Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Sandy has brought some decent winds these past 6 days. The strongest was yesterday and the wind was averaging 40 - 50mph out of the north. Several windsurfers attempted to sail at the causeway. The following photos and video of Brandon were take by William Anzueto. Jon Sailed the South jetty at Ft Pierce inlet. He rigged a 3.0 on a 66L board and he said the wave faces were 20' on the outside. Sorry no photos. The last set of photos were taken today. The wind was out of the NW at 20 - 30mph. Some sailed the north side of the causeway in a gnarly chop and the rest of us sailed the south side in a smoother but gustier condition. The hurricane also brought a lot of our northern sailors as well. Over the past week I have seen: Henry, Jerry, Norman, Big Bill, Cape Cod Dave, Jon and Clark.
October 27, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Brandon calling it a day.

The wind is going to keep building over the next 5 days. Today it was out of the NE and I sailed a 6.0 on my 101L futura and was well powered. Late in the afternoon I sailed the same board with a 7.0.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Yesterday the wind came in much better than forecasted out of the south. When I drove over the causeway I was pleasantly surprised to see the river covered in white caps. I just recently picked up a 101L futura and was itching to try it out. Dino and Ron where rigging when I arrived. Art was on the water and David showed up followed later by Dennis and Tom. I rigged a 7.0 and used the stock fin of 34cm. I sailed for about 45 minutes and could have used a bigger fin. When the gusts came through I was nicely powered and it was good. I tried my weed fin and it seemed to plane up better, but the wind may have been more filled in at that point. The wind was up from 3:00 to 5:00pm and then dropped off gradually.