Sunday 13 Oct.

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Sunday 13 Oct.

Post by rod » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:27 pm

Yet more wind, but not much swell in S Wales so opted for a foil session.

That turned out to be a good choice. Nice power on my 4.5 in a Gusty 13-20knots on Cheddar reservoir. The sun came out and I made a load of gybes even when pretty overpowered. Great fun.
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Re: Sunday 13 Oct.

Post by BillG » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:38 pm

Avon again today. A bit of a surprise as last time I looked there was no wind forecast. Arrived at 10.15 just as everybody came in to change from 4.2 to 4.7-5.0 so rigged my 4.1 which was perfect for an hour or so. I got 4 or 5 really good waves and then came in for a rest whereupon the wind dropped a lot but after a bit people started going again. Switched to my 4.7 and 75L for an hour of nice smooth wave riding down by the cafe then back to 66L & 4.1 as it picked up again for another hour!

Lots out including Jono Dunnett (on Greg's gear I think). He said he found it tiring as he was out of practice! Obviously too much cycling.

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Re: Sunday 13 Oct.

Post by Charlie W » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:42 pm

Avon too from 8 'till 2. Managed to stay on 4.7 all the time but a nuclear mid-morning squall had me reaching for the 4.2. Was mostly on the 95 lt too but did briefly use the now dangerously spongey 82 lt *board Quad.

Nearly took out a Kiter as i got over eager bottom turning on a peach. He was just heading out so apparantly he had right of way(?)

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Re: Sunday 13 Oct.

Post by Hazzabee » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:52 pm

Hove 4-6pm 4.7/77L
Very gusty but sufficient full power bits plus sunshine and a landed loop to earn a 3

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Re: Sunday 13 Oct.

Post by TwoFish » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:07 am

Charlie W wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Nearly took out a Kiter as i got over eager bottom turning on a peach. He was just heading out so apparantly he had right of way(?)
Citation needed. :-)

A selection of references to the contrary:

http://www.mauikiteboardingassociation. ... way-rules/
http://www.respectourspot.com/etiquette ... g/?lang=en
https://www.surfertoday.com/windsurfing ... -way-rules
https://www.quora.com/Do-sailing-priori ... te-boarder

The Maui way, according to God:

http://www.riwmag.com/windsurf-kite-pre ... h/?lang=en

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Re: Sunday 13 Oct.

Post by DaveMac » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:35 am

Good stuff TwoFish
Sadly reading those links confirms my feeling that kitesurfing and windsurfing don't mix well. I think God's message got a bit lost in translation too :lol:

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Re: Sunday 13 Oct.

Post by TwoFish » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:45 am

DaveMac wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:35 am
I think God's message got a bit lost in translation too :lol:
Possibly, but the danglies are are still going to Hell. :evil: ;)

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Re: Sunday 13 Oct.

Post by DaveMac » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:54 am

I happen to agree with you, a lot. :lol:

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Re: Sunday 13 Oct.

Post by Charlie W » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:45 am

So basically Kiters gives way to Windys, especially when shredding a decent wave.

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Re: Sunday 13 Oct.

Post by ross24 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:12 am

So what is the convention? A sailor\kiter going out through the surf should give way to the sailor\kiter on a wave?

Common sense should obviously prevail in all scenarios.

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