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Postby Paddy F » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:36 pm

So I've heard a lot in the past about how taking your boat out for a quick surf is a great way to improve your paddling and cock some stuff up in an environment where self rescuing is just a matter of walking back to the beach.

This year one of my housemates is a massive surfer dude so when I spotted this weekends surf forecast he immediately pointed out that the wind means it's going to be choppy and crap for surfing.

But here they talk about how it's good to practice when the wind is making it quite choppy... Ok they haven't specified that it's good to practice your surfing in conditions like this, or how fast a windspeed makes it a good level of choppy.

So my main question is, do people reckon hitting this up will be a hard but fun session that I could get a lot from, or will I end up driving home pissed off at having a wasted a day/afternoon trying to surf.

Note: So far everyday the predicted wind speed has been dropping...
But it seemed like such a good idea at 4 in the morning...
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Postby SarahW » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:33 pm

8-12ft waves? To be honest, you're probably just going to get trashed. If you want to practise paddling through breaking waves, you're best going on a day when it's fairly choppy, but with a much smaller wave height (and a short period so that there's fewer breaks between waves).
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Postby Paddy F » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:58 am

I wasn't thinking of practing breaking through those, just trying to surf on them, even though they'll be choppy...
But it seemed like such a good idea at 4 in the morning...
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Postby SarahW » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:32 am

So you mean you want to surf them after they've broken (so you're not sat atop a 10 ft breaking wave)? It'll be messy. Personally, between that and the weather forecast for Saturday (snow...), I wouldn't go. However, Tynemouth does have a webcam, so if you're still keen on Saturday morning have a look on the webcam and see what you think of the conditions before you decide.
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Postby Jamie » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:15 pm

Yea go out and have some hardnut playtime OOSH! :D
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