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Yeppoon 2018

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Finally the rain has stopped today and we got out for a morning buggy before the incoming tide stopped play.

Bernie and myself along a still perfect beach after the storm. The wind was 15-19 knots up the beach a bit and made it hard work to get back to the caravan park at times.

Practically no-one on the beach as everyone has cleared out due to the cyclone threat. There is only 6 vans in the park today and I'm by myself at Driftwood during the day. Very quiet makes it fantastic buggying for us.

I was surprised as our quick 1 hour outing this morning got me to 88.8kmh in what I though was pretty tame conditions with my old 7m2 Ozone R1. Not a single bump along the beach due to the big swells planning it flat.

Might get an afternoon run in if the wind holds out. Forecast is for great onshore winds for the next 7 days.:dance3:

   

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Had a good run over easter, it was pretty fast, only 4kmh off my PB. Unfortunately ive had to shoot home for some family issues so im leaving chook to have all the fun

 

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Another perfect day in Yeppoon. :ok:

Sun was out and the wind started off a little on the light side for my 15m2 R1 and then increased slightly towards the end of the session.

Covered 140.2kms and had a ball. 2 1/2 hours before a pit stop was all my bladder could cope with after a heavy night with Faulty and the gang over a great feed last night.

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Conditions look fantastic too for the rest of the week.:party:

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As promised another cracker day.

15m2 R1 all day and plenty of fun up and back to the point. @andy666 to share the beach with.

We had a ball with a top speed of 71.6kmh for me with a moving average of 31.2kmh.

Same weather forecast for tomorrow.

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Andy's "F-arc" top speed was 66.3kmh when I followed behind him for a kilometre or so.

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Well Pete and Theresa arrived from New Zealand and boosted our numbers on the sand. Pete leaving those wiggly kite bike tracks everywhere.

Winds have eased slightly so the bigger kites are out of their bags. Lots of kilometres covered by everyone and LOTS of runs up to the point and back.

Theresa's first day on a depower (Ozone Catalyst here) and she nailed it with ease and with Bernie's spare buggy looked like a professional by days end on the big Chrono's.

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Andy's quick reflexes saved us both.

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I ticked over 1,000 kms covered yesterday.

We finished the day with Andy on his 24m2 Charger and I test flew my 18mtr Elf Joker 7  which I fell in love with in the first 5 minutes, topping out at 56.7kmh in a crab fart of an evening breeze.

Theresa was still dominating on a 9m2 Chrono in the by now very feeble breeze. You have to be very proud of your daughter's efforts Pete.:friends:

The tide is heading back out this morning and wind is directly onshore but much lighter than we have been having.

So back out to play shortly.

 

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Yep and it's the first time ever that I have had to do continual kite loops directly downwind for 4 kms when the wind changed.

Certainly challenged my rusty skills with the kite laying on the beach a couple of times. :wub:

 

Pete and Theresa on the kite bike and Pete having a go on my 18m2 Elf Joker 7. Wind 1 gusting 3 knots.

 

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Two beautiful weeks at Yeppoon with awesome kiting friends, plus the proud moments of helping and watch my daughter Theresa learn how to use a depower kite and the painful road of mastering the art of kitebiking, which Theresa did to the highest level by breaking two World records.

  it's time to head home today, till next year

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4 hours ago, gannet said:

Two beautiful weeks at Yeppoon with awesome kiting friends, plus the proud moments of helping and watch my daughter Theresa learn how to use a depower kite and the painful road of mastering the art of kitebiking, which Theresa did to the highest level by breaking two World records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done Theresa!

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Here in Yeppoon with only Bernie who lives by the beach. (lucky bugger) Andy headed home early last Sunday morning.

Lighter wind day today so 18m2 all day and run into these guys who were training up by the ramp at Bangalee.

Landed my kite and spent some time chewing the fat with them which was fantastic and gave me an understanding of how their canopys work and can be altered in flight. Stressed to 5.1G for aeros too. They are back again tomorrow weather permitting.

Pete and Theresa headed home and I'm amazed at what Theresa achieved in such a short time.

Fantastic to be in the company of 2 world record famous people.

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Last day buggying tomorrow before boxing all my gear up to send home Thursday.

I fly home Friday morning. Boy where did the month go?

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Cheers Gozzy great to catch up with you and Chuck again.

Yeh going to miss the big open beaches here till Easter next year.

I've paid the room deposit once again starting the 28th March 2019. I'm sure the 11 months will fly by quickly enough.

A huge thankyou to Merrilyn and Clive for treating us like family.

You 2 people make it such a pleasure to holiday here. Your awesome. :friends:

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Home safely and thanks for a great time fellas.

I even got my over weight/over size "coffin cricket bag" 23.7kgs onto the 3 flights without having to pay extra baggage.

Had a win as REX our local airline only allows 15kg total weight. (checked in and carry on added together) but the plane had 4 empty seats and they waived the $7.50 a Kg charge. She was a real honey too!!!:air_kiss:   You usually sign a form to say it's over weight and will be left behind if the plane is fully loaded. Have to pick it up from the airport a few days later when they can fit it in.

Looking forward to next year already. So get off ya bums and look at getting to Yeppoon fellas for next Easter. The guys that go love it.

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On 28/04/2018 at 1:48 PM, Chook said:

Looking forward to next year already. So get off ya bums and look at getting to Yeppoon fellas for next Easter. The guys that go love it.

We're working on it - even if @igeighty comes up alone.

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