Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Art, He Da Man!

I pulled this off Jeff's Facebook page, thanks Jeff.

Windy Week

On Monday 11/17 we had another cold front push through. The wind stayed up all week as it clocked around to the east and then the south. I talked to Ron T and he said Monday they launched from the mansion as the wind blew straight down the river. Saturday I could hear the wind chime banging in my backyard all day with an east wind blowing. My ankle is still a mess, no windsurfing for me. Ron said They launched from the west island of the causeway. He rigged a 5.2 on a 75L board and was way powered. Sunday they were on the east island and the wind was out of the SE. He rigged a 6.5, the tide was coming in hard, and just barely avoided going under the causeway. Yesterday the wind was still blowing Jeff said gusts to 30mph. Today seems light but it is supposed to build late as another front pushes through tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Strong Cold Front Comes Through

Monday we had some gusty SW winds blowing ahead of this cold front. I could hear the wind chime banging in my backyard. Yesterday it was heavily overcast with light rain and the wind was blowing out of the north. I saw Ron T posted that he sailed at the mansion and the wind was 30mph. Today it is supposed to be blowing out of the north again with overcast skies in the mid 60's. The NOAA hourly report shows 10 and I-windsurf 18mph.

I haven't sailed since my last post but from what I have heard 7.5 and bigger is the gear you would need. I sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago and I don't expect to be on the water anytime soon.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Fronts Are Starting To Push Through!

We have had some pretty good wind these past few days. Saturday the wind was building out of the NW and when I got to the causeway around 2:00 it was blowing 22 - 30mph. It was a nice sunny day and it was a typical west wind that would blow hard and back off for awhile. I rigged a 5.2 on an 85 liter board. Their was some pretty heavy chop on the east side of the river and I was glad to be on a small board but when the wind backed off…. not so much. There were a good showing of sailors on the water. Our seasonal sailors are showing up. I have seen Jon, Henry and Jerry. Their are probably more but I am not on the water as much as I used to be. Sunday I think the wind was coming straight down the river it looked like it came in pretty good mid afternoon. Today it may have had some east to it. Brandon called me around 3:00 and said it looked like 7.5 or 8.0 would get you going. I am hoping to sail tomorrow for a late lunch. Low tide is at 2:00 so speed runs in the channel are possible.

They are working on the north sides of the islands on the causeway to stop erosion. The plan is to put in rock to prevent erosion and cut paths diagonally to the beach to allow access. It is taking some time to get the work down and I haven't seen one of these finished paths. Their are supposed to be 5 paths to the water. Unfortunately they didn't cut any paths on the north side of the west island.