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Created by Dwbh > 9 months ago, 3 Jan 2014
Dwbh
QLD, 795 posts
13 Jan 2017 7:22AM
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We have just returned from another fantastic windsurfing holiday with great friends at Lake Cootharaba just north of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.

Two awesome weeks camping and windsurfing - Check it out even got a PB 27 knots how good is that I was chasing Scotty and Jaye - first year ever where I was able to chase people with some chance of keeping up - it was awesome fun.

Mal and I lamented that a year ago we couldn't do that - even drag racing kinda each other at speed - AMAZING! I think we might actually be able to consider ourselves windsurfers now Mal :-) Now we are blasting across the lake at 20+ knots hot on each others tail - man it was only a short time ago it was who fell off the least got there first.

Mal and I learnt this great sport together out from Kite beach 3 years ago neither of us could make 100ft without coming off, floundering around in the rough conditions there trying to uphaul. Look at us now

Jaye started around the same time as Mal but being a young person 15yo when he started - he picked it up in a season virtually. Great to watch him blasting with all the good guys out there on the lake.I didn't get any video the only one day I took the go pro it was flat as a tack...................The lake was the lake and some days were gusting to 25 knots and some just 10 to 12 - still had awesome fun with friends.

I was riding Stumpy (fanatic sting ray tt170 155L) with 42.5bp fin, most of the time - I could hang off her as much as I wanted and wouldn't let go even hauling upwind both ways but, JP xcite ride 145L was letting go on the upwind southern run every time - no idea why. Apart from that I didn't really notice any significant difference between the boards. Clocked just over 25 knots on JP ('the slider') Tried 2 fins 45 BP type r and the 48 free ride that came with the board with the same results 'spin out'. Must be the rider maybe - doesn't do it on Stumpy - go figure???

Stats- new pb 27knots, water starts 90% only missed when not enough wind - uphauled no time to wait around for a gust, Harness all good, Planning - even managed to get Stumpy on the plane in light winds once or twice (happy days) must be finally working out a bit of technique.

If you are learning to windsurf don't give up - it is worth persevering with as once planning and blasting along there is literally no other feeling like it............. and a massive bonus it will keep you fit, healthy and help fight weight gain. You can't get much better than that :-)

A few photos here
HooRoo
Morgs



Sue - Drew and someone

Morgs

Mal and Morgan having fun blasting together across the lake - who would have thought

Morgs on Stumpy

Whoa winds up

Jaye heading out on his new favourite board - thanks Simon

JP xcite ride works to a point nickname 'Slider'

Coming in HOT......

Jaye and I finally having a blast across the lake together - we crossed the lake side by side

JP

Andy smashing it out there

Scotty and Jill looking good with matching sails - Mother and son how cool is that stuff Jill - we can almost keep up with them these days

Jaye, Jill and I think Denton

Scotty and Andy cruising together

Gooooo Scotty :-)

Kerry and Scotty



Andy and Jaye cruising across the lake looking good guys

Andy, Jill, Kerry, Chris and Scotty

Gooooo Ella and Chris cruising

Morgs and 'Stumpy' getting things going

Woo Hoo

Looking the part Jaye with my new sail - or should I say his new sail lol

Last night a fitting scene

Ben's HiFly

Morgan's Bar and Grill Closed til Easter

Thanks everyone - the holiday wouldn't be the holiday without the windsurfers - at times there were upwards of 20 sailors on the water. It is the great people who come to Elanda that makes this a fantastic place to be.......................:-)

Can't wait til Easter

waricle
QLD, 488 posts
13 Jan 2017 8:43AM
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Great pics and writeup as usual Morgs. Congrats on the 27 knot pb, 30 here we come! Packing the van to head up today, sorry to miss you guys, see you at Wello

Dwbh
QLD, 795 posts
15 Jan 2017 8:35AM
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waricle said..
Great pics and writeup as usual Morgs. Congrats on the 27 knot pb, 30 here we come! Packing the van to head up today, sorry to miss you guys, see you at Wello


Thanks Pete was a blast being able to keep up with most - hope you have a excellent weekend on the lake mate.

Dwbh
QLD, 795 posts
1 Mar 2017 7:18AM
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Hoping to get to Viccy point on Saturday Afternoon around 2 - 2.30 for a sail - usually home from Markets by then on Saturdays

Been sooo busy haven't had a chance to get out since the Lake at Christmas

Have a good one
Cheers
Morgs

Zachery
568 posts
1 Mar 2017 6:11AM
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Hello Morgan,
i remember reading your first posts quite a while ago, congratulations onyour progress!! you have certainly come a long way and obviously got "the bug"!!! i always remember the costs involved in upgrading and as a family that must certainly be a commitment, so good winds to you and your family, also as a long term windsurfer i think your continual updates and posts have helped a lot of people out there so well done!!!!!

sboardcrazy
NSW, 5969 posts
1 Mar 2017 2:07PM
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Dwbh said..

We have just returned from another fantastic windsurfing holiday with great friends at Lake Cootharaba just north of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.

Two awesome weeks camping and windsurfing - Check it out even got a PB 27 knots how good is that I was chasing Scotty and Jaye - first year ever where I was able to chase people with some chance of keeping up - it was awesome fun.

Mal and I lamented that a year ago we couldn't do that - even drag racing kinda each other at speed - AMAZING! I think we might actually be able to consider ourselves windsurfers now Mal :-) Now we are blasting across the lake at 20+ knots hot on each others tail - man it was only a short time ago it was who fell off the least got there first.

Mal and I learnt this great sport together out from Kite beach 3 years ago neither of us could make 100ft without coming off, floundering around in the rough conditions there trying to uphaul. Look at us now

Jaye started around the same time as Mal but being a young person 15yo when he started - he picked it up in a season virtually. Great to watch him blasting with all the good guys out there on the lake.I didn't get any video the only one day I took the go pro it was flat as a tack...................The lake was the lake and some days were gusting to 25 knots and some just 10 to 12 - still had awesome fun with friends.

I was riding Stumpy (fanatic sting ray tt170 155L) with 42.5bp fin, most of the time - I could hang off her as much as I wanted and wouldn't let go even hauling upwind both ways but, JP xcite ride 145L was letting go on the upwind southern run every time - no idea why. Apart from that I didn't really notice any significant difference between the boards. Clocked just over 25 knots on JP ('the slider') Tried 2 fins 45 BP type r and the 48 free ride that came with the board with the same results 'spin out'. Must be the rider maybe - doesn't do it on Stumpy - go figure???

Stats- new pb 27knots, water starts 90% only missed when not enough wind - uphauled no time to wait around for a gust, Harness all good, Planning - even managed to get Stumpy on the plane in light winds once or twice (happy days) must be finally working out a bit of technique.

If you are learning to windsurf don't give up - it is worth persevering with as once planning and blasting along there is literally no other feeling like it............. and a massive bonus it will keep you fit, healthy and help fight weight gain. You can't get much better than that :-)

A few photos here
HooRoo
Morgs



Sue - Drew and someone

Morgs

Mal and Morgan having fun blasting together across the lake - who would have thought

Morgs on Stumpy

Whoa winds up

Jaye heading out on his new favourite board - thanks Simon

JP xcite ride works to a point nickname 'Slider'

Coming in HOT......

Jaye and I finally having a blast across the lake together - we crossed the lake side by side

JP

Andy smashing it out there

Scotty and Jill looking good with matching sails - Mother and son how cool is that stuff Jill - we can almost keep up with them these days

Jaye, Jill and I think Denton

Scotty and Andy cruising together

Gooooo Scotty :-)

Kerry and Scotty



Andy and Jaye cruising across the lake looking good guys

Andy, Jill, Kerry, Chris and Scotty

Gooooo Ella and Chris cruising

Morgs and 'Stumpy' getting things going

Woo Hoo

Looking the part Jaye with my new sail - or should I say his new sail lol

Last night a fitting scene

Ben's HiFly

Morgan's Bar and Grill Closed til Easter

Thanks everyone - the holiday wouldn't be the holiday without the windsurfers - at times there were upwards of 20 sailors on the water. It is the great people who come to Elanda that makes this a fantastic place to be.......................:-)

Can't wait til Easter


Great stance Morgs - looks better than mine. You must be getting some good mentoring..

MalJ
QLD, 160 posts
1 Mar 2017 7:51PM
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Dwbh said..
Hoping to get to Viccy point on Saturday Afternoon around 2 - 2.30 for a sail - usually home from Markets by then on Saturdays

Been sooo busy haven't had a chance to get out since the Lake at Christmas

Have a good one
Cheers
Morgs


Morgan - you might have to make a sacrifice to please the wind gods. Last forecast I saw for Saturday was pretty crappy.

Dwbh
QLD, 795 posts
3 Mar 2017 5:01AM
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Zachery said..
Hello Morgan,
i remember reading your first posts quite a while ago, congratulations onyour progress!! you have certainly come a long way and obviously got "the bug"!!! i always remember the costs involved in upgrading and as a family that must certainly be a commitment, so good winds to you and your family, also as a long term windsurfer i think your continual updates and posts have helped a lot of people out there so well done!!!!!


Thanks Zachery - it has been a tough Journey. Thank you for your kind words

Dwbh
QLD, 795 posts
4 Mar 2017 6:49PM
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Well there you go the wind was a 'no show' today - you get that - mother nature surely is a beautiful thing sometimes

I was even going to put the Pacifico in with big sail but at Cleveland there wasn't even a breath

Chores and brownie points it was

Cheers
Morgs

vando
QLD, 3349 posts
4 Mar 2017 7:04PM
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Good day for supping Morgs not a breath at wello either

waricle
QLD, 488 posts
4 Mar 2017 9:19PM
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Ah brownie points, the last resort of the frustrated... They all disappear at sunset you know??????????

Dwbh
QLD, 795 posts
29 Mar 2017 6:58AM
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Heading to Elanda for the 2nd week of the Holidays
Jaye Anita and I - can't wait to get baCK on the water and catch up with some friends

Hope Burrum is going well everyone

Cheers
Morgs

evlPanda
NSW, 8073 posts
30 Mar 2017 10:50AM
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I know that board!!!

I'm now on a late model 105l Fanatic Freewave, closest I could find to that ^. I reckon that ^ board is slightly better. The chines, or the ...what's the word for the bottom curve again? ...is slightly superior on the JP. I got my first planing exits on that board; it's a dream to gybe.

It's not slow either! There's a nice flat spot between your feet.

It's ugly and beat up, and I imagine it was dirt cheap, but man it's a good shape!

Good to see it is still loved

Dwbh
QLD, 795 posts
4 Apr 2017 7:35AM
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Yeah Evil Panda he loves the board

We are heading to Cootharaba on Friday for a week and we both can't wait to get on the water

Anita has the gear sorted for our trip - I just have to sort windsurfing gear, dust the cobwebs off it and pack into van. I'm taking the day off work and heading up Friday morning WooHoo

Hope to catch up with a few windsurfers up there and have a blast. Might just take stumpy up and leave JP at home this time

Cheers
Morgs

Dwbh
QLD, 795 posts
4 Apr 2017 7:35AM
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Yeah Evil Panda he loves the board

We are heading to Cootharaba on Friday for a week and we both can't wait to get on the water

Anita has the gear sorted for our trip - I just have to sort windsurfing gear, dust the cobwebs off it and pack into van. I'm taking the day off work and heading up Friday morning WooHoo

Hope to catch up with a few windsurfers up there and have a blast. Might just take stumpy up and leave JP at home this time

Cheers
Morgs

waricle
QLD, 488 posts
5 Apr 2017 12:54PM
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Take EVERYTHING Morgs, trust me.

Dwbh
QLD, 795 posts
7 Apr 2017 11:55AM
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Boards are packed - van is packed and heading to Jeffery Point for a week woohoo


Dwbh
QLD, 795 posts
8 Apr 2017 9:08PM
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First sail in a while - phew and a bit of wind - Stumpy with Naish Noa 7.5m and had a blast on the lake.
Pete and Tony turned up for a sail as did Brad - fantastic to catch up
Back to Brissy for Markets at Cleveland then Cootharaba for a week woohoo
Here are a couple of photos

Broke stumpy - lucky back in Bris can grab JP xciteride cause I broke stumpy - THAT SUX



























jirvin4505
QLD, 808 posts
9 Apr 2017 12:24AM
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Good pictures from the lake morgs


im tied up with work and kids stuff - I miss being up there to share the joy

Stumpy - brocken- 'shed a tear'

cheers Jeff

waricle
QLD, 488 posts
9 Apr 2017 9:20PM
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Great pics Anita

waricle
QLD, 488 posts
9 Apr 2017 9:25PM
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Great pics Anita

Dwbh
QLD, 795 posts
12 Apr 2017 7:20PM
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Gee - light wind and the Pacifico didn't give what I wanted yesterday - light wind again today so thought I will set up the Naish Kailua - might just be able to get it planing in the gusts and yeeeees it performed. A couple of fairly decent planing runs WooHoo man that is a lot of board to have on the plane lol - still fun

The wind got up a bit for a 10 minute tease - thought I am going in to get JP but luckily didn't as the wind dropped and that was it for the day

Will upload photos tomoz

Cheers
Morgs

John340
QLD, 1646 posts
13 Apr 2017 10:22AM
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Dwbh said..

Broke stumpy - lucky back in Bris can grab JP xciteride cause I broke stumpy - THAT SUX



Morgs, Stumpy knows it's time for you to move on.

DDunk
QLD, 32 posts
17 Apr 2017 7:42PM
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Hey Morgs, sorry to miss you at the lake
It was a nice spot you left for us but did you have to take all the wind as well?
Great photos as allways

Dwbh
QLD, 795 posts
6 Jul 2017 6:55PM
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Ok then - Stumpy needs some repairs and I don't seem to have the time to get to it atm

If there is some wind and I get time I will need the board to be working

There is a guy in Manly I have been told is very good - from what I am told anyone got his number

Cheers
Morgan

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 893 posts
6 Jul 2017 7:39PM
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Hey Morgs, have a look at the "fin box repair" thread a little down the QLD page. Adam and Pete have both had repairs done by Ed.

evilC
QLD, 621 posts
6 Jul 2017 9:41PM
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www.facebook.com/Brisbane-Surf-Repair-194320620993925/

Ed always does a fantastic repair

Dwbh
QLD, 795 posts
7 Jul 2017 7:20AM
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Thanks guys - Dropping Stumpy off at Ed's this morning

Cheers
Morgan

jirvin4505
QLD, 808 posts
7 Jul 2017 7:45AM
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Welcome back Morgs - I miss you

cheers Jeff
ps Now that you are 'fit and loosing weight' stumpy will be ready for a workout

Dwbh
QLD, 795 posts
31 Jul 2017 7:16AM
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Stump is back in action thanks to Ed's working his magic

Great job mate thank you

Ready for September holidays at Lake Cootharaba



Cheers
Morgan



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