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wave contest north on 29th

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Created by Al Planet 1 month ago, 25 Sep 2019
Al Planet
TAS, 1434 posts
25 Sep 2019 9:07AM
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At this stage we will have a briefing at Bell Buoy on Sunday at 1pm. There should be a bit of seabreeze to back up the prevailing westerly and generally we have been getting a few more knots than forecast over the last few weeks. Conditions will be mellow and ideal for anyone who hasn't had much time in the water over winter. The sand has been returning and is pretty good below half tide. If the forecast changes I will post an update.

geared4knots
TAS, 2548 posts
25 Sep 2019 7:08PM
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Sounds good ..
Going north Friday if forecast holds.
Let you know on your northern WhatsApp if good for sail

You guys got the group updated yet??
If not Tim and I will be there and can let you know conditions ..
Join southern WhatsApp for northern details text me 0409854754


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Mort67
TAS, 292 posts
26 Sep 2019 8:01AM
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Al, I've changed the date and time at windsurfing-tas.tidyhq.com/
and emailed the previously registered attendees.
hope to see youse there!
I'm hoping to get to Bakers tomorrow afternoon if the forecast holds
Mort

geared4knots
TAS, 2548 posts
26 Sep 2019 9:12AM
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Tomorrow, turning west,, would Bell Bouy be better than Bakers?

Al Planet
TAS, 1434 posts
26 Sep 2019 10:56AM
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geared4knots said..
Tomorrow, turning west,, would Bell Bouy be better than Bakers?



Bakers is a bigger gamble unless the forecast is mostly north west and WNW which it isn't. Bakers could be 18 to 24 or maybe 10 to 20. Often 8 to 10 knots less than Bell Buoy .

Mort67
TAS, 292 posts
26 Sep 2019 4:31PM
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Al Planet said..

geared4knots said..
Tomorrow, turning west,, would Bell Bouy be better than Bakers?




Bakers is a bigger gamble unless the forecast is mostly north west and WNW which it isn't. Bakers could be 18 to 24 or maybe 10 to 20. Often 8 to 10 knots less than Bell Buoy .


Yep, agreed BB preference. But I haven't got 3 hrs to drive to BB and back on a work day
Cheers, Mort

Al Planet
TAS, 1434 posts
27 Sep 2019 8:32AM
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It's not like any weather prediction is worth much. Yesterday the forecast was for 10 to 20. I think Devonport reached 24 to 27 and Low Head 20 to 23. As we move towards the warmer months that Seabreeze becomes a larger and more unpredictable factor.

geared4knots
TAS, 2548 posts
27 Sep 2019 10:03AM
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Heading to b. Bouy now.
Will send out courier pigeons and light smoke fire on arrival

geared4knots
TAS, 2548 posts
27 Sep 2019 4:39PM
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Not the best conditions today.
Bit wet and gusty.
Good to get out though.

geared4knots
TAS, 2548 posts
28 Sep 2019 6:27AM
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Looks like Sunday has changed a bit now too

Mort67
TAS, 292 posts
28 Sep 2019 10:38AM
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Current forecast looks windy in the morning, but high tide at 11

Reminder for competitors, membership link is:
windsurfing-tas.tidyhq.com/public/membership_levels

Keep an eye out here for Al's updates.
Cheers, Mort

Al Planet
TAS, 1434 posts
28 Sep 2019 12:35PM
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There seems to be some possibility that an earlier briefing is needed so it will happen at 11am on Sunday instead of 1 pm

Al Planet
TAS, 1434 posts
29 Sep 2019 6:26PM
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There was wind and sun all day at Bell Buoy for wavesailing event 1. Seven sailors enjoyed the conditions which were mostly pretty mellow and more suited to the faster freewave boards until the middle of the afternoon when the wind was in the 25 to 30 knot range.
I will post a few photos tomorrow.

Al Planet
TAS, 1434 posts
2 Oct 2019 9:10AM
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geared4knots
TAS, 2548 posts
2 Oct 2019 8:51PM
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Good work Al , running comp.
And the places for the first wave event?

clarence
TAS, 914 posts
3 Oct 2019 8:06AM
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geared4knots said..
Good work Al , running comp.
And the places for the first wave event?


Obviously first place for the guy with the red sail getting air and smooth duck gybes.....

We were going to post results soon. Great day and nice shots Gillian and Al.

Clarence

Jezstrt
TAS, 1471 posts
1 Nov 2019 10:57PM
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clarence said..

geared4knots said..
Good work Al , running comp.
And the places for the first wave event?



Obviously first place for the guy with the red sail getting air and smooth duck gybes.....

We were going to post results soon. Great day and nice shots Gillian and Al.

Clarence


Any results yet, it's been a month??

geared4knots
TAS, 2548 posts
Saturday , 9 Nov 2019 4:49PM
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And the winner is........

Al Planet
TAS, 1434 posts
Saturday , 9 Nov 2019 5:19PM
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Windsurfing

Al Planet
TAS, 1434 posts
Saturday , 9 Nov 2019 5:34PM
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Conditions on the day were fun but I didn't think they were challenging enough to run heats so everyone who was there got equal points for turning up an spending the time on the water.
The next wave event is about three weeks away so mark your calendars as the spring westerlies seem to have really started to kick in.

geared4knots
TAS, 2548 posts
Saturday , 9 Nov 2019 6:15PM
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Pictures looked ok and report of 20-30 knots in the afternoon sounds pretty good by southern standards.
You northern guys have such high standards !! ha ha
Good work running the comps anyway, well done
Thanks for "results"

Al Planet
TAS, 1434 posts
Sunday , 10 Nov 2019 9:14AM
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The swell was good early and fun on the bigger gear but as the forecast wind built up to 30 knots the swell got very inconsistent and smaller.
It was a fun 3 hours on the water regardless.

There was better swell last Thursday and Ok for the 4.5 or 4.0.








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