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  Topic: Wave Sailing--Planing out--Board Volume ;Sail Size
chophop

Replies: 14
Views: 7348

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:05 pm   Subject: Wave Sailing--Planing out--Board Volume ;Sail Size
I like to plane, not slog and I am not great at slogging. I am working on my slogging skills.

I got a big (105 l) Goya thruster for those really light wave sailing days.
It works well with a ...
  Topic: Which board will plane out earlier?
chophop

Replies: 10
Views: 8421

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:27 pm   Subject: Which board will plane out earlier?
Yeah: Boards differ, even within the same make and model, depending on size.

Francisco Goya explained to me that as the board gets bigger they make the boards flatter with less rocker, so the th ...
  Topic: Which board will plane out earlier?
chophop

Replies: 10
Views: 8421

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:32 pm   Subject: Which board will plane out earlier?
This particular wave cult is a single fin.

I am not really familiar with it or the Wave Cult in general and I did not know if it was more of a global wave onshore wave or a full on high rocker Ho ...
  Topic: Which board will plane out earlier?
chophop

Replies: 10
Views: 8421

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:18 pm   Subject: Which board will plane out earlier?
Gentlemen:

Heading for The Gorge and it ain't what it used to be. Not as much strong consistent wind as in the old days.

I am taking a big board for sailing in like 15 to 20 mph; with a 5.6 o ...
  Topic: SFBA Marine Radio Guide
chophop

Replies: 6
Views: 10908

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:11 pm   Subject: SFBA Marine Radio Guide
Some really great points and good advice.

When I bought my radio I bought the store "protection plan" and I have gone through a few. The sales person at West Marine recommended not ...
  Topic: Waddell site down often
chophop

Replies: 6
Views: 10821

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 2:27 pm   Subject: Waddell site down often
Well I would not have put it so starkly, but we have come to rely on the good services of IWindsurf. The most important single feature for many of us is...the Waddell Sensor. It has been down si ...
  Topic: Forty foot waves
chophop

Replies: 14
Views: 15473

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:16 pm   Subject: Forty foot waves
You are so right about that!


Every winter the Pacific flexes it's muscles and you don't really know how awesome it is until you see it from the water.


We have already had one xxl swell t ...
  Topic: Computer Prediction Line Missing In Action?
chophop

Replies: 21
Views: 15553

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:00 am   Subject: Computer Prediction Line Missing In Action?
I am wondering why the 'Coast' forecast has disappeared from the text portion of the Day Briefing. Question
  Topic: Update - x2, Again THEFT Waddell Break in, warning Davenport
chophop

Replies: 1
Views: 2610

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:19 am   Subject: Update - x2, Again THEFT Waddell Break in, warning Davenport
Terrible news.

I will keep my eyes open.


Any suspicious looking a holes hanging around?
Twisted Evil
  Topic: Swimming, Towing Your Board Home
chophop

Replies: 36
Views: 24068

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:52 pm   Subject: Swimming, Towing Your Board Home
Glad you and you equipment mad it in safe.

Thank God for lifeguards.

I don't know of a technical answer to your problem but can attest to the fact that is damn difficult to paddle a modern wav ...
 
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