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Light wind wavesailing 0 to 10 knots

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Created by OESaustralia 3 months ago, 8 Jan 2017
OESaustralia
SA, 245 posts
8 Jan 2017 11:21PM
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Board - OES Australia Hot Rod 132
Sail Severne Blade 5.3m
Fins Black Project Quads 10cm fronts 17cm back
Body weight 95 kg
Wind 0 knots / glass to 10 knots

Lessons learned, pick the last wave in the set as there is very little power in the sail to drive you out over the whitewater.
Use an uphaul rope as the wind was too light to waterstart for this session.

bowsa
QLD, 479 posts
10 Jan 2017 6:57AM
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Nice! Wavesailing in these conditions is pretty rewarding when you snag a good one. Although the most frustrating thing is not having enough wind to get your back foot in the strap to do a proper turn - this is when you know it's too light haha

R1DER
WA, 894 posts
10 Jan 2017 8:07PM
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Very impressive! Your boards are pushing new limits in light wind. Awesome.

Stuthepirate
WA, 2903 posts
11 Jan 2017 10:02AM
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0-10 knots.
Nice effort on the big girl
Did you consider going for a surf?
But seriously, when should it be too light to go windsurfing?

OESaustralia
SA, 245 posts
12 Jan 2017 8:43AM
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Stuthepirate said..
0-10 knots.
Nice effort on the big girl
Did you consider going for a surf?
But seriously, when should it be too light to go windsurfing?


Depends on your own situation, if you live in Geraldton WA sailing coro's every day through the summer, you wouldn't bother, you go mow your lawn . However if you live anywhere else in Australia and haven't sailed in 5 to 6 week, it would be more appealing.
You also got to reverse your thinking about what is powering your rig, it's the power of the waves and not the wind, you only need enough wind [5 to 10 knots]to balance against the sail and glug forward. The size and power of the wave is what is generating the apparent wind over the sail once on the wave. The design of these large Hot Rod waveboards is to have the needed controlable volume under your feet to get you into the best take off position then rapidly gain speed to generate this apparent wind .

AUS 808
WA, 195 posts
12 Jan 2017 12:36PM
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Stuthepirate said..
0-10 knots.
Nice effort on the big girl
Did you consider going for a surf?
But seriously, when should it be too light to go windsurfing?


It's never too light to try.
Not everyone surfs or SUPs.

This looks like it would be good for entry level wave sailing.
Slow motion so you don't get smashed



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