Plimmerton

(AKA Plimi) Wellington, New Zealand

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Plimmerton

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Plimmerton, Wellington
Windsurfing: Waves
2 pm - 4:30 pm Saturday. October 3. 2009
my rating 5 star rating
Wind Direction: NW Wind Strength: overpowered   using 4.1 - 4.5m sail. Swell Direction: W Swell Size: shoulder Tide: Mid - Falling.

One of the best sessions in a while!

Arrived to find plenty of crew on the water and rigging up. Everyone seemed pretty amped - not surprising seeing that there was plenty of swell around combined with a nuking wind.

Chose the 4.2 but kept it baggy to start with just to be safe. After two runs I beached at Whitireia to crank it down and flatten it off. Windy!

There were plenty of great ramps and it was easy to get some huge air - the challenge was to stay on the water. Some insane jumping going on with Tim H's bailed one-footed forward being the highlight for me. I didn't even think about going for forwards with the amount of wind around - although Chris got the "kodak courage" in front of my helmet cam and went for a contorted one - great to watch.

In the riding department it was all about power control and I got backwinded off the top plenty of times. Still scored some wicked rides, with one memorable high-high lip bash into a covered-up-in-whitewater mega-tailslide, emerging from the whitewater to keep sailing. Hoot!

Also shared a nice wave with Chris and caught the the whole thing on film - check out the vid

A great session with a good vibe all round.

5 thumbs up!

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05.10.09 10.29 am
Classic cross-on bottom turn technique there Diggers. Its interesting that both you and Gary seem to have a very similar technique.... must be doing something right ;)

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05.10.09 11.06 am
Nice pics. Love the video too! That clew first bottom turning is hard work huh?

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05.10.09 1.05 pm
Must be that Gary and I came from port tack conditions and had to rewire our brains to starboard...

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05.10.09 6.23 pm
Great pictures. Excellent vid

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05.10.09 7.11 pm
wow a picture of Chris! Haven't seen him in front of the lens for a while - and never mid air!

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05.10.09 7.21 pm
I want more!!!! that was such an epic session

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05.10.09 8.04 pm
Yeah Kate - Chris was a camera magnet - I think he was just happy to have someone else taking pictures besides him!

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05.10.09 8.46 pm
And I know how close you have to get to make a good pic ;)...

just lucky I timed it with a wave. Gary and Woo must have had 20 go by's but missed timed the swell.

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30.10.12 9.43 pm
Hey Diggers, just spotted this vid mate. Frikkin awesome! mmm that looks like a evo too! Woohoo. Cheers, Louis

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01.11.12 10.47 pm
Thanks mate! Gee that was a while back that session. Just got back into Perth from Gnaraloo - will see if I can pull a short vid together from our time there...

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