Last 10 WindLogs

10/18/2018 (16th this year)
Alissa @ Port Aransas, TX
NNE@21mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 5.2 Worldsail Surge '12

I am still having the problem of not being able to see well on the water, since I'm not wearing contacts and don't want to risk losing my one pair of glasses on the water and then not be able to drive home. The day was pretty laid back with a nice long wave, but I was getting frustrated that I wasn't jibing in the right part of the set to catch it right. I was catching some smaller waves but kept seeing the good one I'd missed. It was the kind of day where there wasn't much between the sets, so you really had to catch the actual set. But I still had fun and much prefer sloppy sailing to no sailing. Looks like another chance Sunday morning. 

10/17/2018 (24th this year)
Mike C @ Le Morne
SE@20mph

Board: Grip 89         Sail: 5.3 Super Hero

Windy again! What!!?? Just to clarify, I was barely able to make it to breakfast this morning. Complete physical destruction from yesterday’s best day ever. Anyway, I managed a slog and ride session at Manawa this morning then a jumping session in the afternoon. Wanted to demo the Skate 93 because I have been thinking about getting one but I was sailing terribly. So I dunno, maybe I will stick with my Rodeo for a few more years.

i reckon I have put on 10 pounds since I got here. Don’t get me wrong, I have been making good healthy choices...just...a lot of them!

10/16/2018 (23rd this year)
Mike C @ Le Morne
SE@20mph

Board: Grip 89         Sail: 5.3 Super Hero

A-May-Zing! 

No no no. You don’t understand. Windsurfing does not get better than this. Skate park smooth bowls. Overhead occasionally logo high feathery lips. Sometimes 5 or 6 turns. Just...wow. It wasn’t even supposed to be windy!! 

I saw trees waving from my room at like 9:30am so I wandered over to the Windsurf center. 10 minutes later I was on the water and for at least an hour sailed Manawa with just two other guys out. A-May-Zing! I may not be able to walk tomorrow. The beer tastes so good right now. One wave just kept bowling up. I was flying down the line eyeing up a lip, decided to hit it, lifted the nose as I did and the wind got under the kit and I floated for an eternity. Up and out in front of the wave. Landed fully planing straight into an other turn. Massive effortless ariel off the lip. Speechless. Haha.

No wind tomorrow.

 

10/15/2018 (15th this year)
Alissa @ Port Aransas, TX
NNW@24mph

Board: JP radical wave 65L         Sail: 4.7 Worldsail surge '13

First cold front of the year!!!!! My first wave ride was so long. I missed this so much. I sailed with a bad eye infection that I'm not supposed to get wet, so I wore goggles and really could not see much at all. No contacts, no glasses, looking through non-prescription swim goggles that weren't that clear to begin with and fogged up on top of that...it brought my back to college sailing when our coach would have us do blindfolded drills so we learned to control the boat by feel. I feel enough in touch with windsurfing that I don't need to much vision to do it, except that I really could not pick out the sets or choose where to jibe very effectively. But I could see enough to avoid the only other two on the water (Barry and Gordon), so I just did my best and enjoyed the bathwater. The water was literally steaming. Tons of ship traffic, and the ships looked surreal coming through the steam. Later the wind clocked offshore and the three of us came off the water and had a tea party in Gordon's heated van while watching Matt, who showed up and rocked the offshore wind on his kite. Such long, awesome rides. Happy happy day.

10/15/2018 (22nd this year)
Mike C @ Le Morne
SE@18mph

Board: Grip 89         Sail: 5.6 Duotone

Really nice session at Manawa. This is what I came here for! Head high set waves. Really clean and not too heavy. 2-3 turns per wave. I was in heaven. Sadly, if the forecast holds this will be my last day of sailing.

PS - Jem Hall is undoubtedly a coaching legend. However, I cannot imagine what he was thinking when he recommended that I stay at the adults only half of the hotel. Sitting down to breakfast, lunch and dinner amidst a sea of couples celebrating either their honeymoon or 40th/50th anniversary just ain’t my idea of fun. The only couple that has showed any interest in talking to me is a couple of gay guys!!

Leaving this unprecedented awkwardness aside, the hotel is all inclusive. The food is excellent and the unlimited alcohol dangerous. I would definitely recommend it. It’s even fun and family friendly too, on the other side...

10/14/2018 (42nd this year)
Mark @ BIB
SSE@18mph

Board: Fanatic Falcon TE 138         Sail: 8.5 GA Phantom

Powered up on slalom gear on the outside. I should have gone with the freestyle gear. My downhaul line snapped rigging up the 8.5m2. That should have been a sign. Then, on the final gybe near the ship channel, I saw the mast base move. I thought the mast base was loose in the mast track, but it turned out to be my tendon sheared in half with only the safety line connecting the rig to the board on my final run home. Whew!

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10/14/2018 (21st this year)
Mike C @ Le Morne
W@18mph

Board: Skate 100         Sail: 5.6 Duotone

Nice session in paradise. Sailed well considering it has been a while but the wind was a bit light and the waves a bit small for real fun. Quasi-fun. 

10/13/2018 (14th this year)
Alissa @ JP Luby's, TX
S@0mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 4.2 Worldsail surge '08

A 1-hour intense, fun session with just me, Gordon, Barry, and Mark, and some of the best south wave riding we get. I had been kinda down about missing practically the entire summer season, but even just one day like today was a huge morale boost. I'm starting to feel stronger, too.

10/13/2018 (41st this year)
Mark @ BIB
SSE@25mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek

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10/11/2018 (87th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
NNE@20mph

Board: '14 JP 111 FSW FWS         Sail: '17 EZZY 5.8 ZETA, '18 EZZY 5.3 ELITE

087 - Suprised it lasted, weak inside and good outside. Started with smaller sail and switched second time out.  It was out and back to the south spoil at the boat ramp channel with light chop and deep water.  Sailed across the Horseshoe spoil at the left and right markers and a few times into the north basin.