BillyGoatGruff wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 18, 2023 10:03 pm
Who's the rider and where is the spot? looks like it was close to running out of water/nearing rocks. That's some impressive float
Hugo Wiggleworth, Plimmerton, NZ. He just turned 16.
The rocks stick out from shore, but he was probably 2-300m away from them. The bay continues down for another 2km, so he wasn't ever in any danger. Conditions were about 28-45kn, but due to the way the wind funnels down the bay, you can get brilliant updrafts that carry you. The updrafts become available to catch past 20m, so you need to be in to win as they say.
The water is amazing for goofy riders as perfect 2-3m steep, fast moving rollers come directly at you. All you need is speed. If you're not a goofy rider, you're a bit eff'd. It's choppy trying to ride across the flats between the rollers and the current/rollers push you downwind. The back of the rollers are mostly useless - choppy, flat, and fast. You typically have more luck timing a bit of chop in the middle.