26 April 2012

VIDEO: wave dump recovery

The wind subsided but the swell was still there. Myself and Johan Wirsen wanted to have a closer look at waves smashing onto rocks but misjudged the sets.


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It would have been wise to wear some helmets but we didn't have them with us on this mini-expedition. After this little incident we distanced ourselves from the rocks and went sailing instead (video coming soon)
For full story of the trip click HERE

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7 comments:

  1. This one was really great!! Just love the padling in the big sea:)))

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  2. That looks like SO much fun Gnarly! Great stuff. :)

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  3. - It was great fun!!! / Johan W

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  4. Hairy Little Dwarf4/28/12, 5:21 PM

    Sea kayaks doing what Sea Kayaks should be doing :)

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  5. Wow. That was impressive - the paddling and camera work. A great reaction of surprise "WHOA", it's what I was thinking too, and awesome recovery caught on video. A really good motivation for learning how to roll. Thanks!

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    1. BP, I nearly lost a camera when I got hit by the second wave in the video. The point of view of a wide angle camera usually flattens the scene and makes it look more distant. Johan was bloody close to those rocks and if he didn't recover with a roll it could have been a bit sketchy.
      I guess all that Greenland rolling practice is not just for show and does come handy, occasionally :-)

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