25 January 2011

The Dude & Mex Paddle into the Offshore Wind

The Dude (OFSC No. 12) and the Mexican (OFSC No. 4) scored some big time offshore winds on a recent sojourn to the east coast.  "The wind was so strong that we could easily have been blown to the Land of the Long White Cloud" said the Dude, "we could have had lamb for lunch!"
(Blowin' exhaust plumes)
"My contact lenses were blown to the back of my eyeballs" said the Mex through extremely bloodshot eyes, stinging from the salt spray.  "The beauty of it was that we got lots of paddling practice, particularly as the waves were fat and hard to paddle into" he said putting a positive spin on the experience.

 The Dude had a different perspective on the positive aspects of the surf saying "the highlight of this magic little session was the colour of the water and the bright sunlight".
(An attractive peak down the beach)

(Plenty of paddling practice into the wind on fat waves)

(Slotted in a frothy one)

(Perfect conditions, fat closeouts with 30knots of offshore breeze)


Anonymous said...

Great article. Perhaps you should have been wind surfing instead! Love the colour of the water, but by the look of the rubber still cold. Is this off bruny or the neck? cheers R

Oldfartsurfer said...

Well picked Rouge, its the Neck, nice east coast colours taking off into a screaming westerly.