Mark's WindLog for Thursday January 22, 2009 , 3:00p - 5:00p

7th session in 2009
Sailed at Windy Point
Wind from the SE (mph)
        Lulls: 5
        Average: 13
        Gusts: 21
Rated a 6 of 10

Board: Quatro Custom Freestyle 140
Sail: 6.8 Goya W3D
Fin: Fanatic Skate 27cm
Suit: O'Neill 3/2 Psycho 2
Water Temperature: 57 F
Air Temperature: 77 F

Nice sunny warm afternoon with refreshing cool water while wearing the 3/2 wetsuit. Not the best day at work, so it was even more welcome than usual. No planing today for me, but I am sure Laura would have planed and Brian would have got in a few vulcan attempts. I launched from the boat ramp since it was out of he south, but I hung out most of the time at the point doing LWF. Lots of helitacks and backwind sailing. Windy point is starting to be a real bird island, now with the nice smell of guano. I noticed (as did everyone on the lake) a lot of activity around the point today. Helicopters, police boats, a fire engine, and more than the usual activity of the park rangers on weekday afternoon. I will have to watch the news tonight to find out more. It cannot be good.

Helis were easier in the gusts...hmmm.