Great sesh at the Hatch today. Sailed 3.4/86 super powered up, then switched to 72 liters which was so much better. I think I've found the sweet spot for the 72 liters: 25 knots gusting to 30. Landed some fat jumps and had some impressive wipeouts in front of the crowds :)
Back to civilization after camping outside Florence. We had a great day yesterday. Waves were moderate size with the occasional bomb. I was on 5.3 and 105, first time out I wanted to have some volume on my feet. Today is looking pretty much the same...
Had a little warm up session today at the Hatch before getting on the plane on my way to Corpus. Conditions were quite good, too bad I had to leave soon. Rigged 3,7, 20 minutes later came back for a 4,2, and 20 minutes later back for the 3,7. Yeah it was that kind of day.
Welcome back! Yeah I've been slacking off. But here we are, it's 2016, my 10th windsurfing anniversary. Yeah 10 years and I can't still land a damn forward. Anyway, today was a pretty nice season opener at Stevenson. E at 25 knots. I was on 86/4.2, with my "east wind" 24 cm center fin. (I call it an East wind fin because it's massive and gets me back to the launch on East days when wind and river current go in the same direction). I was slightly overpowered, so I had do downhaul the crap out of the sail. There were three other windsurfers out, it was good to see other people!
Such a weird day yesterday. Got to Doug's at about 10 and it was already honking. The wind had a lot of North in it so launching on 3.4/72 was tricky. Once you got to the mid section you could feel the power. When you got to the Oregon side you got blown off the water. By noon I retreated to the Hatch, where it was 3.7 but gusty as hell. Ended up at 4 or so on 4.7, but never I felt dialed in.
On a sad note, a SUPer is missing, he was last seen at the Hatch, his board was recovered. Hope he's well.
I started windsurfing as an excuse to visit my brother in Tarifa, Gibraltar, his usual windsurfing spot. The moment I stepped on a board I was hooked. I love windsurfing because it's fun, it took me to amazing places, and because I met wonderful people through the sport.
This is my story, I hope you enjoy it...