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Underwater fin surfing...

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Tall Paul

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Connor, I guess the rope was at least 8m long, possibly 10m, and there were max 3 people per rope - 2 was better. It was tied to the back of the RIB, very close to the waterline, but it was only possible to 'surf' if about 5m or more back, otherwise there was too great an upward component on the pull. Ideally I got the tail end position which made it easier - they'd also tied a big knot at the end that you could grab without getting so tired on the grip. In the middle position I needed to change hands every 10 minutes or so. The rope needs to be quite thick to be able to grip it comfortably. Naturally it was best if two of us were down at once, when the rope was straightest.

Do tell us how it goes if you try.

Regards, Paul.
 
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cdavis

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That makes sense now. We tow a lot with short ropes and getting below the surface is pretty hard. Longer rope would make it easier, two people even better. I'll try that next year towing with dolphins in the Bahamas. Thanks.
 
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Hello old friends, anyone still out there/here?

Some videos on YouTube (any of these someone from here?):

Brokedown Melody Extras





(2:17 and elsewhere)

Enjoy!
 
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cdavis

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VERY VERY cool! thanks for posting those.
 
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