Tora

Martinborough, Wairarapa, New Zealand

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Spots nearby(ish) White Rock . Haurangi Forest Park .

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Tora not quite scora

Tora, Martinborough
Windsurfing: Waves
11 am - 1 pm Sunday. April 7. 2013
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: S Wind Strength: underpowered   using 4.6 - 5.0m sail. Swell Direction: S Swell Size: shoulder Tide: Mid - Rising.

Got a txt from Magnus on Sat nite saying that he and a coupla others were considering a trip over the coast based on a marginal forecast on swellmap. After scanning all available forecasts and checking with the boss i was convinced it was gonna happen.

Next morning i checked forecasts again and obviously believed the more optimistic ones - 20-27knots all morning with up to a 2.3m swell. Of course those measurements were the upper end of the range and waay optimistic but enough to prompt a roadtrip.

After confirming two partners in crime, namely Magnus and Dave LS I was over the hill in a flash. On arrival it looked pretty good. 20odd knots with a fairly consistent shoulder high swell rolling thru. Unfortunately not as clean as our last session here but once again I was optimistic the incoming tide would clean it up like last time. After waiting another 20 mins or so the others finally arrived so i was designated guinea pig.

Launch was the typical hula on the inside then just powered out back. Was glad I didnt rig the 4.5 as id originally thought cos it was no where near that windy. Struggled from then on to stay upwind but managed to catch about 2 reasonable waves before the other two came out. From then on it just kept easing.Bummer. Only upside was being able to wobble back to launch spot. Unfortunately for Dave it was a long walk of shame.

Topped off the session with a SUP in the remaining swell which didn't really fire either thanksto an annoying 12knot crosshore breeze. In saying that I did see Dave hook into at least 3 reasonable rides to make up for his WOS.

Felt a little skunked by the end but not as badly as Chris who turned up just as I was leaving. Not to worry tho, just means the probability if scoring next time will be higher.... I hope

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