Mark's WindLog for Thursday December 29, 2016

60th session in 2016
Sailed at Windy Point
Wind from the NNE (mph)
        Average: 10
        Gusts: 18
Rated a 2 of 10

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125
Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek
Fin: Choco Starfish B72 22cm
Suit: Xcel Drylock 3/2
Water Temperature: 65 F
Air Temperature: 60 F

I cannot begin to describe how robbed I feel right now. I was totally skunked on what should have been an awesome day. Forecast for 17-40 MPH, it was blowing like stink at my house as I loaded up. This is what the wind was at ABIA today.

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When I got to Windy Point, the point was locked. The park rangers said only "maintenance" can open it, and they were concerned about water spilling over the road leading to the point due to strong winds. What??? What wind?

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And this is what I got for wind today.

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I will always go out and at least LWF, but this time, I rigged up and waited for two hours hoping for the wind to come. There was no way I was going to be able to launch and return from the boat ramp with the wind so East and squirrelly. I thought about going to Lake Pflugerville (never been before) which is further east just to save the day, but check this out...

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What a bummer!