Sunday, March 14, 2010

My kind of weekend

Yesterday I had my first session of 2010 in liquid water, and it was lots of fun... But, as it turns out, the wind never stopped blowing and it ended up being one of those weekends when you get to sail Saturday AND Sunday. Regardless of the conditions, those weekends are always remembered as epic by the weekend warrior. And speaking of conditions, today turned out to be even better than yesterday for several reasons: more wind (overpowered on the 6.5), more sun, and the presence of other windsurfers!
In other news, my drysuit is dead. The neck seal melted, and I had to duck tape the pieces to my neck. Not the safest thing to do I know, so I used a wetsuit underneath the drysuit... pretty funny to look at.
I took some pics of the windsurfing crowds (6 windsurfers, 1 kiter). They are not awesome, I know, but once the season kicks in, we'll be back to the high quality pics that we're used to (i.e. Reid from will be taking them)...
Anyway, enjoy the pics, send some comments, and as usual, I'll see you out there!

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

The ice is gone!

Well, three months after my last session in liquid water, I had the first session of 2010! I hit Wolf today for a gear test drive before getting serious in Lake Michigan, and that turned out be a great idea...
Not that I was going to get on the Big Guy after three months of no windsurfing, alone, on a cloudy, rainy day; but I've done stupid things before, so nothing is for sure...
Anyway, I found out that the winter took a toll on my gear, especially the boots, and the dry suit, which may need some fixing or even replacement before I get into deeper waters.
The sesh was a pretty good one, I guess I was so happy to be on the water that anything would have been fine. Anyway, 6.5 was the call, NE wind, gusty Wolf Lake conditions, but as I said, nothing beats being on the water again!
I'm also happy to finally have something to blog about, and I hope this will be the first of many more notes in 2010...

See you out there!
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