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|Antman (9333km): |
Boundary Island, Peel Estuary, WA, AU
Wind came in alot stronger than forecasted.Was stacked at times on the 6.2 NX,53 Patrick,25 ws.Pretty stoked to see a 40 max on the dial and super fun sailing with Woody,Flex,Reg and Anita who rocked up to the squall of the day;0
|Flex (4099km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU. Spent the morning helping Reg rescue his kit from the previous days adventure. By complete coincidence met the owner who's dogs nearly ate Reg yesterday at her gate as she was leaving. She recognised me and stopped to have a chat and thank her etc etc. Lovely lady. Since I had driven her drive way yesterday and then run the final 300m to Austin bay it seemed an ideal launch spot to get deep into Austin bay without having to drive the goat track, so I asked her if she would consider letting us launch from her property in future. She agreed, but only when she was home as she said the dogs would eat us as Reg has confirmed they indeed will. As she was just leaving, today wasn't an option. It was completely toxic in Roberts Bay so I assumed Austin bay wouldn't be that great today anyway. We swapped numbers. Seems Reg's dodgy navigation had a bright side.
Was a fairly pleasant stroll in to rescue the kit unlike Reg's efforts yesterday. Used the buggy I had made for Lake Walyungup and it made the 3 odd km journey no problem. Then headed to the pond to see Antman hard at it and Woody just arrived. Started rigging 6.5 then a brutal gust came through and rigged 5.7, which was wise as I really needed something smaller today. Reg, Woody and I headed out to join Antman.
Water wasn't that flat but wind was stronger than previous session. Fiddled with the outhaul a bit and felt a bit more in control. Was good fun but probably a bit too much wind for me at times. A tiny patch of flat was all that was on offer. A couple of council workers who were srubbing the boardwalk (as its lethally slippery according to my old man) sat down to watch us for a while. Everyone started heading back as was getting brutal and Anita turned up in a huge squall followed by a nice double rainbow. Sorry Anita to leave just as you arrived. Almost sailed out the passage for the first time but fin bottomed out near the fence so jumped off to save it. To continue the rescue efforts a lady had a flat battery in the car park and of course I was the only one who had jumper cables. I went out with two Gopro's fully charged and of course I had forgotten to put a SD card in one. Hopefully the footage from other is good. 104 RRD Freeride Wave, 5.7 RRD Move, TWS33
|Reg (1812km): |
I didn't get lost today but I was nearly blown away. Ant and Woody and Flex were zooming all over a rather bumpy Pond but the wind was so strong it made the chop a nuisance in comparison. My 5m Mach3 was about a metre too big for little old me but on the upside I stayed at water level....I could have been aviating most of the time. Mandurah was gusting up to 42 knots between 2 and 4pm, that's 77kmh. Great Team Speeds from Woody and Ant again. I did witness all sailors doing spectacular wipeouts.
|Woody-Mark (8509km): |
Boundary Island, Peel Estuary, WA, AU
Arrived with Flex and Reg to see Antman already in the pond. Tried the top bank as it was NW to WNW which shows promise. Tried a new combo of the Manta 56 and the Evo12 5.8 and CLwp 29. Very responsive with the extra volume today. Over finned though in the 30kt+ gusts. Short fun session with Anita arriving as I was leaving and congrats Ant on a new PB peak of 40.19!
|Windxtasy (11049km): |
Manta 54 speed, 21Tribal WS, 5m Koncept
There was lots of wind
I squeeezed into my wetsuit
I trudged through the ninja course and made it to the pond
just as everyone else was coming in...
It was too gnarly to sail on my own, so I headed back too, without even setting foot on the board.
I got a workout, but not the one I was hoping for
|CrimsonFlash2 (7074km): |
Short and bumpy session down at Melville on the northwester. Windtech 57 & 6.3 Loft RB. Good being on the water again even though it was a bit hectic.
Caught up with Kenny and Lunny chatting on the foreshore. Bummer about the tear in your Duotone Kenny!