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Old 26 September 2005, 10:43   #1
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Where Can I Start Racing

Hello, do u know any places in devon where i could go to to start racing my rib?
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Old 26 September 2005, 11:22   #2
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Old 26 September 2005, 11:25   #3
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You might encounter a couple of problems...

1 - It's the end of the season, I don't think there are any more fixtures until the "Basic" races in February and April next year.

2 - Your 7m RIB with a 150 will be eligible for Basic and F200 categories only, but only likely to be competetive in Basic, I think.

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Hello, do u know any places in devon where i could go to to start racing my rib?
Some mates and I are doing a Falmouth/ Scillies run next spring. I'll race ya if you like!!
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Old 26 September 2005, 15:47   #6
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Race a zapcat! Quite a few races down cornwall way. Just spoken to craig who raced this weekend at watergate bay in newquay. He told me the surf was 12ft and he flipped for the first time!
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Race a zapcat! Quite a few races down cornwall way. Just spoken to craig who raced this weekend at watergate bay in newquay. He told me the surf was 12ft and he flipped for the first time!
Ah, not sure where he was measuring from? See www.magicseaweed.com. Surf topped out at about 6ft over the weekend, it's gonna peak at 12 midweek. That is massive! Old longboarders like me will suppin' the hot choc in front of the fire.
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Nice one!

I'm always suspicious when people quote exact dimensions for wave heights. What the hell did they do, get out with a tape measure?
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Nice one!

I'm always suspicious when people quote exact dimensions for wave heights. What the hell did they do, get out with a tape measure?
Some people use wave or swell height - which is the trough to peak height of the wave in the open ocean - which is the 6ft on Magicseaweed - but some surfers use the mythical 'wave-face' height, which can (in perfect conditions, so I am led to believe) be double the wave height as it breaks - if held up by the wind, giving really hollow conditions - whoa dude....

Which might explain it...

Anyway - apparently at 10pm this evening at Barmouth - 7.5ft swell, 5* rated swell, raining, but the sun will be popping out from behind the rain cloud ( ), I might have to get my shortboard out......NOT...
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