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Merimbula 2017

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Created by DavidJohn > 9 months ago, 7 Oct 2017
Nozza
VIC, 2821 posts
21 Nov 2017 8:36PM
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Helmy said..

Nozza said..
Minus 1 Helmy...





Minus 1/2 Noz


Your beers are chilling.........

Nozza
VIC, 2821 posts
26 Nov 2017 9:37PM
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Event briefing, first couple of days, random shots.











































Nozza
VIC, 2821 posts
26 Nov 2017 10:20PM
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Saturday.
Photos are going to post out of order.
Balmoral Boards /Sunova Beach to Bar Race.
And other stuff.







































































































































They seem to have posted in order after all!

Nozza
VIC, 2821 posts
26 Nov 2017 11:31PM
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Balmoral / Sunova / Whatever / Bop Sunday
Morning paddle on JM 17'6"on the inlet.



Bacon and egg rolls from the BBQ, cool cars...


and bikes...


Woops, the race is halfway through the first lap...






















































































What a great week / weekend.
I came up confident I was immune from the lures of the incredible number of demo boards available to try.
No way would anything tempt me to try and surf in 4' shore break with 15 knot cross wind and wind chop.
I may have taken a board for a demo paddle, but no way would I walk it 1km upwind to try it in shelter, then downwind it back to the beach and re visit the shore break.
No way would I put down a deposit and order a custom colour scheme and logos, I'm not that gullible.


Thank you to Merimbula Sailboard Club, AA from Balmoral, Sunova, other sponsors, Grub at Kerry's bar, the blokes on the BBQ, and everyone else involved in the best week of the year!
Only 361 days until the next one.






DavidJohn
VIC, 17007 posts
27 Nov 2017 1:50AM
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Thanks John.. Great pictures..

Piros
QLD, 6448 posts
27 Nov 2017 6:15AM
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Yeah another great year








JEG
VIC, 1469 posts
27 Nov 2017 6:21AM
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AA
NSW, 2157 posts
27 Nov 2017 10:29AM
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Good times and good vibes! On and off the water!



Tribute to John Smythe, the legend driving the amazing team who make the event possible and a little action from Saturday night

McGuane
484 posts
28 Nov 2017 9:54AM
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Nozza said..
What a great week / weekend.
I came up confident I was immune from the lures of the incredible number of demo boards available to try.
No way would anything tempt me to try and surf in 4' shore break with 15 knot cross wind and wind chop.
I may have taken a board for a demo paddle, but no way would I walk it 1km upwind to try it in shelter, then downwind it back to the beach and re visit the shore break.
No way would I put down a deposit and order a custom colour scheme and logos, I'm not that gullible.


Great pics and details. Thanks for sharing Nozza. This entire thread carries so much stoke and great vibes.
Curious about the board there's "no way" you ordered. Any more details? (I didn't even know PSH had demo boards down there. )

Nozza
VIC, 2821 posts
28 Nov 2017 12:53PM
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McGuane said..


Nozza said..
No way would I put down a deposit and order a custom colour scheme and logos, I'm not that gullible.




Great pics and details. Thanks for sharing Nozza. This entire thread carries so much stoke and great vibes.
Curious about the board there's "no way" you ordered. Any more details? (I didn't even know PSH had demo boards down there. )



PSH only there in spirit unfortunately, although there was a PSH sticker on Balmoral's trailer....
Only demo board there as far as I know was one of my 12' Guns.

It got an outing in the surf on the bar (1' high and pumping).
And a couple of outings in self converted "Gundawindy" mode.



Board I took for a demmo, took for a walk, paddled up the inlet and out the entrance, over the bar, and back down to the main Beach, then ordered was a 12' Sunova Search from AA, with custom colour scheme.
Sort of a more modern version of my board.




McGuane
484 posts
28 Nov 2017 11:38AM
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Thanks mate. More great pics. And yes, those Sunova Searches look great. Nice to have something in the quiver than can cruise flatwater, ride ripples, and still surfs quite nicely if a real wave pops up. I think I'd like one too. And one of those houses in the background of those pics of yours.

pohaku
NSW, 625 posts
28 Nov 2017 4:12PM
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I got a few good pics from the ECS drone








Piros
QLD, 6448 posts
28 Nov 2017 4:23PM
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Killer shots Pohaku nice job mate , that last one is a cracker

Nozza
VIC, 2821 posts
28 Nov 2017 5:52PM
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McGuane said..
Thanks mate. More great pics. And yes, those Sunova Searches look great. Nice to have something in the quiver than can cruise flatwater, ride ripples, and still surfs quite nicely if a real wave pops up. I think I'd like one too. And one of those houses in the background of those pics of yours.


The Search a bit more attainable than the houses, price wise

Nozza
VIC, 2821 posts
28 Nov 2017 6:01PM
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aus301 said..
If you managed to catch the Mambo doco on the ABC the other night you would have seen a few of the old windsurfing event t-shirt designs.

Three legged dog and Jacques Chirac were pretty prominent on the show.


Some old Mambo shirts about on MSC members.






tarquin1
791 posts
29 Nov 2017 1:09AM
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Anyone paddle the Coreban with all the fins? What's the idea behind that.

Nozza
VIC, 2821 posts
29 Nov 2017 1:19PM
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tarquin1 said..
Anyone paddle the Coreban with all the fins? What's the idea behind that.


It's a 2012 maybe Coreban Turbo 14.
Beautifully made carbon board, fairly tippy.


It doesn't see a lot of use, but is fun for a bit of a laugh.


Extra fins I think are to add some stability.
It's straight line sprinting only.
I gave it a try in fairly windy, choppy conditions.


Windage on the nose was significant, impossible to turn without getting back and lifting the nose.
Helmy gave it a try in more suitable conditions.


Looks like he's standing on a vintage speed boat.


More here













tarquin1
791 posts
29 Nov 2017 2:54PM
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thanks. I remember now. Thought they might have been at it again. This is what happens when you get a highly over paid naval architect to design something he knows nothing about. Look at the wake coming of that thing,you could surf it.
Great posts it looks like it was an awesome event.



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