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 Post subject: How about kiting a 31 m wave? Kite Surf World Record?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:09 pm 
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amazing to surf such wave size!

see a video here

http://www.bild.de/news/ausland/garrett-mcnamara/surfer-garrett-mcnamara-meistert-weltrekord-monster-welle-nazare-portugal-28314970.bild.html

Shouldn't be there a world record for highest kited wave as well?


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 Post subject: Re: How about kiting a 31 m wave? Kite Surf World Record?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:43 pm 
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this 1 better

http://www.vimeo.com/58479789



the guys in nazaré are not claiming anything

things are being checked


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 Post subject: Re: How about kiting a 31 m wave? Kite Surf World Record?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:35 am 
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scary shit!


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 Post subject: Re: How about kiting a 31 m wave? Kite Surf World Record?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:10 am 
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Toby wrote:
amazing to surf such wave size!

see a video here

http://www.bild.de/news/ausland/garrett-mcnamara/surfer-garrett-mcnamara-meistert-weltrekord-monster-welle-nazare-portugal-28314970.bild.html

Shouldn't be there a world record for highest kited wave as well?


For that spot there are some interesting and very limiting constraints (read: deadly). Not to speak of the turbulence effect from the wave, the whitewash itself is way overhead and at that spot its a hopeless downwinder exercise onto the sharp rocks there for a workable wind. Combine that with the shadow that your're going to get if you try on any other than NNE there which itself will be dirty, and its a hopeless death trap. The undertow vs the whitewash itself is also moving at a very fast speed (I don't have to mention this). Tricky.. Mind you you can surf/kite more 'normal' waves 500 ft north, some local friends do that.. the beach is very long and wide.. even with 40fters from when I was there in October the impact is incredible as you can see from the pic below..


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 Post subject: Re: How about kiting a 31 m wave? Kite Surf World Record?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:36 am 
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ouch...looks deadly!


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 Post subject: Re: How about kiting a 31 m wave? Kite Surf World Record?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:04 am 
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BS! No where in that video is there a wave even close to 93 feet. The biggest wave in this video is around 35 feet tops.


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 Post subject: Re: How about kiting a 31 m wave? Kite Surf World Record?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:46 am 
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Kiteus Maximus wrote:
BS! No where in that video is there a wave even close to 93 feet. The biggest wave in this video is around 35 feet tops.


haha.. I know, its unfair, the video and footage really doesn't do it justice.. honestly, you actually need to be there, and even then you won't believe your eyes. Realize the cliff from where its being recorded is at least 80m-100m high, so you're looking down... The pics I took here from last october are not from a 'big' day and just realize that the rock that the wave is crashing onto stands about 15-20m high. By the way that's the end point of the so called hypothetical downwinder. :) gnarly.. :)


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 Post subject: Re: How about kiting a 31 m wave? Kite Surf World Record?
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I understand what you are saying and I have personally surfed a ton of 20 ft plus waves and those are MASSIVE waves. I stood on the cliffs at Mavericks and had a similar vantage point of guys with bigger balls than me surfing 45 foot waves and shot video of the same waves. I'm going off of the size of the rider as an average 6 foot tall man. None of the waves in that particular video are 93 foot waves. I'm not doubting that your spot gets massive waves because it certainly does but not in that video. Besides...the article, which is written in German, starts off by saying the wave was "just under 30 meters" so they are admitting that the wave is not a record and they are admitting they don't know the size of the wave.

The wave Macnamara rode was bigger than the one in this video.

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Kiteus Maximus wrote:
BS! No where in that video is there a wave even close to 93 feet. The biggest wave in this video is around 35 feet tops.


haha.. I know, its unfair, the video and footage really doesn't do it justice.. honestly, you actually need to be there, and even then you won't believe your eyes. Realize the cliff from where its being recorded is at least 80m-100m high, so you're looking down... The pics I took here from last october are not from a 'big' day and just realize that the rock that the wave is crashing onto stands about 15-20m high. By the way that's the end point of the so called hypothetical downwinder. :) gnarly.. :)


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 Post subject: Re: How about kiting a 31 m wave? Kite Surf World Record?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:06 am 
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This video is better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pOHDZpPvbIc

the wave for the record is still being measured

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 Post subject: Re: How about kiting a 31 m wave? Kite Surf World Record?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:13 pm 
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Kiteas Maximus is a troll saying 35 feet, just another armchair quarterback. Guy your a kook guy probably only surfed 5 foot. All these guys are heroes go back to the kiddie pool barn. Respect people like Garrett and that crew even if it only was 35 feet thats still monster. Why do people even post stuff like this??


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