Orewa

Auckland, New Zealand

Av. Rating in 716 Sessions
Spots nearby(ish) Red Beach . Stillwater . Snow Planet . Wenderholm . Brazier Reef .

Session logs at:

Orewa

2862 views

I've invented a new sport SUS!

Orewa, Auckland
Windsurfing: Waves
4 pm - 7 pm Thursday. February 24. 2011
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: SW Wind Strength: underpowered   using 5.6 - 6.0m sail. Swell Direction: NE Swell Size: waist Tide: Low - Falling.

Cyclone Atu was supposed to spread some swell around the east coast but the king tide at 1pm was not ideal. Waited until the mid afternoon where the swell should be at its peak and wind should be SW 20knots+.

Pitched up at Orewa to see loads of people in the water and a waist high+ swell and groomed with a very cross-off SW wind at about 15 knots.

After having 12 days straight of SUP in waves I thought it was about time for a sail so busted out my Kona 10'6 and 5.6. to wave sail a super x-off gusty wind in some long period ground swell courtesy of Cylone Atu.

It was tricky sailing to say the least. First wave I fanged straight through the surfers and got loads of stink-eye for that maneouver! See GoPro footage.

Scored a few waves and realised again why I love wavesailing as scored some waves where I had speed, power and torque off the top - something that nobody else had out there! Even heard some hoots from the surfers as I fanged down the line. :-)

Comments

comment

25.02.11 10.04 am
Drove by the front of Orewa at about 5.30 and figured that sail was being waved by you. Lookked frickin busy in the water. How many surfers?????

comment

25.02.11 10.04 am
where's the footage?

comment

25.02.11 8.55 pm
To late mate. I claim rights to that invention 4 weeks ago at Mangawahai. Evidence ? I think you have it. Bugger.

comment

26.02.11 3.01 pm
DTL ?

February
8
2018
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
January
29
2018
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
January
16
2018
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
January
15
2018
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
January
4
2018
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
January
3
2018
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
December
23
2017
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
Buy GoPro HERO Camera at GoPro.com
December
1
2017
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
August
27
2017
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
August
26
2017
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
August
6
2017
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
July
20
2017
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
June
20
2017
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
May
26
2017
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
April
24
2017
Sessions logged
1
Average rating