Just got some new pics of my new 115 Quad ripper from OES Australia. After my recent trip to hatteras i am getting more execited about this board. I had 2 days on the ocean, that i needed that extra float of a 115L but wanted it to rip like an 85L board. Thats what i am hoping the new board will do! Cant wait. In the video below peter explains a bit, about how he is trying to make big boards rip.
Life is good! In Hatteras. I Love Vacation. Got a couple days sailing in. Some SUP Surfing. Then I got a chance to try a couple of SUP cruisers called Tahoe Zephyr, thanks to Andy at Wind NC. http://wind-nc.com/ They are the style with the canoe looking nose. Wow! These boards can glide, and are smooth as butter. They are a must have for any type of flat water paddling, No need for a kayak or canoe ever again! You can travel such a far distance with little effort you will be truly amazed! So that’s what they felt like in the water. Now my engineering brain wanted to see what the actual speed difference was. So I turned on the GPS and presto! Numbers. When paddling full out the Tahoe 12’6 average speed was 4.6 mph, My starboard Blend 11’2 4.0 mph. Top speed Tahoe 6.8mph, Blend 5.8mph. Long distance easy paddlings Avg, Tahoe 3.6mph, Blend 2.6, So there are some numbers to prove their worth in flat water. So save your pennies Reef Warriors and give Andy at Wind NC a call . http://wind-nc.com/ There are always more toys to get! HIT THE LIP!
This video is actually from last spring hatteras trip. I was riding monsters on the second sand bar on the south side of hatteras. Turn the volume up!! I super slowed moed the video at the end, which makes randys commentary freaken funny. Thanks sharon for the video!! Hit The Lip.
OH ya! I got an opportunity over the weekend to drive down to Corpus Christi Texas and hit Padre Island, and get a couple days windsurfing in. (Thanks Work). I only had to drive 15 hours, round trip for the 2 days I had off, but well worth it, since I haven’t been in the water for 3 ½ months. I was able to rent some gear from worldwinds worldwinds.net :: . They have their surf shack located right on the beach. The staff was super cool, had brand new gear, rigged and ready to go. SUP, teaching boards, everything just grab n go. I ended up getting a pair of 6.5 days which was light wind for there. Before that, they had 21 straight days of 4.7 go figure!. The conditions are super warm, flat water, great for perfecting your jibes or doing the newest freestyle move. I was amazed at how many new people they were teaching all day long, they had 3 instructors going full tilt, just great to see, in the sport of windsurfing. Now the bad thing is, kiting is banned on Padre Island (too many people died locally from it!), but maybe one day they will lift that ban. From all the places I have been, this is by far the best place to learn to improve your skills. I highly recommend it for those cold winter blues.