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#1 blackjenner

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:24 PM

S/V Bella Star, a Hans Christian 33, surfing waves in Bahia del Sol.


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Yee Haaaa, indeed.







#2 FastBottoms

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:56 PM

I seriously doubt it. :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:45 PM

I seriously doubt it. :rolleyes:


I have surfed in an 120,000 pound boat, so I suspect a HC-33 can surf.

It only takes BIG waves and a hell of a lot of wind.

(We had 25 foot waves and 50 knots, gusting 70......don't want to ever do that again!!)

#4 Bob Perry

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:18 PM

I'm not sure it counts if you sails are down.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:44 PM

clearly in that second pic, the waves about the break and the HC is going for the tube.

either that or someone is being funny with the camera angle

#6 tikipete

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:49 PM

Way cool!

Bucket list entry- visit cloud forest.

#7 narecet

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:56 PM

clearly in that second pic, the waves about the break and the HC is going for the tube.

either that or someone is being funny with the camera angle


Camera angle adds considerable drama. Very effective:



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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:41 PM

I'm not sure it counts if you sails are down.



Wonder how big of an outboard it would take to get it into the 4th mode.

#9 WarBird

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:07 PM

Kinda hard on the steering gear. When you get up to surfing speeds you have to be very quick on the helm to avoid broaching. That steering gear, chains, cable, quadrants, rudder shaft, etc. is getting double or triple work out. Every bit of rocking port or starboard changes which way the boat wants to go and a rapid correction is needed to prevent a broach. In the big waves, you also get a fair amount of over revving on the engine.




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