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Loop of the day

By brian1208
I had a quick run out between the storms to Avon Beach this afternoon and caught the Windsurfers at play, some way out as there was a wind shadow and flat water close in.

The light was dire and to get the shutter speed I needed it was back up to ISO1600 again but I caught this sequence of the entire loop and recovery, possibly the best executed I have ever seen.

this is during the inverted phase but the rest of the sequence is in the Versions

Tags: Tricks Loop Windsurfers Avon beach Sports and action

Voters: prin, MalcolmS, Philip_H and 11 more

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Geofferz 9 1 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2013 6:40PM
Great set of shots..........Geoff

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fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2013 6:49PM
nice loop and set of shots Smile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
28 Dec 2013 5:20AM
This is a lovely action photo set !!
I didn't think it was possible to do a loop if the sail hit the water. Great captures!
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2013 3:48PM
thanks guys, as shown here, I think the trick is for the sail to hit a moving wave crest rather than the trough as the drag will be less.

However - the proof is here as this lad completed it and recovered with style Grin

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