Friday, November 27, 2009

photo album 11/27/09

David honing his windsurfing skills
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The front blew in today but the wind was less than expected. When I got to the causeway Greg was already out on a 7.5 so I rigged a 7.0 on my 118L board. The wind was coming straight down the river and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. I was out an hour and during that time about 6 kite boarders showed up. When I got back to the island Jerry, Dick, Jack, and Marion had showed up. I met David from Hobe Sound, who is learning to windsurf, and his father. While talking to everyone the kite boarders started coming in and the wind was backing down. About this time David and Mathew showed up.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sunday 11/22 was the first time I had been on the water in two week. It was forecasted 10mph out of the south. When I arrived at 12:00 there was a fair amount of white caps on the water with heavy cloud cover. Jack and Marion told me who was sailing what. Art, Greg (aka Kawabunga, and Mathew were on the water. David showed up shortly after I did and Ron T. arrived later. I rigged an 8.5 on the formula and was out for an hour when the wind had built to the point where I was overpowered. When I came in to re-rig Greg told me when he arrived at the causeway there was really dark clouds to the east and funnel clouds were trying to form. I rigged my 7.0 on the 118L board and went out for another hour. It was a great afternoon of sailing and completely unexpected.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Photo album of James

This mild front has povided some windsurfing opportunities. Thursday the wind was out of the north and blowing straight down the river. I rigged a 5.0 on the 92L board and was out for an hour. Some more of our seasonal windsurfers are here. I spoke with Dave M., Jack, Marion and saw Tom from Detroit. Friday I rigged a 6.0 on the 118L board. The wind was NNE, so I headed up the river with Art. I sailed at "Arts cove" for about 45 minutes. The water was flat with some huge gusts coming through. Today I met James D at the Ft Pierce inlet to try my hand at wave sailing. I was on my 92L board and sailed a 6.0, 5.5 and a 6.5. James was very helpful, giving me tips and letting me try different sails. The photos above are of James.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

photo album from 10/28

Last Wednesday 10/28 The wind was out of the south, I rigged a 6.0 on my 92L board and was out for over an hour. I saw Art, Dorian, David and a few others on the water. Dino and Brandon went out later. I attached the Go Pro camera to my boom and took a few shots posted above. The forecast for this weekend is looking good. The wind is supposed to start picking up Thursday and blow through Monday.