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Re: I Think We Have More Drift !

Postby foilholio » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:27 am

Dude seems to be confused about which part is the wave. I will give respect he is probably too close to the wave to be wave riding.
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Re: I Think We Have More Drift !

Postby elguapo » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:16 pm

well.

to be fair...and i have not been kiting as long as many of the old farts here...

but in my few years kiteboarding and now foiling...it is pretty darn rare when i see someone riding a surfboard while attached to a kite...that is ACTUALLY kiteSURFING.

i never understood why so many people use directionals when a twin tip does what they are doing so much better

this...
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..while a nice picture and yes he is riding a a surboard with a wave in the background..

but...is still riding flat water in front of a beautifully formed smooth wave.
100% kite power. zero percent wave
you dont need a surfboard for this.


but all that power and perfection.....is getting wasted.
i know, i know... a travesty.
:(


yes, i know wave riding means you fall sometimes..and get smashed and tossed...and the wave will push your board far away.
it is ok..
thats what surfing is.. even the pro's fall off (all the time)
if you NEVER fall all...then you're a world champion.


my public service for today...
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Lip: The lip is the top edge of the wave before it breaks.

Shoulder: Is the part that is further away from the breaking part, usually not so steep.

Face / Wall: The steep part of the wave out in front of where you surf.

Tube / Barrel: Is the part that is hollow that surfers aim for to get a tube ride or barrel ride.

Pocket / Curl: The part that is just before the wave breaks, it is where we get power to continue riding the wave.


Whitewater: Is the white foam of the wave after it has broken.
...that flatwater in front of a wave...that is not the wave.


frankly, you see a wave like above (with the offshore winds)...
go surf it normally (and leave your kite gear at the beach)

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Re: I Think We Have More Drift !

Postby longwhitecloud » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:24 pm

This kook did both. Unfortunately I don't have a personal pro photographer, I was just stoked that someone bothered to snap a few pics without my knowledge and give them to me. Hacking waves is my speciality, maybe not when 10ft plus (triple overhead+ sets) and barrelling at super high speed though...i pick my battles - if you tried a top turn in this section it is likely you would end up becoming part of the reef after free falling almost 20 ft into 5ft deep water with 10 000 tonnes of water slamming on top of you. One dude nearly drowned. It was a session of a lifetime.

Smaller day surfing in same spot:
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Re: I Think We Have More Drift !

Postby POACHER » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:49 pm

Get on a twin tip and boost.
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Re: I Think We Have More Drift !

Postby elguapo » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:22 pm

longwhitecloud wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:24 pm
This kook did both. Unfortunately I don't have a personal pro photographer, I was just stoked that someone bothered to snap a few pics without my knowledge and give them to me. Hacking waves is my speciality, maybe not when 10ft plus (triple overhead+ sets) and barrelling at super high speed though...i pick my battles - if you tried a top turn in this section it is likely you would end up becoming part of the reef after free falling almost 20 ft into 5ft deep water with 10 000 tonnes of water slamming on top of you. One dude nearly drowned. It was a session of a lifetime.

Smaller day surfing in same spot:

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props due where where the props are due...
(niceee)

those wave look awesome
(and you should give a tip to your photographer...pretty good job there)

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Re: I Think We Have More Drift !

Postby edt » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:05 pm

Those waves are amazing. Do whatever you like with them that's what I think. Double overhead is pretty scary. It always looks way smaller in the photos than real life.

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Re: I Think We Have More Drift !

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:53 am

i took a twin tip out here and tried to get barrelled at the fastest i have ever been on a wave 50km/h+? - as i went to pull in i caught an edge got double flipped and by that time i was freefalling over a 10ft floater... i didnt try it again... i dont like it when i have to gasp for air- apparently it looked quite spectacular and concerning.. (for the person watching) -i didnt try it again... it is super shallow, i hate to think how close to the reef my head ended up... f4#$% that! I kind of regret trying it - gotta work up to these things.. even tho it is a twintip.... my mistake. until you have ridden in 25 knots+ side but more offshore.. in huge waves - you have no idea how much speed you generate - it's insane. You are right in photos sometimes you have to take a second look with size - it is all very well getting an nice double overhead shot of a wave jumping up on a steep reef - but it might only be a 6ft day in reality - then there are the 8-10ft+ days on deeper reefs - like 4 time more water - waaay more gnar/risk.

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Re: I Think We Have More Drift !

Postby tautologies » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:49 am

I think those waves looks fantastic with or without a kite. Funny how people can judge someone from a random photo how someone is riding...that said, almost regardless a TT cannot ever perform like a surfboard in waves. I am not judging people who choose to ride a TT in waves at all...I've done it myself, but it is not the same. You need fins and a rail IMO.

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Re: I Think We Have More Drift !

Postby riddim1 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:42 am

Nice wave spot LWC. Is that your local?

I have to add that my 2018 7m Pivot was my favourite kite for pure fun.... Waves and boosting. Some regrets about selling it. Switched to the Slash as it’s marginally better in the waves and considerably better over a foil.....the two disciplines I subscribe to.

For an all rounder though, you’d be hard pressed to best the Pivot.

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Re: I Think We Have More Drift !

Postby jumptheshark » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:32 am

Props to LWC. One photo out in the flats does not the whole session capture. He doesn't need your wave anatomy class. I bet there was some highlight real shit going down that day.

There are many of us who couldn't care less about go proing our time on the water. Photogs around here generally take the worst action shots I've ever seen. That shot is exactly what it looks like, someone kiting on a day with beautiful waves. I have no doubt he made good use of them.
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