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by Michael » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:52 pm

It's getting windy out at my place, probably enough wind to kite at the ferry terminal.
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by ShonanDB » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:28 pm

YVR is gusting over 20 and Sand Heads is 25 knots so Gary Point Park would be sailable too if it holds/lasts.
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by imdmitry » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:41 pm

Great day at Jericho.
Good westerly wind, fills like summer. Sunny and warm.
Sailed from 12 till 3:30. Started on Starboard foil + 6.3, when switch sail to 5.0 it was gusting to 20kn. Later switch gear with Shan to Futura and 5.7. Well powered all the time.
4 windsurfers and one kiter far upwind.
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by Michael » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:17 pm

imdmitry wrote:Great day at Jericho.
Good westerly wind, fills like summer. Sunny and warm.
Sailed from 12 till 3:30. Started on Starboard foil + 6.3, when switch sail to 5.0 it was gusting to 20kn. Later switch gear with Shan to Futura and 5.7. Well powered all the time.
4 windsurfers and one kiter far upwind.

Nice, glad you and a few others got out, it was a nice sunny day.
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by Slappy » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:10 am

Got out for a sunset foil session on my new NP Glide L foil, took a while to figure out the foot placement with the foot hooks.

Beautiful day with 14-18 knots.

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by Brian C » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:26 pm

I enjoyed the running commentary,Slappy!

That NP large foil is an interesting example of recent foil evolution; Tyson Poor is using the same foil on a foil-sup with a mast insert, for all his windsurf-foil freestyle practice in La Ventana this winter. No footstraps or harness, and never bigger than a 4.5m sail.

It makes a very light and playful package that he’s doing upwind 360’s and various other tricks with. When there are waves and no wind, he uses it for SUP-surfing and tow-surfing. It’s great to see foil setups becoming more versatile.

He and Wyatt Miller both say they’re done with straight-line speed oriented foils and are having a lot more fun with the high-lift gear. Of course, they are reps for NP and Slingshot!!
One definite upside: the crashes are less extreme!
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