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No wind, no life

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Created by gmitton A week ago, 9 Nov 2018
gmitton
SA, 1189 posts
9 Nov 2018 9:57PM
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Pretty poor forecast next week. No wind, no life...

Bondage
SA, 556 posts
9 Nov 2018 10:02PM
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You need to find another hobby Geoff. Buy a Sup and learn to ride waves, it will improve your wavesailing.

divaldo
SA, 2842 posts
9 Nov 2018 10:23PM
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Or get a foil and sail lighter winds

jn1
SA, 1584 posts
9 Nov 2018 10:46PM
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Light wind freestyle moves ?. Bower Rd is flat with consistent wind. I've just recently started Helitacking, so been practicing them in these light wind days.

gmitton
SA, 1189 posts
10 Nov 2018 6:51AM
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Did my knee hellitacking a few years ago. Too old and far for Jamesflips... maybe I'll finallyneditnsome footage...

jn1
SA, 1584 posts
10 Nov 2018 11:47AM
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Or, you could drive to Corros for an after work sail ?. It's only 2800km away.

Zubby
SA, 881 posts
10 Nov 2018 6:18PM
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Chess or cards could fill in the gaps of you Geoff.

jn1
SA, 1584 posts
10 Nov 2018 6:27PM
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Might do his knee in ?

russh
SA, 2875 posts
11 Nov 2018 11:53AM
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Manage to Get on the water nearly every day Geoff - either surfing, SUPn or a sail - life's pretty fricken good I reckon this time of year - next week looks pretty good for some float n ride after work with some westerly swell - yee ha
Living close by helps - 100+ litre float n ride board is also very handy - you can be on it when its not forecast and when everyone else has gone home.

jn1
SA, 1584 posts
11 Nov 2018 3:42PM
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One thing that Perth/WA lacks and we have in spades is twisty roads. Have you ever thought about taking advantage of that Geoff ?

gmitton
SA, 1189 posts
11 Nov 2018 8:44PM
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I'm editing. Lifestyle choice. Twisty roads - death which is why I went motor racing. Maybe Wednesday will be good!

sunsetlocal
WA, 20 posts
11 Nov 2018 9:24PM
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gero is going off so is the west coast go for a drive

FishMints
SA, 42 posts
Tuesday , 13 Nov 2018 6:17PM
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Yeah feels like its taken a long time for sea breezes to start kicking in. Some of the vids have helped pass time - always good to see more out of SA. Hoping to dust off the gear for Friday.

jn1
SA, 1584 posts
Tuesday , 13 Nov 2018 11:04PM
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gmitton said..
Maybe Wednesday will be good!

Nope, it's going to be a fizzer. Knock off Friday, drive to Corros. Get there just in time for an few hours sail late arv Sunday. Drive back to work and ring in sick on Monday. Arrive at work Tuesday morning with nearly 5500km added on the odometer. You'll be a wreck, but totally doable.

Vince68
WA, 620 posts
Wednesday , 14 Nov 2018 1:48PM
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Pack the car and come to the west and bring a SUP 'cos the weekend is going to be SUP weather then it's on again.

Hey question for you crow eaters, my wife is over your way holidaying at the moment and sent me pics of Nomanville beach. Any sailing there or surrounding areas?

FishMints
SA, 42 posts
Wednesday , 14 Nov 2018 5:59PM
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Vince68 said..
Pack the car and come to the west and bring a SUP 'cos the weekend is going to be SUP weather then it's on again.

Hey question for you crow eaters, my wife is over your way holidaying at the moment and sent me pics of Nomanville beach. Any sailing there or surrounding areas?


Normanville - nice little spot. It gets cranking afternoon offshore gully winds (same as Sellicks beach slightly closer to Adelaide), however...a couple of Noahs spotted there last week, and last year one had a chew on a Kayak not far off Normanville beach...www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law-order/shark-knocks-teen-girl-off-kayak-at-normanville/news-story/e72b70df053cc807052c0289ff02c89b

Get your wife to head over to Silver Sands beach (Aldinga) - she can drive the car right onto it - awesome spot for a lazy beach day.

Not far from Normanville you have Adelaide's "Mid-coast" and Middleton (other side of Peninsula) for waves. Goolwa for flat water.
Next to Normanville is Carrickalinga - small waves/swell.

Plenty of options - all fairly close.

Vince68
WA, 620 posts
Wednesday , 14 Nov 2018 7:17PM
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FishMints said..

Vince68 said..
Pack the car and come to the west and bring a SUP 'cos the weekend is going to be SUP weather then it's on again.

Hey question for you crow eaters, my wife is over your way holidaying at the moment and sent me pics of Nomanville beach. Any sailing there or surrounding areas?



Normanville - nice little spot. It gets cranking afternoon offshore gully winds (same as Sellicks beach slightly closer to Adelaide), however...a couple of Noahs spotted there last week, and last year one had a chew on a Kayak not far off Normanville beach...www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law-order/shark-knocks-teen-girl-off-kayak-at-normanville/news-story/e72b70df053cc807052c0289ff02c89b

Get your wife to head over to Silver Sands beach (Aldinga) - she can drive the car right onto it - awesome spot for a lazy beach day.

Not far from Normanville you have Adelaide's "Mid-coast" and Middleton (other side of Peninsula) for waves. Goolwa for flat water.
Next to Normanville is Carrickalinga - small waves/swell.

Plenty of options - all fairly close.


Thanks for the feebback. Lucky girl on the kayak

russh
SA, 2875 posts
Thursday , 15 Nov 2018 8:25AM
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the Gulf St Vincent surf/windsurfing mantra:

There are no sharks in the gulf

There are no sharks in the gulf

There are no sharks in the gulf

There are no sharks in the gulf

There are no sharks in the gulf

There are no sharks in the gulf

Don't stuff up this gybe - splash crash - f#$%k



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