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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:46 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:11 pm 
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Alistair, I assume you hit 16.11 knots momentarily while surfing. What was (roughly) your average speed?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:28 pm 
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I hit 17MPH one time on my AI and the center hull was skipping up and out of the water. I felt it was about the upper limit and any more and something would have gone terribly wrong. I probably wouldn't do it again - would reef in that kind of wind.

You're talking about 18+MPH I think.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:53 pm 
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look fun and fast... thanks for the vid.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:36 pm 
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Whew! 18.539 mph! That was a close one.

But Kbob still holds the surfing record, at 18.9mph on the Batboat. That wave deflector must work. :wink:

Great video!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Whew! 18.539 mph! That was a close one.

But Kbob still holds the surfing record, at 18.9mph on the Batboat. That wave deflector must work. :wink:

Great video!


I have a wave deflector coming this week. The weather is good for speed sailing this weekend so will be out to try it.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:36 pm 
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NOHUHU wrote:
Whew! 18.539 mph! That was a close one.

But Kbob still holds the surfing record, at 18.9mph on the Batboat. That wave deflector must work. :wink:

Great video!

I didn't think I got going that fast!? :shock:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:46 pm 
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Don't worry folks, it is BS. There is no way he reached anywhere near that speed in the video

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:13 am 
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tonystott wrote:
Don't worry folks, it is BS. There is no way he reached anywhere near that speed in the video



:?: :shock: :?:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:44 am 
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tonystott wrote:
Don't worry folks, it is BS. There is no way he reached anywhere near that speed in the video
Hard to tell. I'd take his word for it. His hull was planing, so faster than 7-8mph.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:57 am 
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AVERAGING 10.27 knots for 18:15 minutes? I don't think so.

There is about 1 - 1.5 knots of current at Scarborough Qld, which would not have assisted him in the direction he did in that wind, a SE'er, as he was on a reach till the last footage, a run.
If you look closely at the video there is rarely a whitecap. At only 15 knots SE at Scarborough there are numerous whitecaps, at 20 -25 knots, like he claimed it built to in squalls (none in the video), it is 50 % whitecaps - the fetch is 35 - 50 kms. There would have been hundreds if the wind was that speed, but it wasn't anywhere near it

Here is another video which is enlightening....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... YeaWSmU4RU
I wonder what that last SUP rider thinks....

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:52 pm 
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Is this spooks video? Have not heard any real details from him so I won't judge him.
He gave the date - if you folks have historical weather data, it should be easy to check.

I can't read the GPS, but speeds near that would be possible running the right type of swell in +20knot winds. Particularly on a TI, on the Hakas.

Video of downwinds is usually deceptive. You can be running at >8knots and it looks like your standing still, cuz your moving near the speed of the wave. Next thing you know, your crashing into the back of a wave...your speed slingshots from crest to trough.

If you see the waves pass under you on a run, you're likely NOT doing >=12knots. Once you start overtaking them, you are. You might accelerate until the hull buries or you get back winded.

In a powerboat, we generally have to exceed 15knots to outrun a coastal swell of about 5 ft. I noticed the boat overtaking small waves several times which indicated great speed for a period.

It's a fun video anyway, though inconclusive and way too long. And that's a nasty weather front out there, for sure. Good day to hug the shoreline.

We're looking at 20-30 knot winds through this weekend. Wish Kbob was here to drag race. Keep an eye on his GPS tracks.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:17 pm 
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KayakingBob wrote:
NOHUHU wrote:
Whew! 18.539 mph! That was a close one.

But Kbob still holds the surfing record, at 18.9mph on the Batboat. That wave deflector must work. :wink:

Great video!

I didn't think I got going that fast!? :shock:
You must have been. You were catching me! :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:03 pm 
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@ tonystott, who's vid was that you posted up a link for... the driver of that AI/TI didn't look like they cared and turned into a few waves and let them crash over him a few times... i usually try to avoid that if at all possible, but who knows. also he cut off that one paddle boarder pretty hard,, bad sportsmanship there. maybe he was just a rook :mrgreen:

that location/weather looked like a mean spot to catch some waves though and would be sure fun to practice on, whether on a board or in a AI/TI... thanks for the link.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:17 pm 
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It was evidently the same "hero"

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