Petone Beach

(AKA Petone) Petone, Wellington, New Zealand

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Tactics

Petone Beach, Petone
Windsurfing: Racing
11.30 pm - 1.00 pm Sunday. March 21. 2010
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: N Wind Strength: grovel   using 6.1 - 6.5m sail. Swell Direction: Swell Size: nonexistent Tide: Mid - Falling.

The original tactic was to start on the port side, get closer to Somes Island, few transitions and long run to the finishing line. That was the plan but by the time I gave way to most of the sailors the wind just dropped off. The revised tactic was much simpler – just get on the board and get away from the beach and try to reach Eastbourne. As I grovelled all the way from Petone to Eastbourne my arms are now 5cm longer.

On a positive note I saw a big school of dolphins on the southern side of Somes. The main pack swam towards Petone, but few curious individuals separated from the school and swam towards my board.

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22.03.10 9.47 am
sounds familiar! I had similar plans but in the end was just wanting to get away from Petone beach!

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22.03.10 9.20 pm
I missed the dolphins, damn, that would have made it a bit more interesting...

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