Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
- Carpark can max out with 10 cars or so.
- Off shore (out further) on a Northerly can be dangerous if you break something!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Jamie said the weed is returning to the lake, we can only hope for the conditions of the early 90's to return. They had to be seen to be believed!
This Saturday looks like having some good wind so lets nail some big numbers and climb back up the GTC ladder!
Friday, October 30, 2009
There will be a chance to try some new gear and have a great time with other windsurfing enthusiasts.
There will be some fun races(weather permitting) and we may even be able to put up some prizes also.
I will be heading up on the day with the best forecast, unless it is looking good for the both. Lets try and get as many Demons there as possible as I am sure a great time will be had on the beach and in the lake.
Hardie(co-creator of GPSTC) may also be there to officially present the half of the spring cup that we won!
|From SA Speed Demons|
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Favourite spot: Grundys
Friday, September 25, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
We finally had the 08 team together(less Reiffel) with medallions for our runner-up photo from last year. Chris also took some shots around the camp as we were all packing up and downing a few beers supplied by the Hamma's.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
There is a bit of a walk(1km) on a sandy beach but the water seems to deepen much quicker than Boggy 2 or Milang. Its proximity to Boggy and the top of the lake may mean that it will get the Seabreeze effect during summer but being in the main lake runs can be 10km if desired. It may also be a good possibility for racing as there is no restriction on setting a course. Downsides could be if the wind drops out it would be a long paddle rather than walk.
I know we are all keen to try out a replacement for our beloved Boggy, lets hope this maintains the quality of flatwater spots we have had in the lower lakes for the past few years.
You can compare the depth levels with Boggy and Dog Lake Road by the colour banding. The yellow is sandbank recently exposed.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
See the session comments and gear used here:
Well done to all, here are the days PB's (so far...)
Hamma - 36.79 NM (Australian Record!!!)
Chris - 35.99 NM
Choco - 35.61 NM
Sam - 34.43 NM and a 27.07 Hour (Australian Record!!!)
Carl - 33.94 NM
Joe - 31.47 NM and a 22.43 Hour
Add to the PB list Geoff with a 30.37 Peak and 28.48 5x10 Average on wave/freeride gear.
Chris also captured some footage on his new boom mounted camera..
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I caught a bit of footage tailing Carl & Joe. At least the water is flat when it is this light...
I looked at the camera after the run and noticed condensation inside the housing and thought the video would not turn out at all. In the end it is slightly blurred but still shows the action.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Most used gear combo: 1998 Caveman Bump & Jump, 2000 Gaastra Grind 5.8, Fins International 26 cm free-ride.
Favourite gear combo: Exocet Kona, Grind 5.8 for playful fun when conditions are so light you know you should really be moving the lawn or something.
Gear you wish you had: I think windsurfing gear is a bit like computer software - sometimes the old version you know really well is better than the new version you have to learn all over again. I also like versatile gear - slalom boards you can jump and wave boards that go fast. Any suggestions welcome as my current gear is getting on a bit.
Favourite spot: Kingston Park - speed/slalom in summer & waves in winter.
Spot you would most like to sail: Anywhere the sun is shining, the sky is blue and the water is clear.
09 aspirations(sailing & life): Sustainable, happy existence for myself and family. Hit 30 knot peak on the Kona.
Hit 40 knot peak on a short board.
25 knot alpha.
Work on those nm and 1 hour speeds.
Favourite movie: The Flight of the Phoenix (original)
Favourite food: Custard. If it's from Holland even better. They make the best custard ever. Really.
Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite saying: Having fun is half the fun.
Wheels: My windsurfing trolley or 1991 Holden Jackaroo running on biodiesel (I'm a hippy!)
GTC Link: http://gpsteamchallenge.com.au/sailor/view/236
GPSSS Link: http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=user&val=0&uid=1092
Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?success=1&aid=-3&id=1772198701&saved#/profile.php?id=1772198701&ref=profile
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Occupation: Community Work Coordinator
Most used gear combo: Hypersonic 133 and Maui Sails 6.5 MS.
Favourite gear combo: Hypersonic 133 and GTX 7.5 2007.
Gear you wish you had: 100litre slalom to show I don’t sail that bad and the above combo takes some skill.
Favourite spot: Love Milang with water and Boggy 2. Like big long runs.
Spot you would most like to sail: Burrum Heads looks special from the pictures on Seabreeze.
09 aspirations (sailing & life): To continue to show yearly improvements in speed, consistency and distance. Plus survive in a new potentially difficult new government contract which starts this year in new role.
Favourite movie: Hell Boy 2
Favourite food: Lasagna
Favourite colour: White
Favourite saying: That’s crap!
Wheels: VY Wagon with Mags to cart the gear around in.
Facebook Link: None
Friday, May 1, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Rankines landing might look something like this BUT..
- The grass will be like burnt toast...
- The carpark will be full as a fat ladies sock...
- The water will smell like a fat ladies sock...
- We will be more desperate to actually sail...