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Downwind and Racing / Re: Maui SS Downwind 3-19-2016
« on: April 13, 2016, 04:31:27 PM »
Great perspective, can I ask what you used to shoot that vid?  Filters, settings, etc.
Thanks Bean. I used GoPro Hero 4 Black to shoot this video. Suction cup was used to mount the camera to the board as well my new favorite accessory swivit (lets you rotate the camera 360 - very handy). All was shot in 4K (4k really looks nice), protune set to ON, with white balance set to auto, color to gopro and high sharpening. No filters involved. Used Final Cut Pro X to put it all together.

Downwind and Racing / Re: Maui SS Downwind 3-19-2016
« on: April 13, 2016, 04:22:16 PM »
Great video!

I really like the different points of shooting and capturing other paddlers from the side to help give a sense of speed. That is really nice.

You scored some good conditions when you were here. I think this was the same day as the race from the canoe club down to Makena and conditions were close to perfection that day.

Just for perspective, yesterday we started from the canoe club and had a 30 mph downwinder for 3 miles, then it turned around and blew out of the south, straight at us, at about 15 to 20. Lucky for me, I went in my OC1. The guys on the standups all had to scratch in to the Cove. It wasn't much fun paddling upwind to Sorrentos but at least I made it. 8) Point is, you hit some outstanding conditions. Thanks for the vid!
Thank you Covesurfer! We were really lucky to score those perfect conditions. Maliko didn't cooperate this year for me so maybe next time - when I move to Maui :)))))

Downwind and Racing / Maui SS Downwind 3-19-2016
« on: April 13, 2016, 03:07:15 PM »
Did couple of south side runs on my last Maui trip. Big shout out to Bill Boyum for making it all happen and keeping an eye on the forecast for me. It was very nice to personally meet Bill Babcock as well as Brian Szymanski.

Downwind and Racing / Re: Downwinder Vid - The South Lamma Run
« on: February 22, 2016, 11:37:44 AM »
Very nice conditions! Great music too :) How cold is that water?

Downwind and Racing / Re: Upwind/downwind on Fanatic Falcon 14x24.75
« on: February 20, 2016, 07:42:41 AM »
Greg- Let me know if I can tag along next time you're planning a DW from Sanibel to Lovers' Key. I've also thought that a shorter version of that downwind run, from Big Carlos Pass to Bonita Beach, could work, and would be less driving. When the tide is ebbing you can shoot out of Big Carlos Pass pretty quick.

You should hook up with the CGT race team if you want to do some paddling with us. We usually practice on Tuesday and Thursday nights, either in the Imperial River or on the Gulf. Last night we raced around Big Hickory island. We have a facebook group where we organize our logistics and stuff. Sunday morning we're doing a 5k race in the Imperial River. It's $5 and you get lunch afterwards.

-James Douglass

James, that would be very cool to have a team of downwinders on this coast :) This coming Thursday forecast looks promising 310NW 20-25mph winds with 295WNW swell at 5-6 ft@8 sec. So far a perfect run from Sanibel lighthouse to Bonita Beach Rd. Roughly 13 miles. But things could change thousand times over :) It is Florida gulf coast.

I would like to join you guys for your paddling sessions, not much interest in racing but rather hanging out with like minded folks. Let me know how to get a hold of you. Maybe pm me with coordinates.

thanks Greg

Downwind and Racing / Re: DW Biscayne Bay Miami
« on: February 20, 2016, 07:31:57 AM »

Its not often you get an epic day like that on the Bay.. so where else do the DW's hang out for excitement ?

I can't speak for the others - but I can be hanging out in Jupiter sup surfing, we do get some nice swells there.

Downwind and Racing / Re: DW Biscayne Bay Miami
« on: February 17, 2016, 03:38:31 PM »
What you all don't know is that Greg (gzasinets) is a DW lunatic. We're on the east coast of Florida, he lives on the west coast. He crosses the state every chance he gets to join in our DW's, even when the meet up is at 7am!!! (Btw, that's me (in black) and our local SG (SUP God) in the background at the very end of that video.)
Thanks for the proper intro Jorge ;D
It is not the Dw it is the people that I paddle along. Dw fun is just added bonus.

Downwind and Racing / Re: DW Biscayne Bay Miami
« on: February 17, 2016, 07:47:30 AM »
Thatís a great video Greg. Iím looking forward to joining you on the next one.

Willy, can't wait - this weather has not been cooperating at all.

Downwind and Racing / Re: DW Biscayne Bay Miami
« on: February 17, 2016, 05:28:29 AM »
Off-Shore - normally we have winds from November through April. Florida is so unpredictable though, one day we have N winds next day SE and so on. We wait for good wind and direction and pray to wind gods:) I haven't had a good DW in a month or so now  >:( Winds have not been favorable this year.

Downwind and Racing / Re: DW Biscayne Bay Miami
« on: February 16, 2016, 04:55:56 PM »
Nice, so how'd ya get back upwind across the Bay ? Uber ?
I downwind with a wonderful group of people from cocoplum navy in Miami. So we share rides. Uber will probably nor work since you would need to leave the board behind.

Downwind and Racing / Re: DW Biscayne Bay Miami
« on: February 16, 2016, 04:53:33 PM »
Cool vid that did a great job of showing the glides. What were the seas on that run?
Thanks. The seas were around 4ft, my guesstimate.

Downwind and Racing / DW Biscayne Bay Miami
« on: February 16, 2016, 01:09:10 PM »
Good lined up conditions that day with 25-30mph winds. Riding my bullet 14v2

Downwind and Racing / Re: Upwind/downwind on Fanatic Falcon 14x24.75
« on: February 14, 2016, 04:27:39 PM »
Great board.. I live in Naples so I do downwinds sometimes the way you do it (upwind/downwind) but prefer to join Miami gang for downwinding in the ocean or the bay. The last time I did 13 miles across the bay my average speed was 6.2 but that includes sitting down and waiting on the rest of the group. I think your average speed will be dependant on your skill level as well as conditions.
Sometimes on the gulf coast we have pretty good conditions for DW from Sanibel to Lovers key/Bonita/Naples depending on the angle of the wind. We do get nice rollers in 4-6 ft range when it is blowing 25-30mph. It just involves a little bit of car logistics :)

All the best Greg.

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