Surfing with the Delphin

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Surfing with the Delphin

Postby gnarlydog » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:35 am

Surfing with the P&H Delphin: http://youtu.be/O6KaZvdkJ-s
Powerkayak is using again a Greenland paddle for his superb technique on the waves.
Clearly he is a longboat master and finds the combo very suitable.

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Re: Surfing with the Delphin

Postby CapeFear » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:56 am

Nice spilling waves. Good conditions for sea kayak surfing.

Now I'm not saying I can do this well. It's just something I've been working on.
When he's in an extended sidesurf and in the whitewater pile, sidesurfing is pretty much an uncontrolled position. It's fun, but you can't control direction. You're just along for a good ride. It's all a part of it.
It does look like he may be able to quickly crank that kayak back into a forward surfing position at different times in the video. Maybe easier said than done. I usually need a moment to get to where I feel confident going for a strong maneuver out of a sidesurf. But it looks like he's in a nice position to do that in a few places. Like right before he gets spun into a back surf, his stern stalls, and he gets spun and rolled. He's definitely in a friendly sea kayak for that type of maneuvering.
I've recently been around some people who have talked about this, and teach this. Sort of the idea of making an art of using the top of the wave to make maneuvers, control direction, and continue on.

This is definitely not a criticism. I put him at the top of the game in sea kayaking. But I know among my friends out doing this kind of stuff, we're always looking for that next little edge in skills and control.

What do you think? Do you recognize a couple spots where you think a person could crank that boat out of its side-surf back forward with a quick move? Or do you think I'm crazy? Has anyone out there gotten quite good at it?

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Re: Surfing with the Delphin

Postby gnarlydog » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:13 pm

But I know among my friends out doing this kind of stuff, we're always looking for that next little edge in skills and control.

That would be great to see: playing and controlling the sidesurfing in a sea kayak.
I love seeing the stuff that can be done in a long boat; why should the WW guys have all the fun? :-)
Please post some footage, if/when you have any.

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Re: Surfing with the Delphin

Postby gnarlydog » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:44 pm

just found this video of the local guys surfing in long boats: http://vimeo.com/92093334
Not with Greenland paddles, but that's OK ;)
Very nice action and great on-board POV

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Re: Surfing with the Delphin

Postby trix » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:02 pm

Also checkout Vincent surfing a Delphin with a gl paddle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQVyMhNyZYc

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Re: Surfing with the Delphin

Postby RusselJ » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:44 pm

Nice surfing, he is really using superb technique on the waves to balance the kayak.

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Re: Surfing with the Delphin

Postby RusselJ » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:47 pm

gnarlydog wrote:just found this video of the local guys surfing in long boats: http://vimeo.com/92093334
Not with Greenland paddles, but that's OK ;)
Very nice action and great on-board POV



Rob and Mark both did great.

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Re: Surfing with the Delphin

Postby oldbluejeans » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:26 am

I'm just getting back into kayaking after an 11 year absence. Is the Delphin the same as the P&H Aries 150?
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Re: Surfing with the Delphin

Postby mick M » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:25 am

Yes the Aries is the glass equivlent, but as with most class / plastic same modell stuff ther is a bit of diferance due to the needs of the diferant production prosedures.

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Re: Surfing with the Delphin

Postby vincentkayak » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:13 am

gosh like bees to nectar........
My take on it is .........
surfing with the delphin is huge fun especially with a GLP
i have the 150 with surf setup - footplate is great - hatches leak a bit, seat rachet control mechanism tends to pop out under stress , don't like the skeg control set up, it's a bit slower to paddle than your 'classic tourer'
it's plastic so have fun scratching/smashing it : )
it's been around for a while and still generating interest
it's fun also playing around in rock gardens and any moving water including shorebreak and getting air paddling up wave faces
I'm contemplating going down a more 'surfable' kayak like the hammer or beyond........... but for now i'm keeping mine!

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Re: Surfing with the Delphin

Postby mick M » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:48 am

I might have a Delphin 155 for sale fited out with rule pump, custom sail rig, aftermarket foot pegs, and both rudder skeg .

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Re: Surfing with the Delphin

Postby Glen123 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:28 pm

Sweet! One of your best vids yet

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Re: Surfing with the Delphin

Postby SkiPaddle » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:22 pm

I really like the Youtube video of the guy catching waves in Costa Brava. I like the way he braces on both sides. More than that I like the way he catches waves backwards!

Great skills.


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