and red pok-a-dot shorts if you like.

Mobydisc
NSW, 7478 posts
> 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
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Once I read an article from Peter Hart about this issue. He described the scene on an Indian Ocean island where some Brits were staying. After a few days of great windsurfing in the lagoon they started wanting to take it easy and not go windsurfing.

He theorised the issue was that perfect conditions were on tap and it didn't really matter if you went windsurfing or not on any particular day as the next day the conditions will be exactly the same, perfect.

However in the real world we know if its on today, get into it coz tomorrow it will probably be sh!t. Even if the conditions are good there is a fair chance you have to go to work and experience a different order of sh!t.

That is one of the great things about windsurfing here. Its always different and we can get great conditions one day and the next day nothing. We whinge and complain but when it happens its fantastic.

I'd say probably after a week of windsurfing three or four hours a day I'd probably want a rest.

DavMen
NSW, 1423 posts
> 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
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depends - would I have to rig every day?

Stuthepirate
WA, 2830 posts
> 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
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Need more wind

Bender
WA, 1993 posts
> 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
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When i lived at Pt Moore in Gero my record was 48days straight wave sailing. No i never got bored

DrJ
ACT, 481 posts
> 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
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Macroscien said...

lotofwind said...

Damn that was hard to read.
Are you sure your not a kiteboarder?

To be fair I just arranged today few lessons in kitesurfing for next week, to try something new.



Suggest lesson in English you also book.... Unless Jedi be you ?

Mark _australia
WA, 16342 posts
> 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
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Bender said...

When i lived at Pt Moore in Gero my record was 48days straight wave sailing. No i never got bored


Yeah did about that in greenhead one summer and never got bored.

Got bored with the 48weeks after a shoulder operation though

Too much can be too much. Mind happy to go on, body not so much

Windxtasy
WA, 3652 posts
> 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
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I would like to sail every day but my body wouldn't let me.
It's not that I get bored, I get really tired and sore!

Windsurfing is extremely addictive.

echunda
VIC, 737 posts
> 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
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If you used peoples post count as an addiction to their chosen sport, I would say yes.

If I could sail as much as I post on this forum, wow, that would be soo cool.

Stuthepirate
WA, 2830 posts
> 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2012
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Addictive for sure.
So many variables and deciplines we can change/try/modify.
Not like kiters - Pump up kite, get dragged out, do flippy spinny, drag back in repeat. Not much tuning you can do to a kite. I'd find it boring.

dinsdale
WA, 1227 posts
> 9 months ago, 13 Apr 2012
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lotofwind said...
I can lend you a pair of yellow and red pok-a-dot shorts if you like.

It's POLKA DOTS

lotofwind
NSW, 4620 posts
> 9 months ago, 13 Apr 2012
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^^^^Not if they are designer shorts imported from europe.
Polkadots are cheap Kmart rip offs.
Sheeeesh,,,,,,,dont you know anything about coolness.

grumplestiltskin
WA, 2314 posts
> 9 months ago, 13 Apr 2012
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Windxtasy said...

I would like to sail every day but my body wouldn't let me.
It's not that I get bored, I get really tired and sore!

Windsurfing is extremely addictive.



Seeing as this thread is theoretical, the theory would be that by having continuous perfect conditions, you should be able to set up your rig exactly.
That way you wouldn't be over, or under, powered and could sail for much longer without getting tired and sore!

Windxtasy
WA, 3652 posts
> 9 months ago, 13 Apr 2012
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grumplestiltskin said...

Windxtasy said...

I would like to sail every day but my body wouldn't let me.
It's not that I get bored, I get really tired and sore!

Windsurfing is extremely addictive.



Seeing as this thread is theoretical, the theory would be that by having continuous perfect conditions, you should be able to set up your rig exactly.
That way you wouldn't be over, or under, powered and could sail for much longer without getting tired and sore!


If I sailed for much longer I'd still get tired and sore!

RumChaser
TAS, 587 posts
> 9 months ago, 14 Apr 2012
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NO NO NO I am not addicted to this sport.


Come to think of it, this morning I was practicing moves on my board in the backyard.


Can I change my mind?????

Waiting4wind
NSW, 1716 posts
> 9 months ago, 14 Apr 2012
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I had a year of work and salied every day there was wind. It was a very windy season / year. In summer I was out 4-5 days a week min. I didn't get bored but I did get tennis elbow!

R1DER
WA, 867 posts
> 9 months ago, 14 Apr 2012
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spent 6 weeks on Maui, never bored wanted more!

Roar
NSW, 465 posts
> 9 months ago, 15 Apr 2012
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spent 18 days in Maui- sailed every day except 1 and that day it was blowing 40-50 Knots and just wanst fun.
After about 5-6 days in a row tho you really need to take it easy to let the body recover a bit - hands are the worst part the get really calloused and sore. in subsequent years i steal the wifes hand cream and use it at night when i got o bed it keeps the hands going longer and stops the calouses cracking.

siny
ACT, 255 posts
> 9 months ago, 15 Apr 2012
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I thought you only took the cream to bed when the wife wasn't there

sboardcrazy
NSW, 5660 posts
> 9 months ago, 16 Apr 2012
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I find locally if I sail 2 days running I'm keen for a rest for a day or two so if we got perfect conditions very day I think maybe 3-4 days a week would do me..Got to work & ride the horse sometime...
Mind you if I go sailing its generally 4 - 5hrs out of my day with the travel down and back so if I lived near the water and could just go out the front to sail I wouldn't mind sailing more..I sailed 5-7 days at Lord Howe & didn't get bored but everything was already rigged ready and able to be swapped as needed..

windlure
QLD, 96 posts
> 9 months ago, 16 Apr 2012
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Windsurfing is addictive, have been doing it for 27 yrs and still enjoy it. Just haven't married it yet Spent 30 days in Maui in 93 and 94, worst thing was coming back to the winter westerlies



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