Wednesday, April 20, 2022

sea grass surf

 kayak surfing

bookended by drifting sea grass

(vid link below)




https://vimeo.com/701459591




close to water

just back from a camping trip

(seems a popular pastime these days)

found some fresh water interstate

and mixed it with salt water back home

hope you like a waveless vid
























https://vimeo.com/696323563










Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Paddling Vanuatu

thanks to my fellow paddlers
and also to the people of Vanuatu 
(somehow the video (see link below) was posted on vimeo but this blog entry got lost in drafts for a couple of years)

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

finless fun

this goes back to to 2017 (vid link at bottom)

when i was starting to get the feel of my wavesport Z in surf

the waves aren't that steep or powerful but more 'rampy'

good to play on the face with wide arc turns but easy to overpower

heaps of spray being kicked up (part of the slower boat speed and/or less boat skimming)

so my eyes are getting redder and redder with the spray of the salt water as the video goes on

- it was all a natural high


lots of folk seem to be kayaking now in all of its many variations

but I still like a whitewater kayak with a greenland paddle in small-medium surf

..... with not too many people to share it with!


(I am very slowly and incompetently building a composite kayak, with my own mods, but more on that in another post)







https://vimeo.com/659504125



Monday, September 27, 2021

kayak froth

vid link below - 
my old gopro 4 died 
replaced it with a gopro 7 
but had heaps of trouble using it until finally reinstalled the software and now seems to work OK 
(voice commands are still more miss than hit) 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Backlit lefts and rights

 kayaking surfing in 2017

with the Gearlab Aukaneck paddle

(not sure if this paddle is still available)

at my local beach break on a glassy day

link to video is below