|Andrew (806km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU
A very frustrating afternoon that promised much and delivered inconsistent winds. Rigged my new 7.2m as the wind looked promising. Spent an hour floating around as the wind eased off. Came in and rigged my 7.8 and had another frustrating half an hour till the wind kicked up again. Was pretty solid the first 400 metres from the shore and then became patchy. Had some nice runs but spent quite a bit of time swearing to myself and wondering what I had done to upset the Weather Gods. My mate Ed managed to sneak away for the afternoon and he rigged his 7.8 and tried to light up his 97 isonic. I saw him spend about 15 minutes slowly sailing in from the distance. He then switched out for his 117 isonic and looked a whole lot better. Business calls tomorrow, but Wednesday and Thursday are looking more promising.
| Ed (14674km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU. Yeah the wind gods were a bit slow getting out of bed this arvo,and it wasn't as windy as it looked..Rigged 7.8m Gastra and jumped on 97lt Isonic I did one run out and then spent 20 minutes limping back to shore..And i was thinking to my self' this is gunna be fun'..Andrew did a sail change in search of more hp and i grabbed 117lt Iso..Wind freshened up a little and i managed to get a fun blast in 14 t0 18kts of breeze and a flatter sea than usual..Was easy to clock up a few kms without trying too hard..Wind freshened up a bit more in the last quarter,So jumped back on small board and had a cool blast with 20kts of wind out in the big pool, water started to get chopped up which was good fun for a blast on small board..Wind started to get a bit dodgey around sundown so it was time to go home...It's a shame the wind didn't arrive a day earlier when some of the' weekend warriers 'were keen to play...I guess it was worth rigging up for..Cheers Ed..