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Summer Road Trip 2015

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Created by JohnnyHuett > 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2015
JohnnyHuett
TAS, 539 posts
3 Feb 2015 11:19AM
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Our annual Road trip starts tomorrow. Ben and myself heading to St. Helens tomorrow looking for any wind - hooking up with the Iceman.

Vague plan is to head north or south on the east coast, hunting the best wind, sailing new spots.
Thursday could see us heading as far North as Petal Point/Little Musselroe, then Coles Bay/Swansea area Friday/Sat at this stage.

If we run out of beam money then it's back to Deviot to teach Clarence about course racing Saturday - crack out the longboard/raceboard/anything with a Centreboard!!

Memories from last year: www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/Tasmania/Road-Trip/

Al Planet
TAS, 1538 posts
3 Feb 2015 2:46PM
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Watch you step up there at Petal Point.....The Tiger Snakes are as big as Pythons and have been known to swallow Japanese cars and small children whole.......zip up the tent well and maybe leave out some sacrificial Beam.... then they will know that you guys are fellow carnivores...

Gillianv
TAS, 367 posts
3 Feb 2015 4:42PM
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Have fun guys !
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Petal Point.
Somewhat disappointed that I will not be the first to sail this beautiful spot.

Rustbucket68
TAS, 482 posts
3 Feb 2015 6:14PM
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Ben wont give up Beam for anything

bearhoover
TAS, 707 posts
3 Feb 2015 10:31PM
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If a snake takes ANY of my beam I will be in there burrow waiting for them... they wont know what hit em

RumChaser
TAS, 607 posts
4 Feb 2015 10:10AM
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Bugger, that's right, I've got to hide the good booze.

Grevil
TAS, 267 posts
4 Feb 2015 7:55PM
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Gillianv said...
Have fun guys !
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Petal Point.
Somewhat disappointed that I will not be the first to sail this beautiful spot.


Hey Gill. When I started sailing about 15 years ago. My family and a friends family who got me into sailing used to go to mt William Nat Park for 3 weeks every year. We spent a lot of time sailing the coastal area up that way. I remember Petal point vividly. Awesomly flat plus crap loads of march flies. Plus sailed the muscleroe bays and all the beachs around. That NE tip has the potential for a sail on all wind directions from memory. Edystone light house or a point just south of the had/has an amazing break with cross shore winds. Good memories.

bearhoover
TAS, 707 posts
4 Feb 2015 8:37PM
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Magic start to the road trip sailing 2 completely new locations with Rod around the St Helens area.

Spot one "The secret speed spot"

http://ka72.com/viewge.aspx?fid=101107&tid=0

Spot 2 was at Dianas Basin, great sailing at both locations... few quick pics... got to go because the wood fired steak is ready and the BEAM is cold ;)

ka72.com/viewge.aspx?fid=101111&tid=0




















izaak
TAS, 1944 posts
4 Feb 2015 9:09PM
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Nice one guys! Have a good road trip! Camped heaps, at Dora point and that sand bar was just asking to be sailed enjoy the bourbon

azzzza
TAS, 104 posts
4 Feb 2015 9:41PM
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Check out Waterhouse point to while your on a mission

houston
TAS, 3173 posts
4 Feb 2015 9:46PM
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Is that your girlfriend Ben she looks like a bit of a bitch

bearhoover
TAS, 707 posts
4 Feb 2015 10:44PM
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houston said..
Is that your girlfriend Ben she looks like a bit of a bitch



Nope, wont listen to me.. doesnt come when called... doesnt even drink Beam.. great Mascot though

bearhoover
TAS, 707 posts
5 Feb 2015 6:44PM
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Day 2 seen another new spot sailed and a good look around the Coles Bay area.
Great long board conditions to have a look around.






















AUS02
TAS, 1933 posts
6 Feb 2015 7:00AM
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Great photos guys ...

RumChaser
TAS, 607 posts
6 Feb 2015 11:23PM
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Keep the photos coming. I want to see what I am missing out on. Next year???

JohnnyHuett
TAS, 539 posts
7 Feb 2015 11:48AM
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Sorry Rod - gotta go sailing (again). Made it back for the Deviot race today - will upload some of my pics later.

bearhoover
TAS, 707 posts
7 Feb 2015 7:22PM
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FoS
TAS, 1664 posts
7 Feb 2015 8:41PM
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Great Video. Maybe you shiuld edit for redbull

OldManSteve
TAS, 147 posts
7 Feb 2015 8:43PM
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Great Job Ben Can I please come next year

izaak
TAS, 1944 posts
7 Feb 2015 8:46PM
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Nice vid Hoover! Looks like a nice road trip

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1646 posts
8 Feb 2015 7:31AM
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You boys know how to have a blast
well done

Cheers Russ

raythorne
TAS, 35 posts
8 Feb 2015 8:52AM
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Good one guys loved watching the video

AUS02
TAS, 1933 posts
8 Feb 2015 10:53AM
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Great video, great road trip.

JohnnyHuett
TAS, 539 posts
13 Feb 2015 8:06PM
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Finally got around to downloading the photos... work sux

















Rustbucket68
TAS, 482 posts
15 Feb 2015 8:01PM
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Just havin a good time

houston
TAS, 3173 posts
16 Feb 2015 12:16AM
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That mut looks shagged maybe Ben was a bit rough on it



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