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Southerly blast this Sunday

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Created by martyj4 3 months ago, 17 Aug 2018
martyj4
181 posts
17 Aug 2018 5:43AM
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Looks like there's a bit of South West wind and swell forecast for Sunday. Could be good for some Cremorne front beach wave sailing? Tide is OK. Low pretty early then high early arvo.

nickpryde
TAS, 185 posts
17 Aug 2018 6:17PM
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looks like its going to crank up the east coast, with a nw swell in the morning which could be very interesting

any thoughts on the best spot in those conditions?

geared4knots
TAS, 2393 posts
17 Aug 2018 10:26PM
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Im in,
Sandbar at cremorne would be ok if swell 4 foot plus ... latest was 3, might change
East coast yeah! ,

Flouro1
TAS, 965 posts
18 Aug 2018 9:08PM
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35 knot southerly and 4 m swell for kelvo

geared4knots
TAS, 2393 posts
18 Aug 2018 10:34PM
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Kelvo to go if true

Relic
TAS, 702 posts
19 Aug 2018 7:10AM
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Windy...rising tide afte 8:30

Don't see this often!



geared4knots
TAS, 2393 posts
19 Aug 2018 7:37AM
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so is east coast the go?
I think Tony and Les are going to sail Middleton- have heard it can be great down there in these big southerlies-- jump city!

Relic
TAS, 702 posts
19 Aug 2018 8:11AM
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geared4knots said..
so is east coast the go?
I think Tony and Les are going to sail Middleton- have heard it can be great down there in these big southerlies-- jump city!



It's always a bet. The prospect of DTL is tantalising Maria is showing 35Knots all day! Over 40ATM. I'm going for a look.

geared4knots
TAS, 2393 posts
19 Aug 2018 7:47PM
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How did you go?
we went to Gordon jetty-- many stories about this epic place from 20 years ago!!!
Yes was windy full on 4.5 weather. swell / wind chop yes ( dorans on steroids).
Hard to line up decent jumps-- we think tide related here.
The sailing would be better if outgoing tide on south/ south west.
Overall we all had fun and excited we checked out a new spot.
shantersize it!!!- ye ha, we predict it could be like this ( grained it out a bit to stop the drooling, and camera man drunk!)










Relic
TAS, 702 posts
19 Aug 2018 8:33PM
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Relic said..

geared4knots said..
so is east coast the go?
I think Tony and Les are going to sail Middleton- have heard it can be great down there in these big southerlies-- jump city!




It's always a bet. The prospect of DTL is tantalising Maria is showing 35Knots all day! Over 40ATM. I'm going for a look.


We had a look....














Flouro1
TAS, 965 posts
19 Aug 2018 8:49PM
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Thanks for the GORGEOUS vid amazing what tricks they are doing on that choppy river these days

LesTassie
7 posts
19 Aug 2018 7:39PM
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Great photos Relic. Looks like you guys had a blast.

Flouro1
TAS, 965 posts
19 Aug 2018 10:29PM
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Yep perfect kelverton right size,good solid wind , lower tide ,sunshine and no crowds
1 million to 1 chance on a Sunday

Relic
TAS, 702 posts
20 Aug 2018 7:06AM
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LesTassie said..
Great photos Relic. Looks like you guys had a blast.



Yep. We hit the jackpot; Snowboarding and skiing Saturday and a rare Buxton Piont session for cold water recovery therapy post snow sports. At half mast sets, 25-30 Knots cross off breeze sending just enough of a plume of spray peeling off the lip to cool our faces. As the tide rose and the breeze swung a little to set up some jumping. With the wind filling into the bay too let us smash some full speed flat water jybes.. It wasn't perfect because we were a little overpowered at times with 4.7m sails and our small wave gear.
Appleman took a rare spell out of the water because he needed a rest! Unhead of! He grabbed the trusty old 5D Mk 2 and showed he's no slouch behind the camera either. I think he got shot of the day. Unforgettable.
Middleton looked "Mentalist" Not quite Hood River but I'm sure the snaps don't do it justice. Well get Apple down there next time to fire some frames.

Kazza
TAS, 2186 posts
20 Aug 2018 7:35AM
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Think I like the colour of the water up Kelvo than Gordo. Looked a little more tropical if Tassie can ever look tropical.

geared4knots
TAS, 2393 posts
20 Aug 2018 7:54AM
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Great work guys
Looks like the waves were breaking a bit wider too- nice
We will have to get you guys back on whatsapp so you can let us know

appleman
TAS, 392 posts
20 Aug 2018 8:27AM
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Was a great weekend
Good snow saturday
Good surf -wind sunday
Bit stiff and sore monday
Yee ha .

martyj4
181 posts
20 Aug 2018 6:28AM
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Looks like Kelvo was the place. I tried Cremorne. 6 runs. Caught 2 waves which were very memorable. But the rest of the time I was floating around waiting for the wind and swell to get the timing right or getting flung around by the super gusty winds. Flat then a couple of sets. Real hit and miss. Better than no sail at all, but not as good as Kelvo.

Relic
TAS, 702 posts
20 Aug 2018 9:08AM
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geared4knots said..
Great work guys
Looks like the waves were breaking a bit wider too- nice
We will have to get you guys back on whatsapp so you can let us know





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geared4knots said..
Great work guys
Looks like the waves were breaking a bit wider too- nice
We will have to get you guys back on whatsapp so you can let us know


This is what will tell you.



clarence
TAS, 743 posts
21 Aug 2018 6:10PM
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Looks like a great score. Nice photos too.

Clarence



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