Friday, May 31, 2013

Who is this guy?

Break Time.

SE wind continues to blow providing some nice windsurfing. I sailed late yesterday and was well powered on a slalom board. I was trying to do some speed runs on the leeward side of a sandbar. Tide wasn't quite low enough to cut all the chop but I was able to hit 33.5mph. After sailing for over 2 hours on a board that was just barely under control I switched to a wave board. What a sweet ride that was!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wet Windy Weather Pattern

This present weather pattern in South Florida is making for some lively windsurfing. We have some fast moving storm cells passing through with winds out of the SE blowing 20-25mph. It's supposed to last through Friday. I sailed yesterday after work for 2 1/2 hours and it was never a dull moment. Here's how it went. Wait for the wind to build, sail for about 20 minutes. Then the next approaching cell causes wind to increase for a 10 minute white knuckle ride followed by a stinging drizzle (this is the signal to head in). Sail through a blinding rain back to the causeway. Wind dies, cell passes, wind builds and repeat.