Plimmerton

(AKA Plimi) Wellington, New Zealand

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Plimmerton

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Classic Plimmy

Plimmerton, Wellington
Windsurfing: Waves
12:30 pm - 4 pm Friday. October 16. 2009
my rating 4 star rating
Wind Direction: N Wind Strength: powered   using 4.1 - 4.5m sail. Swell Direction: NW Swell Size: logo Tide: Mid - Falling.

What a (rostered) day to have off work!!!

Rain all night and morning put a downer on the mood, but I knew it would come through.

Webcam was flat all morning but by 11 it was showing good conditions!

Raced down to meet nig at 12, and only 3 of us on the water (incl Al-p) by 12:30.

Was straight side-shore to start with and swung more NW later in the day.

Wave riding was amazing!!! Side-shore then, the swell train arrived 1hr after we had been out for some classic plimmy jumping and riding. Yes as Lol said, whitewater from africa!!!

Surprised many more didn't skip work to get there earlier on a fri. Didn't matter, all the more for me.

At the start got the burn after like 20 mins and was kooking it everywhere!!! A banana break sorted that as I woke up some more.

Was a lot more dialed in after that and had an awesome afternoon until I broke my boom (see vid, haha). Yea threw the helm cam on again for the hell of it.

Saw Nig going down on some big sections (must have been that reunion wave classic video in his head amping him).

Tried a few photos at end but conditions had really dropped, and it seemed a bit far out. But they tuned out better than I thought (I guess we don't always need to see what undies people are wearing!).

Not trying to win any awards for editing, don't have time this week so just threw it all together.

Enjoy the tunes and action!

ps- listen and see if you spot me swearing as I get fully blown over by a gust and my foot is still in the strap so gets totally bent over!!!

5 thumbs up!

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17.10.09 6.32 pm
should put the gopro on auto photo mode and just sail close to people... happy random snaps ;)

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17.10.09 6.35 pm
Should have seen the look on the face of the guy driving the boat.... he was in the top bridge surfing a big swell in then it turn him sideways... freaky shit!

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17.10.09 6.48 pm
Have tried the photo mode at cross off lyall once without good results. Lots of sail or blurry shots. Now that I think of it, that was with the 3 mp cam. Will have to try it again sometime I think.

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17.10.09 6.56 pm
yeah all you need to do is look at some and you know you've got a pic of them.... cool

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20.10.09 7.27 am
tried a vimeo video, see link now. see if the quality is better?...

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21.10.09 12.34 pm
muuuuuch better. Vimeo kicks ass!!! - and they don't delete your sound track!

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21.10.09 3.05 pm
pity the condensation fogged up the camera case a bit towards the end.

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