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Escape the offshore easterlies on the W-coast

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Created by Frans > 9 months ago, 2 Mar 2011
Frans
WA, 47 posts
2 Mar 2011 8:14AM
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Taken offline now.

by the way not the first time these spots appear in wave sailing video. enough said

rooster
WA, 243 posts
2 Mar 2011 8:43AM
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Nice. First time I have seen footage from the second location Taken plenty of pictures there before but never seen footage.

Glad you guys scored

Frans you are definately raising the bar for windsurf videos

Jens
WA, 273 posts
2 Mar 2011 10:10AM
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Great work again Frans. You certainly picked a good consistent month of easterlies to go exploring! I like your appropriate choice of music. In the 1st track there's a line about not being blinkered which fits rather well when looking for wave sailing opportunities in the easterlies....

Cheers, jens

russh
SA, 2809 posts
2 Mar 2011 2:00PM
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Nice - looks like perfect sunny summer afternoon sailing fun

Rad Lad
226 posts
2 Mar 2011 2:03PM
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F!@#ing awesome Frans.

Can I be your friend?

Douchie
WA, 3 posts
2 Mar 2011 10:27PM
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i agree
nice
we will all see you there next time frans
if we all bring a mate each that will make ten more in the lineup
gotta love a good vid

Mainbreak
30 posts
3 Mar 2011 8:47AM
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Awesome! Great footage, great editing! You've got a talent for this. More please. Loved your other stuff on vimeo.

Rad Lad
226 posts
3 Mar 2011 12:09PM
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Mainbreak said...

Awesome! Great footage, great editing! You've got a talent for this. More please. Loved your other stuff on vimeo.


I agree, I reckon Frans gets the unofficial tag of best windsurfing videographer on Seabreeze.

Frans, I want to be on your next video please.

Mark _australia
WA, 16563 posts
3 Mar 2011 7:31PM
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Douchie said...

i agree
nice
we will all see you there next time frans
if we all bring a mate each that will make ten more in the lineup
gotta love a good vid



Hey why the red thumbs?

Agree the video is awesomely produced but there is at least one place there that does not need to be outed

CJW
NSW, 1392 posts
3 Mar 2011 11:08PM
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WA and secret spots, serious business >_>

swoosh
QLD, 1618 posts
3 Mar 2011 11:39PM
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man that looked like hella fun love it!

curac
WA, 1014 posts
5 Mar 2011 7:45PM
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Mark _australia said...

Douchie said...

i agree
nice
we will all see you there next time frans
if we all bring a mate each that will make ten more in the lineup
gotta love a good vid



Hey why the red thumbs?

Agree the video is awesomely produced but there is at least one place there that does not need to be outed




lucky then that those spots have been exposed ages ago. and certain windsurf companies have even done photoshoots there

CJW
NSW, 1392 posts
5 Mar 2011 11:16PM
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Lol a bit over the top to remove the video, you WA dudes take your **** seriously eh. Most 'secret spots' are secret for one of two reasons: a) they are remote/hard to get to b) they only work in specific conditions, which are usually not super common.

Both of these reasons preclude said spots from having 10 camper van loads of euros or east coast ring ins from rocking up 'causing a crowd'. WA's most famous 'secret spot' can be seen with the naked eye from probably the most famous/popular windsurfing location in WA and people get all in a tis about that one being 'outed' too.

In the age of Google earth you can survey the coast for epic spots from the comfort of your lounge, it's not rocket science, it's the reason I gave above that they stay 'low traffic', nothing to do with 'secrecy' imo.

Mark _australia
WA, 16563 posts
5 Mar 2011 9:26PM
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Curac there was one spot there that has not been on video in a recognisable way, nor has it been in a photoshoot and certainly not the company you refer to.

CJ, google earth is not your friend as it does not show how deep the water is and all it shows is angle of shore in relation to prevailing wind and maybe a track to get in there. But put it with all the other things like vids and forums....

Anyway I did not call for it to be removed, and even if Douchie did I reckon it would not have been removed for that reason.

Top marks to Frans for a great video, I just think that now there is so many people doing it and they go to such a wide audience that maybe people should show just the sailing and a bit less scenery. Less arty or lifestyle I know but hey we all watch for the sailing anyway right?

barn
WA, 2586 posts
6 Mar 2011 10:42AM
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WA windsurfers just went full retard.

roberto
NSW, 187 posts
6 Mar 2011 4:43PM
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Simple Jack


barn said...

WA windsurfers just went full retard.




stone
WA, 241 posts
8 Mar 2011 9:10AM
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Never saw the vid but if it's where i herd it is good one..

That beach claims at least 2 4wd's a year, bogged and lost to the tides..
I've lived their for 33 yrs. So yep, thats 66 4wds.

If ya go there and get back, Its been a good trip..

Jens
WA, 273 posts
8 Mar 2011 10:46AM
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Mark _australia said...

Top marks to Frans for a great video, I just think that now there is so many people doing it and they go to such a wide audience that maybe people should show just the sailing and a bit less scenery. Less arty or lifestyle I know but hey we all watch for the sailing anyway right?


Not sure I agree with you Mark. I reckon the surfing and sailing vids that just show action are a bit like watching porn; they lack a story! I like the extra bits Frans puts in his vids because they give a nice sense of place. Each to his own I guess...

FilthyAmatuer
WA, 877 posts
8 Mar 2011 11:31AM
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I think it sucks that this video has been taken down before I got to watch it.

I dont think it matters if you put video up sailling at secret spots - as long as you dont advertise the location / give directions how to get there.

gazza
WA, 644 posts
8 Mar 2011 3:38PM
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FilthyAmatuer said...

I think it sucks that this video has been taken down before I got to watch it.

I dont think it matters if you put video up sailling at secret spots - as long as you dont advertise the location / give directions how to get there.


I agree how do you expect someone to know where it is by showing one rock.
If your down that way and find it by chance good on ya its called exploring.

Next trip i plan i might tell the boys i know its on the south coast somewhere not sure what town its in but i do know it has a bloody big rock there.Anyone keen to come along.I dont think so!.....Mind you my mountain bike trips a bit like that.

Mark _australia
WA, 16563 posts
8 Mar 2011 6:54PM
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and all the critical eastern states windsurfers need to try living at one of these spots which WAS pristine and friendly sailing with right of way rules etc

then after a while it is drop in wave snake central with rubbish everywhere with used dunny paper blowing around (yes, really) and food containers and beer bottles everywhere

then those 'tohter siders may not be so quick on the red thumbs


it used to be 20yrs from stage 1 to stage 2 as it took people ages to find out, now it is a damn sight faster with google, online surf guides, every man and his dog with a quality camera and online fora like this

I can understand why a bloke who spent days in his fourby looking for awesome breaks which are then shared by a few fellas to escape the euro invasion, gets a bit p!ssed when it is outed.... can't you?

I am NOT having a go at Frans, I am making general comments - Eastern States ppl can red thumb after they have lived in WA and experienced it.

Fellas I don't agree with the "one rock" comments or "no directions in the video" as we all know people email around and ask where it is, and as previously seen some people on this forum (not from WA!!!) have openly responded


Respect the spot.




barn
WA, 2586 posts
9 Mar 2011 7:34AM
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Mark _australia said...





Respect the spot.






I was more poking fun at the slapstikery this thread, of course I respect local spots, but censoring videos is what happens in North Korea and Pakistan, not windsurfing..

Frans puts effort into making what sounded like one of the best videos on Seabreeze, and then gets bullied into removing his hard work because there was a rock in the video. Its not a good look..

If this spot was really that hard to find, I think its safe... Or if it is easy to find and get to, it would have been outed 30 years ago and is the equal property of citizens of earth. If Citizens start dropping in on locals, they get their tires slashed.


Mark _australia said...



Eastern States ppl can red thumb after they have lived in WA and experienced it.



I feel your pain Mark, but your not gunna get any sympathy from Easterners over the hardships endured by WA windsurfers..

WindWarrior
NSW, 1001 posts
9 Mar 2011 10:39AM
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Here we go again... next it will be locals only and locals get more waves in the line up because they live near the place BLAH BLAH BLAH

You guys wanna see videos of great sailing action but don't want to give away locations... OH PLEASE !

Expansion is a fact of life
Maybe we could attempt to focus more attention on educating on how to look after the spots and keeping them pristine as opposed to vainly attempting to keep them hidden or a secret from anyone else.

Beware of hording and coveting your 'PRECIOUS" ... It didn't go well fro Shmeegles

Mainbreak
30 posts
9 Mar 2011 9:32AM
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I'm spewing Frans pulled that vid off even of his vimeo too, why why why?
More people have been deprived the pleasure of watching the vid than the selfish two or three people who get pleasure from sailing that spot.

roberto
NSW, 187 posts
9 Mar 2011 1:05PM
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Not calling anyone a kook but this vid is along the 'locals only' mindset.
Enjoy, bloody clever.

Reflex Films
WA, 1276 posts
9 Mar 2011 10:50AM
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Frans
WA, 47 posts
9 Mar 2011 10:38PM
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Never thought my vid would stir up such heated discussions! But it's good, everyone can have their opinion.
Took it off as I don't wanna offend anyone... but as Reflex shows it's not the first time footage was put on the web.

I'm all fore exploring and finding your own 'secret spot', but in WA it also means you probably end up sailing by yourself on hard too reach, out of the way, sharky spots, outer reefs, rippy beachies, etc. which I've done now several times since moving to WA 4 years ago. It's a lot more fun and safer to share the waves in these places with a few mates!

Same applies to sailing in Tassie in January. The two times I had wind and waves (seabreeze didn't cooperate...) I sailed with one other guy. Footage available soon...


wheels
WA, 190 posts
9 Mar 2011 10:57PM
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Roberto,Great stuff made laugh hard,thanks

Douchie
WA, 3 posts
20 Mar 2011 12:04PM
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barn said...

WA windsurfers just went full retard.



only just noticed hey
always been retarded here
planning an uprising
gunna shut the gate
keep all you wise men from the east OUT!!!



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