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Old 08-02-2009, 16:05   #1
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Some wild ride!

Just found this on another forum I frequent. Check it out.

Naturalsurfing online - Susto en Zumaia

I'd say about 9 or so on the pucker scale, what do you think?


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Yeah buddy, that's some scarry stuff right there and those rocks make it much more dangerous. No room for error there. WOW
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Old 08-02-2009, 16:31   #3
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Quite a ride, indeed! That's what can happen during the "rages" that occur in the passes between some of the islands in the Abacos when the northerly swells come down in the winter. No wind, and huge breaking waves. I hope those guys were clipped in!
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Wow!!!
Amazing shots!
Does anyone know where that is?
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Old 08-02-2009, 17:01   #5
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Spain?

In that case, I just removed Spain from my bucket list.
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You'll notice the last shot...it looks like he is turning around and getting the heck outta there!!!
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Don't remove Spain ((or Portugual) from your bucket list. Just don't be stupid about it. Spain is great!
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I went through that very small port I think its only about 75 feet wide, it was calm when I was there, left the boat for the winter there. Nice place on the border of France & Spain on the Bay of Biscaye
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What happened with the next wave as they're facing it head on? Those guys are quite ballsey!
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Looks like they might've broached when they got pooped and just went with it. Kind of like skidding on the ice and winding up pointing back the way you came.
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One possibility is they headed behind the rocks in shot 6, looking for a spot to wait a wave & then turn?

Hard call once you are into this situation. Is it more risky to ... head back out ... take time to stream drogues / stuff ... or just hope like hell you have just got through the worst of it, time the waves and make great haste into the harbour?

As usual in photographs, you can't really see what options exist. But a classic case of seeking safety by staying at sea.
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Actually its not as bad as it appears. Go into Google and put in Zumaia. Then hit map and satelite. the harbor mole runs more or less wsw to ene. The boat is coming in approx sse and has a fair bit of space before he comes to grief on the rocks to the south. If he bears off a bit to the south west he will have a sandy bottom and even more space. It looks to me like he was afraid of going too far south into the bay so he cut hard right to get behind the mole, and did it a tad too soon.

I'd be needing a new set of shorts but as one of my buddies pointed out, all that water coming over the stern would have given ya a good wash.

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Why did it not surf it in like "other" boats would have?

And how come it then lay over, broached and rounded up?

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Being pooped does add a certain element of liveliness to a situation.
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