Swan River Mob (WA, Australia) - 2018-07-04
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Slowboat
39.1(D)
36.818(D)
19.249(D)
21.787(D)
26.712(D)
83.372(D)
25
Snides
Tim Stockton
Chris Adamson
Claude
Craig Mann
Recycle
Dan Engdahl
Whitey
Matthew Langer
JC
Stringer
Istaaack
Neil Daffen
Linds
Spock
Gav
Average
Slowboat (38878km):
17 days ago
6 categories

Melville Beach, WA, AU

A bit wild at times... 6.3m 112 Tribal Carbon SL36. Pretty gusty to start with, hitting 37s out in the middle of the river in the gusts and high tide washing machine. Came in for a drink and changed fins to the Tribal sym speed 33 to see if I could eke out a bit more- the 36 was on the large size for 30kt gusts. On the way out was greeted with an advancing wall of spray ~1m high across the river- not rain. As it got closer it was clear that it was wind making that spray. Held on by some miracle and gybed over at Nedlands (another miracle) and it was all over by the time I got back. A few more bullets and some big squalls for some * clenchers before arms gave up. Good to get stretched! Pretty stoked with the way the smaller fin works when overpowered. So much control... Good fun.



Comments
STROPPO


WA
Australia
17 days ago
Nice one Chris good read 😎
Martin Worling


QLD
Australia
17 days ago

Sounds epic. Well done.

Boz


WA
Australia
17 days ago
Epic Chris, wild weather today.
Steve Charles


TAS
Australia
17 days ago

Nice going ChrisCool

Slowboat


WA
Australia
17 days ago

I just checked the track log and that big gust came through at 3:42pm... on the SB graph it shows E freo (a few km upwind, and protected)  copped 37kt 2 mins earlier... I guess that was the gust making the wall of spray. Pretty stoked to hold on with that rig.

Nauli


WA
Australia
16 days ago

* clenchers for you Chris!!! Makes me happy that I was at work....