Plimmerton

(AKA Plimi) Wellington, New Zealand

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Plimmerton

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Plimmerton, Wellington
Windsurfing: Waves
2.30 pm - 4.30 pm Friday. October 16. 2009
my rating 5 star rating
Wind Direction: NW Wind Strength: powered   using 4.1 - 4.5m sail. Swell Direction: NW Swell Size: logo Tide: Mid - Falling.

Another epic plimmi making it two fantastic sails to start and end my last week of unemployment.

Watched the wind readings all morning between changing nappies and bathing the kids wondering if windguru's three star predictions for the afternoon would deliver. Boy did they deliver!

By lunchtime the webcam would've been smoking from overuse so I decided to pull out a last minute request for my folks to mind the kids for the afternoon to get some much needed recreation. Thankfully they didn't have any plans so I was able to hit the water a couple of hours later.

The conditions when I arrived were just perfect for Plim. Nice consistent 4.5m breeze with a building swell ranging from waist to the occasional logo high sets. Whitewater for Africa and a direction that was the magic combo of NNW that you could get some particularly long rides off the waves that formed from way out back. Had some wicked lip smacks and tail slides thanks to the fact that you didn't need to sail clew first at the peak of your top turn (unlike the usual onshore conditions we're accustomed to).I even counted a total of 8 bottom turns on at least one of my waves!

As Diggers mentioned the usual suspects were out including Chris B, Chris_WB, Gary and Magnus. It was also good to see Al Parker making the trip from Auck with his gear - he either timed his trip perfectly or put faith in those windguru forecasts. Either way I'm sure he'll be wanting to move back down after that session.

Saw Chris go for at least one forward. Good on ya mate altho' I admit that I re-neged on my earlier pact with him for me to try some more back loops. Maybe next session when the waveriding ain't so good ;-)

Not looking forward to watching more of those sessions on the webcam from the comfort of an office chair......

3 thumbs up!

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17.10.09 7.09 am
if it was that crash you saw me do then I'd say it was a 10% attempt.... in fact not really and attempt at all. more like a normal jump the threw me off balance...

Was an epic session.... wind angel felt a little strange at times?

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17.10.09 7.57 am
Oh, so you mean a catapault then.

Thanks for the pics - a little 'extreme closeup'. Hopefully that was the zoom of your camera working rather than me hovering above at close range.

Bring on the TWC!

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17.10.09 9.09 am
need to get pretty close to get decent pics, camera was on half zoom.... you were close enough but not 'Clayton close' ;)

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17.10.09 9.11 am
pics 4 and 5 are probably some of the best I've taken so far... happy with that

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17.10.09 2.27 pm
The subject must help. Its tough being so photogenic.......

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20.12.09 9.30 am
Great photies.. Looks like you guys been havin a fun week down there

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