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Ouch hail!

Postby plummet » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:05 pm

Got caught out in a 40-50 knot hail storm yesterday. Bloody hell it hurt. Luckily I was wearing a helmet and sunnies. At one point I had to drop into the water and get as much of my body under the water as possible to stop the hurt.

Side note. That was some hard out shit on the hydrofoil. 3.7m steam train swell 30-35 knot. Man the hydrofoil pulls so much power out of those fast swells. It was madness level stupid.

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Re: Ouch hail!

Postby GregK » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:56 pm

Windsurfed the 'Nak decades ago in very mellow 6m2 wind and logo-high swell, couldn't imagine the waves on a 40 - 50 knot day PLUS hail.

Glad you are still with us !

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Re: Ouch hail!

Postby Toby » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:05 pm

Wing surfer next time...just hold above your head 😉

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Re: Ouch hail!

Postby jonysan » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:13 pm

Looks like a rough old day out there, The kind that makes you feel alive ! a good time to be humble.

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Re: Ouch hail!

Postby dice » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:50 pm

Last time I was out in hail, I paused at the beach and kept my twintip between me and the hail :D

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Re: Ouch hail!

Postby plummet » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:25 pm

Toby wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:05 pm
Wing surfer next time...just hold above your head 😉
Imagine trying to get out through 3.7m surf holding a floating axe in one hand and a bloody wing in the other. How would you punch through the breakers? impossible!

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Re: Ouch hail!

Postby plummet » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:27 pm

jonysan wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:13 pm
Looks like a rough old day out there, The kind that makes you feel alive ! a good time to be humble.
Yes indeed. I do enjoy a good storm session. I definitely feel alive riding those conditions

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Re: Ouch hail!

Postby Toby » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:52 pm

plummet wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:25 pm
Toby wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:05 pm
Wing surfer next time...just hold above your head 😉
Imagine trying to get out through 3.7m surf holding a floating axe in one hand and a bloody wing in the other. How would you punch through the breakers? impossible!
Not my problem :bye:


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