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  1. #1
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    Free Land: Pitcairn Island

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...free-land.html

    Tempting, especially after the winter from hell the east coast is having this year.

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    i cant find anything on the waves dudes..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandblasters View Post
    i cant find anything on the waves dudes..
    apparently, it does have surf - wonder what the water temps are like?

    surfing

    A pitching deck, the creak of well worn timbers, the cracking of sail and canvas...tied to the mast. Things have changed a little I guess from when Jack London and Josef Conrad wrote their haunting Pacific infused epics but it hasnt changed everythwhere. There are corners of this earth where that mythos still holds true, and most of those corners are here in the South Pacific.

    The main source of swell here is from the intense lows that circle the earth south of Australia, these lows spin off northwards with blessed regularity, peppering the entire region with generous SE to SW groundswell from March to September. Australia and New Zealand see the bulk of these swells. These countries cast a very tall shadow across the rest of the Pacific and hence many other islands in their wake can suffer from swell difusion. December to February is cyclone season. Unpredictable cells can deliver swell in a 360 radius, lighting up rarely breaking reefs and points facing every conceivable direction.

    The South Pacific trade winds are some of the most consistent in the world, generally from the East with slight seasonal variation. This is the largest Ocean on the planet and these winds easily generate regular rideable swell. Onshore conditions can be a problem on east facing coastlines but peeling yourself out for an early surf will usually bring some relief.

    In the North Pacific it is the intense lows descending from the Aleutians that deliver NE to NW swells from October to March. Hawaii is ideally placed to make best use of this energy but other coastlines in the region have their own less publicised and far less crowded gems.

    Jun to October also sees rarer hurricane swell radiate out from southern Mexico. This energy is often felt right throughout Polynesia. With so many energy vectors at work it is very hard not to find a wave.

    Places such as Pitcairn that offer rideable options on every coast will ensure that regadlesss of the conditions, somewhere there will be a wave. In fact quite often there will be a very good one.
    http://www.surfingatlas.com/country/151

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    They may not have much in the way of medical support. A simple scratch leading to infection whilst on this isla could be fatal.

    However, they apparently do have Internet. Maybe raddamoron could move there & keep us posted on his 7 hrs per day core kook sessions.

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    it's a small island in the South Pacific between Chile and NZ...pretty sure that it has surf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidrock View Post
    it's a small island in the South Pacific between Chile and NZ...pretty sure that it has surf.
    Actually, the island is mostly cliffs right down to water, no beaches to speak of, I am told. A lot of remaining descendants of the mutiny crew of the HMS Bounty.

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    I would live there, but it would take more than free land. Maybe throw in a couple free planes and plenty of fuel. I wouldn't want to be stuck there, in case something bad happened.

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    First SI colony?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    First SI colony?
    lack of girls on here makes me think that idea would end poorly

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    Quote Originally Posted by metard View Post
    lack of girls on here makes me think that idea would end poorly
    Hmmm...maybe we can import some. And we'll obviously need to figure the whole beer thing out too..