Petone Beach

(AKA Petone) Petone, Wellington, New Zealand

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harbour grovel

Petone Beach, Petone
Windsurfing: Racing
11:30 am - 13:30 pm Sunday. March 21. 2010
my rating 4 star rating
Wind Direction: N Wind Strength: grovel   using 6.6 - 7.0m sail. Swell Direction: Swell Size: nonexistent Tide: - Falling.

the all anticipated 20-25kts just did not come but the race got underway. Going to somes was sort of ok and still had a few of the leaders in sight.

The then from nowhere came a gust, up on the plane and just flying towards the BP on SH2 ... making little progress downwind, gybed "(and pulled it off) and races back towards the island ... all looking good now when the wind vanished.

Spent the next 10 mins just trying to waterstart and once up again grovelled dead down wind towards the south end of somes and somehow lost balance and landed on and went through the sail !! - did try to sail it again but as the wind was so light by now it just was not happening...

then was time for the fastest leg back to eastbourne around 22kts+ .. (on the police launch!)

Kicking myself a bit for not taking my bigger board just convinced myself the wind was filling in.

Anyway great day overall although a shame it was my last HB for a while.

3 thumbs up!

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22.03.10 7.32 am
Last HB for a while ??

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22.03.10 11.51 am
yes - back to the UK in June .. for goodish! - but will be back for holiday in a few years and hopefully at the same time as the HB

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22.03.10 9.25 pm
bummer, we better get some good sessions in before you go then.

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