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3 months 2 weeks ago#29428by Kiwi Dave
A small video from a quick paddle myself and a friend did last night in about 20kt out from Takapuna, Auckland NZ. The heart rate tells the story of not paddling seriously for 2 months post new baby and then 4x wisdom teeth being removed :P

The second one is where I almost plow straight into a buoy at speed, looks a lot less frightening on camera.


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3 months 1 week ago#29461by LaPerouseBay

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3 months 1 week ago#29492by LaPerouseBay



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3 months 1 week ago#29544by coastbouy
Here is a short video from a few weeks ago when two friends and I traveled up to the "Gorge" (Columbia River Gorge) to participate in the Gorge Downwind Champs. The video is from the day after the race so we were just having fun and enjoying ourselves. The conditions were not "super epic" but in any case we had fun, as well as many many others who came to participate (about 412). It was an all inclusive event which had surfski, OC and SUP categories. Its a place were you paddle upstream with the wind and catch the waves that form from the interaction between the water current and wind going in opposite directions The water was warm (at least compared to
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what I'm used to! ) and the air temps were in the 70s-80s. We had a great time and want to back next year!
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3 months 1 week ago#29546by coastbouy
Well......I was unable to successfully upload the video sorry about that! It was just a short clip. I'll have to get back to you all on this!

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3 months 6 days ago#29582by peteski
My 50th Millers Run, done in a 20knt SE last Sunday


Fenn Swordfish S - Hybrid Carbon
Kayak Center Xcallibur K1- Mylar
Fenn XTS Double - Polyvac
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3 months 5 days ago#29584by @NachoSoler94
Here you have some downwind action from early 2017 in Gran Canaria, sunny 22ºC average temp. all year round :)

ENJOY

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3 months 5 days ago - 3 months 5 days ago#29605by Watto
Thanks LaPerouseBay for 8 12 17 very peaceful soulful paddling and backing - very Zen. What's the music?

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3 months 4 days ago#29608by LaPerouseBay
Thanks Watto, glad you enjoyed it. The music is from youtube's video manager, it's a free service they have. They allow me to listen to a small selection of music by genre and allow me to match the length of the music to the video. I pick one, they add it. No ads, no attributes, no hassle. I don't know how to add mp3 files yet.

I'll get to that someday. For now it's all about the garmin overlay. I have my template and workflow streamlined to a few clicks, maybe I'll learn how to add music next.

FYI, I'm trying to paddle as efficiently as possible, low effort, watching for the smart lines. Very tricky. Much to learn. Boyan is my biggest hero. He absolutely flies in a stable boat. Nice of him to put it on video to help us less talented paddlers.

The whole point of that little speed graph in the corner is to verify my choice of direction. It is 10 sec. of what is coming up in the video. I look ahead and note what the water is doing, and how I respond. If that speed line holds steady or increases - good direction/good choice. If the speed line goes way down, bad direction/bad choice. I may push it out to 15 seconds.

Whoops - the music is Kevin MacLeod, 'Eastminster' :)

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3 months 3 days ago#29641by LaPerouseBay

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3 months 3 days ago - 3 months 3 days ago#29644by EK Sydney
A novelty run in Sydney that only works when we have a ridiculous westerly, which is also the strongest & most unpredicatble wind we get. Nowhere near the ocean until the very end but pretty fierce in the winds we had served up.
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3 months 3 days ago - 3 months 3 days ago#29648by Rod Thomas
Wow thats windy. Great video and lovely runners to downwind on

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3 months 1 day ago#29666by LaPerouseBay
Ho boy did I get beat by the ocean yesterday. Some greatest hits here in this video, but it was mostly getting my ass kicked, trying to catch stuff I can't catch. Brutal day. The bad stuff I don't publish clearly shows I have a lot to fix. Thanks to all the pros that helped me see it.


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3 months 11 minutes ago#29691by kobicohen33
Hey, what camera do you have on your head?

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2 months 4 weeks ago#29692by Hacker Mike
Nice vid there Pete.
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2 months 4 weeks ago#29695by LaPerouseBay
shop.gopro.com/cameras/hero-session/CHDHS-104-master.html


I use the less expensive version of the session. 1080/60, medium. Distortion of the waves is typical of gopro medium, but I like the cheap price and small size. It's good enough for what I do.

The session 5 is $300 and has a setting I'd like to try someday, called linear. They claim it removes the fisheye effect. I'll try that when the 6 comes out and the 5 is is less expensive.

Gopro is more oriented for selfie type shots, that's their big market. It's always had horrible distortion for downwind video, but it's getting better now that the drones are shooting from distance. The waves in my videos are much, much bigger than they appear.

I've seen footage from a gopro 5 black head cam in downwind, shooting 4k and it's amazing. Very realistic. but I'm not spending 400 vs. 150 for that view.

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2 months 3 weeks ago - 2 months 3 weeks ago#29794by Spacehopper
Racing the V8 double...aka 'the paddling pool'


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2 months 2 weeks ago#29829by robin.mousley
Big Wave Surfski in Cape Town, South Africa... This is crazy stuff. Very scary break, I wouldn't do this - but then I'm not an elite (and crazy) paddler!


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Currently Think Evo II, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others I can't remember!
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2 months 2 weeks ago#29831by LaPerouseBay
Wow, mad skills. They sure make that look easy.

BTW, that's Dawid and Jasper Mocke, and Kyle Friedenstein. Love the drone view.

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2 months 1 week ago#29878by robin.mousley
And... another big wave video. Slightly different, the wave is a lot less hectic, but it's also a lot longer. This is Richard von Wildemann riding the wave at Cape Recife, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.


Rob

Currently Think Evo II, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others I can't remember!

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