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Re: Worlds Guesses? Which countries, riders, and gear will

Postby alex a » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:47 am

ronnie wrote:Hope this isn't the sea state typical of 30 knots.
This forecast shows Thursday and especially Saturday could be difficult - especially if they had problems today, which should have been much easier.

http://magicseaweed.com/Sylt-Surf-Report/158/



Yep, That is what it looks like. In this typical type of Sylt classic conditions, you don't want to be offshore anchored in a boat. It is only a matter of time before you take a good one over the bow. When we ran races, they were only slalom in these conditions, start signaled from the beach or beach starts and preferably waveriding only so we did not have to launch any boats from shore! We lost one hard bottom inflatable (zodiac style boat) in the shore break on one of the years I ran the event. Guys stopped the boat instead of running it up the beach and got nailed by a set and flipped it!
Shore break in Sylt can be very gnarly.
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Re: Worlds Guesses? Which countries, riders, and gear will

Postby ronnie » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:30 am

Looks marginal for racing on the live feed, byt 500m out, the water doesn't look so bad on this webcam.

http://www.webcam-sylt.de/

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Re: Worlds Guesses? Which countries, riders, and gear will

Postby Toby » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:20 pm

Today around 20 knots. High tide is soon, then shorebreak will be stronger.

On these conditions with onshore winds even the best windsurfers of the world can miss their heat because they cannot get out!

But we have a NW wind so it will be no problem and we will have great kickers!

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Re: Worlds Guesses? Which countries, riders, and gear will

Postby Toby » Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:03 pm

Wind is full onshore now, chop wave, 20 knots maybe.

Todays races will start soon, check the twitter feeds from ika on kf home: www.kiteforum.com

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Re: Worlds Guesses? Which countries, riders, and gear will

Postby ronnie » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:23 am

What's the story in race 6 of the ladies?
Bilge Ozturk doesn't start the first race or complete any of the others, yet she wins race 6? :o

The World Championships seems to be an epic contest, but unfortunately the budget wasn't sufficient to provide a lot of coverage.
Hopefully someone will have been videoing some of the best bits.


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