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Created by grich62 8 months ago, 3 Jan 2018
Paddles B'mere
QLD, 1612 posts
2 Apr 2018 12:13PM
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Don't get me wrong OW, the Magic Ride is a fantastic board that rides better in harsh chop but it doesn't stay on the plane in the holes or light wind anywhere near as easily as an old GO with a wider tail.

Orange Whip
QLD, 438 posts
3 Apr 2018 5:45PM
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A bit of wind around Mackay tomorrow looking at the forecast

snorkel692
QLD, 144 posts
4 Apr 2018 7:58PM
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Not looking relevant form Mackay in the next few days but 9.5 is definitely a good option for earlier planing! I'll support Grich on that one. 9.5 is my main sail size even on big slalom boards let alone boards like my Ultrasonic

grich62
QLD, 480 posts
15 Apr 2018 7:58PM
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olskool
QLD, 813 posts
16 Apr 2018 2:22AM
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Nice work Greg. Good to see you on the water

Orange Whip
QLD, 438 posts
16 Apr 2018 8:52PM
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Hey Grich, do you ever see any crocs off Pallarenda?

grich62
QLD, 480 posts
17 Apr 2018 6:32AM
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Hey Grich, do you ever see any crocs off Pallarenda?


there was a big one hanging around a few years a go ,but they caught him,i seen a smaller one last year but none since.just got to be careful , the kitters seam to see them first and the life savers will stay were ever a croc stays

grich62
QLD, 480 posts
29 Apr 2018 8:50PM
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race board fun

Orange Whip
QLD, 438 posts
24 Jun 2018 1:27PM
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Had a great start to the day, a couple of hours of flat water blasting in a consistent 15 knots SE'ly. Blue sky, bright sunshine, pristine ocean, you gotta love winter in NQ

grich62
QLD, 480 posts
24 Jun 2018 6:16PM
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good wind in townsville ,used a 8.5 ezzy and 136 super sport in 18knt winds , first time on a short board for 4 months,then me harness line broke and ejected me, bugger

olskool
QLD, 813 posts
25 Jun 2018 7:35AM
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Gday Greg, fangin along there mate. No speedo??? What fin did you use with that setup?

grich62
QLD, 480 posts
25 Jun 2018 4:43PM
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a 47 s1 select fin ,a bit small to start with but ok once speed built up could not go up wind as well as the jp ss 50

grich62
QLD, 480 posts
22 Jul 2018 5:49PM
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olskool
QLD, 813 posts
23 Jul 2018 11:53AM
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Nice work Greg! Looks like you have similar conditions as weve got atm. Decent TOW is hard to come by this winter. Ive only sailed about one tenth of what i did last year. Dismal....
Make sure to bring some wind if you trek south

grich62
QLD, 480 posts
23 Jul 2018 7:01PM
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the way the wind has been,i think big sails and big volume boards will be the go,so dust of the raceboards.
i am hoping to get down sept or oct ,so put in a request for wind for me olschool

olskool
QLD, 813 posts
24 Jul 2018 2:55AM
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See what we can come up with mate. Wind Lord Maui doesnt seem to be listening lately.

snorkel692
QLD, 144 posts
24 Jul 2018 4:10PM
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See what we can come up with mate. Wind Lord Maui doesnt seem to be listening lately.




Had some super early sea breezes up here in the Ville the last few days. 12-ish knots NE and despite being gusty was a nice bit of winter breeze. Got out on a 120l Naish Titan for the first time which seems to suit the Pallarenda lumps incredibly well. Agree that the SE winds have been pretty hopeless up here this year- fingers crossed for Huey to send some late big SE systems! Weekend was more foiling/big board wind. Then again mid July and 1mm wetsuit still being toasty is hard to take.

snorkel692
QLD, 144 posts
24 Jul 2018 5:25PM
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BTW I have to pass comment on the Naish Titan I bought from Simon from his discounted gear section. Super low price ( as in amazingly so) for a board that planes early, was super smooth in the chop, spools up some nice speed and if you stand up over it jumps and throws around well! I thought it'd be pretty good but expectations very much exceeded!

olskool
QLD, 813 posts
24 Jul 2018 6:58PM
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Yep the weather is wacko. Northerlys rolling in down here, mid winter??? Only light but it makes me keen for some summer action again. On the plus side the water is much clearer here at GB in winter. Cool to see all the marine life.

grich62
QLD, 480 posts
24 Jul 2018 9:06PM
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olskool said..
See what we can come up with mate. Wind Lord Maui doesnt seem to be listening lately.





Had some super early sea breezes up here in the Ville the last few days. 12-ish knots NE and despite being gusty was a nice bit of winter breeze. Got out on a 120l Naish Titan for the first time which seems to suit the Pallarenda lumps incredibly well. Agree that the SE winds have been pretty hopeless up here this year- fingers crossed for Huey to send some late big SE systems! Weekend was more foiling/big board wind. Then again mid July and 1mm wetsuit still being toasty is hard to take.


what is a 1mm wetsuit snorkle, i only been using a sun shirt.a couple of layers of fat keep me warm.

snorkel692
QLD, 144 posts
25 Jul 2018 6:32AM
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Okay I'm a wuss!

olskool
QLD, 813 posts
25 Jul 2018 10:20AM
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Boardies all the way. Water is still 23'C. Chuck a bigger sail up n start pumping. You wont feel the cold at all. Great fitness training.

snorkel692
QLD, 144 posts
25 Jul 2018 11:48AM
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Still use a wettie when on my 9.4 and even my 12. I'm not buying any bigger!!!

Orange Whip
QLD, 438 posts
28 Jul 2018 7:15PM
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Don't you hate that...........
Had a quick look at the forecast last night and it was so dismal I committed to other activities around sailable tide time. And of course it ended up blowing 10 to 15, could have been out on my big girl with my big boy 8.5 Ezzy having a phat time, oh well, will be keeping tomorrow avaiabLe to sail if it comes up.

olskool
QLD, 813 posts
28 Jul 2018 10:47PM
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^ Its got to the stage of i cant commit to doing much around home. Car is packed with EVERYTHING , Just so i might jag another hour or two of 10-15 gusty TOW.

snorkel692
QLD, 144 posts
14 Aug 2018 5:58PM
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After a pretty dismal looking start to the wind today a NE-er maybe 10-12 knots with a few gusts to 14-ish came up in the Ville...hopefully a harbinger of some better sea breezes! Got out on Naish Titan 120 and an 8.2 which after some initial wallowing / dredging lit up in the light stuff and was awesome- new board ( out of the Board Crazy "specials" area- bargain thanks Simon!) to me and really enjoying its ability to absorb chop and turn in short radii. After being a "slalom boards only" kinda guy this foray into freerace boards is pretty cool ( and my knees love it). Rowes Bay's seabed has changed radically in recent weeks - shallow area goes way further out and in front of the caravan park is turning into a "high tide only" area. Greg ( Grich) tells me its cyclical. Watch your fins Townsville sailors!

Orange Whip
QLD, 438 posts
14 Aug 2018 7:32PM
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^ Half your luck mate, it blew 15 kt S/E most of the day here in Mackay but I was chained to a bloody desk.

snorkel692
QLD, 144 posts
14 Aug 2018 9:51PM
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Anyone interested in a 25km open water sail from Cape Cleveland to Cape Pallarenda? The NQ Paddle Series team have generously offered to have a small number of windsurfers join the paddle crew. Likely a broad reaching / downwind sail. Safety gear a must. 9 Sep is the date. Not sure of cost yet but won't be expensive. If w can make this work this could become a great race fixture. Travel out to the start on ferry. The paddlers start about midday we would be behind which gives more time for some breeze to build.

AUS18
QLD, 20 posts
23 Aug 2018 7:40PM
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Anyone interested in a 25km open water sail from Cape Cleveland to Cape Pallarenda? The NQ Paddle Series team have generously offered to have a small number of windsurfers join the paddle crew. Likely a broad reaching / downwind sail. Safety gear a must. 9 Sep is the date. Not sure of cost yet but won't be expensive. If w can make this work this could become a great race fixture. Travel out to the start on ferry. The paddlers start about midday we would be behind which gives more time for some breeze to build.


Thanks Michael - we will be there! $55 entry fee gets us the ferry transfer to the start point. Registered via the nq paddle series website. Maybe good to give the new LT its maiden run. Can't wait!

grich62
QLD, 480 posts
24 Aug 2018 6:35AM
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guys if it can help, i am trying to organise a back up boat ,the boat is currently out of the water but might be ready for the day. i am trying to get ready but not shore about my fitness. for 25k,s as i have not had much tow.



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