Kina Road Nth

(AKA North Break) Taranaki, New Zealand

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Kina Road Nth

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Kina Road Nth, Taranaki
Windsurfing: Waves
3 pm - 5 pm Saturday. October 26. 2013
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: NW Wind Strength: underpowered   using 4.6 - 5.0m sail. Swell Direction: W Swell Size: mast Tide: High - Falling.

First day of comp was a classic. Unfortunately the classic wait on the beach for wind type.

Seemed to be plenty of wind on the beach but the first few guys that went out on big boarrds and sails proved that it was not only too light but just that little bit too onshore to make it easy to stay upwind or get speed down the wave once you finally caught one.

After spending half the day on the beach Chris and I finally decided to have a go ourselves. Our launch was a bit of a lottery unfortunately one we both lost on the first round after getting hammered about midway out by the last wave if a massive set. That kinda set the scene for the rest of the session.

The next hour ir so was spent trogging upwind for 3-4 reaches trying to get up to the break. This was followed by a reasonable drop onto a bomb and some underpowered top turns. Managed a few turns on several great waves but then it was rinse and repeat between on the trog.

My last wave was great too altho I took it in just that wee bit too far, got caught on the inside and then hammered by some logo high sets south of the launch spot. Thankfully no damage especially to the 2014 5.0m IQ I'd borrowed of Alexander for a 'demo'. Finished the day off with a walk of shame all the way from south break.

Not a great comp day.

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