Taken offline now.
by the way not the first time these spots appear in wave sailing video. enough said
Nice. First time I have seen footage from the second location Taken plenty of pictures there before but never seen footage.
Glad you guys scored
Frans you are definately raising the bar for windsurf videos
Great work again Frans. You certainly picked a good consistent month of easterlies to go exploring! I like your appropriate choice of music. In the 1st track there's a line about not being blinkered which fits rather well when looking for wave sailing opportunities in the easterlies....
Nice - looks like perfect sunny summer afternoon sailing fun
F!@#ing awesome Frans.
Can I be your friend?
we will all see you there next time frans
if we all bring a mate each that will make ten more in the lineup
gotta love a good vid
Awesome! Great footage, great editing! You've got a talent for this. More please. Loved your other stuff on vimeo.
WA and secret spots, serious business >_>
man that looked like hella fun love it!
Lol a bit over the top to remove the video, you WA dudes take your **** seriously eh. Most 'secret spots' are secret for one of two reasons: a) they are remote/hard to get to b) they only work in specific conditions, which are usually not super common.
Both of these reasons preclude said spots from having 10 camper van loads of euros or east coast ring ins from rocking up 'causing a crowd'. WA's most famous 'secret spot' can be seen with the naked eye from probably the most famous/popular windsurfing location in WA and people get all in a tis about that one being 'outed' too.
In the age of Google earth you can survey the coast for epic spots from the comfort of your lounge, it's not rocket science, it's the reason I gave above that they stay 'low traffic', nothing to do with 'secrecy' imo.
Curac there was one spot there that has not been on video in a recognisable way, nor has it been in a photoshoot and certainly not the company you refer to.
CJ, google earth is not your friend as it does not show how deep the water is and all it shows is angle of shore in relation to prevailing wind and maybe a track to get in there. But put it with all the other things like vids and forums....
Anyway I did not call for it to be removed, and even if Douchie did I reckon it would not have been removed for that reason.
Top marks to Frans for a great video, I just think that now there is so many people doing it and they go to such a wide audience that maybe people should show just the sailing and a bit less scenery. Less arty or lifestyle I know but hey we all watch for the sailing anyway right?
WA windsurfers just went full retard.
Never saw the vid but if it's where i herd it is good one..
That beach claims at least 2 4wd's a year, bogged and lost to the tides..
I've lived their for 33 yrs. So yep, thats 66 4wds.
If ya go there and get back, Its been a good trip..
I think it sucks that this video has been taken down before I got to watch it.
I dont think it matters if you put video up sailling at secret spots - as long as you dont advertise the location / give directions how to get there.
and all the critical eastern states windsurfers need to try living at one of these spots which WAS pristine and friendly sailing with right of way rules etc
then after a while it is drop in wave snake central with rubbish everywhere with used dunny paper blowing around (yes, really) and food containers and beer bottles everywhere
then those 'tohter siders may not be so quick on the red thumbs
it used to be 20yrs from stage 1 to stage 2 as it took people ages to find out, now it is a damn sight faster with google, online surf guides, every man and his dog with a quality camera and online fora like this
I can understand why a bloke who spent days in his fourby looking for awesome breaks which are then shared by a few fellas to escape the euro invasion, gets a bit p!ssed when it is outed.... can't you?
I am NOT having a go at Frans, I am making general comments - Eastern States ppl can red thumb after they have lived in WA and experienced it.
Fellas I don't agree with the "one rock" comments or "no directions in the video" as we all know people email around and ask where it is, and as previously seen some people on this forum (not from WA!!!) have openly responded
Respect the spot.
Here we go again... next it will be locals only and locals get more waves in the line up because they live near the place BLAH BLAH BLAH
You guys wanna see videos of great sailing action but don't want to give away locations... OH PLEASE !
Expansion is a fact of life
Maybe we could attempt to focus more attention on educating on how to look after the spots and keeping them pristine as opposed to vainly attempting to keep them hidden or a secret from anyone else.
Beware of hording and coveting your 'PRECIOUS" ... It didn't go well fro Shmeegles
I'm spewing Frans pulled that vid off even of his vimeo too, why why why?
More people have been deprived the pleasure of watching the vid than the selfish two or three people who get pleasure from sailing that spot.
Not calling anyone a kook but this vid is along the 'locals only' mindset.
Enjoy, bloody clever.
Never thought my vid would stir up such heated discussions! But it's good, everyone can have their opinion.
Took it off as I don't wanna offend anyone... but as Reflex shows it's not the first time footage was put on the web.
I'm all fore exploring and finding your own 'secret spot', but in WA it also means you probably end up sailing by yourself on hard too reach, out of the way, sharky spots, outer reefs, rippy beachies, etc. which I've done now several times since moving to WA 4 years ago. It's a lot more fun and safer to share the waves in these places with a few mates!
Same applies to sailing in Tassie in January. The two times I had wind and waves (seabreeze didn't cooperate...) I sailed with one other guy. Footage available soon...
Roberto,Great stuff made laugh hard,thanks