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by chris-uk
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Riot Nija and Sword Surf Kayaks arrive
Replies: 20
Views: 1977

Re: Riot Nija and Sword Surf Kayaks arrive

AH HAH!!! Bless you good Sir :-)

Chris
by chris-uk
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Riot Nija and Sword Surf Kayaks arrive
Replies: 20
Views: 1977

Re: Riot Nija and Sword Surf Kayaks arrive

Okay, I'm getting bored of hunting round the site looking for the pics. Can someone please put me out of my misery and post a direct link?

Chris
by chris-uk
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Big Swell
Replies: 35
Views: 3641

Re: Big Swell

Never really worked out a reliable way to judge the sizes... This website gives 36hrs of historical data for multiple buoys around the UK coast http://map.cefasdirect.co.uk/wavenetmapping/StaticMapPage.asp?CD=http://www.cefas.co.uk/wavenet&CP=default.htm If you are just out for the day you could ac...
by chris-uk
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Amazing South African surfing...
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Amazing South African surfing...

Where in SA was it from? Durban, though not sure where exactly. And as far as his choice of craft? If he surfs like that then 1) he can surf anything he likes, and 2) I'm not going to tell him otherwise!!! Here's the link to the page on MSW, where you can see that even the boardies have to respect ...
by chris-uk
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Amazing South African surfing...
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Amazing South African surfing...

Image

Thats bloody impressive, found it on MSW.

Chris
by chris-uk
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surfing the Cetus
Replies: 58
Views: 2996

Re: Surfing the Cetus

I must be waching a different video, I fail to see what hes done worng ? The one where the bodyboarder comes across I woudnt regard as dropping in on it since it was well out of range when he got the wave and the BB was reddy to wash off the wave as he got to him anyway, I cant see where hes revers...
by chris-uk
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surfing the Cetus
Replies: 58
Views: 2996

Re: Surfing the Cetus

All this thread has done is stereotype UK surf kayakers as every bit as non-understanding as the boarders. When were you last hit by an out of control board or boat Jim? It's happened to me on more than one occassion in the twenty-plus years I've been surfing. I don't show prejudice against the cra...
by chris-uk
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surfing the Cetus
Replies: 58
Views: 2996

Re: Surfing the Cetus

Mark R wrote:Funniest. Thread. Ever.
Why funny?

Chris
by chris-uk
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surfing the Cetus
Replies: 58
Views: 2996

Re: Surfing the Cetus

I bet 100 yards down the beach theres no one surfing. But the camera man probably cant walk that far!! There are actually shots of the guys surfing on his own, with no one else in the water, so why did he need to surf anywhere near those other people? I know the sea belongs to no one, but if you've...
by chris-uk
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surfing the Cetus
Replies: 58
Views: 2996

Re: Surfing the Cetus

What a load of self-satisfied rubbish has been posted in this thread. I want to see you stood in the water while he does all that, then tell us all we're speaking out of our arses... If he was paddling a boat a metre shorter, no one would even pass comment. I agree if he was in an IC boat or someth...
by chris-uk
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surfing the Cetus
Replies: 58
Views: 2996

Re: Surfing the Cetus

I can't believe the guy!!! Around 1min 30S he's dropping in on someone, then at approx 2:10 he backsurfs through the lineup and thinks its cool claiming it at the end!!! If he came and surfed my beach like that he'd be eating that f**king boat...

Chris
by chris-uk
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Slingshot
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Slingshot

I had one 'til I broke it and loved the way it surfed, but you really do need to be on top of your paddling game to get the best out of it. Having lost a lot of fitness and gained some extra weight I went to a Neutron RV. I'd suggest, if you can afford it, that you keep your plastic boat just in cas...
by chris-uk
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Elio Surf Kayak
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Elio Surf Kayak

by chris-uk
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: KAYAKER OFF ORKNEY RESCUED FROM THE WATER^
Replies: 65
Views: 5644

Re: KAYAKER OFF ORKNEY RESCUED FROM THE WATER

Good info, thanks.

Chris
by chris-uk
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mega Boost vs Neutron RV
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Mega Boost vs Neutron RV

Firstly, if you order a boat now there is a long waiting list, and as they cost the same it will be no biggy if you change your mind before they start laying up your boat (I believe the waiting time at the mo is a minimum 6 weeks, but you'd have to check that with Mega), so that gives you some time ...
by chris-uk
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: which riot?
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: which riot?

It won't show sent until they've read it...

Chris
by chris-uk
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deck help please
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Deck help please

I don't know what size you need and so can only suggest you take the boat to your nearest stockist to try a bunch on.

Chris
by chris-uk
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: KAYAKER OFF ORKNEY RESCUED FROM THE WATER^
Replies: 65
Views: 5644

Re: KAYAKER OFF ORKNEY RESCUED FROM THE WATER

MikeB wrote:When I can afford it, I'm going for an EPIRB.
Me too, though there's a great story in Deep Trouble of a guy who had, and used one, only to have it ignored by the authorities who figured it was an errant or erroneous signal!!!

Still love to have one though...

Chris
by chris-uk
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: KAYAKER OFF ORKNEY RESCUED FROM THE WATER^
Replies: 65
Views: 5644

Re: KAYAKER OFF ORKNEY RESCUED FROM THE WATER

I'd think a wet suit would be better with layers than just layers?? It'd be good to understand the science/evidence behind it all don't you think? A wetsuit works by trapping a layer of water in the suit, which is then warmed by body heat to act as a thermal layer. Thats why an exemplary fit is so ...
by chris-uk
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: KAYAKER OFF ORKNEY RESCUED FROM THE WATER^
Replies: 65
Views: 5644

Re: KAYAKER OFF ORKNEY RESCUED FROM THE WATER

I wonder if anyone can give a definitive answer on the most appropriate clothing to wear to increase your chances of survival in this sort of situation. Ask the guys on the Berring Sea, dry suit all the way. In those kind of temperatures you are dead in 15mins without one. After all, divers use 7mm...
by chris-uk
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Big surf...
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Big surf...

If he had balls he'd be doing it sat down ;-)

Chris
by chris-uk
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Finding Sanctuary - Marine conservation zones consultation
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Finding Sanctuary - Marine conservation zones consultation

Sounds like we had two very different experiences, but admittedly with two different organisations, and as I don't fish I wasn't asking questions from that point of view. I am a graduate of Marine Sciences and a life-long user of the sea, and I was greatly impressed with the detail in which this pro...
by chris-uk
Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Big surf...
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Big surf...

...and big balls...

http://surfkayak-watertech.blogspot.com/

Impressive, eh?

Chris
by chris-uk
Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: which riot?
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: which riot?

I don't know the turbo, but the nitro looks to have far too much rocker to do well in the surf, looks slow. Suffice to say that if you have the means you'd be better off with most any surf-specific kayak compared to any river boat, and there are some very cheap second-hand options around.

Chris
by chris-uk
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How viable is a career as a coach?
Replies: 13
Views: 1416

Re: How viable is a career as a coach?

Thanks for the link pat, good question from bod...

Chris
by chris-uk
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Finding Sanctuary - Marine conservation zones consultation
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Finding Sanctuary - Marine conservation zones consultation

I know there have been a couple of posts on this already, http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=59550 & http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=59274 , but the responses seemed less than positive, so having been along to meet these guys I thought I'd try a...
by chris-uk
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: KAYAKER OFF ORKNEY RESCUED FROM THE WATER^
Replies: 65
Views: 5644

Re: KAYAKER OFF ORKNEY RESCUED FROM THE WATER

I'm not sure though how I'd manage to make a call with a phone whilst bobbing about in the sea without the phone getting ruined by the wet hands and splashes from the sea before a call got out. Might need to look at some of those waterproof pouches that allow control through the material, does anyo...
by chris-uk
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How viable is a career as a coach?
Replies: 13
Views: 1416

Re: How viable is a career as a coach?

Thanks Colin, I have more than enough experience for surf coaching (in fact I used to be a BSA level 1 coach), and people in the trade who could vouch for that, but my sea paddling would need more time. However, I think the big hurdle is going to be cost, and certainly I'm not in a position right no...