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Gerroa Fires! Spring 2014 (Video)

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Created by apforsyth > 9 months ago, 18 Nov 2014
apforsyth
NSW, 59 posts
18 Nov 2014 8:00PM
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The fabled Gerroa came to life in mid-November with a solid southerly swell and an eager cast of characters determined to give it their all. It was a pleasant 15-20 knots/ 3-4 foot for the first hour or 90 mins, then the wind really picked up and some radical action ensued with Brett Goodwin and Forrest Ladkin taking it to a whole other level. Inspiring to watch!

Featuring Brett Goodwin, Forrest Ladkin, Tommy Cohen, Nick Edwards, Michael Preswick, Steve Robinson, Steve Myers, Andrew Forsyth, Nick Fadeev, Adrien Gacon, Jaime Coelho, Craig Sinclair, Michael George Westra and other esteemed Wind Warriors!

Duration: 15 min


bigdaz
NSW, 307 posts
18 Nov 2014 11:27PM
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Thanks for posting, great vid!!!!
That day was my first time out there with decent wind and swell, still can't wipe the smile off my face, so much fun

apforsyth
NSW, 59 posts
19 Nov 2014 6:00AM
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bigdaz said..
Thanks for posting, great vid!!!!
That day was my first time out there with decent wind and swell, still can't wipe the smile off my face, so much fun


Cheer BigDaz! Glad you like it, which sail/ board were you on?

bigdaz
NSW, 307 posts
19 Nov 2014 7:30AM
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apforsyth said..

bigdaz said..
Thanks for posting, great vid!!!!
That day was my first time out there with decent wind and swell, still can't wipe the smile off my face, so much fun



Cheer BigDaz! Glad you like it, which sail/ board were you on?


Severne swat black/red/white and starboard quad grey/white/red. I was one of the "wind warriors" I snuck a turn in on your edit behind one of Tommy's waves. just stoked to be there on such an epic day.

Cheers.

apforsyth
NSW, 59 posts
19 Nov 2014 8:17AM
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bigdaz said..

apforsyth said..


bigdaz said..
Thanks for posting, great vid!!!!
That day was my first time out there with decent wind and swell, still can't wipe the smile off my face, so much fun




Cheer BigDaz! Glad you like it, which sail/ board were you on?



Severne swat black/red/white and starboard quad grey/white/red. I was one of the "wind warriors" I snuck a turn in on your edit behind one of Tommy's waves. just stoked to be there on such an epic day.

Cheers.






apforsyth
NSW, 59 posts
19 Nov 2014 8:22AM
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Nice one! I reckon Tommy wins the prize for throwing the furthest spray

NE
NSW, 3 posts
19 Nov 2014 10:30AM
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Thanks for posting - great video of a super session, I think much fun was had by all! Its not often than you get to analyse your sailing style from a distance and being able to watch it back and see where you could improve is a huge bonus.

I arrived when the conditions were at their best and as the day went on the wind did strengthen and was a little more gusty. I found it quite tricky to really hit the lip with the wind direction more off-shore than side-shore and project forward of the wave - rather than land behind it.

If anyone has any tips here I'd welcome the feedback. Obviously getting weight over the board, keeping it relatively level and not luffing up in the air is a start...should you concentrate on just the lip and not the landing?

bigdaz
NSW, 307 posts
19 Nov 2014 1:15PM
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Nice one! I reckon Tommy wins the prize for throwing the furthest spray


Cheers, yep Tom has a nack for throwing buckets of spray!

apforsyth
NSW, 59 posts
20 Nov 2014 9:10AM
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NE said..
Thanks for posting - great video of a super session, I think much fun was had by all! Its not often than you get to analyse your sailing style from a distance and being able to watch it back and see where you could improve is a huge bonus.

I arrived when the conditions were at their best and as the day went on the wind did strengthen and was a little more gusty. I found it quite tricky to really hit the lip with the wind direction more off-shore than side-shore and project forward of the wave - rather than land behind it.

If anyone has any tips here I'd welcome the feedback. Obviously getting weight over the board, keeping it relatively level and not luffing up in the air is a start...should you concentrate on just the lip and not the landing?


Cheers Nick! Some great aerials there mate, at least you were getting up there!





apforsyth
NSW, 59 posts
20 Nov 2014 9:13AM
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Well, maybe not quite as high as Robbo...;) what a huge boost! funny to see it get thrashed around in a corkscrew at that altitude. Inspiration for a new move?


apforsyth
NSW, 59 posts
22 Nov 2014 8:10AM
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Haircut
QLD, 6409 posts
22 Nov 2014 7:43AM
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it's the new WA!

whyner
NSW, 762 posts
22 Nov 2014 10:03AM
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Waz's old Exocet single fin still works





whyner
NSW, 762 posts
22 Nov 2014 10:51AM
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Why the red thumb? I know, cause you can't see my face lol

Knottedup
573 posts
22 Nov 2014 12:41PM
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Horses for courses I'd say.
Once George gets hold of his new Fanatic 88 Tri trust me you'll be seeing some sick action.
I'll still bet that when it's strong with big waves his board of choice will still be the 2012 Fanatic 76L. Take a look three shot up the page at how his 90+ kg body buries the rail on this old war horse.

nickdeevo
NSW, 3 posts
22 Nov 2014 4:08PM
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The fabled Gerroa came to life in mid-November with a solid southerly swell and an eager cast of characters determined to give it their all. It was a pleasant 15-20 knots/ 3-4 foot for the first hour or 90 mins, then the wind really picked up and some radical action ensued with Brett Goodwin and Forrest Ladkin taking it to a whole other level. Inspiring to watch!

Featuring Brett Goodwin, Forrest Ladkin, Tommy Cohen, Nick Edwards, Michael Preswick, Steve Robinson, Steve Myers, Andrew Forsyth, Nick Fadeev, Adrien Gacon, Jaime Coelho, Craig Sinclair, Michael George Westra and other esteemed Wind Warriors!

Duration: 15 min




Cheers Andrew. Definitely a day to remember and having a video to prove it. Well done!!
Nick

stehsegler
WA, 3258 posts
22 Nov 2014 1:17PM
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Haircut said..
it's the new WA!


for about 3 days in Spring.

apforsyth
NSW, 59 posts
22 Nov 2014 6:03PM
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apforsyth said..


The fabled Gerroa came to life in mid-November with a solid southerly swell and an eager cast of characters determined to give it their all. It was a pleasant 15-20 knots/ 3-4 foot for the first hour or 90 mins, then the wind really picked up and some radical action ensued with Brett Goodwin and Forrest Ladkin taking it to a whole other level. Inspiring to watch!

Featuring Brett Goodwin, Forrest Ladkin, Tommy Cohen, Nick Edwards, Michael Preswick, Steve Robinson, Steve Myers, Andrew Forsyth, Nick Fadeev, Adrien Gacon, Jaime Coelho, Craig Sinclair, Michael George Westra and other esteemed Wind Warriors!

Duration: 15 min





Cheers Andrew. Definitely a day to remember and having a video to prove it. Well done!!
Nick


Cheers Nick! Shame we didn't have a camera going last Wednesday, saw you get a couple of rippers with your new sail! What a fantastic late session, wind was a touch more sideshore, waves were big and clean, sun and lighting was surreal - felt like a dream. First time to ride my 104L Quad in good conditions and I am amazed how well it turns/ surfs given the size of the board. three incredible sessions at Gerroa in 3 weeks, hoping for more

apforsyth
NSW, 59 posts
22 Nov 2014 6:10PM
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apforsyth said..


The fabled Gerroa came to life in mid-November with a solid southerly swell and an eager cast of characters determined to give it their all. It was a pleasant 15-20 knots/ 3-4 foot for the first hour or 90 mins, then the wind really picked up and some radical action ensued with Brett Goodwin and Forrest Ladkin taking it to a whole other level. Inspiring to watch!

Featuring Brett Goodwin, Forrest Ladkin, Tommy Cohen, Nick Edwards, Michael Preswick, Steve Robinson, Steve Myers, Andrew Forsyth, Nick Fadeev, Adrien Gacon, Jaime Coelho, Craig Sinclair, Michael George Westra and other esteemed Wind Warriors!

Duration: 15 min





Cheers Andrew. Definitely a day to remember and having a video to prove it. Well done!!
Nick



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Knottedup said..
Horses for courses I'd say.
Once George gets hold of his new Fanatic 88 Tri trust me you'll be seeing some sick action.
I'll still bet that when it's strong with big waves his board of choice will still be the 2012 Fanatic 76L. Take a look three shot up the page at how his 90+ kg body buries the rail on this old war horse.



Yep I reckon the 88 is the go :) Love it!


apforsyth
NSW, 59 posts
22 Nov 2014 6:20PM
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Hard to argue with the Quad boys through!






Boris
261 posts
22 Nov 2014 7:43PM
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stehsegler said..

Haircut said..
it's the new WA!



for about 3 days in Spring.


Exactly. Well said.
If only Gerroa was onshore with crap waves and 1000 Euros, it might be worthy of being mentioned in the same sentence.

Knottedup
573 posts
23 Nov 2014 5:30AM
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No way was I saying that Forrest and Brett are not fully ripping it up.
Clearly they are and their quads definitely shred and certainly work for them.
I was I just giving you the heads up on George that's all.

For me WA is clearly the best place to be. Especially up North and down South.
They just don't have the same passion to put it up there like the East does.
Also their best sailors are without doubt THE best.
They also have their own way of making boards work.
While East Coast has mostly given up on twins.
Ben S and Matty H do marvels on their twin designs.

Leaving the Pros out of the mix.
If I were pick the person I could be for each move, then this is the way I'd go.
Offshore Bottom Turn = Forrest, George very close behind and maybe just winning in strong wind and big waves.
Onshore Bottom turn without doubt Ben Severne. Lots of WA guys way ahead of East Coast guys
Cutback Morrie for sure.
Back loops Matty Holder, never misses one.
Pushies Logan
Balls = George, needs a wheelbarrow
Under the lip, creativity and possibly best all round as he is nearly as good on the other tack. I'll go for Brett.

apforsyth
NSW, 59 posts
23 Nov 2014 8:33AM
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The West is my favourite place on Earth...can't wait to get back there!

And I would love to see the footage of these guys to try to learn from them too, anyone got a link? "Onshore Bottom turn without doubt Ben Severne. Lots of WA guys way ahead of East Coast guys Cutback Morrie for sure. Back loops Matty Holder, never misses one. Pushies Logan."

Been studying Brett, George and Forest's techniques, it'd amazing how everyone has their own unique style, each slightly different look/ expression. I guess that's what makes it such a compelling sport to watch!

nickdeevo
NSW, 3 posts
23 Nov 2014 2:31PM
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nickdeevo said..


apforsyth said..


The fabled Gerroa came to life in mid-November with a solid southerly swell and an eager cast of characters determined to give it their all. It was a pleasant 15-20 knots/ 3-4 foot for the first hour or 90 mins, then the wind really picked up and some radical action ensued with Brett Goodwin and Forrest Ladkin taking it to a whole other level. Inspiring to watch!

Featuring Brett Goodwin, Forrest Ladkin, Tommy Cohen, Nick Edwards, Michael Preswick, Steve Robinson, Steve Myers, Andrew Forsyth, Nick Fadeev, Adrien Gacon, Jaime Coelho, Craig Sinclair, Michael George Westra and other esteemed Wind Warriors!

Duration: 15 min






Cheers Andrew. Definitely a day to remember and having a video to prove it. Well done!!
Nick





Knottedup said..
Horses for courses I'd say.
Once George gets hold of his new Fanatic 88 Tri trust me you'll be seeing some sick action.
I'll still bet that when it's strong with big waves his board of choice will still be the 2012 Fanatic 76L. Take a look three shot up the page at how his 90+ kg body buries the rail on this old war horse.




Yep I reckon the 88 is the go :) Love it!



Thanks Andrew, yeah it was a great afternoon and only about 4 of us out there! Shame it was a little gusty, making it very tiring sailing for a 'old crusty' like me! Looks like nothing but southerlies this coming week. Possibly see you at Longy on Tue and/or Thur for a session.
Cheers, Nick

Ads72
NSW, 362 posts
23 Nov 2014 5:15PM
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Awesome video footage. It's this sort of stuff that really gets people motivated and back on the water again. Nick, you were carving it up mate, great stuff!

peto
NSW, 405 posts
24 Nov 2014 4:31PM
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Totally agree with Knottedup... You forgot one bloke though...Doogs.

Knottedup
573 posts
25 Nov 2014 12:09PM
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Yes I totally agree Doogs is an awesome sailor and I fully enjoy watching him sail. I did consider him then classed him an ex Pro so he didn't qualify.
I could also add Stewie Martin. What a record and you'd have to call him THE ultimate competitor.
Then there's Rohan Cudmore, Dan Berry, Mark Paul, Josh Adams, Tobes, Wes Greene, Dave Sheen, Corey, Glen Alexander, Blair Simpson, what's that guy's name that ruled Margie's for years ...... The list goes on. Certainly plenty to inspire.

Knottedup
573 posts
25 Nov 2014 12:44PM
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Thanks Tim, Pat Redman.

dan berry
WA, 2562 posts
25 Nov 2014 1:35PM
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I'd have simon peters in there for biggest nads awards. The lips that guy smashes at margs are jaw dropping.

apforsyth
NSW, 59 posts
26 Nov 2014 8:13PM
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Love to see the footage!

Brien
NSW, 171 posts
26 Nov 2014 10:21PM
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Yeah Dan Berry used to be a great sailor. .........until he got too fat. What a shame.



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