Author Topic: First run with > 8 mph average!  (Read 594 times)

FloridaWindSUP

  • Sunset Status
  • ****
  • Posts: 316
  • Marine Biologist, Riviera Paddlesurf Ambassador
    • View Profile
    • James' Blog
First run with > 8 mph average!
« on: December 20, 2018, 11:53:58 AM »
I'm so pleased with myself that I just had to crow about this. We had great downwinding conditions today in SW Florida (20-30+ mph sideshore to slightly offshore) and I managed to do 13.14 kph / 8.16 mph over 16 km. I was on the 14x27.25 Fanatic Falcon. Prior to this my best average speed on a downwinder was 11.91 kph, so this feels like a big leap. I think more speed would be possible with a little better strategy and work on skills like ambidexterity with regards to goofy vs. regular take-offs and rides.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2027029344
14x23 Riviera RP
14x27.25 Fanatic Falcon
11'8 Exocet WindSUP
10'4 Angulo WindSUP
...and a bunch of windsurf stuff

JEG

  • Peahi Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 606
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: First run with > 8 mph average!
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 12:12:35 PM »
it must have been a good ride FloridaWindSUP and wow that's fast at distance 16.3 km Time 1:14:27

Luc Benac

  • Teahupoo Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 1479
  • Super Natural British Columbia
    • View Profile
    • When not paddling...
    • Email
Re: First run with > 8 mph average!
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 01:40:33 PM »
Very impressive. That must have been some very consistent conditions. It is not easy to have this kind of average speed, you are definitely doing plenty right. Drooling here......
Downwind # Naish Maliko 14' x 26" 264L
Ripples # Naish Nalu 11'4" x 30" 180L
Touring # Ace-GT 17'4" x 27" 313L

Flat water: Black Project Hydro/Blackfish Andaman
Downwind: Kenalu Mana/Blackfish Salish
#LAfins GTS

mrbig

  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 2267
    • View Profile
Re: First run with > 8 mph average!
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 02:16:04 PM »
Ya brudda! That's ripping in FL!
Let it come to you..
404 Go Go 14'
404 V3 12'6"
Infinity New Deal 9'6"
SMIK 8'8" Short Mac Freo Rainbow Bridge
Infinity 8'5" RNB
King's 8'2" Accelerator SharkBoy

PonoBill

  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 21767
    • View Profile
    • Ponohouse is for sale. Great house but it's time for new adventures
Re: First run with > 8 mph average!
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 03:36:13 PM »
That's smoking fast. My best lately on the south side of Maui has been 7.
Ponohouse is for sale: http://www.ponohouse.com
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

 


* Recent Posts

post Re: Does the Surfrider Foundation have anything to do with surf riding?
[Environment]
TallDude
February 16, 2019, 11:10:59 PM
post Re: Does the Surfrider Foundation have anything to do with surf riding?
[Environment]
Salish Salt
February 16, 2019, 10:24:53 PM
post Re: Does the Surfrider Foundation have anything to do with surf riding?
[Environment]
TallDude
February 16, 2019, 10:02:18 PM
post Re: Does the Surfrider Foundation have anything to do with surf riding?
[Environment]
Fog City Rider
February 16, 2019, 09:15:48 PM
post Re: Encinitas- Day One and Two
[General Discussion]
surfercook
February 16, 2019, 08:44:34 PM
post Re: Encinitas- Day One and Two
[General Discussion]
TallDude
February 16, 2019, 08:25:06 PM
post Re: Does the Surfrider Foundation have anything to do with surf riding?
[Environment]
TallDude
February 16, 2019, 08:11:17 PM
post Re: Does the Surfrider Foundation have anything to do with surf riding?
[Environment]
Ichabod Spoonbill
February 16, 2019, 06:38:03 PM
post Re: Does the Surfrider Foundation have anything to do with surf riding?
[Environment]
FRP
February 16, 2019, 06:10:45 PM
post Re: Does the Surfrider Foundation have anything to do with surf riding?
[Environment]
RideTheGlide
February 16, 2019, 05:28:09 PM
post Re: Does the Surfrider Foundation have anything to do with surf riding?
[Environment]
Tom
February 16, 2019, 05:10:56 PM
post Re: ReSUP = Rethink Single Use Plastics
[Environment]
Fog City Rider
February 16, 2019, 04:57:42 PM
post Re: Does the Surfrider Foundation have anything to do with surf riding?
[Environment]
Fog City Rider
February 16, 2019, 04:56:33 PM
post Re: Does the Surfrider Foundation have anything to do with surf riding?
[Environment]
Fog City Rider
February 16, 2019, 04:44:00 PM
post Re: Does the Surfrider Foundation have anything to do with surf riding?
[Environment]
TallDude
February 16, 2019, 02:05:00 PM