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Re: Meganuking in the Gorge
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2018, 01:36:17 PM »
With regards to Foiling vs. Windsurfing at the Hatchery there's a huge disparity in skill level.

To windsurf at the Hatchery took years, and years to learn to waterstart, high-wind sail and then ascend to that spot which is frankly a mecca for planet earth.  Comparable to Hookipa.

Then there is foiling, especially downwind foiling, where EVERYONE IS A BEGINNER.  Its like a bunch of boogie boarder showing up at Hookipa to learn to ride waves when its blowing 25 with 10 foot faces.   The windsurfers would naturally be Miffed.

Give it time this foiling thing is just getting started.


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Re: Meganuking in the Gorge
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2018, 09:26:31 PM »
Interesting analogy, especially since windsurfers are second-class citizens at Ho'okipa. Never at Pavillions, rarely at middles, and in theory, if there are enough surfers (or boogie boarders) in the water the windsurfers have to stay away from even trees, lanes and H'poko. They aren't even supposed to launch. I've seen the lifeguard pull them off the water. They don't always obey the five surfer rule (sometimes quoted as ten), but they are supposed to. Imagine that at Swell and the Hatch. Okay, no, I can't imagine that.
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Re: Meganuking in the Gorge
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2018, 09:46:16 PM »
"Give it time this foiling thing is just getting started". True.
Question:  What happens when the PRONE foilers build in numbers and they take over the Hatch? The 'no windsurf at Ho'okipa if 10+ surfers rule' could apply. Windsurfers, kiters would have to find another patch to play on! I think this is going to get interesting.