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Day 15 and look what happened!

A Southerly was forecast for this afternoon which can get quite rough at Paraparaumu.  But wind finder showed it to be a Southwester at Waikanae so we headed up.  I have been asking for more wind and I definitely got it today!

Location:  Waikanae Beach

Equipment:  Naish Matador 3m, Naish Hover Ultra 125L, Naish Jet 1650

Wind: 16-22kts

It was windier than forecast and quite choppy but I was determined to have another go today.  (there isn't much wind forecast for the next few days). It was challenging with the stronger wind and the choppy water.  At first I was having trouble staying on the board as the water was quite rough.  But after a few runs I decided I needed to make the most of the wind and I was determined to get up on that foil. 

And I did!  

For a few brief moments I actually knew I was up on the foil.  More often than not when heading back toward the beach which was a bit disconcerting as I was heading straight to shore.  It was a cool feeling but it was over pretty quick each time.  Although my Awesome partner did manage to get a few shots.  

What I found was that I would run off the wind as soon as I lifted up and I would be heading toward the wing.  I will be working on pulling the wing.back a bit.  As well as trying to make sure I have my feet in the right place on the board and my weight distributed well.  Most crashes I went over the toe side of the board, but then of course I would over compensate the next time and fall the other way. I have a lot to practice and I can't wait to get back out there again.  I know there will be plenty more crashes but it is an amazing feeling to know I am making progress.  

Until next time!

My Journey to Wing Foiling day 15My Journey to Wing Foiling day 15


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