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WSA Series 1 photos

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Created by Mark101 > 9 months ago, 24 May 2014
Mark101
SA, 24 posts
24 May 2014 7:59PM
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SHEETIN
289 posts
24 May 2014 6:40PM
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Great shots!!!

Awesome arvo even if the wind didn't really show up!!

TAA
SA, 870 posts
24 May 2014 8:30PM
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Great pictures...thanks for your time and effort.. had a great day

divaldo
SA, 2870 posts
24 May 2014 11:49PM
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Great photos Rita, thanks for taking some shots of the day.

JBATES
SA, 223 posts
25 May 2014 8:31AM
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Fun day with perfect weather. Just lacking one essential element.

barri
SA, 316 posts
25 May 2014 8:45AM
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Yep.. Awesome fun thanks all

Dr Duck
SA, 446 posts
25 May 2014 9:39AM
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It was a great day to be on the water! Thanks to everyone involved in organising and the sponsors for the day Severne, Starboard, Banner mitre 10, Flying objects (just edited this list -sorry Ty :-) ) and Rita for the photos.



The wind was seriously light (say 2-8 knots?) and very offshore at times. Wavesailing has come a long way since the days when is was for +25 knots or nothing. Seems the options yesterday were:

WindSup's: Easier trip out the back, earlier take-off, higher wave count, but slow motion carves on the fatter parts of the waves.

Big wave boards: More time in the washing machine, more critical take-off, lower wave count, but lots of speed down the line with the potential for aggressive cut-backs and off the lip aerials (if you are as good as Josh or Scotty).

Either way, it's all good for the sport and great to see!

TAA
SA, 870 posts
25 May 2014 10:59AM
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major sponsorship for the day

Severne
Starboard
Banner mitre 10
Flying objects...

Thanks for the prizes for the day

Big thanks for photos Rita

See you on the water

WsurfingSA
SA, 361 posts
25 May 2014 11:19AM
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Great day on the water yesterday, some amazing sailing considering the lack of wind, well done to all those that gave it a crack, 15 competitors on the day, 23-24 degrees, light northerlies, super day on the south coast...

Huge thanks to Severne, Starboard, Banner Mitre 10 and Flying Objects for their support of yesterdays event, I think everyone won a prize,

Heres hoping for more wind at the next event in June (21 or 22), get along, get involved, catch some waves, have a few beers with some mates,

Kymmie
SA, 18 posts
25 May 2014 11:27AM
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Great day - lovely warm weather, waves, lots of cool prizes given away - (Flying Objects harnesses, Starboard hats and rashies, assortment of treasures from Banner Mitre 10 - the list goes on) and fun bunch to hang out with!

First round of entries in the box for the Severne mast...... - gotta be in it to win it

Well done to Gen for getting out so many times in the super light winds!!!

Bring on Round 2 in June

russh
SA, 3000 posts
25 May 2014 12:50PM
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Well done guys fun arvo and speccie weather - nice pics Rita.

One other thing to add to Richards comparison of SUPs vs big wave boards- SUPs can be rather heavy and have a tendancy to break long mast extensions in white water smackings but it was a nice day for a swim

Dr Duck
SA, 446 posts
25 May 2014 4:05PM
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Yeah, quite right Russell. Back luck your extension broke at the start of the heat!

WindSUP's can be weapons of mass destruction in a break, with potential for damage to the rider, the rig and any innocent by-standers that's for sure. I wear a helmet and try to keep out of everyone's way if I can.

genstar
SA, 29 posts
29 May 2014 6:22PM
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On the bright side Russ - I think there was a mast extension prize in this series ?? maybe the good karma will come round...

And yes, wind-sup have a few design features needed - something to help get them into the water when you have a sail attached (normally us windsurfers hold onto the footstraps, but...they dont have any...) and maybe they could look into some weight-loss. These boards are not ultra-light. So...please mr. sup designer....???? I love mine but it was not coping with the middleton whitewater and I went back for the 105L board.

on another point - the silver tuna 130L quad board (modified former brand board) which stands out in the photos as the board that succeeded with these conditions (ok, rider is outstanding too but that aside...) , so maybe dear modifier, you should look into convincing someone you can sell these ? looks a sure fire winner for light wind waves! I know I would buy one...

See you in June!!

Scotty Mac
SA, 1990 posts
29 May 2014 9:06PM
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The silver board was hand made in a shed at North Haven, it's a one off and not made from any parts of a major brand board!
I know this cos I made it!

JBATES
SA, 223 posts
29 May 2014 9:40PM
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And it's definately my favourite board Scotty. Gets you out there' and rides waves when they are glassy and good quality. Most of the time Middleton gets a lot of chop on the face when it's windy.

genstar
SA, 29 posts
30 May 2014 12:39PM
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ok Scotty - so how much for another one to be made?

TAA
SA, 870 posts
30 May 2014 2:05PM
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Starboard 120L Nuevo would be the go

JBATES
SA, 223 posts
30 May 2014 4:09PM
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I'm keen to have a go on one Ty.

divaldo
SA, 2870 posts
30 May 2014 5:09PM
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And me

TAA
SA, 870 posts
31 May 2014 11:15AM
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All Welcome to have a try when I get it...
But I'm first

Zubby
SA, 896 posts
31 May 2014 12:15PM
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I remember when 92l was considered to be a big wave board. How things have changed in recent years.

Scotty Mac
SA, 1990 posts
31 May 2014 4:07PM
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Sorry Genstar, don't have time to build anymore and there are a few on the market now, like the Nuevo 120 or Peter Ross can make you a custom.

oryx
QLD, 44 posts
26 Jun 2014 8:47PM
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Cool pics and looks fun. Does anyone know the details of the Windsups?

Thanks



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