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Flying Fish at Leo Carillo

Postby FredBGG » Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:32 am

Today I was out at Leo Carillo in Malibu And while I was riding I saw these increadible flying fish.
First one jumped out of the water about 3 meters from me. It jumped into the wind and spread it's "wings" and turned around and flew about 100 yards downwind. Great hangtime little fella :thumb:
I was buzzed several times by these flying "machines".
They were about 14 inches long and their wingspan about 20 inches.
Each jump they did was perfect :thumb:
It was almost as if they challenging me or something.
Hey lets see you do this...
Jump stright upwind..turn downwind... then fly 100 yards and to finnish off the stunt dissapear under water :wink:

It was a pitty there wern't a few Best kites around, I'm sure the little guys would have loved the logo.

It really made my day :thumb:

Cheers

Fred

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Postby CharlestonKiter » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:05 am

Yeah, I remember the first time I saw flying fish in person. I was about 5 years old and hanging over the bow of my parents' boat. A couple of them popped out the water and stayed in the air by the boat for a couple of seconds and then followed us for a ways. Truly one of the more amazing things nature has produced.

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Postby uncleneil » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:49 am

There called WAROOS and they are the best.

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Postby Nico » Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:51 am

We have loads of them here, and they are quite fun to fly with.
Even had one smack me head on in the face, that hurt.
Worst was the laugh I got from my wife when I came home smelling fishy and the hair full of tiny scales.
Nico

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Postby Manuel Medina » Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:31 am

uncleneil wrote:There called WAROOS and they are the best.
i thought that : "Waroo, is a fictional character of the Star Wars" :crazy:


" He is the son of Chewbacca" :lol: :lol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waroo



:lol: :lol:

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Postby MonkeyAir » Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:34 am

Hi Fred.
Yep, back in the windsurf days at Leo, I had one actually get startled out of the water up wind of me by a friend, and it head on'd into my monofilm sail and slid down in front of me. Talk about your easy potential fish taco...Heaps of them at County the last few days as well. The soft framed warroo species tend to tip collapse back into the water after a very short jump in any real wind with load. :lol: County line had a green one doing it with a well inflated fish. 18-30 mph yesterday. Great show for the beach crowd. I think it needs to mate with a puffer fish to have the ridgidity necessary to fly properly.

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Postby FredBGG » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:43 am

Yea it was real windy and gusty at Leo as well yesterday.
Was gusting to 30mph down there too.
I was out with my new Pulse 10. I'm very happy how stable it is in the gusts even when depowered completly. Super smooth launch despite the gusts.
Good crowd watching from the beach.
Wes pulled a beautifull 30 footer right when I had my eyes on him.
Not only was it high it was a long one.... he could have had tea and biscuits up there :o :thumb:
I was taking it easy.. I havn't been out often in so much wind, plus my son was on the beach so I didn't want him to see me spatter my brains out or something.. he's taking his first steps in the sport, don't want to scare him off.

Cheers

Fred

PS a surfer frind of mine was out there watching you guys. He rang me up today and said he's had it with watching!!

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Postby MonkeyAir » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:41 pm

Good old WES.. Good on him. You know he has no cartilage in that knee of his and very little support structure and is boosting like that.. He just charges.. We will all be on wheel boards with kites by the time we are eighty.. The surf was not as good as the days before at County. New swell on the 24th they are saying. Started around 1:00 and got out of the water at 7:40 or there bouts.. Yehawww...The 10 V2 absolutely rocks in the gusty stuff. Did SLE and Venom yesterday in it. Venom definately is a MUCH smoother ride till Heidi took it back.

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Postby Thermal » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:25 pm

Right on fellas, sorry I missed it yesterday (flying-fish, er Wes included).

Looks like a potential repeat today, see you above the water.

~ sail on ~

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Postby Mr Float » Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:02 pm

I had one of the little fellas take off in front of me a few days ago in Oz .he was gliding for ages .What are they ?haven't seen one for a couple of years (last el nino event )maybe a sign of el nino and good summer sea breezes to come :thumb:


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