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Learning how to wave sail

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Created by MrSpinout 5 months ago, 27 Dec 2016
MrSpinout
NSW, 101 posts
27 Dec 2016 10:23PM
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Hi,

I'm heading to WA for 2 weeks in the first 2 weeks of Jan to learn wave sailing. Given that I only have bump and jump experience I was wondering if anyone knows some good tutorials out there for me to have a look at so that I at least know the theory (how to not break gear, wave & wind directions to look out for etc.).

Cheers!

Stuthepirate
WA, 2973 posts
27 Dec 2016 8:15PM
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Windsurfing.tv has some good tutorials
Not only wave riding but jumping as well, right of way, navigating beach breaks etc..

windsurfing.tv/video/how-to-episode-1-intro-into-waves-how-to-pass-the-shorebreak/

windsurfing.tv/video/how-to-episode-3-wave-riding/

wildrover
WA, 56 posts
27 Dec 2016 9:53PM
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Coronation beach. ??

Mastbender
1331 posts
28 Dec 2016 7:28AM
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One piece of advice when down in the water, w/in the wave zone, which can save you $$$$.
Try to make sure the mast isn't laying down in the water pointing straight at the beach or straight out to sea.
When a wave comes in and rolls the rig, the mast stands almost no chance of breaking if it's parallel with the wave.

Other than that, learn to read the waves (they come in sets), which takes time and very hard to learn from a video, just go for it and have fun.
If you know how to surf, you're already about 75% there.

dan berry
WA, 2501 posts
28 Dec 2016 8:28AM
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If the mast cant point in to the shore or out to sea, or be parallel with the wave, where do you propose to point it??

dan berry
WA, 2501 posts
28 Dec 2016 8:29AM
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Just go to corros. Youll sort it out there.

lao shi
WA, 1157 posts
28 Dec 2016 8:38AM
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Just join up with Guy Cribb while you are there. You will learn everything you need to know
www.seabreeze.com.au/Members/Events/Event.aspx?id=11500776
www.guycribb.com/
Some technique pdfs on his site to get you going

Mastbender
1331 posts
28 Dec 2016 9:56AM
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dan berry said..
If the mast cant point in to the shore or out to sea, or be parallel with the wave, where do you propose to point it??


Reread it, but slower this time.

dan berry
WA, 2501 posts
28 Dec 2016 5:55PM
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Mastbender said...
dan berry said..
If the mast cant point in to the shore or out to sea, or be parallel with the wave, where do you propose to point it??


Reread it, but slower this time.


You should type slower then

Knottedup
573 posts
29 Dec 2016 1:18AM
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The biggest single tip I can give you is move your hands around on the boom in the bottom turn and cutback.
Think about a bottom turn as being a jibe. Move your back hand back along the boom. For the cut move your back hand back towards your harness lines.

I can think of no better place to learn to wave sail than Gerroa. It's only 2 hours drive from the centre of Sydney.
It's way too often knee to waist high and soft breaking waves are the ideal place to start your wavesailing experience.

Since you are off to WA, Coro's is your spot.
There is a fair chance you'll see Ben Severne there.
Model your bottom turn on his.
His bottom turns are a stand out especially in those conditions.
His cutbacks are none too shabby either.
Plenty of other great sailors there as well

MrSpinout
NSW, 101 posts
29 Dec 2016 11:14PM
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Thank you very much for the recommendations. I'll head to Coro on Sunday and I've already booked the Guy Cribb course for week 2.

Anyone got tips on where to stay or free camp in/around Lancellin? I'm heading there after touching down in Perth on the 31st but obviously all is booked out for NYE. I can sleep in my van, but some place with facilities would be great. Or does anyone know a place to free camp?

Cheers,
Alex



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