|By Joseph (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 9:09 am:|
What are windsurfing conditions like in September? I have been in August and March, but never as late as September....
|By Corney Ann Carter (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #379) on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:10 pm:|
Winds are usually way down. Jibe City used to close for the whole month but since the new ownership a few years ago now stays open. Not a really good time to go to windsurf.
|By Joseph (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 5:54 pm:|
|By Ann Phelan - www.bonairebliss.com (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3858) on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:59 am:|
Last Sept. the winds were stellar..we have had a very windy summer..even up until yesterday..Sunday I sailed a 4.5. It's a gamble ...
|By Vincent Vethaak (BonaireTalker - Post #26) on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 6:23 am:|
Anybody on the boards at Jibecity, do they already get rid off the old red freeride HI-Fly boards. Which boards are now replacing those boards. Would appreciate any info on this.
|By Trevor Hibdige, Lac Bay Villa (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #153) on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 6:44 am:|
There are still several of the old red HiFlys ! and the replacements have been some newer grey single and twin fin Hiflys and this year a range of Tabou Rockets. Some Goya boards were added last year but they are falling apart. RRD also is represented but only the beginner sizes.
|By Vincent Vethaak (BonaireTalker - Post #27) on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 3:45 pm:|
Ok thx Trevor, that was exactly what I wanted to know. Too bad that JP is not on the list as replacement.
|By Trevor Hibdige, Lac Bay Villa (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #154) on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 4:43 pm:|
JP have been talked about for rentals by a few places this year but their construction is too fragile for the average Renter and they simply fall apart (rather like the Goyas)
|By Vincent Vethaak (BonaireTalker - Post #28) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 4:11 am:|
JP boards rock.I didn't know that the structure of the boards are fragile. Do you know a brand which make rocking boards especially for rentals?
|By Trevor Hibdige, Lac Bay Villa (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #155) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 11:22 am:|
Rental boards need to survive being dropped from 2 metres on to a beer bottle; left in the surf for two hours and blow off the rack at least once a week. Also the skeg boxes must withstand decelleration forces from 25 knots to Zero in 2 metres without fracture and the footstraps must not pull out under 3 G...
|By Vincent Vethaak (BonaireTalker - Post #29) on Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 10:29 am:|
Yep, the only structure to survive the actual circumstances is aluminium, thitanium, composite. That will be expensive boards to surf. Better have a couple of more Polar beers and enjoy the windsurfing as it is.
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