Sunday, December 29, 2013
Christmas eve strong North winds blew in. I wasn't able to sail but Ron told me he was out on a 5.1 and a 72L board. The wind was still up on Christmas day but had turned out of the east. At 8:00 am Jeff and I were sailing out at the House of Refuge. It was sunny and I was fairly well powered on a 6.0 and the 101L futura. I sailed for two hours and when I got back to the causeway a fair amount of sailors had showed up.
Yesterday the wind came in out of the south better than predicted. I was the only one on the water at 9:00 am, except for some fisherman. I was sailing the same rig I used on Christmas day and the first hour was good and then it turned awesome. By 12:00 Jon, David, Rolf and Dorian had made it out to The House of Refuge and were enjoying the flat water and strong wind. When I returned to the causeway Tom C had just arrived and James was rigging.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The North wind that came in on Thursday clocked around to the SE by Saturday. I was down at the causeway around 10:30 am and was pretty disappointed with the rain cells popping up and traveling up the coast. I rigged a 7.0 on the 101L futura and headed out to the House of Refuge. As the morning went on it just got better and better. The skies cleared and wind was pretty steady. A lot of windsurfers showed up at the causeway plus two kiters. Jerry, David, Dorian, Rolf, Ron, Mike, Brandon, Jon, Tom and some others sailed from the east island. I was told Joel and Susan were on the west island. It was a great day sailing!
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We had a front push through on 12/12 that brought milder temps and a pretty good breeze on the river. The wind was out of the North and and I sailed late in the afternoon. I rigged a 5.2 on a 258 axxis and rocketed along at times. Jerry, Henry, Rolf, Dorian and a few others were packing up when I got there. Ron was out on the water and I sailed with Susan, Norman, Tom, Dino. I think Brandon was out as well plus some other sailors. Here is a link to some photos.
I have been remiss in updating the state of the river. They have stopped dumping water out lake Okeechobee for quite some time so water quality has vastly improved. I checked the Martin Co health department website and it has warnings for sites closer to the source on the St Lucie river. So we are "good to go."