Wed 11/18

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Wed 11/18

Postby PowerManJ316 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:05 pm

Looks like Saturday all over again!

Two 7m wave sessions in the same week? Yes please! If forecast holds I'll be down at Bradford around 2:30PM.
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Re: Wed 11/18

Postby BritishBlokeRyan » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:21 pm

Yep, I am thinking Bradford around 11am-Noon (hopefully). See ya there Jeff.
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Re: Wed 11/18

Postby dmonn » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:19 am

BBR, I like your timing. I will hopefully be there about noon.

I may have left a control bar (Cab fireball) there last time. Anybody find it?

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Re: Wed 11/18

Postby PowerManJ316 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:30 pm

Can someone post up on conditions when they get to Bradford? The readings look like it hasn't shifted Southeast yet.
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Re: Wed 11/18

Postby BritishBlokeRyan » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:58 pm

The wind is blowing diagonal with shore right now. I just got here and Don is blowing up his 8m but this looks like 13m weather for me. Definitely seems lighter than it was at the weekend. The sun is out!
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Re: Wed 11/18

Postby jv. » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:12 pm

Well, I was packed for Bradford, but then Bonnie realized we just hit 50 degrees and she would like to play with wing. Looks like both today and tomorrow in my back yard again, was kind of looking forward to the waves but will enjoy the flat water again.
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Re: Wed 11/18

Postby PowerManJ316 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:40 pm

Hey lads, from what I can see Sheboygan is the right place to go today. I'll miss you all at McKinley.
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Re: Wed 11/18

Postby Stafford » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:29 pm

It was honkin' at Bradford, but there were some holes in the wind. Don rode his 12m, BBR 13m, and rode a 12m, then went down to a 10m for surfing. Dalius was killing it on the wing again. Several good surfers out there and a pole boarder riding waves too. Towards the end I broke a line and had to self rescue. A couple of cool surfers paddled all the way over to check on me -- thanks guys. I had to go back to find my board washed up way at the end of the beach. I swear it was laid out flat like someone found it and placed above the high water mark. The thing was there was a woman next to it in a dress splashing water over her head like in a religious sorta way. Hey, I'm not judging, but that must have been cold.
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Re: Wed 11/18

Postby BritishBlokeRyan » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:27 pm

Yep, Mork and Mindy as Stafford described. Not as gusty as last Saturday but a few spots where dropped a little. As the waves weren't quite as big as at the weekend it was a little more forgiving if you mistimed things. Also, 46KM on the board (according to Strava), great day!

I am pleased you got in safely Stafford - I rigged up again in case I needed me to help somehow but by the time I did you had drifted to shore. I knew one of those two surfers so when I saw you go down I asked if they could paddle out to make sure you were all good.
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Re: Wed 11/18

Postby PowerManJ316 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:44 am

Sheboygan was angry. Wow. 10' waves and had my 7m heavily depowered. Waves were 150m offshore which was different than usual and powerful.

Kited past sunset and wind was just the right direction. Could still fly your kite on the beach at 5pm but enough south to get great waves (not just chop).

BBR - what app/device do you use to track your sessions? Super interested in knowing this and if you really like it (is it accurate, can you see a GPS map of your session afterwards?)
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Re: Wed 11/18

Postby dmonn » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:22 am

I'm at Pike Lake right now and I found the control bar I left here the last time I was here. It was right where I left it.
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Re: Wed 11/18

Postby jv. » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:47 am

Don, enjoy Pike. Gary coming to my back yard this afternoon so we are staying here to play. Looking great right now, but I have a neeting until 1.
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Re: Wed 11/18

Postby BritishBlokeRyan » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:38 pm

Jeff, I use the Strava app to track my distance. It also does have a GPS map as well so you can see where you went etc. I have the app on my phone and have a really solid waterproof case I use and then I just stuff it in the front zip of my wetsuit. The only slightly annoying thing is that when your harness gets pushed up over the duration of a session, the phone is sometimes right up to my neck but I usually don't notice it.
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