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Clear blue sky, strong winds and Dubside during Stocken Symposium - Orust - Sweden PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Steenbergen   
maandag, 24 september 2007

Zon en harde wind

A strong wind on saturday (10 - 14 m/s, 5 -6 Bft) and sunday (14 - 22 m/s, 6 - 7 Bft) characterised the 2007 Stocken Symposium and all under a clear blue sky. A guarantee for large waves and a heavy sunburn.

On the friday the wind was stil moderate (3-4 Bft) and so we paddled around Vallero and Torno. "Outside" we notice the long catch here on a westerly wind as there is already a considerable swell. Back on the campsite we see that there is hardly any space left, almost all participants have arrived. At the end of the afternoon Freya does another rolling demo, assisted by Dubside.

On saturday there is the Greenland Style Rolling competition again, behind the campsite's new swimming docks. After two hours of waiting and cramps in my upper legs, it is finallt my turn and even though I forget two rolls I improve myself to "44" points. Dubside also competes and shows us all how it is done. Good demo !!

 

On the friday the wind was stil moderate (3-4 Bft) and so we paddled around Vallero and Torno. "Outside" we notice the long catch here on a westerly wind as there is already a considerable swell. Back on the campsite we see that there is hardly any space left, almost all participants have arrived. At the end of the afternoon Freya does another rolling demo, assisted by Dubside.

On saturday there is the Greenland Style Rolling competition again, behind the campsite's new swimming docks. After two hours of waiting and cramps in my upper legs, it is finallt my turn and even though I forget two rolls I improve myself to "44" points. Dubside also competes and shows us all how it is done. Good demo !!

On the sunday we paddle to the south of Harmano to see waves rolling into all those rocks and small islands. After an hour and half of hard paddling and leaning into force 6 wind we can see the surf rolling in. From a distance we can see the doffernce in height between the rolling surf and the sheltered waters behind the rocks. After taking a closer at the edge of the surf we take the sheltered route to the south beach of Harmano. A place that is usually a very popular lunch spot, but today on 7 people have made the effort to paddle here into the wind.
Shortly after we arrive the Swedish paddlers leave and go for a short play into the surf. It looks so easy on the photo's.
After our lunch the  return trip only takes 30 minutes, with the wind in our back and enjoying some nice rides on the waves from time to time.
Back at the campsite Dubside shows a new balance trick on a tight nylon strap, just before he has to leave.
Just like in 2006 this is weekend to remember for a long time.

Friday

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South of Harmano
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Passge south of Torno
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Washed up boatfender
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The campsiite
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Freya & Dubside demoing
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Dubside shows the "ropes"

Saturday

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The rolling location
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Dubside explains
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Hmm, do I have to roll with a rock
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I did it !!
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Stormrol by Tom
 

 Sunday

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A twomaster speeding by

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Checking out the surf
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Playing in the surf 1
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Playing in the surf 2
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Playing in the surf 3
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The surf
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The surf

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Dubsides new balance act/practice

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Jef testing his new pfdt

 
Last Updated ( maandag, 24 september 2007 )
 
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