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Winter Blues

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Created by WindWarrior > 9 months ago, 1 Jul 2014
WindWarrior
NSW, 1008 posts
1 Jul 2014 6:20AM
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Ever had one of those days weeks months where winter never seems to end...



Where you find yourself locked inside scouring the internet for tales of warmer climes... then you stumble across a forum and a post boasting of warm water, wind and sunny days like GreenLeaders recent post (Still Cold and Windless) ????

Enough was enough... Boards were packed, rentals sorted and plane tickets purchased.

View of the yard from the GoPro mount


View from the water from the GoPro mount


View from the GoPro mount of someone trying to get into the frame


View from the GoPro mount of hair being parted by boom end !

WindWarrior
NSW, 1008 posts
1 Jul 2014 6:29AM
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Hair parting in real time



Little blast with the Go Pro mount

AJEaster
NSW, 657 posts
1 Jul 2014 9:50AM
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Just a rash shirt - envious!


I cant believe the hair parting! Acres and acres of sailing area and someone has to sail that close to you......you weren't planning and they were so it was their choice to get that close......I don't get some people.

Hope the rest of your trip goes well

firiebob
WA, 2855 posts
1 Jul 2014 9:19AM
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Hey Kev, the back of your head's a big improvement

Keep posting updates mate

WindWarrior
NSW, 1008 posts
1 Jul 2014 3:45PM
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Umm er we'll.. It's actually Big Al's head... Mine now has the permanent boom parted hair !
All fun and games on Maui...
not sure where the biggest smile on Al's dial was, blasting out on a down winder from Sugar cover to Uppers or finding a 1.5 litre bottle of JD in Costco for $40USD :-)

Sadly Al's trip was only 10 days and he flew out yesterday.
wind looks to be on for the next week and even some swell on the way if you can believe WindFinder ???

i'll have to get the harness and mast mounts set up on my gear now that Al has left... Although Scotty and his family just arrived from South Oz and he might be keen to rig up.

Great day today, mini golf in the morning then arm stretcher on a 5.4 this arvo.
G&T's the call of the day as the sun sets on another Magic Maui Day

K Dog
VIC, 1847 posts
1 Jul 2014 5:13PM
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Nice pics!

What size 3S you sailing?

WindWarrior
NSW, 1008 posts
1 Jul 2014 6:12PM
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Don't think it was a 3s that Al was using, 83 ish litre tabouli quad... Not the pocket wave but whatever the Da curve is now called ?
Al can you chip in with stats ?

Big Al
WA, 259 posts
1 Jul 2014 8:26PM
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I can confirm the deers.

It was actually 1.75L JD for $39...!

2014 86L Tabou DaCurve quadster in Thruster mode with a 2014 5.3m Gaastra Manic which looks like its made from an Ikea bag but is a sweet sail none the less.
If anyone fancies hiring gear in Maui I cannot speak highly enough about Matt Pritchard & the gear he has....total legend and top guy to boot.

AB....

shoodbegood
VIC, 715 posts
1 Jul 2014 10:45PM
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The " newly parted one" was on starboard!!
I realise you weren't planing (maybe just planing) and so couldn't alter your course easily, but does port/starboard mean anything in windsurfing these days?

Mottman29
WA, 80 posts
1 Jul 2014 10:36PM
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Kevo... Yowch! If it's any consulation you had me in fits of laughter for about 10 mins... Poor bugger! The still shot is Pure gold... Painful but pure gold!

So I took my medicine after laughing at your mis-fortune (the doctor prescribed 3 x 375ml phoenix)... Worked a treat.

WindWarrior
NSW, 1008 posts
2 Jul 2014 4:40AM
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shoodbegood said...
The " newly parted one" was on starboard!!


No mate its not a starboard it's an OES Hot Rod 93 Quad

WindWarrior
NSW, 1008 posts
2 Jul 2014 10:21AM
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Not only is Maui the spiritual home of windsurfing there are bargains to be had everywhere...
Picked this up this morning

stehsegler
WA, 2974 posts
2 Jul 2014 11:41AM
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shoodbegood said...
I realise you weren't planing (maybe just planing) and so couldn't alter your course easily, but does port/starboard mean anything in windsurfing these days?



Not if it's a member of your family. Survival of the fittest...

stehsegler
WA, 2974 posts
2 Jul 2014 11:42AM
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WindWarrior said...
Not only is Maui the spiritual home of windsurfing there are bargains to be had everywhere...
Picked this up this morning



Did you steal that from the fence made of boards at the house on the way out to Hookipa?

WindWarrior
NSW, 1008 posts
2 Jul 2014 4:46PM
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Not as such.... but watch this space !!!

WindWarrior
NSW, 1008 posts
3 Jul 2014 6:04AM
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New day new sound on Maui...


If you look on the far right hand side of the picture there's a SUP just above the rocks

Mark _australia
WA, 19258 posts
3 Jul 2014 8:24AM
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You can stop now thanks Kev

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6587 posts
3 Jul 2014 11:41AM
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Mark _australia said...
You can stop now thanks Kev


WindWarrior
NSW, 1008 posts
3 Jul 2014 11:50AM
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3 hour morning session...
Now time for a lunch break... Maybe even a cheeky beer before the arvo session

WindWarrior
NSW, 1008 posts
4 Jul 2014 3:33PM
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Wind cranked big and early... also little bit of swell arrived !
Was on the water by 10:59 (For those who have not been to Maui you can not sail before 11 as a courtesy to the local fishermen.

Currently uploading some go pro to Vimeo but in the mean time here's some shots from today.








Troppo
WA, 880 posts
4 Jul 2014 1:50PM
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good to see your taking impact with your nuts kevo and protecting precious custom board.

now for fucs sake go and sail @ hookipa!!!

stehsegler
WA, 2974 posts
4 Jul 2014 2:31PM
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get a haircut hippy.


WindWarrior
NSW, 1008 posts
4 Jul 2014 5:22PM
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Troppo said...
good to see your taking impact with your nuts kevo and protecting precious custom board.

now for fucs sake go and sail @ hookipa!!!




Two kids mate.. nuts need no further protection.
Swell is predicted to stay for the next day or two.. Lanes or Mamas tomorrow is the plan with a board planting on the way.
Hookipa was insane... think small Gnaraloo with 20 or more Euros trying to style it for the crowd. Hot flies to a sh#t is what one guy called it !

WindWarrior
NSW, 1008 posts
4 Jul 2014 5:27PM
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You're the master of the aerial... any tips on how to NOT kook these Troppo ?












WindWarrior
NSW, 1008 posts
4 Jul 2014 5:33PM
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My work here is done for the day...

Troppo
WA, 880 posts
4 Jul 2014 5:18PM
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Timing is everything. Try get your body in a good position to project out in front. Make a shallower bottom turn. Stay higher on the wave and use your speed to send it.

dan berry
WA, 2562 posts
4 Jul 2014 6:15PM
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Are you trying aerials at sprecks?
Go somewhere with a lip.

WindWarrior
NSW, 1008 posts
4 Jul 2014 8:20PM
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Not Sprecks. Little further east that only works with a bit of swell.
cross shore not cross on like sprecks And actually throws
troppo nailed it, too wide in the bottom turn then fully loaded through the sail once in the air.
gusting to 30 knots here today... Was wishing for something smaller than 4.7 !

Mark _australia
WA, 19258 posts
4 Jul 2014 6:29PM
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Troppo said...
Timing is everything. Try get your body in a good position to project out in front. Make a shallower bottom turn. Stay higher on the wave and use your speed to send it.



Please don't say 'send it'

dan berry
WA, 2562 posts
4 Jul 2014 6:31PM
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Around baby beach? Just go to hookipa, apparently a few aerials are done up there.

Troppo
WA, 880 posts
4 Jul 2014 7:09PM
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What Dan said. Send it up that way.



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