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does anyone windsurf anymore

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Created by Steadyshane > 9 months ago, 10 Apr 2016
Steadyshane
VIC, 10 posts
10 Apr 2016 6:33PM
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Went to point henry this afternoon to get dragged around and catapulted as im a learning windsurfer and i counted 20 odd kitesurfers no one windsurfing is the sport dieing ?



Sailhack
VIC, 5000 posts
10 Apr 2016 7:28PM
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Yet I saw many windsurfers last weekend at Pt Danger and only a couple of kiters.

downunderdom
VIC, 14 posts
10 Apr 2016 8:17PM
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Two of us on Yanakie side of Shallow Inlet today with half a dozen kites. Couple of ws over the Sandy Point side too

Bradman
VIC, 38 posts
11 Apr 2016 9:08PM
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Sailed Sandy Point - Shallow Inlet on Sunday. Epic Day trip.
3 of us left Melbourne 6.30am, coffee at fish creek 9am, on the inlet at 10am wind gusting 25kts WNW.
Half incoming tide, so NW bank exposed for an hour. Some fast runs on 6.2m reflex/ 90L AHD.
Mark and Paul had 7.0m O-drive/JP slalom101 & 6.0m Gator/SB ATOM110.
Some wild runs as it gusted to 34kts and chop increased, we all swapped rigs to have a go of the different gear.
Tide was going to be high, big current, had to move the cars up the dunes. Kept sailing high tide across the inlet flats (thought i was still in new caledonia). Exhausted 2.30pm, derigged behind the cars tide still rising, 3.30pm high tide - rear tyres & bumpers in water. Got out of inlet at 6.30pm, straight to fish creek pub for parmas and t-bones, home at 10.30pm. What a day!!
5 sailors at inlet side, who's coming down next time?

Bero
VIC, 10 posts
11 Apr 2016 10:40PM
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Hey Bradman!!

Yep I'm in again!!! Sandy put it on for us. Thanks again had a ball. Was thinking about it all day today.

downunderdom
VIC, 14 posts
12 Apr 2016 12:00PM
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Sailed Sandy Point - Shallow Inlet on Sunday. Epic Day trip.
3 of us left Melbourne 6.30am, coffee at fish creek 9am, on the inlet at 10am wind gusting 25kts WNW.
Half incoming tide, so NW bank exposed for an hour. Some fast runs on 6.2m reflex/ 90L AHD.
Mark and Paul had 7.0m O-drive/JP slalom101 & 6.0m Gator/SB ATOM110.
Some wild runs as it gusted to 34kts and chop increased, we all swapped rigs to have a go of the different gear.
Tide was going to be high, big current, had to move the cars up the dunes. Kept sailing high tide across the inlet flats (thought i was still in new caledonia). Exhausted 2.30pm, derigged behind the cars tide still rising, 3.30pm high tide - rear tyres & bumpers in water. Got out of inlet at 6.30pm, straight to fish creek pub for parmas and t-bones, home at 10.30pm. What a day!!
5 sailors at inlet side, who's coming down next time?


7.0 and 6.2m? Holy moley, they would've been way too big on the Yanakie side where we were sailing between roughly 11 am and 3 pm. I was on a 105L Tabou, mate was on a 84L JP. We both had 5.0m sails on and were definitely overpowered at stages (the wind was ridiculous around 1:30 - 2 when the band of rain came through...) Had some fantastic runs across from side-to-side (something I've always wanted to do), though there were a couple of lulls as we approached the Sandy Point side. It was gusty at times (particularly close to the Yanakie side, where the wind seemed to have been condensed as it funneled across the little bay there) but still eminently sailable on the whole. Had a blast, was still sore and buggered yesterday...

Maniac
2 posts
12 Apr 2016 1:41PM
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Thanks Guys had a ball , when we going again , I still have arm pump . Washing my car !!

Faff
VIC, 648 posts
13 Apr 2016 12:45PM
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I was in inverloch on Sunday. Very gusty but powered up on a 6. Yet I look on the windguru archive and apparently it was only 15 knots when I was there (OK, the forecast for the day was 14 knots with 24 knot gusts). The archive shows 16-18 knots in sandy point when you were there.
IOW, how does one know when to go to sandy point? The tide thing worries me the most. At least in inverloch I know where to park.

nazsail
VIC, 288 posts
13 Apr 2016 11:51PM
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Try Swan Bay at the QLYC, regular crew launches from there when the wind is up. need weed fin and booties.

Yuppy
VIC, 583 posts
14 Apr 2016 9:11PM
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Four of us had a great wave sailing session at ocean grove on Sunday. Light 15-18knots. 4foot waves. Had the best time!!!!

Didn't see any kiters



Smithy
VIC, 822 posts
16 Apr 2016 10:32AM
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Why does it matter if you see 1 or 100 kiters, or the Loch Ness monster for that matter??

dmitri
VIC, 1039 posts
27 Apr 2016 2:33PM
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Sailhack said..
Yet I saw many windsurfers last weekend at Pt Danger and only a couple of kiters.


something like that ?



found this in my pics storage dated 2003

SUPWindSurf
VIC, 31 posts
1 May 2016 4:39AM
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