Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Today ended well, I got to sail a 7.0 till sunset. Wind was out of the SSE with mostly clear skies. I had to put a 48cm pointer fin on to make it up to the House of Refuge because the wind at times was on the light side and the tide was coming in. Art, Bill, Canadian Dave, Alex and Dorian were finishing up when I go there. So, Chris, who was kite Boarding, and I had the whole river to ourselves.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cookout photo album


Cookout at the causeway

Cookout at the causeway turned out great. Late Saturday the weather forecast did not look good, they were showing rain and light wind. Sunday morning it was mostly sunny and very breezy. At 12:00 I rigged an 8.5 on the formula board and met up with Ron at the sandbar south of the spoil island. The wind was out of the east and the water was very clear. Ron was on a 145L board and an 8.4. I was out an hour and was nicely powered. When I got back there was a lot of windsurfers on the water.
Around 2:00 people made there way over to the shelter. We had a couple grills going and the tables were getting loaded up with food. I was surprised to see Clark and Vi, they have been here a month. Later on Phil and Jennifer came over with there good friend Dasher, what a surprise that was! In all I would say 25 - 30 people showed up.
At 5:00 I made a few runs up and down the channel till sunset. Ron, Dino and Jake were out as well.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

no power to overpowered

Today I arrived at the causeway around 3:00 and it seemed dead. The wind was out of the east with a partly cloudy sky. Mat was coming in when I got there and he said there wasn't much wind out at the House of Refuge. I called the wind line several times and it seemed like it was building. So I rigged my 8.5 and headed down the channel. I caught several gusts and ended up on the sandbar between the two spoil islands. Ron showed up on his formula and a 9.0. He had been out awhile and sailed down to the inlet and up to the Jensen causeway and back down to the spoil island. East of us some dark clouds were headed our way so we headed to the causeway. I could see Mat out by the House of Refuge and he was planing and then the wind really filled in. I made 4 runs from the causeway to the spoil island and back and was fairly overpowered. By this time the boat traffic was light and the wind backed down to a manageable level and it was fun. Then when I was coming in at sunset the wind came in huge!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

weak front pushes through

By the time I got to the causeway on friday the wind had backed down. Earlier in the day Dino said everyone was on 6.0's - 7.0's. I rigged a 10.5 on the formula board and headed south. After getting my sail dialed in I went under the bridge and made some runs up to Joes point. It was a beautiful evening, partly cloudy and very little boat traffic. I sailed till sunset and even then some gusts were coming through.

Water Hazard removed

water hazard
David, Gaetane, Art and a Arts friend removed that water hazard I posted on a few weeks back. It turned out to be a 4" flexible hose that was attached to some concrete. Thanks Guys!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cookout at the causeway

The cookout is set for Sunday November 28th starting around 2:00pm on the Stuart causeway east island. Everyone bring a covered dish to share and whatever beverage they like. I will bring a cooler with ice, plate’s cups and eating utensils. I will also bring charcoal to fire up one of the grills. See you there

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Started on 8.4m/Formula. It's filled in enough now for Art to go out on his 6.5/wave board.
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wave Sailing South Jetty

It was awesome! On the way up I called the wind line and it was saying 24 - 27 so I'm thinking 5.2. I arrived around 2 and met Brandon who was rigging a 5.2. So I grab the 92L synchro and head for the beach. At first I was disappointed because the wind backed off some but then it filled in big time. This is the first time I sailed up there fully powered and it was great. About a half dozen times I was able to time my jibes on an approaching wave and the next thing I know I am streaking down a wave face, it was to cool. It was nice to meet up with a fellow windsurfer. Brandon sailed the causeway yesterday and was teaching some folks on his Kona.
Saturday I went up to the Ft Pierce inlet. The wind forecast was N 17 - 21. I arrived around 1:30 and didn't see any kites, not a good sign. The wind had a little to much west in it and occasionally it would switch north and fill in. I started talking to one of the kiters and his name was Dave, "Big Wave Dave." Are Dave's naturally drawn to water sports? I rigged a 6.0 on a 92L synchro and around 2:30 I went out for a half hour and caught some gusts but it seemed like to much work. Then at 4 I went out again but it wasn't any better. Today it's supposed to build late in the day and turn NE if so I'll give it another shot.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Front pushes through.

Sky was clear and the wind was NW and blowing straight down the river. I rigged a 6.0 and went out on my 92L synchro. I was overpowered for the first few runs and then the wind backed down some. Jerry told me he had been out on a 4.3 earlier and it was great. Water is warm and a shorty wetsuit was enough to keep warm. Ron, Ingrid, Jack and Marion are down but they didn't go out.