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|sboardcrazy (20835km): |
5-20kts WNW 15-75cm chop - moguls Wangi caravan park NSW, AU
7m Turbo- Windtech 57 ( 90ltres) - 28cms WTweedy
then 1 run WT64 ( 112ltres) 32cm WT weedy
I felt my age today.. Forecast was for it to pickup through the day to gusting to 24kts..
1st time launch at that spot. When I've launched from Coal and it blows WNW it generally gets a good consistent patch over near Wangi so I thought I'd launch 'straight' into it. Unfortunately I think the strongest ( roughest ) stuff was over the Coal side today..I'm surprised I didn't go very far across towards Coal. I thought I was close! It was very strong at times and very messed up so I wasn't keen on trying to gybe over there.. Maybe it would havce been easier closer to Coal? next time..
It would have been easier on the big board but I expected it to be pretty strong and rough in the gusts so I went small. Hardwork! That combo was great in the stronger stuff although still a little scary in the biggest but I was off the plane a lot and in and out of the straps. 300m of 5-10kts then a 300m of 15-20..
I had great plans to work on my gybes but after struggling with the first 2 I decided to just be happy to get a dry one and leave learning for easier conditions. I did get one attempt in powered but manageable wind in the bumps and managed to power into it..It did feel more stable but I find it really hard to keep the front arm straight and don't seem to have enough power to pull me into the turn?
Wasted the best patch of the day as I spun out and went the whole way sideways..
I was a bit worried about sailing there as if anything goes wrong I'd end up at Swansea but it was easy to stay up. After about an hr I decided to risk the big board. One run and a happy 300m plane then the sun switched off , the wind died and swung more W and I only just got back into the point in one tack..
The nicest part of the session was having lunch with the tame ducks and gulls.. I suppose it's all practise..