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where is the wind

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Created by Pigdog3 2 months ago, 4 Jul 2017
Pigdog3
VIC, 29 posts
4 Jul 2017 8:05PM
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where is the wind in vicco..not the kind of wind to satisfy a midlife crisis foiler.not the kind of wind that the whole of stkilda watermen & women likes (cutting the grass.back and forth and so on) I'm talking a honking sw er to kick up a nice bay wave and at least cut 2/3 turns in or a nice stiff breeze on the ocean side kicking up a few whitecaps so i don't get too creamed getting past the breakers yet not too strong that i get arm pump too quick on the waves hopefully this post will end the jinx.though the surf has been excellent the last 4 weeks

Pigdog3
VIC, 29 posts
12 Jul 2017 5:52PM
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Found some wind...didn't have a great day myself.. rigged up a too bigger sail in the tricky conditions and used all my gas up in a couple of runs...though I did and still have the man flu...so put the stick&pole in the cue rack and got out the tea bag and somewhat redeemed myself and caught few waves??
Photo of old mate with htc phone so no zoom.
Keep the peace and don't name the the location.









mathew
VIC, 1519 posts
15 Jul 2017 8:20PM
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Very few to no SW'ers at all in winter, they start in Spring - are you sure you are a Vicco ?
Northerlies are common - with Rye front beach being the main destination.

Why not name the location ? ...looks like a nice wave.

kato
VIC, 2067 posts
15 Jul 2017 9:04PM
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Wednesday

Pigdog3
VIC, 29 posts
16 Jul 2017 4:45PM
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kato said..
Wednesday


Hopefully still enough left in it for us plebs to hit it up after work

Pigdog3
VIC, 29 posts
16 Jul 2017 4:48PM
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Quick blast at greenpoint today!
Wind was really good for a Northerly.
And fingers were numb.

mathew
VIC, 1519 posts
25 Jul 2017 10:09AM
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Looks like the wind has started... this week is looking just a bit brutal.

Pigdog3
VIC, 29 posts
26 Jul 2017 6:40PM
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mathew said..
Looks like the wind has started... this week is looking just a bit brutal.


this thred has ended the no wind jinx for sure.sailed and kited total 5 times in july..4 more times than june

Pigdog3
VIC, 29 posts
26 Jul 2017 6:46PM
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Pigdog3 said..

mathew said..
Looks like the wind has started... this week is looking just a bit brutal.



this thred has ended the no wind jinx for sure.sailed and kited total 5 times in july..4 more times than june


There was a nice baywave at selected spots with the northerly on sat...


mathew
VIC, 1519 posts
26 Jul 2017 7:19PM
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There was a nice baywave at selected spots with the northerly on sat...


which spots ?

mathew
VIC, 1519 posts
26 Jul 2017 7:19PM
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There was a nice baywave at selected spots with the northerly on sat...


which spots ?

MrCranky
VIC, 474 posts
26 Jul 2017 10:04PM
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Pigdog3 said..

Pigdog3 said..


mathew said..
Looks like the wind has started... this week is looking just a bit brutal.




this thred has ended the no wind jinx for sure.sailed and kited total 5 times in july..4 more times than june



There was a nice baywave at selected spots with the northerly on sat...



When do you choose a kite over a sail?

Pigdog3
VIC, 29 posts
27 Jul 2017 6:11PM
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MrCranky said..

Pigdog3 said..


Pigdog3 said..



mathew said..
Looks like the wind has started... this week is looking just a bit brutal.





this thred has ended the no wind jinx for sure.sailed and kited total 5 times in july..4 more times than june




There was a nice baywave at selected spots with the northerly on sat...



When do you choose a kite over a sail?


when there are no waves or crosshore wind in the ocean but enough wind to kick up a 1-2 foot baywave in portphillip bay i will hit it up
and if its tricky and gusty and its just not happening for me on the windsurfer.usually due to wrong size sail or poor rigging.ill put the stick&pole back in the cue rack and get the tea bag out for some redemption.
i only lernt to kite because you can still surf a wave when direct onshore or cross onshore where as on a windsurfer that is not worth it..unless you like jumps,slalom or freestyle.

MrCranky
VIC, 474 posts
27 Jul 2017 8:38PM
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Interesting... What's your biggest sail? I'm considering kiting in under 20 knots. The bay is often rough even when it's 15 knots, so I don't enjoy big gear. I know quite a few people who do this - kite under 20, windsurf otherwise. BTW, not that I know much about wavesailing, have you considered stubby boards for onshore stuff? Apparently they are perfect for this.

Puppet
VIC, 38 posts
29 Jul 2017 3:46PM
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Anyone attempt a blast across the bay today ....

Cambodge
VIC, 638 posts
29 Jul 2017 4:09PM
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Not on purpose! Haha. Whoa did it blow today!

Pigdog3
VIC, 29 posts
4 Sep 2017 8:54PM
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Old mate today....soild effort. hopefully the clouds f off before the wind does this week.




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