Last 100 WindLogs

08/22/2019 (54th this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@23mph

Board: '? RRD Wavetwin 66         Sail: Combat Fly HD 3.2

Short session to test out the knee and it performed great!! I was careful not to jump, which opened up more swell riding opportunities!

08/22/2019 (57th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
E@18mph

Board: '19 JP 113 FWP         Sail: '17 EZZY 6.4 ZETA

057 - Great set-up on the sandbar between the shop and north end. The wind was only a tease but needed the exercise.  

08/19/2019 (56th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@21mph

Board: '19 JP 113 FWP         Sail: '19 EZZY 5.8 ZETA

056 - Mostly solo on the water going BAF on the sandbar. Flat with only small lulls and moderate power.

08/18/2019 (55th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@25mph

Board: '14 JP 93 FWP         Sail: '19 EZZY 4.7 ELITE

055 - Higher wind and chop today going out to SI#2 and back with moderate power. Maybe a couple more to follow.

08/18/2019 (30th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SE@21mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 6.2 Avanti Echo

Wind was a little better and I also rigged a little bigger. It was getting really nice @4p (when Mike was able to sail), but I noticed my europin on my Streamlined mast base was about to fail. I was using it instead of my Severne mast base because yesterday afternoon I noticed the tendon on it was cracking and about to fail. Time to order some parts. Thank goodness no breakdowns this weekend. 

08/18/2019 (83rd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

Board: '16 JP Freestyle 85, '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7, '14 The Fly 3.2

Leisjzerly day at the Hatch. Took a nap between sesss. 1st sess 3.7 freestyle, 2nd sess 3.2 foil. Tried the 57 wing, but it was:

difficult to fly

once flying, wanted to fly at full attention, always

willing to go upwind

I ending up at weezer cove and had to walk back my shit. Wyatt says move the mast track forward.

On the plus side, I did make 100% of the true flying jybes (1 out of 1 attempt) on the l'il tiny wing.

Also too:

Punk Trunk the 2nd sess

Didn't sail yesterday but Laura did. After 82 sesss on the season it's not unexpected to take a day off on an up and down kinda day on the day after a 2.7er.

08/18/2019 (20th this year)
Alissa @ Cole Park, TX
SE@25mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 4.2 S2 Dragon '18

Almost carbon copy of yesterday but a little stiffer chop, and this time I was rigged right. Brian's question got me thinking more about sails. I love Ezzys. They have been the most consistent, solid, well-made and dependable wave sail I've ridden since I started sailing. I owned a few secondhand ones early on, and I got to rent the then-latest models when visiting punta San Carlos. I almost could not have a better opinion of a sail. Yet I have come to appreciate that the S2 dragons are my favorite sail I've ridden. It took me a while to get used to riding and tuning them. I even hurt both my wrists the first day. But now that I have gotten tuned in, they ride with this airy lightness. They have more power then any other sail I've ridden, yet they also depower so smoothly that on days like yesterday, when I was riding a full meter too big, I kept questioning whether I was even overpowered because I felt so steady and controlled. I only got my Dragons because the right deal came around just when my old sails were cratering. I had pretty moderate expectations and was going to use these for a until I figured out what I really wanted to aspire to. I fell in love along the way. 

08/18/2019 (24th this year)
Mike C @ Bird Island
SE@20mph

Board: Rodeo 98         Sail: 5.2 S1 Pro

Mark crashed in front of me. So I sprayed him. Psssfffttt! :-)

08/17/2019 (53rd this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@22mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Maui Sails 3.5

A bit over powered and had a big jump right off the bat and when I landed my leg gave out on me a bit. It felt funny, so I asked Brian on shore to get my knee support thingy (not full on brace) and continued sailing. Seemed fine at the time, but now (the next day) my leg is swollen and no bueno. This seems like it happens around this time of year every year. 

08/17/2019 (19th this year)
Alissa @ Cole Park, TX
SE@24mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 5.2 S2 Dragon '18

The parking lot was as abandoned as a winter day. Not a soul around, and I played music and sang aloud while rigging just like during a solitary cold front morning. The wind meters suck right now, and they were reading in the teens and 20. It looked windy, but I didn't trust my gut, and I rigged big. I paid by being severely overpowered. Almost time I tried something I got it handed to me, although I made one pirhouette jibe and one crazy monkey duck that started out intended as a regular duck and I followed the 360 around when it went out of control. Every time I tried a lay down 360, my fin spun out. I can't find my trictionary - I know I moved it here recently in a box. Need to get organized.

08/17/2019 (54th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@25mph

Board: '14 JP 93 FWP         Sail: '18 EZZY 5.3 ELITE

053 - Got it at peak time today, out between the spoils and back. Not real choppy and only a few holes, plenty of power rigged at max.

08/17/2019 (23rd this year)
Mike C @ Bird Island
SE@18mph

Board: Rodeo 98         Sail: 5.2 S1 Pro

Really nice day with the family. The kids seemed to have fun. Benjamin planed for the first time on the new 4.0 S1-Pro which is perfect for him, being ridiculously light. 

08/17/2019 (29th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SE@21mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek

TImed it well. I am not sure if I rigged right. I saw a lot of folks on 5.2's, so I guess I should have gone with the 6.2m2. The 5.9m2 felt pretty good especially in the gusts, but wind was lighter near Worldwinds and ruined many fully powered transitions. Zero vulcan attempts today. I still had a lot of fun. I hope tomorrow is even better.

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08/16/2019 (53rd this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@18mph

Board: '19 JP 113 FWP         Sail: '17 EZZY 6.4 ZETA

052 - Gentle rides on the drop-off both ways and not much at the ends. Good therapy for awhile and warm up for a breezy week-end.  

08/16/2019 (82nd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@32mph

Board: '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '19 Ezzy Elite 2.7

Windy! Feelin' spray in the parking lot which i don't remember ever feeling before so 2.7 seemed appropriate. And it mostly was.

08/15/2019 (52nd this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@25mph

Board: '? RRD Wavetwin 66         Sail: Combat Fly HD 3.2

A gorgeous day! Had a blast!

08/15/2019 (81st this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@25mph

Board: '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '14 The Fly 3.2

Good day. All manner of everything on the water: wingnuts, efoilers pulling foilers, outriggers, old-school sups, foil sups, and a guy who seemed to be just bathing, or perhaps soaking.

Today I ate 2 1/2 pound burgers. One pre. One post.

08/14/2019 (51st this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@20mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7

I love where I live!!! 

08/14/2019 (80th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

Board: '16 JP Freestyle 85, '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '15 Maui Sails Mutant 3.8

August style winds, frequently best suited for foiling. Switched boards from freestyle to foil and had a lurvely time of it.

Came home to a new 2019 Ezzy Elite 2.7 and Ezzy 315cm mast. Big Wednesday made us do it!

Trunkity Wunk? Yes please thank you

08/13/2019 (79th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@14mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '09 NP Firefly 4.5

Was flyable for a bit then not so much.

Trunkity Junkity

08/11/2019 (78th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

Board: '16 JP Freestyle 85         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7

Couldn't make anything. Probably because Mike C was stealing all the mojo.

08/11/2019 (22nd this year)
Mike C @ Bird Island
SE@18mph

Board: Rodeo 98         Sail: 5.9 Freek

Was going out the back on my Spock attempts. Then whilst sailing along I had a vision, it cast me back to when I was learning to Vulcan 10 yrs ago. In the vision I was on an orange JP freestyle wave and when I went for the Vulcan I gazed downwards with my head directly over the mast foot during the whole move and suddenly starting making them.

After experiencing the vision I reproduced the feeling in my next attempt and slid backwards forever, but it was so unexpected I hadn’t pulled the sail across enough. Next go I did the same but reminded myself to pull the sail and schlack! Perfect Spock 540. I tried again. Kapow!! Another. Third go. Crack!! Almost planned out if it. 

Then I lost it...

08/11/2019 (52nd this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@22mph

Board: '19 JP 113 FWP         Sail: '18 EZZY 5.3 ELITE

052 - Late and tired so it was a bit shorter than normal. Mostly out to SI#2 and also some along the drop-off both ways. Just over a handful sailing today.

08/11/2019 (50th this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@22mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.4

Busted out the moves/falls for about 30 minutes then a barge was coming then the wind started getting very rangy and basically dropped.

08/10/2019 (49th this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@21mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7

Fully powered on the 3.7. Ultra fun!

08/10/2019 (51st this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@21mph

Board: '19 JP 113 FWP         Sail: '19 EZZY 5.8 ZETA

051 - Split between going out to SI#2 and along the drop-off both ways. Relaxing sail with minimal holes and chop. 

08/10/2019 (28th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SE@18mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125, Slingshot Wizard 125         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek, 6.2 Avanti Echo

I just saw the wind graph. Apparently, it was fairly steady. I got there early @ 11 when there were few people on the water. I started on the foil. Last week, I switched the fuse so I could try position C for the 84 Fatboy. It was suggested in a online video by Wyatt. I found it was very easy to get going and ride high. The problem, was when the gusts hit 20mph, since you are already riding high, it was exhausting throwing the rig forward to try keep from over foiling. I will likely put it back on position B. An hour on the foil felt like 3 hours of windsurfing. I took a short lunch break and switched back to freestyle. The wind was just enough for me to plane. The Severne mast also works well in my Echo. I was feeling pretty good about my planing threshold until Mike arrived. The wind was too light for me on the inside near Worldwinds to stay there, especially staying upwind. I was doing much better on the outside. I felt there might have been a slight 30 minute bump in the wind @3:30p, but I guess not.

08/10/2019 (77th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '14 The Fly 3.2

OP'd on my 3.2 and the 84 wing. It's likely high time I learned to fly the 50-something wing again. Oh look, it's 57cm...I can see it right there in the Fin selection box.

08/10/2019 (21st this year)
Mike C @ Bird Island
SE@18mph

Board: Rodeo 98         Sail: 5.2 S1 Pro

Feels like a long time since I sailed Bird. Wish I had someway of looking back on my sessions. That would be brilliant.

It was good to see Mark tearing it up. His new sail looks nice. 

Messed around, tried to remember how to Spock. There were some pretty ugly attempts and then randomly I pulled out a one hander and then I sweet 540. Who da thought it. Splendid day. Hoping for a bit more tomorrow.

08/09/2019 (18th this year)
Alissa @ JP Luby's, TX
SE@23mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 5.2 S2 Dragon '18

I forgot to log this one - soft beach, lots of people stuck. Good wind. Wave setup ok. Grateful to get out.

08/09/2019 (27th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SE@22mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek

Freeking good after work session. My new mast is perfect.

080919 from Mark 1426 on Vimeo.

08/08/2019 (48th this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@27mph

Board: '? RRD Wavetwin 66         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.0

Awesome 3.0 day!! Felt very comfortable and had a happy session, except for one exploding catapult.

08/08/2019 (76th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@26mph

Board: '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '14 The Fly 3.2

Much more mellow and relaxing than yesterday. A nice, mellow, relaxing 3.2 day. Unreal that these words go with this sail size.

08/07/2019 (47th this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@30mph

Board: '? RRD Wavetwin 66         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.0

Thankfully I got out early before the really gnarly wind kicked in, but I was still lit to the max and in survival mode.

08/07/2019 (75th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@33mph

Board: '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.0, '14 The Fly 3.2

Mongo lit! Monster swell. Incredible. It looked like this but with sunny skies:

 

via GIPHY

08/07/2019 (50th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@23mph

Board: '14 JP 93 FWP         Sail: '19 EZZY 4.7 ELITE

050 - More than expected out between the spoils and back. Some lulls inside but OK outside, just a few ohn the water.

08/06/2019 (46th this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@26mph

Board: '? RRD Wavetwin 66         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.4

LIT on the 3.4, but after being cramped up in a car for 3 days driving back from Michigan, I was super stoked to score an awesome late afternoon session upon my arrival back to paradise!!

08/06/2019 (74th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@28mph

Board: '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '14 The Fly 3.2

Lit!

08/05/2019 (73rd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@19mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7

Very steady very good day with few people out. Tried luffing the sail with the back hand while riding swell.

08/02/2019 (72nd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

Board: '16 JP Freestyle 85         Sail: '15 Maui Sails Mutant 3.8

Those who weren't here missed nothing. It wouldn't have even been a good day anywhere else in the world. The sensor was pushing fake news. Up and down and all around. BUT, any day of windsurfing is a great day of windsurfing.

08/01/2019 (71st this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '15 Maui Sails Mutant 3.5

Rigged the 4.1 for the light wind and empty parking lot. Wanted to rig the 4.5 but apparently we've lost a 400 mast. Oh well whatev. Had a poo in the RV and by the time that had all worked itself out, the wind starting standing at attention. Thinking quickly, I gently placed the 4.1 into the Underbelly de Leisjz. Yea then I rigged the 3.5 and foiled and stuff. God these wind logs are stupid!

07/31/2019 (20th this year)
Mike C @ Guincho
N@25mph

Board: 2014 Starboard Quad 82         Sail: 4.2 Manic

Went for the morning session to get lighter wind but it was still cranking. Totally overpowered for 30 mins and sailed into the only rock on the beach. Popped a fin. Gave up. Not the best last day.

Back at villa after fixing the fins my sixth sense somehow told me the wind had dropped. Aka obsessive desperation. Rushed back to the beach and had 2 hrs of 4.2 perfection with nice chest high waves. Scored!!!

Dropped my kit back at the shop and he kindly bought it back for a price I was happy with. Talking to the guy, turns out there are spots 40 mins north or south that are perfect 4.2 on the 3.3 Guincho days. Next time.

Guincho webcam courtesy of McBuff:

https://youtu.be/RDY8lewStyc

07/30/2019 (70th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@26mph

Board: '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '14 The Fly 3.2

River nose is effing with balance and coordination. Time to invest in a nose plug.

The one bad wymaroo attempt where I landed hard on my neck may have also contributed to my crappy sailing. No need to try another one of those in my lifetime.

07/30/2019 (19th this year)
Mike C @ Guincho
N@30mph

Board: 2014 Starboard Quad 82         Sail: 4.2 Manic

Maybe it was 40+. Definitely on the windier side. Sailed back and forth trying not to die and called it a day. 

07/29/2019 (69th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@23mph

Board: '16 JP Freestyle 85         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7

Got bored very quickly doing my usual thing. So, I decided to try to get back the skills I once had at Girl Island and try all sorts and manner of things. Good times.

Also tried one flat water lupe.

Top Tip: Always buy the "Pro" edition of a board, not the "Bro" edition. Solid.

07/29/2019 (49th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@22mph

Board: '14 JP 93 FWP         Sail: '18 EZZY 5.3 ELITE

049 - Out between the spoils and back, a few to the end. Rigged at max was steady power and small chop. Still looking for more east maybe tomorrow.

07/29/2019 (18th this year)
Mike C @ Guincho
NNW@23mph

Board: 2014 Starboard Quad 82         Sail: 4.2 Manic

Family vacation in Portugal. Didn’t make any specific windsurfing plans because I came here about 10 yrs ago and you could rent on the beach and I wasn’t sure if I would sail because of my shoulder issue. So got here. Looked for kit to rent. And there was nothing! The guy in the shop said the last rental outfit had done a huge insurance claim and now no-one could afford to offer rental kit. What a disaster!! After some negotiating (begging). The shop sold me some used kit $600 later I was sorted! One sail and one board. Old stuff. And it rips! 

Today was sick. Full on wind and logo high side on-shore set waves. I had some good wave rides, some good jumps and some serious workings! Bigger tomorrow apparently. Gulp.

07/28/2019 (48th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SSE@26mph

Board: '14 JP 93 FWP         Sail: '19 EZZY 4.7 ELITE

048 - Bigger than forecast with lots of chop, boat wakes and tumble weeds. Mostly out between the spoils and back. Its been years but did a run below the  South Cabins, to SI#3, back in the IWC to the cabins and upwind of SI#3 to the PINS shore. Tough with very downwind return with too much south to avoid the shoreline points. 

07/28/2019 (68th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@14mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '09 NP Firefly 4.1

Rigged big for the light wind. Perfectly powered. My feet are now automatically moving themselves to the correct spot if things start to go wrong during a jeyeb. Smart feet those. Keeps my brain from having to get involved and all overheated.

Trunked

07/27/2019 (67th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Doug's Beach, WA
W@34mph

Board: '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.0

Doug's Delivered!

Trunky Wunky!

Rode the big Swelly Welly!

Lit with my Kit!

Tried a backy on a way too high jump. Man that was scary. No need to try that ever again in this lifetime.

07/26/2019 (66th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@18mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '14 The Fly 3.2

Very up and down day, but the foil smoooooothes it all out.

Trunky Junky.

07/23/2019 (65th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@27mph

Board: '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '14 The Fly 3.2

1st session meh. I seriously hate that word (meh) but yet here i am using it. 

2nd sess flippin amaze. For July anyway. 

07/22/2019 (45th this year)
Laura @ Doug's Beach, WA
W@29mph

Board: '? RRD Wavetwin 66         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.4

07/22/2019 (64th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Doug's Beach, WA
W@29mph

Board: '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '15 Maui Sails Mutant 3.5

Rigged too small. Choppy. Trunkin it with the junk.

July is the new August, and June is the new July. Seriously, June has been sooooo much better than July the past 2 seasons. Seriously.

07/22/2019 (64th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

Board: '16 JP Freestyle 85         Sail: '15 Maui Sails Mutant 3.5

Up and down. Made a gecko flaka and an in-the-straps planing (initially) duck tack. Had the place to myself. Junky Trunky.

07/20/2019 (47th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@22mph

Board: '19 JP 113 FWP         Sail: '18 EZZY 5.3 ELITE

047 -  A little less today and smaller rig worked good. Just out between the spoils and returns along the bank, a few to the end. Not all that many on the water for such a good week-end.

07/20/2019 (26th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SE@19mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125, Slingshot Wizard 125         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek

BIB 7/20/19 from Mark 1426 on Vimeo.

07/19/2019 (44th this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@17mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Neil Pryde Wizard 4.8

Lots of people out enjoying a gorgeous day. I feel comfortable on the 4.8 instead of it feeling like Goliath. Got a post sesh lesson from Roxanne on in-the-straps upwind and downwind 360s.

07/19/2019 (25th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SE@20mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek

Afterwork happy (two) hour sunset session scored. It has been windy all week down here and the forecast looks to be shutting down, so I got here as soon as I could. Dallas foiler Bruce M. was there to sail with me. Lots of 360s, Donkeys, and a few vulcan attempts. I have some video, but nothing new. I got my right foot stuck in the straps after a blown duck. That was scary. It would have been a matching foot injury if I was in the waves. Thankfully, I got it to release. I am not sure how to prevent this stuff.

07/19/2019 (62nd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@16mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '15 Maui Sails Mutant 3.8

Generally over-powered on the 3.8. Water starts were way too easy. Not sure how this new sail compares to the Pryde 3.7. Felt like I could have easily been on the 3.2. Definitely the 3.5. Still working on trying to tighten up the gibes and jybe on the swell.

Bitmap was WingShot foiling. Looked like it might have been his first session at it. He made great progress. His board was strapless, maybe strapful is easier.

07/19/2019 (46th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@24mph

Board: '19 JP 113 FWP         Sail: '19 EZZY 5.8 ZETA

046 - After dry run yesterday, rigged a bit too big and didn't change. Mostly out between the spoils and back, a few times to the north end. No lack of power, got stung inside baggies, luckily on the outside of leg. 

07/18/2019 (43rd this year)
Laura @ The Wall, WA
W@28mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.4

I love the wall on days like this. It is such a playground of swell with wide open space. My soul fills with happiness. 

07/18/2019 (61st this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ The Wall, WA
W@30mph

Board: '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '15 Maui Sails Mutant 3.5

The sensor seemed to be lying. The 3.5 and 66L frequently wasn't enough, but occasionally was. I found myself wishing I was foiling instead. Occasionally pretty good swell that I rode all the way down to the next parking area.

New massively discounted Mutant. Very different outhaul rigging. Pretty much zero outhaul is required. Not quite negative outhaul.

07/18/2019 (17th this year)
Alissa @ Cole Park, TX
SE@23mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 4.6 S2 Dragon '18

Banner day at Cole Park! I was perfectly powered and appreciating how much I love these sails. I got some random things I have not tried in a while, maybe years, on the first try - pirhouette jibe and a monkey duck jibe. They were so smooth but obviously partly luck, because I did not repeat them on the second try. Haha. Got some really smooth wave face ducks, some epic crashes, and Lawrence was trying/making loops, so after a little group talk and self pep talk, I tried one. It resulted in a right hip slap. I'll have to reconstruct how far I got around, but I think not very. But at least Randy recognized it for a loop attempt, and maybe I've broken my 10-year inertia and will try again. Isn't looping before 40 a midlife crisis thing all windsurfers need to experience? We shall see...

07/17/2019 (45th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@26mph

Board: '19 JP 113 FWP         Sail: '18 EZZY 5.3 ELITE

045 - Out between the spoils, moderate chop and full power rigged at max. Only small holes along the drop-off. A couple more to go.

07/16/2019 (42nd this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@17mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Neil Pryde Wizard 4.8

Nice session.

07/16/2019 (44th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@21mph

Board: '19 JP 113 FWP         Sail: '18 EZZY 5.3 ELITE

044- No sooner ramping up it dropped big until the last half hour. Limited planing and lots of work. Looks like several more to follow.

07/16/2019 (60th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@17mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7

Lovin' it.

Countless flyers today. Working on tightening the jybes and gibing on the swell. The latter causes me to eat it hard. 

07/15/2019 (59th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@16mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7

Today was unusual in that the Hatch sensor was reading higher than the actual. Weird. Usually it's the opposite.

Shlogged quite a bit at first. First time I've experienced such a thing this season. It brought back memories of another time and place.

Made all kinds of TFJs (True Flying Gybes) on both tacks. A TFJ is one where the board doesn't touch l'eau, ever.

07/15/2019 (43rd this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@24mph

Board: '19 JP 113 FWP         Sail: '19 EZZY 5.8 ZETA

043 - More than expected out to SI#1 and midway between the spoils. Light chop, few holes and full power rigged at max. Smaller would have worked too.

07/14/2019 (41st this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@17mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7

Such a nice way to end the day even though I was primarily in schlog mode. 

07/14/2019 (58th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@16mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7

Made somewhere between 3-5 flyer jibers in a row.

Junk in the Trunkin' it!

07/13/2019 (57th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

Board: '16 JP Freestyle 85         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7

Nothing to see here. Keep moving.

07/12/2019 (40th this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@16mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Neil Pryde Wizard 4.8

Less suit more monofilm.

07/12/2019 (56th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@17mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7

Feeling much more comfortable flying high in the air these days.

Trunkin' it

07/11/2019 (39th this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@20mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: '10 Naish Session 3.7

Fun times!

07/11/2019 (55th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@16mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '14 The Fly 3.2

2 words: Foi ulled.

Foi ulled until the wind and the swell picked up to the point where foi ulling seemed not the thing to do. Then, my lovely wife entered the water and made all the shit happen with the big move bustin'.

Sold L's 90L RRD Freestyle today.

07/10/2019 (38th this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@16mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Neil Pryde Wizard 4.8

Every day on the water is a good day!

07/10/2019 (54th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@16mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7

Making progress on the outside starboard flyin' jibes. My current theory is that there are no close landmarks out there, so you're in effect "flying blind", as it were, so to speak. There are no visual cues to help with timing. To test this hypothesis I just need to try a sampling of port jibes prior to the arrival at Rockville Station, as it were, so to speak. That is to say, time will tell.

07/09/2019 (42nd this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@23mph

Board: '14 JP 93 FWP         Sail: '19 EZZY 4.7 ELITE

042 - About like yesterday so rigged smaller at medium. Doable but a bit up/down inside, good power elsewhere. Very hot and tiring today. 

07/08/2019 (37th this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@20mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7

A nice 3.7 session. 

07/08/2019 (53rd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@16mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '14 The Fly 3.2

Foiled until it got a bit more windy. Successful starboard jibes are proving elusive. But they do occur occasionally.

07/08/2019 (41st this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@23mph

Board: '19 JP 113 FWP         Sail: '18 EZZY 5.3 ELITE

041 -   A bit more than forecast out between the spoils and back on the sandbar. Several times to the north end and some to SI#2. Probably could have gone smaller with eveything, lots of power rigged at max.

07/07/2019 (52nd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

Board: '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '14 The Fly 3.2

2nd time the parking lot has been packed out this year already. Just like old times!

Decided I'd try some more spin loops, even though I didn't pack my ass and back with padded Amazon envelopes. After the first attempt, I felt a presence on the rocks which compelled a glance toward Rockland. There before my eyes appeared Brandt-sensei, pantomiming what I need to do differently. After a few rounds of this, he apparently was able to coach me all the way around into a position I could have water started out of if I had pumped the back hand a bit to refly the sail. This is what he tells me. But interestingly, that particular attempt didn't feel very much different than the others. Which is good! That means it's not scary.

Actually, it did feel different. It was a bit whiplashy, and it was a painful back slam. Nothing that lasted for long though. Note to self: check for bruised back.

 

07/06/2019 (36th this year)
Laura @ The Wall, WA
W@30mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.4

A lesson in extremes. First session fully schlogging. Second session fully overpowered. I love the Wall!!

07/06/2019 (51st this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ The Wall, WA
W@28mph

Board: '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '14 The Fly 3.2

Patience eventually paid off, and there were only 3 vehicles left after everyone else tried to find the wind elsewhere. The real deal kicked in at 6pm.

07/05/2019 (35th this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@24mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.4

Lit! Fun!

07/05/2019 (40th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@21mph

Board: '19 JP 113 FWP         Sail: '19 EZZY 5.8 ZETA

040 - OK start to finish out to SI#2 and back rigged at max. Chop and holes were minimal. Enough inside power to do the drop-off on returns. 

07/05/2019 (50th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@25mph

Board: '16 JP Freestyle 85, '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7, '14 The Fly 3.2

First sess on the freestyle and 3.7, next on the 66 and 3.2.

F'rst sess: Tried maybe 6 speed/spin/flat water loops straight away with Amazon padded envelopes pasted onto my pasty ass and back (inside my wetsuit, not really pasted per se.) They felt like failed grubbies, but without the usual whiplash, only with envelope corners sticking me in various places.

Sec'nd sess: PERFECTLY LIT! Starting to get a feel for the trademark Lex Luther move of backwinding with the sail down and back while surfing the swell.

07/04/2019 (34th this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@20mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.4

Happy 4th of July!

07/04/2019 (49th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@19mph

Board: '16 JP Freestyle 85, '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7, '14 The Fly 3.2

First sess on the foil and the 3.2, later sess on the freestyle and the 3.7. In between watching L play clarinet in White Slalom, er Salmon.

07/03/2019 (33rd this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA
W@21mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: '13 Combat HD 3.7

Hmmm... A beautiful, sunny, somewhat/sometimes windy day.

07/03/2019 (48th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@19mph

Board: '16 JP Freestyle 85, '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '09 NP Firefly 4.1, '14 The Fly 3.2

First session on the foil and the 3.2, 2nd on the freestyle and the ancient, dusty Ricardo 4.1. (I sold all the Boxers to Madera.) Should have stayed on the foil. It's hard to go from an epic day like yesterday to a 4.1 (TOO BIG!) and freestyle. It's easy and pleasing to foil after an epic day like yesterday, because you can create your own virtual swell. And it's guaranteed SMOOOTH! Riding with sails >= 4.0 is not in my future. Snob. Elitist. Sailist.

07/03/2019 (24th this year)
Mark @ Salvo, NC
SSW@18mph

Board: 2013 Choco Rodeo 124 LTD         Sail: 6.3 Severne S-1

Just above planing threshold and steady for a couple of hours. Long planing runs across the sound.

07/02/2019 (32nd this year)
Laura @ The Wall, WA
W@30mph

Board: '? RRD Wavetwin 66         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.0

3.0 at the Wall - enough said.

07/02/2019 (47th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ The Wall, WA
W@30mph

Board: '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '14 The Fly 3.2

SICK!!! RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS!!! SICK!!!

Camping...sick.

No wait...that has an unintended meaning. This is what i meant...

Camping at The Wall!...SICK!!!!!!!

07/01/2019 (23rd this year)
Mark @ Salvo, NC
NE@10mph

Board: Fanatic All Wave 9'4"         Sail: 6.3 Severne S-1

Quick WindSUP shoreline exploration, but sadly I had to cut it short.

07/01/2019 (46th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@18mph

Board: '16 JP Freestyle 85         Sail: '19 Sailworks Revo 3.7

Wind was all over the place. Didn't sail for very long. First time using the demo sail in a non-foiling use case. Didn't like it. It did not handle the gusts well. It just needed more downhaul.

06/30/2019 (22nd this year)
Mark @ Salvo, NC
WSW@20mph

Board: 2013 Choco Rodeo 124 LTD         Sail: 6.3 Severne S-1

Dawn Patrol mostly planing all the way to Real Kiteboarding and back to Salvo several times until it started to back off to the upper teens. Then it came back to 20's @3pm. Sailed for 2 hours straight, until I was tired and started to get a footstrap blister on my right foot. One good day in the books.

Salvo, North Carolina from Mark 1426 on Vimeo.

06/30/2019 (45th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@15mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '19 Sailworks Revo 3.7

Foil-Sausage-Fest! Made a shit-ton of flying jibes! Tried jibing on the swell but that's still a work in progress.

Saw the upcoming 135L Slingshot Freestyle board. There will also be an 85L. Seemed like he wasn't able to get flying as easily as the people on the Wizards though. Hmmmm...