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QLD
2548 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 5:23 pm        Report
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
NSW
4115 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 5:48 pm        Report
Damn that was hard to read. Are you sure your not a kiteboarder?
QLD
2548 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 5:48 pm        Report
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 ?
QLD
2548 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 5:54 pm        Report
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.
NSW
4115 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 6:47 pm        Report
Welcome out of the closet. I can lend you a pair of yellow and red pok-a-dot shorts if you like.
NSW
6373 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 6:59 pm        Report
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.
NSW
1300 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 7:02 pm        Report
depends - would I have to rig every day?
WA
2114 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 8:04 pm        Report
Need more wind
WA
1810 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 8:59 pm        Report
When i lived at Pt Moore in Gero my record was 48days straight wave sailing. No i never got bored
ACT
481 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 9:06 pm        Report
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 ?
WA
12606 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 9:10 pm        Report
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
WA
3097 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 9:13 pm        Report
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.
VIC
682 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 9:21 pm        Report
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.
WA
2114 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 9:27 pm        Report
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.
WA
1227 Posts
Posted 13/4/2012, 12:26 am        Report
lotofwind said... I can lend you a pair of yellow and red pok-a-dot shorts if you like.
It's POLKA DOTS
NSW
4115 Posts
Posted 13/4/2012, 6:16 am        Report
^^^^Not if they are designer shorts imported from europe. Polkadots are cheap Kmart rip offs. Sheeeesh,,,,,,,dont you know anything about coolness.
WA
2250 Posts
Posted 13/4/2012, 9:18 am        Report
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!
WA
3097 Posts
Posted 13/4/2012, 10:09 am        Report
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!
TAS
494 Posts
Posted 14/4/2012, 6:03 pm        Report
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?????
NSW
1548 Posts
Posted 14/4/2012, 9:11 pm        Report
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!
WA
451 Posts
Posted 14/4/2012, 9:26 pm        Report
spent 6 weeks on Maui, never bored wanted more!
NSW
403 Posts
Posted 15/4/2012, 9:05 am        Report
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.
ACT
204 Posts
Posted 15/4/2012, 1:59 pm        Report
I thought you only took the cream to bed when the wife wasn't there
NSW
4278 Posts
Posted 16/4/2012, 10:10 am        Report
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..
QLD
72 Posts
Posted 16/4/2012, 10:54 am        Report
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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