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 Post subject: Playing in the waves
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:17 pm 
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Hi all, this video is taken on the Bar Crossing on the Gold Coast Australia. Going out and coming in. Some massive surfs but a couple of wipeouts as the nose dug in and spun me around. Hope you enjoy.


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 Post subject: Re: Playing in the waves
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:53 pm 
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You've just done something that we would all love to do but don't want the damage. You didn't mention any damage ?????
We have often said that it's hard to get a true representation of wave size via most underwater cameras with various fish eye lenses. Would you agree that the waves were bigger than what's shown on the video ?

BTW, great clip Spook.

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 Post subject: Re: Playing in the waves
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:38 am 
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Nice one Spook!


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 Post subject: Re: Playing in the waves
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:04 pm 
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There was no damage at all. I did not feel in danger at anytime, even when the nose dug in and turned me sideways and yes the waves were much bigger than they looked.
I was carrying a drift anchor and it was my intention that if I got into trouble I would through it out and bring the boat straight again but never felt I needed it.

I reckon if I could get my arse to the back of the boat I would have been able to surf them much better but then I couldn't steer. Catch 22. Great fun though and I will master the surfing. The only real thing I can think of that would help out is a water balast bag on the back to bring the nose up or one of those wave nose attachments.

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 Post subject: Re: Playing in the waves
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:31 pm 
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We all saw a video about a year ago when someone beached side on and caused a few new bends in his Amas. Great fun though. I did the same at the weekend with smaller stuff at Fingal Bay with 2 small breaks 50, then 30m from shore. And between that 50 and 30 was a ride where the nose was just on the brink of submarining. Thing was I wanted it too nose dive to test out the splitter some more.

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 Post subject: Re: Playing in the waves
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Busy ocean....

Great video... Bob

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