Larc (Mis)adventure

Larc (Mis)adventure

I actually had a great day. It was my first time out in surf on my Tabou Rocket - sail surfing. The wind started out light, so I would slog out and then have just enough power to plane along the waves. The sets were nice and clean and were very easy to ride in the light winds. Then a front came in and I made the stupid decision to stay out, rather than come back in and change down. Predictably I got pounded. Sadly I didn't get any footage of the fun bit, only the carnage afterwards.


Posted by Henry Thomas, 5 years ago on Saturday, April 7, 2012
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South Westerly Window

South Westerly Window

South westerlies are always a handful, gusty and in this case surging from 10 to 24 knots. Selecting the right sail is a gamble. Still it was a perfect day, even if the wind and water were icy cold.


Posted by Henry Thomas, 6 years ago on Thursday, July 21, 2011
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A Rare Bird

A Rare Bird

Its rare for us to catch a 15-20 knot south-easterly session in winter - this week we got three. It has been quite a while since I was last out, so it took a good half hour to get my rig tuned - the boom height and harness lines were all messed up. But once I had dialled in - what a day! Flat water, blue skys, warm sunshine, blasting up and down Elliot Heads channel with my mates.


Posted by Henry Thomas, 6 years ago on Friday, July 1, 2011
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Wither Wind

Wither Wind

Its always a worry when the crew is packing up when you arrive - 10/10 day, 10/10 company, 5/10 conditions. This was a short late afternoon session, ripping up and down the channel. Only got half an hour in before the wind died and that as they say was that ;)


Posted by Henry Thomas, 6 years ago on Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Late Afternoon Session

Late Afternoon Session

It was one of those days that promised much but was slow to deliver. By late afternoon some had given up, while others decided to make the most of the lumpy, gusty 10-18 knot conditions. I rigged my big Ezzy Freeride 8.5 on the Tabou Rocket and had a go.


Posted by Henry Thomas, 6 years ago on Thursday, April 28, 2011
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Cranking

Cranking

What can I say, bright sunny day, cranking 20+ knot SE winds, flat water. Perfect...


Posted by Henry Thomas, 6 years ago on Tuesday, April 5, 2011
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It all Started so Well...

It all Started so Well...

Basically I went out thumping, but probably went up river a bit too much on my first run. It was going so well, why stop, what could go wrong? Then the wind died and I was stuck drifting up river on the incoming tide.


Posted by Henry Thomas, 6 years ago on Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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An Epic Start to Summer

An Epic Start to Summer

Two days of blistering speed. 18-25 knot winds gusting above 30 at times. Everyone was there, Gav, Nev, Royce and John - plus all the kitesurfers - too numerous to mention. I was on my trusty Tabou Rocket 140 with my 5.9 North Duke wave sail. On Saturday I was over powered and on Sunday I started under powered, but then it was just right.


Posted by Henry Thomas, 6 years ago on Sunday, October 10, 2010
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Gusty South-Westerly

Gusty South-Westerly

A gusty offshore south-westerly that seemed to picked-up and drop-off every ten minutes. Simetimes I was overpowered, other times slogging.


Posted by Henry Thomas, 7 years ago on Thursday, August 12, 2010
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Surf Sailing

Surf Sailing

What do you do for fun in light winds? Slog out and ride the swells back in. Its a very low speed but cruisey sensation.


Posted by Henry Thomas, 7 years ago on Friday, August 6, 2010
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Freaky Offshore Session

Freaky Offshore Session

The sea was calm and flat, but the wind was all over the place, shifting from West to South. First run in seemed promising, but as I ventured out a second time, the wind dropped.


Posted by Henry Thomas, 7 years ago on Saturday, June 5, 2010
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