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Windsurfing Learning Curve

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Created by Dwbh > 9 months ago, 3 Jan 2014
Dwbh
QLD, 820 posts
24 Dec 2018 6:26AM
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Feeling a bit like Christmas packing to head to Elanda today WooHoo. Hopefully just like riding a bike and we will be away again without too much ado.
Can't wait to get back on the water - Easter last time for me. This working 7 days a week gets in the way of windsurfing so much.

Looking forward to catching up whoever is up there and seeing what the changes has done to Jeffrey Point. We are there til Sunday

Hope you have a fantastic Christmas and New Year

Cheers
Morgs Anita and Family

jirvin4505
QLD, 1010 posts
26 Dec 2018 8:54AM
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Lovely Xmas arvo sailing with morgs. Both on our windsups, gentle winds. Mates enjoying the joy


Loving the Lake

Dwbh
QLD, 820 posts
26 Dec 2018 11:10AM
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Picture this - Christmas eve wind is up having Christmas lunch and drinks with the family - Jaye decides to go out for a sail and after 10 minutes comes back up the bar and says "Dad did you pack the booms?"....... Oh, no forgot the booms!!
Christmas day Ben and family met up with us at BP Burpengary with the booms so we did get to see them for Christmas on Christmas day woo hoo was nice to have coffee. Back to the lake - man the traffic was horrendous pretty much to Caloundra turn off and then no one mmm not sure what happened but from there on was a dream run.

In the water with booms in the afternoon with Jeffrey and Tony (I sailed with and waved to Tony all afternoon only to find out it wasn't you at all Tony - it was Max) mmm should get something to attach my glasses whilst windsurfing lol.

All up spent 3 hours on the water (yes feeling it today big time) I wasn't sure if I would be able to remember - amazingly enough sure did straight up with a beach start and as soon as moving fast enough into harness - how good is this......

Finished the sail off with last hour - Jeff and I on our windsups cruising together was awesome
I set up Pacifico (old faithful) with Naish 8.8m and 45 fin

Both Jaye and I really enjoyed ourselves










sboardcrazy
NSW, 6561 posts
26 Dec 2018 3:18PM
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Glad you're getting some sailing Morgs! I've missed your stories..

jirvin4505
QLD, 1010 posts
2 Jan 2019 8:43PM
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How did it go up at the lake morgs??

Dwbh
QLD, 820 posts
31 Mar 2019 3:45PM
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New board - set up and ready to go - just need some time to get out there and on to it. I am in the Bic Club now lol
Thanks Andy for the board and a big Thank you to Shannon to bringing it down from Burrum











MalJ
QLD, 179 posts
31 Mar 2019 5:25PM
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Let the wind blow & we'll the Bic go go go

olskool
QLD, 1370 posts
31 Mar 2019 5:40PM
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Hiya Morgs! Have you had a chance to master the ol Xantos?

Dwbh
QLD, 820 posts
2 Apr 2019 5:14AM
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olskool said..
Hiya Morgs! Have you had a chance to master the ol Xantos?


Hi Olskool - nah haven't had a chance decided to sell her, anyone interested, reducing the number of boards I have, word down from the top.

cheers
Morgs

Dwbh
QLD, 820 posts
19 Apr 2019 6:31PM
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Well there you go can still do it - Ben and I made it out to Viccy Point and had a hoota of session.

Although it started out very sketchy and emotional could not get going let alone plane or foot straps What The.....

FOCUS MORGS - looked down at my feet and they were all wrong not where they should be and it was having the expected effect - crash and burn, crash and burn Blah.... Ok so there didn't seem to very much wind at home in Cleveland so big board big sail for both of us Ben on the Hi-Fly and I took the Naish 180. Both of us had 8.5 ishes and when we got in the water game on .... or off so it would seem.

First problem boom upside down (she'll be right - Nah) could not for the life of me get into the harness lines. Stopped and took them off and swapped them around - bingo all good we have harness again (man the harness is like a security blanket isn't it). Once back in the harness lines front strap for a couple of runs and yep it happened both feet in and that is also like another security blanket both feet in the straps and in the harness game on. Managed to get 20.8 knots out of the Naish.

So glad I decided to go out with the Naish as I would have broken something or broken the board I crashed that many times but once in both security blankets all good. HOW MUCH FUN WAS THAT!!!

Anita got a couple of shots before the camera ran out of power - Great to see so many people out windsurfing caught up with Duncan, Mal, Pat and newby friend of Pat's (sorry forgotten your friends' name) Justin saw Martin blasting away

Heading back to Viccy Point on Monday for another session

Cheers
Morgs















gregwed
QLD, 543 posts
20 Apr 2019 2:43PM
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That's great Morgs, great to hear you are back!!!!
I'll be off the water for a month just when the SE has returned, just had my other eye cataract done, all good, just time to heal. Cheers and ENJOY!!

Dwbh
QLD, 820 posts
22 Apr 2019 6:42PM
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Another great day on the water. Ben and I Man soooo many people on the water and half a dozen kids, how good is that!

Today I only took the Bic and Stumpy with plans of going for it on Stumpy first to get my sailing legs on a small board but pier pressure and Duncan comes over and says get it out Morgs. So what could I do...

Set up the Naish 8.8 again as the wind seemed a bit mild - put the standard fin in 48 something bit of a curve on the bottom.

With much trepidation off I headed - my experience with new boards ie; that are not Stumpy, is not that good of an experience. You see I trust Stumpy not to let go at any time through thick and thin even if we get some air she still runs on a rail. Not what has happened with other boards so you can imagine my nervousness first stepping on this narrow board (for me it is) and yep straight off the side.

Then there is the voice - 'slow down set yourself up take your time take a breath and relax' Says my sensible self. Followed my own advice and yep we are going soooooo skinny in the front and it was under water - a little foot shuffle nose is out of the water and light sail to the northern end of Thompsons TO MY ABSOLUTE AMAZEMENT she tracked nicely and seemed pretty comfortable. Turned around and here comes a squal let's go for broke and BINGO WOW up and planning and in straps (so forgiving - even stumpy would have gone with the trying to get my feet into the far too small new footstraps. But I got them in front and back and holly dooly she is a flyer. Planes so very easily I have never been on a board that gets on the plane so quick and effortlessly. Where have you been all my life - I think it is true love. Andy said it - that it would become my new favourite board - you are soo right Andy. Thanks mate

Two days sailing in the last couple and man every muscle in my body is aching

Here are a couple of photos of us and others

























thumbs up for the Bic

Cheers
Morgs

jirvin4505
QLD, 1010 posts
22 Apr 2019 7:42PM
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Wahoo morgs. Great story

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2358 posts
22 Apr 2019 7:57PM
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Awesome! You're back in the game Morgs

jirvin4505
QLD, 1010 posts
22 Apr 2019 10:42PM
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Did you post your Garmins?

olskool
QLD, 1370 posts
23 Apr 2019 2:46AM
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Hiya Morgs! Great to see youre back in the saddle n harvesting some wind.

DDunk
QLD, 36 posts
23 Apr 2019 7:08AM
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So glad you had a great day after putting it out there Morgs. I knew you would love the BIC.
Brilliant photos as always Anita

Kokopelli
VIC, 25 posts
23 Apr 2019 8:42PM
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I am also a fan of the BIC. Great tough board, ACETEC construction is reasonably light, plenty of performance and the security of 148 litres bouyancy. The best thing I ever did for my Bic 148 - swap the standard Bic footstraps out for some NP footstraps. After adjusting them to fit my foot the original Bic straps would always pull back smaller once on the water and constantly having trouble getting my feet in. My feet are size 9 so I should have been able to get them to work. I pulled them apart and messed around with them for ages before finally tossing them. The NP straps stay set perfectly - made life much easier. Looks like you're going great. Best of luck!

Dwbh
QLD, 820 posts
25 Apr 2019 7:24AM
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Kokopelli said..
I am also a fan of the BIC. Great tough board, ACETEC construction is reasonably light, plenty of performance and the security of 148 litres bouyancy. The best thing I ever did for my Bic 148 - swap the standard Bic footstraps out for some NP footstraps. After adjusting them to fit my foot the original Bic straps would always pull back smaller once on the water and constantly having trouble getting my feet in. My feet are size 9 so I should have been able to get them to work. I pulled them apart and messed around with them for ages before finally tossing them. The NP straps stay set perfectly - made life much easier. Looks like you're going great. Best of luck!


Hi Kokopelli

Thanks, heaps for the tip my feet are size 11 and always have probs with shoes footstraps etc. I will take your advice onboard and get some some other straps for the board.

Cheers
Morgs



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