Monday, July 2, 2012

TS Debbie

TS Debbie brought some pretty decent wind to our area starting Sunday 7/24 and blowing on through Wednesday. Sunday it blew out of the south with a heavy overcast sky. I rigged a 7.0 on my bic and was having a decent time and then it kept building and building. I put on a smaller fin and later gave my sail a ton of downhaul and stuck it on my 88L board. It got to the point where I really needed a 6.0, by then I was done. It was a pretty exciting session, blinding rain squals, heavy chop near the channel and I spotted a black tip shark.
I went out again on Tuesday 7/26, the wind was out of the SSW and the river was covered in white caps when I arrived. Ron said he was overpowered on a 5.2 and tail walked from the causeway to Dick's house. I rigged a 4.2 on the axxis 285 and was fairly well powered. It was a good session with a mostly sunny sky.