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Places to learn foiling in Perth

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Created by Swavek 2 months ago, 6 Jul 2018
Swavek
WA, 240 posts
6 Jul 2018 12:53PM
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I am still at my foilng, getting my first 15m runs, but not able to stay upwind yet. Found Rockingham and Shoalwater good places for learning but not on a wind with any East in it.
The river probably not good for me until I can stay upwind - can get dragged into rocks/boats and it is too shallow in many spots (got 90cm mast).

Is there a place you'd recommend for wind direction with some East in it? (Like this weekend forecast NE).
Would love to join some crowd to share the pain and glory (one day - I am far from glory yet)

Cheers
Swavek

tgcp
WA, 398 posts
6 Jul 2018 5:25PM
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Swavek said..
I am still at my foilng, getting my first 15m runs, but not able to stay upwind yet. Found Rockingham and Shoalwater good places for learning but not on a wind with any East in it.
The river probably not good for me until I can stay upwind - can get dragged into rocks/boats and it is too shallow in many spots (got 90cm mast).

Is there a place you'd recommend for wind direction with some East in it? (Like this weekend forecast NE).
Would love to join some crowd to share the pain and glory (one day - I am far from glory yet)

Cheers
Swavek


Come and join us up in Exmouth for an earlier Summer, should start to get consistent enough Foil wind by the end of August.. Maybe even check this out www.facebook.com/events/1993585277580577/

Swavek
WA, 240 posts
9 Jul 2018 5:43PM
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Great idea for a trip Tom, but need something local in the meantime :-)

cbulota
WA, 1154 posts
14 Jul 2018 10:23PM
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Hi Swavek, you don't have that many options in easterly winds. The river is great in winter as you don't have any weed.

I would suggest attadale on a NE wind. goo.gl/maps/oXEpSUtqh6J2

All the darker water is deep so you just need to head towards the deeper spots. There is always a direction in which it's easier to get away from the shore by walking and body dragging with the foil.

Foiling for 15m isn't necessarily great success, you should first focus on riding UPWIND over long distances with the board touching the water. This will give you more confidence and make further progress on the foil a lot easier

Christian

Swavek
WA, 240 posts
22 Jul 2018 8:32PM
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Thanks Christian, it makes sense. I heard it in some places but I heard so many other things that one gets lost in what is the most important. After many unsuccessful foiling attempts I think this is quite an important tip - will change my goal for my next session - not exactly foiling weather right now, is it?






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