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Created by horey69 1 month ago, 21 Oct 2022
horey69
QLD, 475 posts
21 Oct 2022 6:56PM
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Hey team,
Anyone heading to Merimbula this year?
I'm thinking of flying to Canberra on the 24th.
There's a flight that gets in around 9 am from Brisbane.
Just wondering if anyone is doing the same thing, maybe we could share a car to Merimbula
Grant

pgc
VIC, 874 posts
23 Oct 2022 1:20AM
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We are driving up from Melbourne the Saturday before

horey69
QLD, 475 posts
23 Oct 2022 7:35PM
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I was keen to do the drive down with the slingshot sales manager, but family life and my business sees me a bit time poor.

Grant

Peahi
VIC, 1455 posts
24 Oct 2022 1:08PM
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Thinking of driving up Wed from melb possibly solo subject to wind/waves forecast. When is the cutoff for registrations?

smook
VIC, 179 posts
24 Oct 2022 1:38PM
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Peahi said..
Thinking of driving up Wed from melb possibly solo subject to wind/waves forecast. When is the cutoff for registrations?


Far as I no you can register on the day as it has been always

horey69
QLD, 475 posts
25 Oct 2022 12:12PM
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I've been told the same, I tried online but it went to ****, tried to contact them but nothing so far.
I'm going with on the day.
Horey


scotty100
QLD, 229 posts
11 Nov 2022 6:35PM
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Haven't been b4 what style are they competing with in the kitesurf event?

Luluz
NSW, 100 posts
12 Nov 2022 6:01AM
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scotty100 said..
Haven't been b4 what style are they competing with in the kitesurf event?


Is not a comp is a festival good party but not a fair competition and if you don't know the organisers and is not sponsored by a brand that is supporting the event no chances

listery
QLD, 93 posts
12 Nov 2022 8:14AM
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Luluz said..

scotty100 said..
Haven't been b4 what style are they competing with in the kitesurf event?



Is not a comp is a festival good party but not a fair competition and if you don't know the organisers and is not sponsored by a brand that is supporting the event no chances


stamp
QLD, 2735 posts
12 Nov 2022 8:04PM
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Luluz said..

scotty100 said..
Haven't been b4 what style are they competing with in the kitesurf event?



Is not a comp is a festival good party but not a fair competition and if you don't know the organisers and is not sponsored by a brand that is supporting the event no chances


nobody gives a **** about the results- that's not what it's about.

you obviously take yourself too seriously. it's not the place for you

Humdinger
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12 Nov 2022 7:52PM
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stamp said..

Luluz said..


scotty100 said..
Haven't been b4 what style are they competing with in the kitesurf event?




Is not a comp is a festival good party but not a fair competition and if you don't know the organisers and is not sponsored by a brand that is supporting the event no chances



nobody gives a **** about the results- that's not what it's about.

you obviously take yourself too seriously. it's not the place for you


Oooft...that escalated quickly :)) poor bloke was just asking what the go was

Luluz
NSW, 100 posts
13 Nov 2022 7:36AM
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Just telling the true he is new never been there and asking about the competition!
Just explaining how it works I been there a few times i can say exactly how it works
Is not a comp is a festival like i sad good for drinking and party
But that is all nothing fair about the competition part of it

the skipper
QLD, 90 posts
13 Nov 2022 10:41PM
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Faaaaark, go kitin, windsurfin, wingdingin, supdoggin and chuggin beers and barbies with your mates!
Get the jist and go hard or go home.......best epic long weekend ever for many many decades

scotty100
QLD, 229 posts
14 Nov 2022 10:03AM
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**** , I was just asking because I wanted to bring my son and he asked me what styles as he only uses twin tip. Chill the **** out if this is the attitude of people that go I think I stay home??

towradgi
NSW, 407 posts
14 Nov 2022 11:21AM
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Yeh Scotty , basically expression session , no heats , no rules in water !!!??? windsurfers north of orange flag on sand , kiters south of orange flag ,great prizes for catergory winners , supposedly surfboard wave contest ??? However twinnies aren't discriminated against ,

Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 875 posts
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14 Nov 2022 12:34PM
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scotty100 said..
**** , I was just asking because I wanted to bring my son and he asked me what styles as he only uses twin tip. Chill the **** out if this is the attitude of people that go I think I stay home??


There are prizes/awards specifically aimed at young people and newbies who have a good crack at it, who are stoked to be there and who never whinged!
Make sure you let the roaming judges know who you are
No 1 Rule - No whinging (not to be confused with Winging).

Its not a normal competition, Its the Merrimbula Classic, there are no heats, no rashies or competitor numbers. The judges are all the senior members of the club + long term attendees of the event. Even if people are kiting at another beach and really showing some talent and style with good attitude it will not go unnoticed.
Sure there are sometimes some strange decisions, especially if local legend Ben Wilson turns up ( apparently he can win without entering the water ha!)
Remember Rule No 1 - No Whinging!

Its all about the stoke, ,meeting old friends and making new ones, and having the time of your life on and off the water.

Can't wait!

Steve (also a judge, bribes willingly accepted, but I have a short memory)

Adam'KiteRepair
NSW, 331 posts
14 Nov 2022 4:09PM
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Ozone Kites Aus said..

scotty100 said..
**** , I was just asking because I wanted to bring my son and he asked me what styles as he only uses twin tip. Chill the **** out if this is the attitude of people that go I think I stay home??



There are prizes/awards specifically aimed at young people and newbies who have a good crack at it, who are stoked to be there and who never whinged!
Make sure you let the roaming judges know who you are
No 1 Rule - No whinging (not to be confused with Winging).

Its not a normal competition, Its the Merrimbula Classic, there are no heats, no rashies or competitor numbers. The judges are all the senior members of the club + long term attendees of the event. Even if people are kiting at another beach and really showing some talent and style with good attitude it will not go unnoticed.
Sure there are sometimes some strange decisions, especially if local legend Ben Wilson turns up ( apparently he can win without entering the water ha!)
Remember Rule No 1 - No Whinging!

Its all about the stoke, ,meeting old friends and making new ones, and having the time of your life on and off the water.

Can't wait!

Steve (also a judge, bribes willingly accepted, but I have a short memory)


Bribe him with beer, so I can steal it please. Its the best weekend Australia has to offer Scotty. Leo hits a nerve with a few people though because he takes his kiting very seriously.

Its family friendly as long as you dont mind hippies, occasionally nude people, or firecrackers spontaneously exploding inside clubs. We are all family down there, and it will be damn good to see eachother after a few years of covid.

smook
VIC, 179 posts
14 Nov 2022 8:15PM
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scotty100 said..
Haven't been b4 what style are they competing with in the kitesurf event?


Hi Scotty Been going to this event for years And is so chilled and met so many kiters who are now good mates and each year make new ones
1st year was on twin tip So much fun and chilled
Started wave board brand 2010 which James Carew a small tacker then started on my boards and also gave away a few junior boards back at the start
All who registered take price from table so everyone wins Also as Steve stated they are all ways looking for new junior talent to support

Jeff

stamp
QLD, 2735 posts
15 Nov 2022 6:55PM
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scotty100 said..
**** , I was just asking because I wanted to bring my son and he asked me what styles as he only uses twin tip. Chill the **** out if this is the attitude of people that go I think I stay home??


Hey mate, I was not having a chop at you at all. Sorry if it came across that way.

Mambo is all about having fun and enjoying the wind and waves. taking the competition or yourself seriously like old mate has no place there. I hope to share some waves with you over the long weekend and a beer on the beach afterwards

fry86
NSW, 95 posts
16 Nov 2022 2:05PM
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what wind direction would work for merimbula?

smook
VIC, 179 posts
16 Nov 2022 3:26PM
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fry86 said..
what wind direction would work for merimbula?


There are a number of options Re wind direction
main beach , Pambula Beach/ river mouth/ Short point And is influenced by wind from the north and winds coming from south The years I have been going You can not rely on forecasts Due to location of Merimbula Kited every time from 6m to 17 m kites

timmybuddhadude
WA, 644 posts
19 Nov 2022 12:37AM
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stamp said..



scotty100 said..
**** , I was just asking because I wanted to bring my son and he asked me what styles as he only uses twin tip. Chill the **** out if this is the attitude of people that go I think I stay home??





Hey mate, I was not having a chop at you at all. Sorry if it came across that way.

Mambo is all about having fun and enjoying the wind and waves. taking the competition or yourself seriously like old mate has no place there. I hope to share some waves with you over the long weekend and a beer on the beach afterwards


That all sounded great a pleasant relief from ego and sales central ...

Which is what those type of "oh I am in a competition look at me' is...which takes all the fun out of it.
Children in Africa and suffering dogs/cats etc in Greece Neal and bali etc are more important..
sound brilliant.
Have fun

dafish
NSW, 1613 posts
19 Nov 2022 8:38AM
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smook said..

fry86 said..
what wind direction would work for merimbula?



There are a number of options Re wind direction
main beach , Pambula Beach/ river mouth/ Short point And is influenced by wind from the north and winds coming from south The years I have been going You can not rely on forecasts Due to location of Merimbula Kited every time from 6m to 17 m kites


Pick of the litter for waves is a southerly. The left at the bar goes off, really great wave to kite, angle is fantastic.



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