CastlePoint Gap

(AKA Castlepoint) Masterton, New Zealand

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Knife to a gunfight

CastlePoint Gap, Masterton
Surfing: long board
11 am - 1.30 pm Saturday. February 9. 2013
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: NW Wind Strength: light breeze Swell Direction: SE Swell Size: head high Tide: Mid - Falling.

After my last session here, this seemed to be an exact replica of the forecast, so only packed my midlength as that was ideal board for the conditions.

WROOOONG! Totally different in reality - big - like head high on the small ones and double overhead and more on big ugly clean up sets that were breaking outside the mouth of the gap.

There was a bit of a channel so paddling out was manageable, but choosing when and where to sit was tricky to say the least. Ended up watching the clock on the big ugly sets and sitting inside to catch the smaller cleaner sets and then paddling like mad to get outside the line of the monsters.

This worked most of the time, but I got caught a couple of times and got a ragdoll ride all the way inside to the point it was easier to go in and then walk back round to the channel.

Got out spanked, was kind of fun but mostly adrenaline and serious face surfing. Silly not to pack another board.

Think the locals thought I was mental.

1 thumb up!

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