Thursday, July 24, 2014

Outlook for Sunday...

Southerlies dying away out at Porirua Harbour which could mean this may occur later in the expect something around 20kmh to 40 kmh @ 3 days out.

The times I've been on the water or checking out the FB timeline I've seen some good keen people posting their on water activities, which is inspiring to many who are loving the look of the couch on some of the snakey cold days we've had over the last 10 days....on the bright side some days haven't been that bad at's winter, it only comes once a year :-)... just get out on the water and embrace it.

Have a post paddle pic from last Saturday out doing some coaching......but more yakking, our student has been making some awesome progress while we've been away, he has the basics under his belt.....Ian Ferguson can come down and expel the finery's of technique into him......that and the Dawid ski paddling book he has....good work JT.
Not surprisingly with the balmy conditions on Saturday morning there were 3 x Evo II's, 1 x Eze and 1 x Ion and 5 rowing craft all on Oriental Parade within an hour of each other.......if we were up earlier we would have caught Tio and Graham and the boys in the Tu Nui Club W6....and a few other surf skis and SUP's......of course Petone and Porirua were also hotbeds for many getting in their water time also.

My water time has been somewhat erratic over the last 3 to 4 months just taking it easy at the moment just doing enough to stop the body from seizing up. I'll still be out on the water on Sunday for the 10 k-er it's all about making up the field and supporting local events....

Test drove my new Pleiades today thanks Corey Hogg for the custom blades with titanium tips and hybrid carbon/kevlar frontage, also my custom Rochfort/Paddlesticks balanced crank shaft, thanks Shane.....the whole shabang weighed in at 700 grams......big change from the 950gram rig I've been using for the past year :-) Again they had the big pimp up with Think Kayak logos and Think Kayak racing stripes!
Skis on Oriental Parade, the blades, the blades....O for oarsome.... thanks Corey....and the gear lounging around on the grass at Cog Park/Hataitai Beach today.

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