Last 10 WindLogs

04/20/2018 (25th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
E@22mph

Board: '14 JP 111 FSW FWS         Sail: '18 EZZY 5.3 ELITE

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04/20/2018 (13th this year)
Mark @ BIB
E@16mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 6.3 Severne Freek

Afterwork session that did not work out as planned. Offshore LWF. Perhaps it was better at the bay?

04/17/2018 (8th this year)
Alissa @ Cole Park, TX
SE@27mph

Board: JP radical wave 65L         Sail: 3.7 Ezzy Wave

I got sick of not having my 3.7 when I needed it. I had started to rig the 4.2 and gusts were just ripping across the park, a guy got off the water on a 4.0, and I went to my old house to look for my 3.7. It wasn't there but I found my 15-year-old 3.7 with a hole in it. I went back and rigged that and it was perfect for the conditions! It was funny noticing the little nuances of how sails have changed and improved since then. But the ezzy was a great sail then, it's still solid, and it will stay in my car until I find my dang 3.7. Cole Park was going off - I had more wave rides there than I did my last south session in the gulf. 

04/17/2018 (12th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
S@17mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 6.3 Severne Freek

Missed peak wind and I forgot my harness. It was not meant to be.

04/16/2018 (24th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BLUFF'S LANDING (AKA.GRASSY)
SSE@28mph

Board: '14 JP 93 FWP         Sail: '17 EZZY 4.7 ELITE

024 - Late start, hit the peak with shorter runs out between the spoils,  Fairly choppy but tamer with dropping water level.  Very few holes and lots of power.  Inside was loaded with kiters and parking lot totally full.  Tomorrow looks to be nuclear.   

04/14/2018 (18th this year)
Buck McShreddyShred @ Mt Hood Meadows, OR
W@0mph

Board: Burton         Sail:

Suits and boots! Show some skin and get free beer.

04/14/2018 (7th this year)
Alissa @ Port Aransas, TX
N@31mph

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

We got woken up by the windows shaking! This was a weird front in that the wind never dropped. It went from solid 20s from the south to clocking around while only ramping up. It gusted up to 65 overnight and I drove to the beach seeing trash cans all over, a capsized port a potty, and the lifeguard tower on its side. Matt and I waited out lightning for the first hour. (Someone else didn't care and launched from further down the pier and sailed throughout the lightning storm.) I rigged my 4.7 in a prolonged lull of low 20s wind. Then the wind came up to the low 30s and stayed that way the whole time I sailed. Gusting into the 40s. I missed half of my outside jibes due to being overpowered. I still got some good wave rides. But my arms were about to fall off by the end. It was great seeing Vanessa and Chris. Others were still showing up as I was leaving, but it clocked side off. I really need to get my 3.7 back into the car and never take it out. 

04/14/2018 (11th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
NNW@22mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek

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Well, I sailed 105 and cloudy on New Years Eve, but that was with mitts. I do have plenty of insulation. I signed up for the TSWF in Dallas that was for today, and it was looking like low 50s air temps most of the day with upper 50s water temps. Sunday looked even colder (40s) in the morning. The idea of standing around between races made me reconsider it. I was thinking about a drive down to sail Port A. in the morning, but Mike and Josh were not going. Lake Travis forecast was teens to low 20's depending on the source, so I did not know what to expect. I thought it looked best in the morning, so I drove to Windy Point @ 9:45a and rigged up. Nobody on the water or rigging up again. What the heck? Solo windsurfing was very good until about noon. Josh came out briefly before an accidental nose ding took him off the water. The wind started to back off shortly after and I decided to call it a day. On shore, Josh said everyone was on their way. I was skeptical it would come back up, but it did. A second session followed until I ran out of energy. It was cranking when I left @ 3:30p. 'Never leave wind to find wind'

Windy Point 4/14/18 from Mark 1426 on Vimeo.

04/12/2018 (23rd this year)
Mike Murphy @ BLUFF'S LANDING (AKA.GRASSY)
SSE@29mph

Board: '14 JP 93 FWP         Sail: '17 EZZY 4.7 ELITE

023 - Big wind started early and kept building out toward the bridge upwind of the spoil island. Mostly choppy with the huigh water level and a bit gusty.  Most were on smaller sails, some kept rigging down too.  Full load of power, managed with no crashes but missed some jibes inside and outside.  Sunny, warm and windy again, wind meter stopped working at just after noon.

04/11/2018 (17th this year)
Buck McShreddyShred @ Mt Hood Meadows, OR
W@0mph

Board: Burton         Sail:

Really really really good.