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Thanks WA

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Created by Cpt KIRK 1 month ago, 6 Jan 2019
Cpt KIRK
QLD, 25 posts
6 Jan 2019 9:41AM
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After spending 3 1/2 weeks windsurfing through December in Geraldton I would like to say how much of a good time we had( two Queenslanders and one German). We did the air BNB thing in Gerro and drove daily to Coronation Beach where everyone was friendly, respectful and helpful, which sets the vibe for a great vacation. Some highlights are as follows.
The Nationals were a great spectacle to watch with food and coffee stalls, live commentry, cool music, and the obvious high level of sailing on dispIay. I could see with all the equipment that was there for the event that a lot of people in the background are responsible for making the event a success, so thanks!
The Severne sponsored sailors were great to talk to and were more than happy to explain all things windsurfing.
Chatting with, and watching Ben Proffitt do a forward loop tuition class/ movie had me in tears as he has such a high level of comedic energy that really brings out the best in his students, well done Ben! who incidentally is the first person I have seen do a backloop of a two foot chop/wave.
Thanks to Antoine for encouraging my old body to learn some new tricks. Man does Antoine send it!
A special thanks goes out to Mark (Swain?) who managed to slot my triwave in for an urgent repair, and in the interim loan me one of his custom boards. Here I must say how impressed I was with his Quad- everything was placed right, the board planned and pointed very well, had a very tight radius for turning, even controlled top turn slides were easy, very nice board that became quite apparent when I went back onto my board.
Another great gesture I saw was a handful of sailors pool together and " down kit" to help/ carry an injured water user to safety and organise medical assistance.
On the " body recovery days" we did some of the tourist things like the maritime museum, HMAS Sydney memorial, art gallery, cinema, shopping,lobster factory tour to name a few.
So WA, well done I had a great time!

Davox
QLD, 33 posts
6 Jan 2019 1:10PM
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Well said....

Mark _australia
WA, 18691 posts
6 Jan 2019 2:22PM
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Thanks for the kind words Alex, hope the TriWave holds up and I'm glad you like the the quad
See you next year ?

R1DER
WA, 1178 posts
7 Jan 2019 2:37PM
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Cpt KIRK said..
After spending 3 1/2 weeks windsurfing through December in Geraldton I would like to say how much of a good time we had( two Queenslanders and one German). We did the air BNB thing in Gerro and drove daily to Coronation Beach where everyone was friendly, respectful and helpful, which sets the vibe for a great vacation. Some highlights are as follows.
The Nationals were a great spectacle to watch with food and coffee stalls, live commentry, cool music, and the obvious high level of sailing on dispIay. I could see with all the equipment that was there for the event that a lot of people in the background are responsible for making the event a success, so thanks!
The Severne sponsored sailors were great to talk to and were more than happy to explain all things windsurfing.
Chatting with, and watching Ben Proffitt do a forward loop tuition class/ movie had me in tears as he has such a high level of comedic energy that really brings out the best in his students, well done Ben! who incidentally is the first person I have seen do a backloop of a two foot chop/wave.
Thanks to Antoine for encouraging my old body to learn some new tricks. Man does Antoine send it!
A special thanks goes out to Mark (Swain?) who managed to slot my triwave in for an urgent repair, and in the interim loan me one of his custom boards. Here I must say how impressed I was with his Quad- everything was placed right, the board planned and pointed very well, had a very tight radius for turning, even controlled top turn slides were easy, very nice board that became quite apparent when I went back onto my board.
Another great gesture I saw was a handful of sailors pool together and " down kit" to help/ carry an injured water user to safety and organise medical assistance.
On the " body recovery days" we did some of the tourist things like the maritime museum, HMAS Sydney memorial, art gallery, cinema, shopping,lobster factory tour to name a few.
So WA, well done I had a great time!


Great positive post.



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