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Wavesailing Diamond Head, Oahu

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Created by Flying Dutchman 3 months ago, 22 Aug 2018
Flying Dutchman
NSW, 117 posts
22 Aug 2018 9:27AM
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Just came back from a windsurf trip to Oahu... was great to sail somewhere I had seen in pictures & videos going back to the beginning of wavesailing!

Mark _australia
WA, 18529 posts
22 Aug 2018 8:52AM
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Awesome vid
Never seen Diamond Head from the air,didn't know it has so many sections. Beautiful

Curious- was 6:11 a "get off my wave buddy..... " or accident
haha

Flying Dutchman
NSW, 117 posts
22 Aug 2018 11:17AM
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Cheers Mark!

Everyone knows everyone at DH, it's a friendly vibe out there so no surf rage at 6:11

gesper
NSW, 497 posts
22 Aug 2018 10:00PM
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Absolutely beautiful footage Paul. Great Vid , Awesome that you got to sail DH .

Flying Dutchman
NSW, 117 posts
22 Aug 2018 10:16PM
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gesper said..
Absolutely beautiful footage Paul. Great Vid , Awesome that you got to sail DH .


Cheers Gesper....yeah I was stoked to sail Diamond Head.... I feel like I ticked a major bucket list item right there!

ma
NSW, 359 posts
23 Aug 2018 10:56AM
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Very nice vid.
What was the accommodation you stayed at and how far was it to the sailing spots?

Manuel7
217 posts
23 Aug 2018 9:40AM
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Beautiful... looked liiiiiight!!! Nice to see that we can ride port tack there.

Gonewindsurfing247
WA, 943 posts
23 Aug 2018 12:45PM
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Looks like a super fun spot. Really enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing.

Having said that might not be that pretty there ATM with hurricane Lane bearing down on the islands. I wonder what Jaws will be like?

Flying Dutchman
NSW, 117 posts
23 Aug 2018 4:26PM
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ma said..
Very nice vid.
What was the accommodation you stayed at and how far was it to the sailing spots?


Cheers Ma.... we actually stayed at here at this hostel in our own private room - www.thebeachwaikikihostel.com

It was a 5 minute drive from Diamond Head and was relatively economical compared to everything else we could find.
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Manuel7 said..
Beautiful... looked liiiiiight!!! Nice to see that we can ride port tack there.


Hey Manuel7,Was mainly around 15 knots.Yeah that was part of the attraction being port tack!
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Gonewindsurfing247 said..
Looks like a super fun spot. Really enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing.

Having said that might not be that pretty there ATM with hurricane Lane bearing down on the islands. I wonder what Jaws will be like?


Thanks Gonewindsurfing247,

Yeah we timed it lucky.... be interesting to see what happens over the next few days!

Long Reef
NSW, 558 posts
23 Aug 2018 8:07PM
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What is the second spot called? I've surfed Lighthouse a few times and it gets shallow.

Flying Dutchman
NSW, 117 posts
24 Aug 2018 12:26AM
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Long Reef said..
What is the second spot called? I've surfed Lighthouse a few times and it gets shallow.



Hey Long Reef,

That spot is called 'Toes'. Usually very light wind but it's cross off.

Supergus
NSW, 300 posts
24 Aug 2018 10:34AM
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Awesome footage dude !! Gets me super keen for summer !!

Long Reef
NSW, 558 posts
24 Aug 2018 6:53PM
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I thought it was Toes- that was really light!. I think all Wavesailors should pay homage to the original spot

northy1
149 posts
24 Aug 2018 11:37PM
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awesome video!

PS
What board is that - on the Naish sail - looks pretty quick / turns radically??

Flying Dutchman
NSW, 117 posts
25 Aug 2018 6:22AM
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Supergus said..
Awesome footage dude !! Gets me super keen for summer !!


Yew Gus! Yeah I'm hanging for summer too!
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Long Reef said..
I thought it was Toes- that was really light!. I think all Wavesailors should pay homage to the original spot


I paid my respects and hopefully when I die will end up in windsurf heaven!
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northy1 said..
awesome video!

PS
What board is that - on the Naish sail - looks pretty quick / turns radically??


Pretty sure it was a JP but I couldn't tell you which year/model.

Mastbender
1808 posts
26 Aug 2018 2:52AM
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Great vid of Toes, funny, the first shot of the beach looks like somebody derigging after breaking his mast, easy to do in shallow water with a reefy bottom, even in light wind. Also a good shot of duck diving your rig under the white water.

Mastbender
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26 Aug 2018 6:26AM
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Mastbender said..
Great vid of Toes, funny, the first shot of the beach looks like somebody derigging after breaking his mast, easy to do in shallow water with a reefy bottom, even in light wind. Also a good shot of duck diving your rig under the white water.




After talking to a friend who has sailed there (unlike myself), he said the name of the place is "Tongs" not "Toes".

Flying Dutchman
NSW, 117 posts
26 Aug 2018 12:54PM
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Mastbender said..



Mastbender said..
Great vid of Toes, funny, the first shot of the beach looks like somebody derigging after breaking his mast, easy to do in shallow water with a reefy bottom, even in light wind. Also a good shot of duck diving your rig under the white water.







After talking to a friend who has sailed there (unlike myself), he said the name of the place is "Tongs" not "Toes".



There is a surf spot called 'Tongs' near Diamond Head... the spot in the video is actually 'Toes' a different place altogether.

RichardG
WA, 1993 posts
26 Aug 2018 2:32PM
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Flying Dutchman said..

Mastbender said..




Mastbender said..
Great vid of Toes, funny, the first shot of the beach looks like somebody derigging after breaking his mast, easy to do in shallow water with a reefy bottom, even in light wind. Also a good shot of duck diving your rig under the white water.








After talking to a friend who has sailed there (unlike myself), he said the name of the place is "Tongs" not "Toes".




There is a surf spot called 'Tongs' near Diamond Head... the spot in the video is actually 'Toes' a different place altogether.


Thanks for this great video. The videos below confirms this is called Toes. I also posted a 1983 video of Diamond Head on a different thread.



www.continentseven.com/marco-revel-oahu-hawaii/?doing_wp_cron=1535265038.7986121177673339843750


Flying Dutchman
NSW, 117 posts
26 Aug 2018 5:39PM
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Cheers for the info RichardG!

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northy1 said..
awesome video!

PS
What board is that - on the Naish sail - looks pretty quick / turns radically??



Pretty sure it was a JP but I couldn't tell you which year/model.


I just double checked my footage Northy1 and it's actually a Naish board!

Mastbender
1808 posts
27 Aug 2018 2:38AM
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it is then.

OceanPitch
QLD, 130 posts
27 Aug 2018 6:49PM
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Flying Dutchman said..
Just came back from a windsurf trip to Oahu... was great to sail somewhere I had seen in pictures & videos going back to the beginning of wavesailing!


Hey Paul, awesome vid as always great to see some drone footage of such an iconic and beautiful spot. Looking forward to upcoming season hope you can make it the trip up for the first event.

Flying Dutchman
NSW, 117 posts
27 Aug 2018 8:17PM
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OceanPitch said..

Flying Dutchman said..
Just came back from a windsurf trip to Oahu... was great to sail somewhere I had seen in pictures & videos going back to the beginning of wavesailing!



Hey Paul, awesome vid as always great to see some drone footage of such an iconic and beautiful spot. Looking forward to upcoming season hope you can make it the trip up for the first event.


Cheers OceanPitch.... yeah I'll see how I go.... If I have the time I may make the trip up north.....see what happens!



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