Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Kym hits the reef!

Well Saturday turned out to be a great day out, Southerly, highish tide and a little wave on the mid coast, Seaford reef to be exact. We set up with about 8 other fanatics, Kym rigged up her trusty 4.4 Core, then proceeded to hit the waves. Cant see us doing to many more flat sessions after this one, she is totally hooked on the waves now (I had better lift my game)

U-Turns is about 25 minutes south of Adelaide, just south of Noarlunga. This is great for us, as its close to home, nothing better than being in the water 30 minutes after leaving home. We sail all over the state, mainly on the south coast, which means a one hour drive, so mid coast is looking like a good option this year.

Crew heading out

Dean Ryles showing us all how its done....fark he is a good sailor!

The view from Seaford back towards Southport / Noarlunga, breath taking coast line.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

More pics from Milang weekend

After spending three days in 'the editing suite' earlier this week, I thought I would post up some pics from the weekend in Milang, as I am not sure the video did the weekend justice.

Hoping to get into the ocean today for some bump and jump action, the last few weeks of flat water have been great for tightening up on a few technique issues, ie Gybes and tacks, so feeling better about a bit of seawater.

Demo gear getting thrashed (I mean responsibly used)

Kiters on the beach. This shot really shows the plight of the River Murray and how dire the situation is with the lack of water. Those sand bags in the fore ground are meant to be a breakwaters to stop erosion. The water level has dropped about two meters in the last year. Global warming and drought coming to a town near you.

It pays to have your name on your kit, as it could be presumed 'Demo', one poor chap, Kym from Barmera had his new 09 FSW JP ready to go on the beach, goes up to get his GPS or a drink, comes back to find it has been tested already, so didnt get to christen it :(

Kym with the Quatro, not sure it was in its element on the flat water.....

Kym cranking on the 5.0

Sam Doeke, a very fast man and a top bloke

Susie coming in for a rest

Simon testing the new 09 pryde sails, it does match his board, could be an expensive summer the way he was charging around all day! (Also looks like Simon is Kiting at the same time, what a talented chap!)

Kym getting back in to the swing of things

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

ONBOARD - Milang Demo Day

ONBOARD, our local windsurf and kite shop had their 09 Demo day at sleepy Milang on teh weekend. Wind gods were on our side with steady 19-23 SW on the Saturday, then a little lighter for Sunday. Kym, Phoebe and I stayed in a little cabin in the Caravan site, just over the road form the rigging area, thnaks Milang Caravan Park.

Pete had rigged up all of his nice new Neil Pryde sails, Flys's, Firefly's, V8's and Alpha's as well as supplied some sweet new JP Supersross' and X-cite rides. About 40 sailors made the trek as well as 20 odd kiters (which made for a tight often slightly dangerous launch area) - But knowone died!

Heres a video I put together of the weekend, I will post up some pics later. And yes, appologies for the sound track, Foo Fighters again, but I wasnt feeling too creative when editing the footage). If anyone can give me some tips with editing Sony Hi Def footage, it would be muchly appreciated :)