Awatere River Point Break

(AKA X) Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

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Queens BDay Bash

Awatere River Point Break, Blenheim
Windsurfing: Waves
1 pm - 3:30 pm Monday. June 2. 2008
my rating 2 star rating
Wind Direction: S Wind Strength: powered   using 5.1 - 5.5m sail. Swell Direction: E Swell Size: waist Tide: High - Rising.

Managed to convince Wayno to take the plunge on an ok forecast and we headed off about 10:30. Started to feel more confident that we were actually going to score a session as we started to notice some wind in the trees closer to our destination. We arrived at the end of Renners Road to be greeted by 20 knots of slightly cross off shore wind. The swell wasn't as big as hoped but still looked inviting. Despite the cold, chilling wind we managed to rig in pretty quick time. Wayno managed to get out the back first while I was floundering around in the shore break. In my defense there is a bit of a wind shaddow in close to the beach. Once we got out the back we were both well powered up and managed to pick up a few nice ramps. I took my helmet camera out and thought I was getting some great footage until I came back in and realised that the batteries that run the cam were flat (bugger....as I was hoping to upload some of the footage, better luck next time). The session ended on a not so an enjoyable note, when I decided to head off down wind to check out the swell around the point break. The problem was that the wind decided to bugger off at the same time!! I ended up swimming, dogging, and some more swimming..before I finally made it back to the beach. After one of the longest walks of shame I've had in a long time I finally made it back to the van. It was overall though well worth the trip and I think I have got Wayno keen on this spot again. The last time I took him over there was in a Norwest wind which was crap and he ended up getting his sail trashed. Will hopfully get some better conditons next time and some more swell. Think this place will work better with the wind around a bit more to the Soueast rather than the South.

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03.06.08 8.22 am
Awesome. Be good to see some helmet cam next time.

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