Lyall Bay

Wellington, New Zealand

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Lyall Bay, Wellington
Windsurfing: Waves
4.30 pm - 6 pm Friday. August 15. 2014
my rating 5 star rating
Wind Direction: SW Wind Strength: powered   using 3.0 - 4.0m sail. Swell Direction: SW Swell Size: mast Tide: Mid - Rising.

Haven't had a Lyall session like that in at least a fortnight. Altho' I reckon this evenings session was just that tad bit better and the best this winter.

The magic combination of the perfect SW direction with a nice grunty SW ground swell. Wasn't the 5-6m forecast just a meagre 3-4. Felt surprising warm too. Relatively speaking of course altho' that may have been due to adrenaline.

The reaches out were nice 'n powered directly toward the breakwater from the launch spot. But the wave rides back in, they were just epic. If you picked the right set they were those fantastic smooth faces that you just screamed down then up into a nice fat top turn. Being about as cross-shore as Lyall gets, the smacks were spectacular. Earned my rides tho' being dealt to at least a couple of times in the gnarly shorebreak. There was one particular wave that I recall getting pitched backwards just as it was peaking. Probably the one that resulted in a nice bump on my eye socket.

Lovin' the Tabou Quadster. It just rock in these kinda conditions.

Saw Clayton throw a pearler of a backie like he's never been off the water - bastard!. El Presidente (aka. Esteban) was scoring some great rides too.

Hopefully wind and swell hold out tomorrow. Think it'll have to be a dawnie again before the kids rugby. Bring it on!...

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21.08.14 1.02 am
Good to hear of good days at Lyall Bay. View for me for next period attached. Level 27 is pretty cool

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