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Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean

Postby SupaEZ » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:41 pm

When you say drift ..you mean long shore current at the beach going in same direction as wind ?

Well you would have totally love a session late yesterday afternoon

Drift was going opposite direction of the wind

My beach faces East and the wind was side-on SE at 10kn... was on XR3 19 + Nugget

When i got to the beach the surf was 3-4 ft and all the surfers were drifting rather quickly South

Tide was also going up and my best estimate was that the NE swell had about 1-2 kn of current

I was very powered all the time and never had to work at staying upwind at all

I actually ended up one block upwind most of the time

Waves also broke perfectly to give me incredible left rides

It was a surprise wind and swell combo....so much fun..i hope you get to experienced that one day

Take care :thumb:

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Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean

Postby 14ToeSide » Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:09 am

Wow SUPA,

I sort of get the Drift now. :kiff: :kiff: :pump: :tv: :tv: :party1:

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Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean

Postby Lmrutledge » Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:54 pm

How do you deal with the drift when trying to start w a Foil board in ULTRA light wind? I guess the answer is don't go in Ultra light wind until you learn to Foil.

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Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean

Postby darippah » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:08 pm

Yea not worth learning to foil in UL wind specially with current

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Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:12 pm

If the current is downwind, it simply means the actual windspeed is "the current speed" less, which is not much.

If on a hydrofoil, it means nothing regarding going upwind, as they blast upwind more than 45 degrees sometimes :thumb:

On other boards, it is a PITA, as you ride and ride (on TT or Waveboards) and getting nowehere :roll:

As simple as that, bodydragging for your board and everything is exactly the same :D

8) Peter


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