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Sandy Point

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Created by Rosobot > 9 months ago, 8 Feb 2011
Rosobot
VIC, 383 posts
8 Feb 2011 9:44PM
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Does anyone think there will be wind at Sandy Point tomorrow? I think it is wishful thinking, but would really like a walk across the dunes for a Long arm sail.

ka222
VIC, 631 posts
9 Feb 2011 2:46PM
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Did you make the trip Tom??

Looks a bit NE so probably not long arms - but the Gap..
Plenty of swell around I think it would probably be pretty sick today

windaddict
VIC, 1005 posts
9 Feb 2011 4:51PM
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Yeah let us know, I was seriously thinking of taking the day off and heading down as well, but being NE thought it might be risky and while the gap is good, its never as clean as long arms or in front of the shop.

Had it been the weekend I would of gone for sure.

Rosobot
VIC, 383 posts
9 Feb 2011 10:04PM
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Zac and I had a great sail. Fully powered up on my 5.4 was so good! Thinking I might do the same next Tuesday/Wednesday

h20
VIC, 383 posts
9 Feb 2011 10:25PM
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I will be in area Wednesday to Sunday. Let me know. Was the swell good? Did you take your jacks with you ?

Rosobot
VIC, 383 posts
9 Feb 2011 11:27PM
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Long Arms was great! Below are a few images from the day






starboarder
QLD, 138 posts
10 Feb 2011 12:02AM
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wow, cool photo, does anyone know where i can rent a gopro, i want to take some photos just like that

windaddict
VIC, 1005 posts
10 Feb 2011 9:14AM
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Pulling a lot of faces there Tom

Waves look really clean....I am very jealous...

and as is the norm in Melbourne this season, no f#@!ing decent wind again this weekend and crap weather

Rosobot
VIC, 383 posts
10 Feb 2011 9:37AM
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I learn't the face pulling from watching Joel! I think it has greatly improved my sailing

windjunky
VIC, 354 posts
10 Feb 2011 12:25PM
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Rosobot said...

I learn't the face pulling from watching Joel! I think it has greatly improved my sailing



Joel puffs... just before a big move watch him suck in air and puff out his cheeks. Maybe we should call him Mr Blowfish... (or maybe not!)

Personally, I'm a tongue pointer - leads to some embarrassing action photos. But at least you know where my focus is (follow the line of the tongue). Just call me Peter Daicos... (or maybe not!)

h20
VIC, 383 posts
10 Feb 2011 12:45PM
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good to see you went for a backie :)

i agree long-arms on a warm easterlie in summer is just heaven. Buts lets keep it quiet as sure as hell in the governments wisdom they will probably sell it off and develop it or put a big oil pipe in like the poor guys are dealing with in WA. so shhhhhh

Rosobot
VIC, 383 posts
10 Feb 2011 1:10PM
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I did go for a few backies but the one in the video is on starboard tack, so not from yesterday!

Unlike Joel I don't have the ability to do any big (or small) moves and am always just glad to get out and back in one piece!

ka222
VIC, 631 posts
10 Feb 2011 2:46PM
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Ah so jealous!!!
Looked really nice

When did Zac come back from the west? is he shredding now?

Good work on the facial expressions Tom. Andrew is right though I will have to teach you the cheek puff! It's really good to get that little bit extra rotation on your loops which it looks like you could have done with there!!!!

Another one that works really well for me is if I close my eyes really really tight in a top turn I can throw heaps more spray in the top turn!

ka222
VIC, 631 posts
10 Feb 2011 2:55PM
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Hey Tom did you see the pics from that last sess we had down there with you?
Tom CK got some sick shots


Here is the whole album:
picasaweb.google.com/tomck9/SandyPointWaveSailingJan2011?feat=email#

andy1517
VIC, 30 posts
10 Feb 2011 3:25PM
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Joel you look part asian... First asain wave sailor?

Rosobot
VIC, 383 posts
10 Feb 2011 4:03PM
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Classic pictures Joel!
Zac is certainly going hard, which resulted in some of the best wipe outs I have seen. He is also doing some Phil style forwards...

ka222
VIC, 631 posts
10 Feb 2011 6:00PM
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Rosobot said...

He is also doing some Phil style forwards...


Good! Can't wait to see some
Poor Phil - only forwards he will be doing for a while will be in the snow... started a 2 year job in Germany. Although he does plan on going to Sylt.. and Maui!

ka222
VIC, 631 posts
10 Feb 2011 6:01PM
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andy1517 said...

Joel you look part asian... First asain wave sailor?


Andy are you saying Wooza can't wave sail or isn't asian?

andy1517
VIC, 30 posts
10 Feb 2011 6:19PM
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Little from column A, little from column B

windaddict
VIC, 1005 posts
14 Feb 2011 12:17PM
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Anyone heading down this Tues and Weds ?

Rosobot
VIC, 383 posts
14 Feb 2011 12:48PM
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Yep! Sam, Nick and I are going down tomorrow for a quick sail! I need to be back to collect my son at 6pm so we will be leaving SP @ 3ish. Just hope there is some swell....

windaddict
VIC, 1005 posts
15 Feb 2011 9:30PM
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Epic session today, constant wind all day and good clean waves. Pretty sore now though after 5 hours



purplehaze
VIC, 164 posts
15 Feb 2011 9:36PM
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thinking of heading down tomorrow, reckon there will still be any wind?

Rosobot
VIC, 383 posts
15 Feb 2011 10:48PM
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Not sure that you will get much swell as it was fairly small today but so much fun!




Still working on the face expressions but think I am getting better

ka222
VIC, 631 posts
16 Feb 2011 10:13AM
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some serious boom flex there Tom!
so jealous... rickets got to 10knots last night

Rosobot
VIC, 383 posts
16 Feb 2011 10:16AM
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Its not surprising it flexes with me hanging off it!
NP X9 for you and the bloody clamp head is moving as well! Not sure that it is all flex as I think the lens on the gopro is also adding to it.

Al McLeod
VIC, 633 posts
16 Feb 2011 12:14PM
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those booms have a prebuilt curve into them. doesnt look like flex from that photo.
coming up to gerroa tommy?

ka222
VIC, 631 posts
16 Feb 2011 12:45PM
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Al McLeod said...

those booms have a prebuilt curve into them. doesnt look like flex from that photo.
coming up to gerroa tommy?


Al's curves to the left... Phil told me

Rosobot
VIC, 383 posts
16 Feb 2011 12:51PM
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Al - Are you kidding! I have only just started to keep my back foot in the straps on a bottom turn, learn't to sail out with out always getting trashed (although I still do have a habit of doing it) and am not ready to look like a complete tool in public at a windsurfing comp!

drift
VIC, 729 posts
16 Feb 2011 1:15PM
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Rosobot said...

Its not surprising it flexes with me hanging off it!
NP X9 for you and the bloody clamp head is moving as well! Not sure that it is all flex as I think the lens on the gopro is also adding to it.

Roso, definately agree that is the go pro lens distortion...take a look at the horizon and theres something screwy going on there.
Great face expressions tho'!

Al McLeod
VIC, 633 posts
16 Feb 2011 1:29PM
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they have an amateur division! youre busting out aerials now so youd kill it.



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