Scott Donaldson Tasman Kayak

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thermalben started the topic in Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 at 1:00pm

Time for a forum thread. Scott's website is http://tasmankayak.com/.

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thermalben commented Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 at 1:03pm

As per Udo's post.. Scott has undertaken a large circle since June 2nd (8 days). I'll see if we can get any eddy/current info to offer some insight as to why this may have occured. 


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udo commented Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 at 1:46pm

Every wave that hit Cloudbreak in Ramon swell...this poor bugger went over - 24 /7

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simba commented Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 at 2:54pm

looks like a big eddie,but now seems to be heading east agin....almost....poor bastard,1 step forward 2 back ,must be feeling dejected now......as for those large swells well they probably wouldn't worry him unless it was real windy and choppy.........couldn't get onto his blog ....

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udo commented Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 at 3:38pm

Hard Yakka ...i think last attempt he dropped 21 kgs of weight
Sharks seem to be taking interest in his rudder again
And his Kayak is only 6.3mt long and narrower than a standard doorway
Interview and Kayak pics on Sportzhub.

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weak man commented Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 at 6:50pm

I think the same thing happened to the 2 fellas who paddled across in the double sea kayak a few years ago, they had to paddle the wrong way for a few days to bust out of a giant eddy.

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udo commented Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 at 6:56pm

Sure did
Wikipedia - Crossing the Ditch.

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udo commented Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 at 9:25am

Scott finally making headway now out of his off course loop and heading due Sth
Reasonable seas until about the 17th ?

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udo commented Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 at 3:14pm

Been going Backwards for a couple of Days ?

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thermalben commented Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 at 3:42pm

Yikes.. since Tuesday afternoon he's been heading westwards (obviously because of that tasty fetch of easterly gales that are generating tomorrow's E/SE groundswell).

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simba commented Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 at 3:45pm

geeze hes giving it a crack though,hope Hueys kind to him cause hes not that far away from nz

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udo commented Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 at 8:22am

Homeward run about 250 k to go...mammoth effort .

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udo commented Monday, 2 Jul 2018 at 3:43pm

So close now..land real soon.

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poo-man commented Monday, 2 Jul 2018 at 9:01pm