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Winter foiling

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:44 pm

Hi out there - would start a thread with pics from winter foiling sessions (before it is too late, at least here on the northern hemisphere at least as in Denmark spring is approaching).

I know many of you got good pictures, Frank at least, but probably many others.

From my 3 latest sessions within this week (a few surfboard pics but most foilers are on the same track), water being almost 1°C / 33-34 F :


Last weekend at my local homespot, air just below but close to the freezing point, and our local bathing pier was BEAUTIFUL covered in ice

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Sunny and great with a 7 m2

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Then the wind backed off a bit, and it got cloudy - took my smallest wavefoil (118) and went out

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Yihaaaa - loving this !

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Eventhough sometimes it goes wrong ha haa - "icy" but a fresh feel :rollgrin:

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Taking a short break and meditating he hee, before I go out again

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End of the day - nice to get both boards out with the same kite, almost NEVER happens as there is 1½ kitesize difference for me if the same wind (ice on the wing now, huh)

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Okay, this weekend, it was -4°C / 25 F air and quite cold, but a wavespot that only works a few times per year was ON, so I went out (alone unfortunately) and had a blast, sorry no hydrofoil but for many the feel is very similar

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Amazing huge waves, great, but a rocky coast so risky, but it went okay fortunately !

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Out with a 6 m2

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But pretty "icy" ha haa

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Then the day after this big wave day, it felt like spring came, sunny eventhough water still about 1°C so pier covered with ice as around -10°C / 14 F at night, but air was suddenly 2°C / 36 F so out foiling again at my local break with a Pocket 135 with wave wing, and for the first time no gloves, feels GREAT :naughty:

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AWESOME, the feel of spring approaching, at least sunny and sligtly "thaw" :thumb:

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Again - when it goes wrong it goes wrong - AAAARGH.....

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But when it goes right, it feels great :D

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Going ashore again - I honestly think this was the last "winter" session - water is still cold now, but the air seem to get above the freezing point, so the last true winter pictures from me.

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Let us see all your winter foiling shots - you got loads out there I assume !

Ciao from an old dude 8) PF

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Re: Winter foiling

Postby neilhapgood » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:49 pm

great shots peter, makes feel like a wimp for moaning about the air temp here when it hits below 5 degrees but I love the shots showing the ice on land and also on your kit, certainly captures how cold is it

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Re: Winter foiling

Postby GJibb » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:26 pm

WOW!
Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Canada is starting to warm up similar, debating going out soon.

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Re: Winter foiling

Postby Foil » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:07 pm

You are awesome.
flipping mad, but awesome.
great pics.

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Re: Winter foiling

Postby Regis-de-giens » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:12 pm

Impressive.

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Re: Winter foiling

Postby Frank Rosin » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:02 am

Peter, your outfit or rather non-existing accessories is mind boggling.
I am all in when it comes to winter kiting as long as there is water in fluid form, but I am wearing a bit more than you.





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Re: Winter foiling

Postby stefarius » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:56 am

Hi Frank,

What are you riding Ozone Hyperlink on 15m lines? Looks nice!

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Re: Winter foiling

Postby cwood » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:35 pm

Here are some misc shots of frosty fun.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/URCO8OhGtWpG6fNG2

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Re: Winter foiling

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:19 pm

cwood wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:35 pm
Here are some misc shots of frosty fun.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/URCO8OhGtWpG6fNG2

Great shots :thumb:

Good to see hydrofoiling in these conditions too, as it IS much colder than other kinds of surf in my experience, if the water is close to zero, you are more in the water, and fully under occasionally, and dont "work" yourself to heat up the same way.

But it is such a GREAT experience to foil :rollgrin:

8) PF

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Re: Winter foiling

Postby plummet » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:16 pm

How do you go out in those temps without hoodie or gloves?????


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