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by abetanzo
Wed Oct 18, 2023 10:24 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: NE Brazil
Replies: 0
Views: 809

NE Brazil

Interested in some info on Brazil's NE coast near Fortaleza.. I know a few people have made trips recently.. I'm thinking this time next year would be ideal!! Oct 2024

curious if others might be interested as the downwinders seem epic...
by abetanzo
Wed Nov 30, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Directions to Island Sailing Spots
Topic: Tofino Sailing Guide
Replies: 1
Views: 1834

Tofino Sailing Guide

https://kiteboardbc.com/phpBB3/viewtopi ... lit=tofino

there used to be a fairly detailed sailing guide.. but the text is missing!

anyone have a link to share? typically stars need to align for me to be onsite and it actually be windy enough!

thanks in advance!
by abetanzo
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Kiteboarding Discussion
Topic: kiteboarding accidents / safety tips
Replies: 291
Views: 148725

Re: kiteboarding accidents / safety tips

On Sunday around 2pm a kiter suffered a major accident that could've been avoided. while landing, I noticed a kite in the water on the corner of Clover Pt. upwind of the reefs. Once he relaunched he came immediately towards the boat ramp. I was running to assist because he was frantically moving the...
by abetanzo
Thu May 27, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Closures (Covid-19)
Replies: 42
Views: 26039

Has there been any new discussion within the community on the recent announcement of the changing restrictions? Will the campground continue to open more spaces up to 75% or more capacity for example? If so, can we make adjustments to existing bookings in order to congregate with people I know? I.E....
by abetanzo
Sun May 02, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Kiteboarding Discussion
Topic: kiteboarding accidents / safety tips
Replies: 291
Views: 148725

Can anyone elaborate on what happened at clover point May 1? Out of respect don't try to lay any blame.. shit happens just curious what happened.. was it a simple lofting off the point?

anything people can learn from it?
by abetanzo
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Input from all interested users please. ROW in waves
Replies: 26
Views: 10794

Busy Cook St Saturday lead to frustrations when riders were jumping close to shore or right within the wave areas... I know its hard for people to understand but there is a cycle at cook st... if you tack in and out of the reef areas you're in the way when you boost you 6ft airs right beside the ree...
by abetanzo
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Proposed Clover Point upgrades from city of victoria
Replies: 18
Views: 9203

Thanks to Josh for staying up late to present to council! well done
by abetanzo
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Kiteboarding Discussion
Topic: Winter Kiteboarding for beginner - Cowichan & south
Replies: 4
Views: 3066

Island view beach is the place to go.. lots of hazards on a good day but in 12knots you'll struggle against currents.. a good sou'Easter can have 20 to 30knots easy with a good shore break to negotiate!! Careful starting out in the 30 plus and always ensure you gear is operating well
by abetanzo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Kiteboarding Discussion
Topic: Just assk Nanmoo
Replies: 40
Views: 17598

if a vehicle of 13ton is travelling at 45km/hr around a blind bend collides with another of 1/4ton travelling at 68km/hr would the windsurfing gear in the back of the pickup be useable afterwards?
by abetanzo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Kiteboarding Discussion
Topic: Just assk Nanmoo
Replies: 40
Views: 17598

If a truck and camper is leaving youbou destined for nitinat lake travelling at an average of 38km/hr would he be passed by a pick up truck travelling at an average of 68km/hr who left 20 minutes later or would they reach the destination at the same time?
by abetanzo
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Wingfoiling
Replies: 353
Views: 102553

is it time we add wing-foiling to the discipline list for the session logs?

or windsurf-foiling
or kitesurf-foiling
or SUP-foiling
or umbrella-foiling
or hankerchief-foiling
or undie-fouling
or waterman fooling...
by abetanzo
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Winter wetsuit
Replies: 17
Views: 8873

AJ... yes this suit is sweet... almost think you could get away with an R3 which is 4.5/3.5mm if you mostly sail the spring through to fall in the ocean!
by abetanzo
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Winter wetsuit
Replies: 17
Views: 8873

I recently bought a Patagonia R4 wetsuit and it's nice and toasty...

Delivered to my door within the week.. ordered Tuesday delivered Friday!