Last 169 WindLogs

11/29/2022 (57th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
SSW@16mph

Board: Fanatic Sky Free TE 5'5"         Sail: 6.5 Duotone Slick SLS

First time on a sinker board and it ultimately went well. I first tried the various stinkbug methods I saw on YT, and after multiple fails, I just went back to my normal knee start  using the wing for stability. Once up, I was fine and getting up on foil was easy. Foiling was easy too and I made my first jibe and sailed switch with relative ease. I only got a little time on the water as I had to go back to work. I can't wait for next time.

11/26/2022 (56th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
W@20mph

Board: Fanatic Sky Air 5'8"         Sail: 5.5 Duotone Unit

Probably should have windsurfed, but I was not ready to trust a West wind and I need to gain high wind experience on the wing. I also tried footstraps for the first time and I am not sure this was the best day for it. I had my foot placement and foil placement more or less down on the Quatro, but I am not as confident on the Sky Air. I hate when the nose touches on the inflatable as it is such a momentum brake. I will be on the hunt for a used '22 Sky Wing 5'8" for light air for the future. Until then, I will just have to get used to the inflatable.

11/12/2022 (55th this year)
Mark @ BIB
N@20mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.6 Severne S-1 Pro

Was not as cold as I thought, but wind declined pretty quick. I should have got there earlier. Cool meeting Ryan from MN and Bob from CA.

11/12/2022 (54th this year)
Mike C @ Packery
NNW@23mph

Board: Pyramid Pro 82         Sail: 4.8 S1 Pro

I destroyed my 4.4 in the waves the last time I sailed Packery after swimming in with a broken boom. Luckily I have a spare which Bob rebuilt a few years back. I pulled it out the bag and it was all shiny but unfortunately it sailed shitty. I catapulted like 10 times. Switched up to 4.8 and it was better but still a mediocre session.

The kids sailed Bird and both had a really good time. Whoop!

Olivier ordered me a new 4.4. Double whoop!!

 

11/11/2022 (54th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SSE@12mph

Board: Fanatic Sky Air 5'8"         Sail: 5.5 Duotone Slick

Andy saved the day by letting me use a wing. I just sold my 6.5, and my 5.5 was leaking air at the leading edge. Warm before the storm.

11/06/2022 (53rd this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
SSW@14mph

Board: Fanatic Sky Air 5'8"         Sail: 6.5 Duotone Slick

Looked no good on arrival, but wasn't terrible at all. I am glad Damien encourged me to go.

11/05/2022 (53rd this year)
Mike C @ Kanaha
E@23mph

Board: Grip 82         Sail: 4.6

Got a couple of turns at Hookipa.

winds have been Easterly most of the week which means offshore and very gusty. One word of wisdom given to me at the beach was that East winds get worse as the day goes on. From my N=4 sample, I did observe this to be true. So when they kick in, don't wait around. I also overheard that the pros go to a 'secret' spot when the winds are East somewhere on the SE of Maui. Not La Perouse but over that way I suppose.

Great week with my wahine. :)

11/04/2022 (52nd this year)
Mike C @ Kanaha
E@23mph

Board: Grip 82         Sail: 4.6

Talking to a guy on the beach about sharks. I commented that they can't be that hungry because there are so many turtles (the big ones pop up allover the place). He said "Yeah but when was the last time you saw a small one...". Awww. Shark bait 😳😬

11/04/2022 (52nd this year)
Mark @ BIB
SSE@25mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.6 Severne Freek

Hell to the yes

11/03/2022 (51st this year)
Mike C @ Kanaha
E@25mph

Board: Grip 82         Sail: 4.2

Squally, if that's even a word. 

11/02/2022 (50th this year)
Mike C @ Kanaha
NE@25mph

Board: Grip 82         Sail: 4.6

I added Ho'okipa as a location and then weird stuff happened. 
Well good day though. Felt like a loser at Hookipa, practically everyone there is a world champion. 

11/01/2022 (49th this year)
Alissa @ Port Aransas, TX
NE@26mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 4.6 S2 Dragon '20

So big and sooo many fun turns! I had the best time, with the only drawback being that one ankle is sprained and I could not turn with the level of force I wanted to. I'm loving these surprise overhead sessions. 

Mike, the same thing happened to me when I added Ho'okipa. My windlog went into chaos. I had to retype all the locations. 

10/31/2022 (49th this year)
Mike C @ Kanaha
NE@21mph

Board: Grip 82         Sail: 4.7 Goya

Maui is nice. Flat. But nice. Happy Halloween 🎃 

10/29/2022 (51st this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
NNW@13mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 5.5 Duotone Unit

Warm water, cool air, fun foiling between the racing trimarans.

10/24/2022 (48th this year)
Mike C @ Packery
SSE@26mph

Board: Pyramid Pro 82         Sail: 4.8 S1 Pro

EPIC. 😎😎😎

10/24/2022 (48th this year)
Alissa @ North Packery, TX
SSE@27mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81, JP radical wave 65L         Sail: 4.2 S2 Dragon '18

About as big as I have seen N Packery get without a storm. Fun waves and solid wind, plus that awesome dawn patrol side-on direction and warm bathing suit weather. What more can you ask for in late October?
 

I've officially outgrown the style of my 65L board. I'm looking for a replacement but it's hard to find.

10/23/2022 (47th this year)
Alissa @ North Packery, TX
SE@24mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 4.2 S2 Dragon '18, 4.6 S2 Dragon '20

I really loved ans appreciated this session. Only thing was the waves were closing out super early. But amazing weather, nice people, and I felt great.

10/23/2022 (50th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SSE@24mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.6 Severne Freek

Olivier fixed my board, but I lost a lot of skin. Near perfect day today at BIB.

10/22/2022 (46th this year)
Alissa @ Wildcat, TX
SE@16mph

Board: North Seek 77L wing board 2021         Sail: 4.5 Armstrong V1 wing '21

After the triathlon I was already in Portland and decided to wing wildcat since I usually go to closer launches. It was fun to try and I'm glad I went. Swantner is much more fun, though. I got exhausted because it was all pumping and I'd already done the tri and had a beer.

10/22/2022 (49th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
S@17mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 5.5 Duotone Unit

Nice day on the lake. I got to try my new Axis ART 1099 on the advanced crazy short fuselage at the end. Fast and stable, but needs wind to get on foil. Once on foil it glides through lulls well. Gybes seemed just as easy as my big foil.

10/21/2022 (48th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
S@14mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 6.5 Duotone Slick

Last minute decision. Was fun, but had to rush back home to get dinner ready. I am looking forward to possible windsurfing this weekend.

10/18/2022 (47th this year)
Mike C @ Port Aransas
N@22mph

Board: Pyramid Pro 82         Sail: 4.4 S1 Pro

Fun. Too short as wind dropped and was a bit underpowered. Got one really nice wave. 

10/17/2022 (45th this year)
Alissa @ Port Aransas, TX
N@0mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 5.2 S2 Dragon '20

This was unexpectedly SO FUN. The wind got really light and the waves looked tiny, so I waited an hour watching a lone winger, regretting taking my wing gear out of the car and also regretting taking vacation time from work. But then it picked back up, I rigged, a bunch of other riders showed up, and the small-looking waves turned out to be long and fun to ride. I was carving so hard I started to rub the skin off the top of my feet. I am still building on the skills from my wave clinic and can tell I'm sailing differently, in a way that's getting me to use more of the wave. My wave jibes have improved also. I'm appreciating being able to still learn and improve. I should have rigged down to the 4.6 partway through but was having too much fun to stop. 

10/15/2022 (44th this year)
Alissa @ Swantner Park, TX
SE@15mph

Board: North Seek 77L wing board 2021         Sail: 4.5 Armstrong V1 wing '21

Beautiful sunset sesh, probably the last south thermal day in bathing suit and rash guard weather. I had forgotten how to wing foil. It took me about 1/2 hour to assemble everything, then a few smackdowns of the board against the water. But once I got flying it came right back. I ended with my best winging ever and pumped all the way through the light approach to the beach. I hope I don't forget again over the winter. 

10/15/2022 (47th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
S@12mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 6.5 Duotone Slick

Yeehaa! I got out on the water this month. I timed it perfectly. Two hours before the forecast model (as Josh aways says). Thankfully, it was just as predicted to be barely foiliable for two hours, and I nailed it. Brian L. and I were there, and later the others showed up as well. Yea. The hydrilla launch is gross. It was beauitiful beyond that. Sigh. Back to the grind on Monday.

10/10/2022 (29th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@20mph

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

Up and down fall conditions, except for the air temperature being close to 80!

09/28/2022 (43rd this year)
Alissa @ Port Aransas, TX
N@19mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 5.2 S2 Dragon '20

Pretty much an exact copy of yesterday. 

09/28/2022 (28th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@24mph

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

Very nice half hour!

09/27/2022 (42nd this year)
Alissa @ Port Aransas, TX
N@19mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 5.2 S2 Dragon '20

Catching the Hurricane Ian swell. Really marginal, about 50% planing 50% not, and the waves weren't huge or anything. But also really fun to be back out here. 

09/17/2022 (46th this year)
Mark @ BIB
ESE@14mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 6.5 Duotone Slick

This is what the wing can do. Take another $hit forecast and make something out of nothing. It had been 4 weeks off the water. That is too long. I needed to pick up my board from Olivier anyways so I went for it. I'm glad I did.

09/16/2022 (27th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@25mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Combat Fly HD 3.2

Beautiful swell!!! Some big gusts coming through, but I rode them out and was rewarded with uncrowded water with lots of opportunity for swell play. I wasn't overly disappointed about being on the big board (forgot the small one) - maybe I am becoming a one board girl.

09/09/2022 (26th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ Bob's Beach, Stevenson, WA
E@20mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: 2019 Goya Bonzai X Pro 4.2

My first downwinder!!! East wind from Home Valley to Stevenson with Kim and Sean. Super fun to ride swell and not worry about getting back where I started - I loved it!!!

09/07/2022 (25th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@22mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Maui Sails 3.5

Lots of really fancy gear strewn along the launch path. Some fancy sailing on the water. It wasn't overly crowded though and I had a fun time!

09/04/2022 (24th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@20mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: 2019 Goya Bonzai X Pro 4.2

I loved obstacle courses when I was growing up!

09/03/2022 (23rd this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@23mph

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

I timed my 2 mini sessions to hit the lull of the day and the peak of the day. I rode a swell and couldn't get back to the point (lull session) and then crazy gusts were flipping my board around and I was too scared to stay out so I found refuge at the cove again. Lovely temperature though!

08/31/2022 (22nd this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@22mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Maui Sails 3.5

My first day without rubber!! Felt very nice! I had a sweeeeeeet fast tack! 

(Buck's been rubberless all of August. OMG he's so hot.) 

08/25/2022 (25th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch, of course
W@18mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 4.2 S2 Maui Dragon

Was super fun for a short while!  Really powered on 4.2. I was trying to figure out why i like 4.2 for freestyle so much. I think it is because the water is smoother since the wind is lighter, this way I can get more speed, not hitting big chop all the time.

I did so well with my cf spock attempts!  I am popping well onto the nose of the board and getting the downwind slides. I am so stoked!  I have been working on this for a long time. The only thing I am doing differently is ducking the sail and then going back upwind slightly to pop, so popping more upwind. When it goes well it feels dreamy smooth and fun.

Mani informed me he got a few cf spocks the other day, gotta catch up!

I got 1 really fun duck tack.

I saw McFancy getting her port duck jibes!  She looked so good I forgot that that is her hard side. Def go for the reverse duck jibes, McFancy, they are so easy & fun on the flat water on the inside. Good job!!!

08/23/2022 (24th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch, of course
W@20mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 3.8 S2 Maui Dragon

Pretty fun freestyle.

Working on my cf spocks. Got the tail of the board to slide perfectly downwind. Yay!

I am trying to go less downwind to pop.

08/23/2022 (21st this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@22mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Maui Sails 3.5

A little better swell to play on than yesterday and a very relaxed vibe with so few cars and people on the water. 

08/22/2022 (20th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@23mph

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

Up and down and all over the place wind. A few bits of organized swell, but primarily disorganized. I worked on completely relaxing and soaking in the beauty around me while waiting for the next round of wind. 

08/22/2022 (23rd this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch, of course
W@25mph

Board: Tabou Pocket Wave 69L         Sail: 3.4 S2 Maui Dragon

Those were tough conditions when I was on the water today, hopefully McFancy got a better sesh. I did see some smooth swell as I was driving out.

The water felt like a barg just went by, all washing machine like. The wind was pretty ratty too!  There was spray at time and big gusts, so I really don't think I would have enjoyed my 85L to get through the enormous lulls with. Really didn't get moves other than stock port jumps and a ton of carve 360s in the straps on the inside.  

08/21/2022 (22nd this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch, of course
W@20mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 4.2 S2 Maui Dragon

Man, I love sailing my 4/2/85L combo when I am just lit!  So fun!! I got 2 small ramp shov-its on starboard. It is the best feeling to get lots of boost from a small ramp. It is all board and sail that gets you in the air, not the ramp.  

I got the board all the way upwind for a cf spock. I think the best for the season. So hard to get good conditions to them, when u are just absolutely lit,  with smooth water and smooth wind. Not the ratty crappy wind and choppy water.  

Did a 6 AM Sycline ride!  I was at the top at 6:59, back to the van at 7:20 AM. It was so eary that the glare was really bad since the sun was just on the horizon. Glad I went!!!

08/20/2022 (21st this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch, of course
W@0mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 3.4 S2 Maui Dragon

Weird gusty day! Some big fun port shov-its. 1 waterstart cf puneta!

08/20/2022 (19th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@22mph

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

Early sesh to beat the crowds... such a gorgeous day on the river with plenty of opportunities for shredding! I think my board is getting a soft spot in the middle, fortunately Buck has the same board and says he doesn't like using it anymore so I may claim that one.

08/20/2022 (45th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SSE@15mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 5.5 Duotone Unit

Well, I guess I picked the wrong day of the weekend based on tomorrow's forecast. I still had fun. I made a toeside to heelside footswitch out a jibe on both tacks on the first try today. I feel I am gradually improving. I was missing the boom at first, but things got better with handles as the day went on. I can't take the heat after about 3 hours. I guess I am getting soft. I left my freestyle board with Olivier who feels he can fix my deck grip. Fingers crossed.

08/19/2022 (20th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch, of course
W@30mph

Board: Tabou Pocket Wave 69L         Sail: 2.7 S2 Maui Dragon

Well, nothing like getting to the hatch and going straight to the 2.7. Ah chihuahua!

Did some GoPro vid, that was fun.

Wanted to add downhaul, but didn't want to go in, so I ordered the Duotone XT 2.0 extension so that I can downhaul on the water, Yay!!

 

08/19/2022 (18th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@25mph

Board: '? RRD Wavetwin 66         Sail: 2019 Ezzy Elite 2.7

So good to be back in paradise!! Super windy and fun!!

08/16/2022 (19th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch, of course
W@20mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 3.8 S2 Maui Dragon

I had such a perfect early sesh!  It was just JF and me, we had it all to ourselfs!  Super lit on 3.8, fun shov-its, a table top or 2.

I finally rigged 3.4 cause it was so strong, and then it died. I had lunch and then rigged 3.8 again. I think i would have been happier on 4.2 overall.  

I had one SWEET pop on a swell kono on the 3.4. Oh man, it flet huge. Didn't sail out, but it was fun. I haven't got to try them lately, either not big enough swell or too windy. When I am overpowered the move seems scary, but everyone says that is when to to it.

Really worked on my swell funnels and cf punetas, getting some more slides. So fun to work on.

08/15/2022 (18th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch, of course
W@20mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 4.2 S2 Maui Dragon

I was super lit for a while. 

I got 4 of my swell funnels, pretty carvy, not so slidy, but hey, they are fun. Alex thought they looked like starboard flakas, hey, that's ok!

I got one flaka on the inside that JF said looked great. JF is now my favorite person.  

I was talking to Royn about shov-it to vulcan. Scott can do them and I really should work on them. He said, do the shov-it, start pushing a bit to upright the sail and then let go w/ back hand and kick your back leg around for vulcan part. Also, don't go too far upwind for the shov-it.

08/14/2022 (17th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
W@20mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 4.2 S2 Maui Dragon

Pretty fun day. I was crazy powered on the 4.2, Mani was on 4.0/93!

I got some nice lofty shov-its and 1 I did off of a small swell and got lots of lift. Maybe my best, small ramp shov-it yet.

Got a nice (i think) table top early on and a soso one later.

I got so close on a nice slidy CF puneta, I thought I had it. darn.

Bit too powered for my swell funnels.  

While I was having lunch the wind cranked up to strong 4.2 for the guys, just for an hour or so, and then back down again.

Tried a 2nd sesh on 3.8 later in day and it was crowded and very choppy. Didn't stay out long.

2 sport day!  Rode Syncline to rim and down lil' Maui @ 7 AM!

 

08/14/2022 (44th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
ESE@12mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 6.5 Duotone Slick

Rough start. I was not sure I would get flying, but eventually had several good flights and jibes.

08/13/2022 (16th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch, of course
W@20mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 3.8 S2 Maui Dragon

Man, the glare on the water tricked me! It looked so windy. Mani was on 4.0/85L so it must be windy, right?  I rigged 3.4/69, nope, not even close.

There were big gusts, so i took out the 85L board, still not enough, so I rigged 3.8, then it got really strong. Hmmm.

I de-rigged everything and tried 4.2 after lunch and it was really up and down, not really sailable & wingers everywhere.

Def a soso day.

08/12/2022 (15th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch, of course
W@28mph

Board: Tabou Pocket Wave 69L         Sail: 2.7 S2 Maui Dragon

Tried 3.0 1st and was pretty powered, so rigged 2.7. Still not sure about the 2.7. I tried less downhaul and it still would just 'turn off' in an instant. Great for carving down swell, not so great for jumps and even carve 360s I have to do them a little differently or the sail just falls in the water.

Swell was OK, nothing epic, when I was out. It often isn't that great early in the am, takes a while to set up.

08/11/2022 (14th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
W@17mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 4.2 S2 Maui Dragon

Finally a freestyle sesh!!!!

I was lit on the 4.2!  There were ramps and I thought this will be a spectacular sesh!  I got a couple of shov-its and a table top and a couple big stock air jumps, So fun.  

Then i tried a couple swell funnels and I got really close on one, so I thought I can get one. The next one i did!  I got a swell funnel!

You carve 180 on a swell, (this puts you in the same position as if you went switch and ducked the sail), same entry as the swell kono) and then you pop the board downwind instead of upwind like the swell switch kono,  and throw in a upwind 360 at the end.

 It wasn't as slidy and stylish as Alex Edholm's, but I did it!!!!  I was so STOKED!

The strong wind only lasted 1/2 hour or so, but I had tons of fun!!  Then the wingers got thick and I was schlogging, so I went in.

08/10/2022 (13th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
W@25mph

Board: Tabou Pocket Wave 69L         Sail: 3.0 S2 Maui Dragon

Got to hatch early and there was spray off the swell tops. Crap. I rigged 3.0 and it was not fun, too windy. 

So, i rigged 2.7 and it just didn't feel good, there were some lulls and if i did a jump it felt like i would just fall out of the air. Maybe too much downhaul??

Anyhow, i though, screw it, I am going back to the 3.0, so I re-rigged to 3.0!!  Oh yeah, I was lit, didn't feel those holes anymore. I just was not getting any moves so I thought I would save my energy for some freestyle sailing another day, and quit. (Everytime I wanted to do a jump or ride a swell, someone was there.)  I went in and the parking lot was a zoo, of course. Gonna be a busy day!!

I went home and went for a super fun bike ride, yeah!  2 sport day.

Scott had a great time sailing, of course. .😆

I saw the photos on FB of the swell later in the day and it was spectacular.

08/08/2022 (12th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
W@20mph

Board:         Sail: 3.8 S2 Maui Dragon

Rigged too small. Got to hatch and Asma and Sofie were on 3.4 & 4.2 so I rigged 3.8 and it was too small. Grrr. Guess I need to rig the same as Sofie.

I was a bit bummed to be underpowered, then the wind KICKED IN! Spray on the wave tops. This was at 4 pm. Scott and I decided to stick around and sail some more, but the people were filing into the parking lot like crazy, so we waited a bit, hoping to go out when it was less busy. We finally rigged and i was crazy overpowered on 3.0. I went upwind 'cause it was absolutely frightening with all the wingers off the point. The water was rough upwind so I decided to go back downwind and i couldn't get downwind, it was so strong!!!  I had to go to the Oregon side to lose some ground to go downwind. Holy Cow!  Not the best day for me. Scott had a friggin' blast. It was crazy busy and windy until dark. Wow.

08/07/2022 (43rd this year)
Mark @ Wildcat
SE@16mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 6.5 Duotone Slick

I could write an entire blog on this day trip, but I will spare everyone. I visited Swantner, North Beach, Sunset Lake, and Wildcat. Wildcat for the win. I had it all to myself except a brief encounter with a kite foiler. Great launch, steady wind, fun chop. Some of the chop was pretty good sized despite the wind strength. I had my short mast on my foil since I had no locals to ask about the water depth. I may have to get a 75cm one cheap if I sail there more often. I am sure it can get crowded when the wind is up, but today, just me. Oh, and I made a tack today. I had to as I knew the water was getting shallow fast. Beginner's luck. I sailed a lot of toeside out of my jibes today. It is much harder for me on starboard than port. I need to start to try to switching my feet on foil.

08/04/2022 (11th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Wall
SW@25mph

Board: Tabou Pocket Wave 69L         Sail: 3.4 S2 Maui Dragon

The Wall was cranking at 7 am and we knew it was a gamble to go, but we did.  

I was planing moderatedly for a few reaches & then it just died. i tried 4.2 and still was not good, crazy gusts and lulls.

Seemed to get better so I tried 3.4 big board a bit later and it just died again. 

Definitely not a good Wall set-up. 

We went to Doug's and I sailed 3.4/85L and it was pretty good. Definitely gusty, but pretty smooth.  

Next to no wind in the forecast for the next few days.

08/03/2022 (10th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
W@18mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 4.2 S2 Maui Dragon

What a day!  Sailed early and had a great time! Got a good table top (i think) on my 1st reach. Yay!  Got quite a few of my smaller ramp shov-its on starboard and another good (i think) table top.

Was working on flakas!  Some really felt good, good timing getting sail upwind and popping board, but landing flat. Need to tuck up back foot to drop the nose!

Took a rest and then Asma, Sofie, Brad, Alex and Mani showed up, so I went back out again. Ah Chihuahua I was lit on the 4.2!  It had picked up!

I worked on cf spocks. Felt like I was getting the board to spin upwind more. Scott had some video, so I know I need to get farther!

It was so very crowded. Ykes.

 

08/02/2022 (9th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
WNW@20mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 3.8 S2 Maui Dragon

Had a fun am freestyle sesh @ The Hatch. Got some fun shov-its and 2 good (I think) table tops. Pretty lit 3.8 for a while.

Then we raced out to The Wall and it was pretty bad. We waited around for 1.5 hours and finally decided to drive to Arly. It had been blowing well out there for a while. 

When we drove up towards Arly it was lit up!  It looked spectacular!  I quickly rigged 3.0 and hit the water. It was very good for 1 hour 4:15-5:15 and then it just got crappy. But man, for 1 hour it was so fun. I got a giant starboard shov-it, one of the bigger ones ever, I think. Just as I hit the ramp a giant gust came through and I got a lot of lift. So fun!  I also got a very good (I think) table top on starboard on one of those big ramps by the Arly launch. It felt good and it felt big. The swell was pretty decent and the wind direction was good too. It was so hot at The Wall and Arly!  I wore my shorty @ Arly and it felt great!!

We then picked up Thai food in The Dalles and called it a day. It was a long day.  

08/01/2022 (8th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
SSW@21mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!, Tabou Pocket Wave 69L         Sail: 3.4 S2 Maui Dragon, 3.8 S2 Maui Dragon

We got to Hatch early and it was gusty, but we went out to avoid the crowds later. It was way better than expected so I switched from freestyle to wave board pretty quickly. Some super fun reaches, 2 big floaty port shov-its off the point, my fav shov-it swell was coming through, and then it 100% died.

I went back out later on 3.8/85L and was LIT, could have been on 3.4 and then it DIED again. 2 fun port shov-its again. 

I love it when it is southerly, not northerly!

The wind was only pulsing for 1/2 hour or so at a time.

Very cloudy, bad set-up.  

07/31/2022 (7th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ Viento!
SSW@20mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 4.2 S2 Maui Dragon

Went to Viento & it was pretty bad. Choppy, gusty and crowded. Cars were parked out to the RR tracks!  Everyone was there.

So, on the way home we swung by the hatch and no one had shown up yet, so I rigged 4.2 againa and went out. Def more fun than Viento, even tho gusty. Did start getting wingy, so I called it a day, prob sailed another hour.  

Alex, Mani, Brad, Phil all went to Viento after I left, and Alex and Brad said they had fun. Maybe the wind direction changed and it got better after I left.

07/30/2022 (41st this year)
Alissa @ North Beach, TX
SE@13mph

Board: North Seek 77L wing board 2021         Sail: 5.2 S2 Dragon '20

Probably the lightest wind I've launched in, and it worked! Gusts were definitely higher, and I am still not good/efficient, so I needed a gust and a few tries to pump onto the foil. But once up, it worked! I'm still dealing with post-covid exhaustion. This little 45-minute session took me out for the rest of the day and a couple more. I've been missing lots of great mid-summer wind due to this. 

07/30/2022 (6th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
W@17mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 4.6 S2 Maui Dragon

Well, I rigged wrong. some gusts came through and tricked me into rigging 4.2, bad call. Then rigged 4.6, but it died off to heli-tack wind, so I worked on my helis & upwind 360 Diablos!  Getting super smooth and consistent, able to do in more wind.

Some guy came up to me on the beach & was raving about my tricks, that was kinda cool.  

I need to work on a new trick, something fairly easy to figure out. 🤣

Hopefully planing wind tomorrow. HUGE wind is coming next week. 

Lots of people in town: Sven, Shannon, Zoe & Peter.  Asma and Sofie coming next week.

 

 

07/29/2022 (42nd this year)
Mark @ BIB
SSE@18mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 5.5 Duotone Unit

I checked out one of Alissa's favorite wing sites. She even drove by to show me exactly where to launch from. I chose to check out BIB as well since I was hoping to windsurf too. BIB is currently too weedy to foil, especially near WW. I put up with it, but it was a pain. Then, I decided to drive back and check out Swantner again. Nobody was there and the chop was crashing into the seawall which made the launch seem sketchy, so I decided to go to Oleander instead to windsurf. I got everything all rigged up, but when I put the boom on, the inhaul rope snapped. NBD I thought to myself, I have line in the car. Unfortunately I could not get the broken old line out of the cleat in the boom clamp and I finally had to bail. Check your lines! Kind of frustrating since it was a lot of driving, but there has been zero wind in Austin.

07/29/2022 (5th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
W@17mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 4.2 S2 Maui Dragon

Pretty up and down again. 4.2 was barely enough and then it gusted to 32 while I was on 4.2!  Oh my word!  But, I hung on & it was relatively short lived.

I got one really great feeling 1/2 funnel, nice pop and nose of board started heading into the wind.  

1 CF puneta attempt felt good, slidey and nose went upwind.

I worked on CF spocks a bunch. The nose of the board is definitely heading up wind.  

1 planing duck tack.

No shov-its at all,  just wasn't lined up right when I had power.  

 

07/28/2022 (4th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
W@19mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 4.2 S2 Maui Dragon

Pretty fun freestyle day. Quite North and up and down.  

Got 3 planing duck tacks and quite a few shov-its on small ramps, such good practice. I really would love to learn to do them on flat water like Sven Eslinger.

I was getting lots of lift, just gotta be lit. The commitment involved for flat water seems like it must be insane. I will keep trying on smaller and smaller ramps.

A couple 1/2 funnel moves, not nearly as great as yesterday; being so north, wind just wasn't lined up right w/ the swells for me.

 

07/27/2022 (3rd this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
W@20mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 3.8 S2 Maui Dragon

FREESTYLE day!

Started on 4.2 and quickly rigged 3.8.

I started getting pops for the funnel! 

I am entering by carving into switch/backwinded on a swell and then poppin 180 degrees, so 1/2 of a funnel. I did this a bunch of times. Yeah!!

I am so excited!  I just started working on this the other day and i figured it would take a long time to figure out how to pop from this weird position. 

Super Stoked!!

I also got a clew first puneta and close on a second one!  

Some fun starboard shov-its on smallish ramps, (much harder than on big ramps).

Fabulous day!!  

07/26/2022 (2nd this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
W@15mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 4.6 S2 Maui Dragon

2 sport day! 

Biking: Rode Post Canyon with McFancy @ 6:30 AM!  Excellent ride!

Windsurfing: I did so well w/ my 3 new tricks. Could do them in stronger wind & have a combo that flows.
Cf heli, straight into fin 1st heli & then  straight into backwinded 360 diablo.
2 planing duck tacks.

07/26/2022 (40th this year)
Alissa @ Swantner Park, TX
SE@16mph

Board: North Seek 77L wing board 2021         Sail: 4.5 Armstrong V1 wing '21

First time not being the only winger!! 

07/24/2022 (39th this year)
Alissa @ Cole Park, TX
ESE@0mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 4.6 S2 Dragon '20

Weirdly onshore but fun

07/24/2022 (1st this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
W@12mph

Board: JP 85L Freestyle!         Sail: 4.6 S2 Maui Dragon

Well, in the middle of the heatwave a small puff of wind came down the columbia.

I rigged my 'big' sail and went out to play. Planing in the middle, but pretty lightly, so i focused on light wind freestyle.

I did get a perfect planing duck tack on the inside and a nice starboard boomerang. :)

Non planing I got lots of upwind 360 diablo sailducks (like a backwinded duck tack), i am getting them figured out. Scott said 'they look cool'. Yeah!

I got a few clew first (cf) heli tacks and some fin first (ff) heli tacks on the nose of the board. I can only do them in really light wind, so i was stoked to be able to practice.

There are multiple ways to get out of sailing ff, one of which is turning the tail of the board downwind; this is considered 'hard', so I have been working on this too.  

Anyhow, tons of fun playing around. 

 

07/22/2022 (17th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@29mph

Board: '? RRD Wavetwin 66         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.4, 2019 Ezzy Elite 2.7

Made a nice turn onto some beautiful swell, kablam!!!, massive gust tore the sail out of my hands, thank goodness I had unhooked :) 

Best day of the season yet!

07/21/2022 (41st this year)
Mark @ BIB
SSE@21mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek

Nearly perfect day. Monster Traction Paint = Worst. Product. Ever.

07/21/2022 (16th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@21mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Maui Sails 3.5

Pretty fun, pretty 

07/19/2022 (38th this year)
Alissa @ North Packery, TX
SE@0mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 5.2 S2 Dragon '20

First wave sesh in ages! Good number of windsurfers out.

07/18/2022 (15th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@22mph

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

choppy, less sweet swell

07/17/2022 (37th this year)
Alissa @ Swantner Park, TX
SE@0mph

Board: North Seek 77L wing board 2021         Sail: 4.5 Armstrong V1 wing '21

Another fun sunset sesh

07/17/2022 (14th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@25mph

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

Swell glorious Swell

07/16/2022 (36th this year)
Alissa @ Sunset Lake, TX
SE@0mph

Board: North Seek 77L wing board 2021         Sail: 4.5 Armstrong V1 wing '21

Teaching Lori about rigging and launching. Which is about as far as my teaching qualifications go.

07/15/2022 (13th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@24mph

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

Bette's burrito was sitting a bit too heavy in my stomach. Made me a little less playful, but a few people (ok, Buck and one other) said I was ripping it up, which made me feel lighter!

07/13/2022 (46th this year)
Mike C @ Pistol River
NNW@21mph

Board: Pyramid Pro 82         Sail: 4.8 S1 Pro

Excellentness. Had some feel good turns and hits. Possibly the last session of my secondment to Oregon, but we will see. 

07/13/2022 (12th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@28mph

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

Carved down a swell, did a bottom turn, then smacked the breaking lip...so sweet! Probably not quite as smooth and awe inspiring as that sounds, but it still made my morning!

07/12/2022 (45th this year)
Mike C @ Florence
NNW@20mph

Board: Pyramid Pro 82         Sail: 4.4 S1 Pro

The wind all week Pistol forecast fizzled. So Monday we went rock climbing on some sea cliffs in the middle of nowhere. Super fun. Then hit up Florence today. Less fun. The waves were sizable, the wind less so. Win some, lose some! :)

PS - officially love my new board. It fully rips in the waves.

07/12/2022 (11th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@25mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Combat Fly HD 3.2

What a scene!! Overheard this...(a father talking to his son) "Watch out for other people, especially the windsurfers." Thanks, good advice! 

Derigging in my bikini is the best!!!

07/10/2022 (35th this year)
Alissa @ Swantner Park, TX
SE@15mph

Board: North Seek 77L wing board 2021         Sail: 4.5 Armstrong V1 wing '21

A breakthrough day - first time sailing without even the slightest whitecap, which had been my security net until now. I'm still not good at pumping onto the foil, but I got practice and did eventually always find a way to make it happen. I practiced pumping the foil and powered through some light spots that way. Practiced letting go with one hand just a second at a time. I am loving this sport for saving the summer, which has been unusually quiet for wave sailing. Also loving the sunset sessions 2 minutes from home! 

07/10/2022 (44th this year)
Mike C @ Pistol River
NNW@23mph

Board: Pyramid Pro 82         Sail: 4.4 S1 Pro

Really fun day bustin da moves.

07/10/2022 (10th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@18mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: 2019 Goya Bonzai X Pro 4.2

Exo and shorts weather is the best!!! Yes, I've been sailing, just not logging. 

07/09/2022 (34th this year)
Alissa @ Swantner Park, TX
SE@18mph

Board: North Seek 77L wing board 2021         Sail: 4.5 Armstrong V1 wing '21

Second time using the boom, and I am liking it. 

07/09/2022 (43rd this year)
Mike C @ Pistol River
NNW@20mph

Board: Pyramid Pro 82         Sail: 4.8 S1 Pro

It was dead calm when we arrived at noon but by 3pm it was cranking. Super fun. Warm! Didn't need a hat.

07/06/2022 (33rd this year)
Alissa @ Swantner Park, TX
SE@16mph

Board: North Seek 77L wing board 2021         Sail: 4.5 Armstrong V1 wing '21

My lightest sesh ever, which was good practice. I noticed a small crowd forming on the seawall, and I thought someone was catching a big fish, so I kept a great distance. But they never dissipated. Finally I came in because it was getting dark. It turned out they were all watching me and cheering and clapping. I still wasn't paying attention and I thought the clapping was a birthday party, until random people started coming over and telling me how awesome I am. LOL! And I almost made a complete ass of myself trying to get back to the wall, so I'm glad I recovered and was able to casually walk up it like NBD.

07/06/2022 (42nd this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@18mph

Board: Skate 92         Sail: 4.4 S1 Pro

Working on dude gybes.

07/04/2022 (32nd this year)
Alissa @ Cole Park, TX
SE@23mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 5.2 S2 Dragon '20

Fun session and a good amount of people out. Swell not as big as I would have liked, but otherwise it was perfect! Great to be able to sail after a morning of mountain biking. Fun long weekend. 

07/03/2022 (41st this year)
Mike C @ The Wall
W@24mph

Board: Pyramid Pro 82         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

Fun day out. Was awesome sailing with only 3-4 people on the water. Excellent dinner courtesy of Buck and LBell.

07/02/2022 (31st this year)
Alissa @ Swantner Park, TX
SE@16mph

Board: North Seek 77L wing board 2021         Sail: 4.5 Armstrong V1 wing '21

This was the session I'd been dreaming of! Not enough wind to windsurf the bay, but I can launch 2 1/2 minutes from my house and have a great time on the wing. Instant dropoff at Swantner. And great swell riding on the way in. I was really depowering the sail. I'm still not secure enough to let go with one hand. But I could see how that could happen one day. Each of the three sessions on my new gear have taught me a lot. 

07/02/2022 (40th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SSE@22mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125, Quatro Wing Drifter Pr         Sail: 5.5 Duotone Unit, 5.6 Severne S-1 Pro

Repeat of yesterday only started earlier on the wing. First time on my new Unit V2. It is great, just missing the middle of the boom. I am making my jibes, now I just need to learn to switch feet on foil. WIndsurfing would have been perfect if my board had some deck traction.

07/02/2022 (40th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@26mph

Board: Grip 76         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

Best sesh yet. Super fun. Smaller board really helped.

07/02/2022 (31st this year)
Alissa @ North Packery, TX
W@0mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 5.2 S2 Dragon '20

Finally, wind at the beach again! I was testing Olivier's old fanatic quad board. Then compared to my own. I liked both.

07/01/2022 (39th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@25mph

Board: Pyramid Pro 82         Sail: 3.6 S1 Pro

Badassery all day looooong. Buck legato'd too. Woah. What a cunning linguist.

07/01/2022 (39th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SSE@23mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek

It is a holiday weekend and there were just two people at BIB when I got there. The wind was awesome. Shallow and weedy was all I could figure, until finally some of the regulars showed up @4pm. I had to come off the water @ 5:30p because my hands were starting to get torn up from not having sailed in a month. When I came in I saw I put a small hole in my monofilm from my harness hook. I had redone my board's deck traction with Monster Traction Paint. It was easy to apply, looks great, and felt like it was going to work. Unfortunately, the traction was horrible. I could not keep my leeward foot from slipping off on jibes. Tacks were terrible. I though it might get better after a while, but I finally had to go back in and put on booties. I hate sailing with booties.

06/29/2022 (38th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@18mph

Board: Skate 92         Sail: 4.4 S1 Pro

I suggested Buck's next windlog should be "Foillatio" because it's funny, on a number of levels. But he won't.

06/28/2022 (37th this year)
Mike C @ Dougs
W@22mph

Board: Pyramid Pro 82         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

BAFin. Looked like it had picked up a bit as I left. Patience is a virtue.

06/27/2022 (36th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@20mph

Board: Skate 92         Sail: 4.4 S1 Pro

Finally I'm warm! Got picked up way upwind at swell after an end of sesh river slogathon.

06/26/2022 (29th this year)
Alissa @ North Beach, TX
SE@16mph

Board: North Seek 77L wing board 2021         Sail: 4.5 Armstrong V1 wing '21

Day 2 on the new gear and it clicked much better. I was appreciating the glide of the foil. I feel about bold enough to get back to Swantner, which would be great. Lots of jellies that were not there Friday. I had my full suit on and never got stung until I came in and grabbed the foil mast. I had been hitting jellies and it was slimy with residue. It was fine, I just had to laugh that they got revenge. 

06/24/2022 (28th this year)
Alissa @ North Beach, TX
SE@20mph

Board: North Seek 77L wing board 2021         Sail: 4.5 Armstrong V1 wing '21

New foil gear came in just as I was ready to leave! I took an extra hour figuring it out, and I love the gear. Still fighting with the sport a bit, but this seems like the perfect gear to get me there. Windlog will not display my board and wing entries. 

06/23/2022 (9th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@28mph

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

So this happened...

I was jibing on the outside swell and my universal disconnected from my board which shot downwind leaving me with the rig. In the typical Hatch size swell I could not see the board at all. I panicked for a split second, but then decided I was closer to the Oregon side of the river (I also did not want to cross the main ripping current) and started swimming that way with my rig tied by the sail cap extender to my harness. 

Soonish, Karl thankfully saw me and stopped to help, but with such a strong current we decided I should just continue swimming and he would inform Buck of my whereabouts. Off he sailed...but then Scott stopped and as we discussed the options, JP swung by and simply asked "where's the board?"

Now I will use McFoxy's words to tell the rest of the story...

We were all searching for your board and then i saw JP swimming like Michael Phelps trying to get your board to you. 
He was a long ways from you!

He somehow propped your board on his floating sail & laid on his board, surfboard style, & paddled like a madman, with his sail, (your board on top), dragging along with him. 

Scott said when JP got closer to you he ditched all of hIs own gear, swam your board to you & then swam back to retrieve his own drifting gear. 

It is because of him that u got your board back & were able to sail in. 
He is a prince. 👑 

Yes, he is a prince indeed!! And a humble one, since when I tried to thank him and inquire if his sail was damaged in the process he said "nope easy breasy".

Meanwhile, Buck was so worried because he went to the rocks to spectate and found the normally bustling Point area empty. Everyone was on the Oregon side helping me! I had floated quite far upwind so it took me a few reaches to return to the Point to which Buck said "Never mind. Here she is" and hung up the call to 911. 
 

Safe and sound all thanks to the amazing people I am fortunate enough to sail with here in the Columbia Gorge!!!

06/23/2022 (35th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@28mph

Board: Pyramid Pro 82         Sail: 4.0 Riot

It was going off. Unfortunately I wasn't! 🤷🏽‍♂️

06/22/2022 (34th this year)
Mike C @ Dougs
W@20mph

Board: Pyramid Pro 82         Sail: 4.0 Riot

Yeah, no.

06/20/2022 (13th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '19 Ezzy Elite 2.7

Foillo

06/20/2022 (33rd this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@25mph

Board: Pyramid Pro 82         Sail: 4.4 S1 Pro

Often when sailing at the Hatchery there is a rainbow floating off the back of my boom. It's really beautiful. I love it.

06/19/2022 (12th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '19 Ezzy Elite 2.7

Fiol

06/19/2022 (32nd this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@26mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

Good day. I'm still a bit cold tbh.

06/18/2022 (31st this year)
Mike C @ Dougs
W@26mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

This is more like it! Funtastic.

06/17/2022 (30th this year)
Mike C @ Dougs
W@25mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 4.0 Riot

Was baf'ing and feeling disappointed that I hadn't yet had a proper session. Came in to call it. Hung out with Bill for a bit then the sun came out the wind picked up, we decided to try it again and I had a really fun 15 minutes with legit gorge wind. Yay!

06/17/2022 (11th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '19 Ezzy Elite 2.7

Faoila

06/16/2022 (10th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@18mph

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

Foil

06/14/2022 (9th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

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

Foil!

06/14/2022 (29th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@20mph

Board: Skate 92         Sail: 4.4 S1 Pro

Quick funnnie!

06/13/2022 (8th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '19 Ezzy Elite 2.7

Foil

06/13/2022 (27th this year)
Alissa @ North Packery, TX
SE@20mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 5.2 S2 Dragon '20

Marginal, so I was not fully planing, but it did pick up as the session went on. The tide was ultra low, so the waves weren't up to standard, and once I fell in a ways off the beach and it was knee deep when I landed! I was enjoying it nonetheless and stayed out 90 minutes. Partially making up for the fact that I also came yesterday but forgot my mast, so I could only surf.

06/13/2022 (28th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@25mph

Board: Skate 92         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

Fun quickie.

06/12/2022 (27th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@25mph

Board: Skate 92         Sail: 4.8 S1 Pro

Very overpowered quickie. Meter said 22. I said nah.

06/11/2022 (26th this year)
Mike C @ Dougs
W@18mph

Board: Skate 92         Sail: 4.8 S1 Pro

Quickie.

06/09/2022 (8th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@20mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: 2019 Goya Bonzai X Pro 4.2

Nice hour - we nailed it.

06/09/2022 (7th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@18mph

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

Caught a nice 1 hour peak.

06/08/2022 (7th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@20mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: 2019 Goya Bonzai X Pro 4.2

Crunched my fin on a rock when launching - ouch!

06/08/2022 (25th this year)
Mike C @ Marina
W@18mph

Board: Skate 92         Sail: 4.8 S1 Pro

Kids were shredding. The near shore current was crazy strong. Took out Bens kit for 15 minutes and had fun.

06/06/2022 (24th this year)
Mike C @ Dougs
W@23mph

Board: Skate 92         Sail: 4.4 S1 Pro

Death chop. Got cold. Summer ain't here just yet.

06/06/2022 (26th this year)
Alissa @ North Packery, TX
SE@26mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 4.6 S2 Dragon '20

I had the session of my life! So fun! Good crowd on the water. And I felt fantastic. The training and practice are paying off.

06/05/2022 (6th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@18mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: 2019 Goya Bonzai X Pro 4.2

Barely made it back to the point the first time. Phew! Strong current!! At least I got some planing, swell ride, duck in the second "session". 

06/03/2022 (5th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@15mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: 2019 Goya Bonzai X Pro 4.2

Out and (thankfully) back schlog. Way more stoked by the post "session" ride at Post!

06/03/2022 (6th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@15mph

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

Stood at the edge in the current for 15 minutes or so waiting for a puff, then sailed for probably an hour.

05/30/2022 (25th this year)
Alissa @ North Packery, TX
SE@25mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 4.6 S2 Dragon '20

It got super onshore and less fun than Sunday. I stopped once I could no longer ride waves and stay upwind. But I did enjoy the vacation morning!

05/30/2022 (4th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@21mph

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

Less wind than yesterday and a whole lot more people!! Came very close to being nailed by a winger who turned down some swell without looking and had to purposely fall in to avoid colliding with PCB (who also had to fall in) and a winger. I know it was a holiday, but I don't think this amount of people on the water bodes well for summertime. I guess I need to have an attitude shift to celebrate all the happy, healthy people out enjoying nature!

05/30/2022 (5th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@21mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '19 Ezzy Elite 2.7

Sailed a bit longer and more aggressively than I have been. The shoulder felt it afterwards.

05/30/2022 (23rd this year)
Mike C @ Gnaraloo
ESE@24mph

Board: Skate 92         Sail: 4.4 Riot

After Sundays mega session I woke with blisters on my hands and one on the top of my foot (never good). Generally beat up. Went for the Packery dawn sesh but it was slightly less than perfect so didn't sail long. Then hit Bird and couldn't do anything. Got cranky. But about Sunday....great sesh. 
 

PS - stopped at Starbucks on the island. It has been a few years since I got a latte. Got 2 coffees and it was $11.50. Like, what?? Mind boggling that people are prepared to pay that. That's like 3 gallons of gas. 🤯

PPS - great to have Ania in town shredding the waves on my favorite board...

05/30/2022 (38th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
S@20mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 5.0 Duotone Slick

Amazing 1 hour session. I loved it until my watch told me to go in. Sadly, my back is injured again. Fingers crossed it heals fast.

05/29/2022 (3rd this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@24mph

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

Delightful.

05/29/2022 (4th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@21mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '19 Ezzy Elite 2.7

L had the entire Hatch and Swell City to herself until I got out there and a few wingers started emerging from Nutter Cove. Luckily they were all pretty much still learning so they spent most of the time in the water. Smooth uncrowded bliss. Everyone was out east.

05/29/2022 (22nd this year)
Mike C @ Packery
SE@25mph

Board: Goya Quad 84         Sail: 4.8 S1 Pro

Great fun. 

05/29/2022 (24th this year)
Alissa @ North Packery, TX
SE@25mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 4.6 S2 Dragon '20

Fun wave session. Lots of civilians, as expected, but luckily all staying close to shore. So the water was all ours. I got out before any traffic backups.

05/29/2022 (24th this year)
Alissa @ Sunset Lake, TX
W@25mph

Board:         Sail:

Wing demo day 2. I asked them to critique my gear. Findings: board is too big, foil is too beginner, the MF foil tail is on mf UPSIDE DOWN (explains the twitchiness and difficulty settling in), and I don't need the straps unless I'm planning on jumping. And I have rigged my foil like this every. single. time. for two years, because the assembly was demonstrated to me this way when I bought the gear, and I took a picture for reference. And it's definitely like this in the pic. And I definitely asked about it was was told that Go Foil is the only company that reverses the tail. And the guy today was a Go Foil employee and said they definitely don't reverse it.

I'm about to sell every last thing. And maybe buy some of the demo gear? Though I'm not even in a rush to buy, just to move on from this stuff. Today I tried a 75L Naish board with a thinner foil and 4.0 wing, and despite the jump to smaller sizes, I still found everything about it easier. Having stuff put together properly was a great first step, at least.

05/29/2022 (37th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
S@14mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 6.5 Duotone Slick

Lots of humanity outside and on the water. Nice enough. Last day off for a while.

05/28/2022 (22nd this year)
Alissa @ Wildcat, TX
SE@19mph

Board: Tabou 97L foil board 2021         Sail: 5.3 Naish Wing Surfer

Demo day was fun! The gear I tried was the same size as mine but easier to ride and felt better balanced. Makes me wonder what's going on with mine. Great gear selection and event. I was impressed.

05/26/2022 (36th this year)
Mark @ Salvo, NC
S@7mph

Board: Fanatic AllWave 9'2"         Sail: 5.9 Severne S-1

Morning SUP. Afternoon WindSUP.

05/25/2022 (3rd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@19mph

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

Foil

05/25/2022 (2nd this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@20mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: 2019 Goya Bonzai X Pro 4.2

Let myself try a bit more and everything felt great! I added in some ducks and DW360s (out of straps).

05/25/2022 (35th this year)
Mark @ Salvo, NC
NW@15mph

Board: Fanatic Sky Air 5'8"         Sail: 6.5 Duotone Slick

Wing for the win. Extra day on the water. I am slowly improving.

05/24/2022 (34th this year)
Mark @ Salvo, NC
E@10mph

Board: Fanatic AllWave 9'2"         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek

One of my favorite things to do here is explore the salt marsh inlets south of Salvo on the windSUP. A little LWF, backwind sailing, and checking out all the wildlife in the preserve area. It goes on for miles, so it feels infinite and peaceful. With the SUP you can go in super shallow water and no worries if the wind gets sketchy. Thunderstorms and rain forecasted up until we leave, so today may be it for the trip.

05/23/2022 (1st this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@24mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Combat Fly HD 3.2

Yay! Back on the water! Knee felt good - I sailed conservatively, but had fun riding some swell.

05/23/2022 (2nd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@19mph

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

The supplement the medical community doesn't want you to know about: hyaluronic acid 

05/23/2022 (33rd this year)
Mark @ Salvo, NC
NE@17mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek

The windline was pretty far out, but it was 22mph last time I checked iW. Unfortunatley, it started to fade (unlike the last two days of big ramp ups at the end of the day). I could get planing, but the gusts were short and and lulls were long.

05/23/2022 (32nd this year)
Mark @ Canadian Hole
NE@15mph

Board: Fanatic Sky Air 5'8"         Sail: 6.5 Duotone Slick

I decided to head to Canadian Hole after I took a short paddle out and tested the depth outside our house. The sound water depth really changed overnight. Just me and about 3 other wingers and a couple of old school windsurfers on antique slalom gear. It was beautiful on the water and I made lots of jibes. I still suck going upwind toeside, but I can ride it for a while. I tried one tack and made it, but it was ugly. I confirmed today I bought the right board for me. I was having no issues and super early take offs.

05/22/2022 (31st this year)
Mark @ Barton's, Waves NC
SSW@20mph

Board: Fanatic Sky Air 5'8"         Sail: 5.0 Duotone Slick

Andy invited me come out and wing with his clinic after I asked for a suggestion for winging that did not require the drive to Canadian Hole. He said you had to walk out a ways. He was not kidding. When I showed up, he asked if I got the 150 liter Sky Wing. I told him, no the 120liter. He said " why do you keep listening to others, you should ask me first". He felt I was going to sink it and drag the bottom. I had just inflated the board for the first time and never been on it yet, so I kind of felt bad, but what the hell. Fortunately, I jumped on it and took off in two pumps of the wing. No Issues. It is perfect.

05/22/2022 (30th this year)
Mark @ Salvo, NC
SSW@22mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek

Triple today. Morning windsurf after dog walk on the beach. Steady 17-18mph. Then wing. Then 20-24mph afternoon of near Hatteras perfection.

05/21/2022 (29th this year)
Mark @ Salvo, NC
SSW@28mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.3 Severne S-1, 5.9 Severne Freek

Drove all day to arrive to fantastic wind right out the back door. This is the first time I have my best gear with me which was great. I originally rigged 5.9m2, but smartly came in to re-rig to the 5.3m2. Perfect first day.

05/20/2022 (1st this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

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

Foiled cautiously for around 30 minutes 

05/20/2022 (21st this year)
Alissa @ Cole Park, TX
SE@27mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 3.8 S2 Dragon '17

Weird conditions and I did a sad amount of just baffing. Fun with the BIB crew out visiting!

05/19/2022 (20th this year)
Alissa @ Cole Park, TX
ESE@25mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail:

Short session, but really fun conditions. Only problem was I forgot my 4.2, borrowed Chip's 4.0, then it picked up and I wished I had rigged my 3.8 because I sailed extra cautiously due to borrowed gear.

05/15/2022 (19th this year)
Alissa @ North Beach, TX
SE@19mph

Board: Tabou 97L foil board 2021         Sail: 5.3 Naish Wing Surfer

Much better day. I adjusted the foil location back and the foot straps angled, and that at least got things more in balance. Plus not being overpowered helped. By the end of the session I was probably back to where I left off last fall. Although I'm still not loving it, I did like it and got back too the learning/curiosity phase. It got me out planing in a day too light to windsurf the bay, which is the role I'm hoping this can fill for me. I'm hoping that the more I get comfortable, the more I like it. Fun last session with Gordon.

05/13/2022 (18th this year)
Alissa @ Cole Park, TX
SE@20mph

Board: Tabou 97L foil board 2021         Sail: 5.3 Naish Wing Surfer

Hot mess express out there. I either forgot how to do this during my time away, or being so overpowered made it harder. Maybe both. That absolutely sucked, just constantly wrecking and never dialed in. I did enjoy the company, though.

05/11/2022 (28th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
SE@12mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 6.5 Duotone Slick

Fun after work session. I just looked at the wind graphs. Wing foil is the the light wind game changer. I know kite foil is able to get going in the lightest winds, but I am convinced I had more fun than the kiters out there.

05/08/2022 (17th this year)
Alissa @ North Packery
SE@21mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 5.2 S2 Dragon '20

I woke up with a awful cold and feeling like I got run over. Took 3 types of medicine plus caffeine and majorly rallied for this session. And it was awesome! Chest high, perfectly powered except for a occasional holes in the middle where it least mattered. The family came, and the girls really loved boogie boarding. That was really fun also. For those two hours I felt great. Now I'm back home feeling rough again. I think I'm medically required to have another wave sesh tomorrow.

05/08/2022 (21st this year)
Mike C @ Bird Island
SE@23mph

Board: Rodeo 98         Sail: 4.4 S1 Pro

Fun! Finished up at Oleander. Decided to work on loops. Landed on my left buttock and it's sore like I've had a good spanking. Not that I know how that feels. If I did I wouldn't write it here! Jeez. 

05/08/2022 (27th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
S@14mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 6.5 Duotone Slick

So glad I went for it. I had the lake to myself with the exception of a few ski boats. It was a beautiful morning, and I beat the heat. The gusts were short, but very good. Only one big lull of 10mph. I was on foil 95% of the time. I know I have said it before, but the wing changes the game for me due to the ability to stay on foil due to foot pumping, plus it just feels great.

05/04/2022 (16th this year)
Alissa @ North Packery, TX
SE@0mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 5.2 S2 Dragon '20

More schlogging than planing. So more an exercise/technique session than any wave riding. Still worth it. The training pays off.

I found a turtle drowning and floated it in on my gear. Alerted the lifeguard. They called turtle rescue. I hope it's ok. But it didn't look great.

05/02/2022 (15th this year)
Alissa @ North Packery, TX
SSE@24mph

Board: Angulo Triumph 81         Sail: 4.6 S2 Dragon '20

Killer session at Packery! One of the best I've had. Sometimes logo high on the outside but still smooth. And some nice long rides.

All my locations deleted and I can't add them back :(

05/01/2022 (20th this year)
Mike C @ Bird Island
ESE@18mph

Board: Skate 92         Sail: 5.6 S1 Pro

Fun day trip with the boys. I really like the Skate 92. 

04/30/2022 (26th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SE@16mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 6.5 Duotone Slick

Perfect wing day. I am getting better and better with my jibes. I started doing the multiple heel to toe and back jibes downwind, then eventually switch feet to go back upwind. I still have to switch my feet off foil for now.