big wave hobie rides
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Posted on:  Monday 24th of November 2003 at 6:32 am
Hi Iv'e been sailing hobies for a couple of years. I just started sailing a 16hc. We had a big east swell in Hawaii. My partner and I estimated that we took about a 30 foot wave. It was definantly mast hi. We were going straight into it and jibed at the top. When we made the massive drop my friend got washed off. I was holding onto the rear crossbar. It might be a good thing he fell off as the additional weight in the front of the boat could have caused problems at the bottom of the wave. We considered ourselves pretty lucky to make it, Iv'e payed some dues and finally instead of it getting me I got it. Aloha Jamie

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               Big waves by Jeremy on 17.10.2003
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