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Downwinder Vid - The South Lamma Run
« on: January 12, 2016, 05:36:14 AM »
This is one of our Saturday morning runs here in Hong Kong. When the wind blows and the swell lines up it is a great off-shore downwind run.


With thanks to Neil Rambaldi and his guitar (Speechless). If you can, try and sync the vid below with the one above... To do this, turn the sound down to zero on the one above and up to max on the one below and set the video below going first and when Neil appears, start the video above (with sound at zero). A bit technical, but it's worth it.


Thank you Neil  :)
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Re: Downwinder Vid - The South Lamma Run
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 09:15:27 AM »
FYI there are tools to rip a youtube soundtrack

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Re: Downwinder Vid - The South Lamma Run
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 02:36:34 PM »
Thanks for sharing off-shore. Hong Kong looks like a very cool downwind destination. Do monsoons produce a lot of wind for runs? or is it too confused?

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Re: Downwinder Vid - The South Lamma Run
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2016, 08:36:56 PM »
Thanks for sharing off-shore. Hong Kong looks like a very cool downwind destination. Do monsoons produce a lot of wind for runs? or is it too confused?

SQ. We are very fortunate to have fairly consistent winds throughout the year. The graph below shows monthly mean wind speeds and directions at Waglan Island which is to the SE of Hong Kong Island. The difference between this Waglan Island wind speed and the Observatory wind speed, is Waglan Island is off-shore and wind is always stronger over water than over land where the Observatory is located. We only wear 3mm wetsuits from mid Dec to Mid March. Very fortunate. There is a 15+ year history of Outrigger and later, Surfski downwinding here and SUPs only got into the mix 3 years ago.

The Monsoons are varied. Here is a link explaining the winter ones we have now http://www.hko.gov.hk/education/edu01met/wxphe/ele_wintermonsoon2_e.htm. Generally they are quite consistent but winds can be affected by islands and surrounding geography and become gusty / variable close to land.

With island paddling, the main issue off shore is the refraction of swell and waves and backwash off the many islands, so getting groomed conditions is rare. This run in the vid above gets better the further off-shore you are to Lamma Island. The logistics are also a challenge with most good runs only accessible by boat. The further we get away from land, generally the better the conditions are.
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Re: Downwinder Vid - The South Lamma Run
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 03:21:54 PM »
Thanks off-shore, that info was great. Keep the vids coming !!

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Re: Downwinder Vid - The South Lamma Run
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2016, 03:24:14 AM »
Thanks off-shore, that info was great. Keep the vids coming !!

We had a Strong Monsoon Warning today, and it all went a little squirly. Two of us headed out in the boat and decided to do the South Lamma Run, which means crossing the Lamma shipping channel. However it was so misty / foggy we could not see the ships at all, or any land, and so stayed in the boat to cross. We used a phone to check where we were on Google Maps and eventually found the channel marker and then a container ship loomed out of the mist and we found our bearings. The conditions were too big and crazy to risk the 3rd person Pole getting tangled up in the leash, and my Hero 4 Silver GoPro suddenly stopped working so I did not get any vid, and only a couple of shots from the boat. It was one wild wild ride with multiple falls and mountainous seas. I did one screaming drop and when I got to the bottom, the board slowed down so quickly I literally ran from the tail of the board all the way up to the nose and off the front.. Fun times.

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Re: Downwinder Vid - The South Lamma Run
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2016, 04:38:51 AM »
A quick snapshot of the Garmin Data showing the South Lamma downwind route (red) and the outward (blue) and return (green) boat trips to get there. Normally with high visibility we'd start paddling on the north side of the shipping channel, and if the gap in the ships is long enough paddle through them (with a safety boat which is required), or jump back in the boat to speed across the channel if the ships are too close together. With low visibility though it is safer to stay in the boat and not even start paddling north of the shipping channel.
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Re: Downwinder Vid - The South Lamma Run
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2016, 06:03:27 AM »
We had a wild South Lamma Downwinder today. Wind was 30-35 knots in the morning but calmed down to around 25-30 in the afternoon when we went out..
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Re: Downwinder Vid - The South Lamma Run - New Vid
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2016, 05:10:43 AM »
This was the South Lamma Run last weekend, with a downwind buddy who usually paddles a SIC F14, and found the SIC Bullet 14v1 TWC, a little narrrow in comparison.. I also included some shots looking back into the wind at the end which gives a little bit better idea of the scale of the swell.


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