Last 169 WindLogs

09/22/2021 (35th this year)
Alissa @ Port Aransas, TX
NNE@26mph

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

Laughing at Mike's report. Fun season opener - it looked very small and flat from the beach but turned out bigger than expected, chest high and rideable except when I was too overpowered to turn down the line as much as I wanted. But there were ups and downs, so I didn't want to rerig. 

09/22/2021 (32nd this year)
Mike C @ Galveston
NNE@27mph

Board: Goya Quad 84         Sail: 4.4 S1 Pro

Crankin. Fun sesh. 3-4 down the line turns on the set waves. Sadly they were only knee high. Bet Port A was epic. I got stung every time I fell in. But that's cool because I got to pee on myself.

09/21/2021 (31st this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
N@15mph

Board: Starboard Foil-X 145         Sail: 5.6 Severne S-1 Pro

Easy after work flights. Finally something.

09/19/2021 (77th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ The Wall, WA
W@28mph

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

Foil The Wall

09/15/2021 (76th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@23mph

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

Foil

09/14/2021 (75th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

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

Foil

09/13/2021 (34th this year)
Alissa @ Port Aransas, TX
NE@35mph

Board: JP radical wave 65L         Sail: 3.4 S2 Dragon '19

Nicholas stayed offshore and we got another day. I went from lightly powered on my biggest gear yesterday to fully powered on smallest gear today. Today was better! I felt very in control but also played it safe by quitting at the first hint of tiredness, which was after only about 1/2 hour. Lots of unhooked sailing and a ripping current. No beach flooding.

09/12/2021 (31st this year)
Mike C @ Port Aransas
E@20mph

Board: Goya Quad 84         Sail: 4.8 S1 Pro

It only lasted 20 mins. The wind was so onshore I landed a starboard tack back loop!!! Was great to sail with Ania.

09/12/2021 (33rd this year)
Alissa @ S. Packery, TX
ENE@18mph

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

I was just a notch under powered, which made it very tricky getting out through the storm surf due to the current ripping in the same direction. But worth it! Thanks, Nicholas. Fun sesh with the kiters.

09/11/2021 (30th this year)
Mike C @ Quintana
ENE@18mph

Board: Rodeo 98         Sail: 5.6 S1 Pro

Fun session. Really enjoyed gybing on the outside swell. 

09/09/2021 (74th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@19mph

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

Foil

09/08/2021 (73rd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@17mph

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

Foil

09/06/2021 (72nd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

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

Foil

09/05/2021 (71st this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

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

Foil

09/04/2021 (30th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SSE@15mph

Board: Starboard Foil-X 145         Sail: 5.6 Severne S-1 Pro

Wind was solid for easy foil flights, but the weeds had other ideas. I think the fact the Starboard rear stabilizer is mounted on the bottom of the fuselage makes it really susceptible to catching weeds.

09/04/2021 (29th this year)
Mike C @ Bird Island
SSE@15mph

Board: Powerglide         Sail: 7.5

Great session with the kids. They were shredding like shreddy.

08/30/2021 (70th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@25mph

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

Le foil

08/27/2021 (69th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@25mph

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

Foil

08/25/2021 (68th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@17mph

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

Foil

FYIICYDK, I sold my wing a few weeks ago. Many reasons. Too many to list. OK, here's a few: Leashes, pumps, helmets, knees, shoulders, wetsuit wear, visibility of others, too easy, fragility of wing, de-powered swell riding also works while windsurf foiling, and, lastly but not completely... I only get on my knees and put my hands in the air after the cops have pulled their guns and asked me nicely with a please and sugar on top.

08/23/2021 (67th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

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

Foil

08/22/2021 (66th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@18mph

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

Foil

Rigged too small but made it work for a bit. Pump it don't hump it.

08/21/2021 (65th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

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

Foil

08/20/2021 (32nd this year)
Alissa @ Swantner Park, TX
SE@17mph

Board: JP Gordini 95L         Sail: 5.3 Naish Wing Surfer

08/18/2021 (31st this year)
Alissa @ JP Luby's, TX
SE@23mph

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

08/18/2021 (64th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

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

Foil

08/16/2021 (63rd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@21mph

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

Foil

08/15/2021 (62nd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@18mph

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

Foil

08/14/2021 (61st this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@21mph

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

Foil

Perfect

2 hrs of sailing, just like a young person

08/08/2021 (29th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SE@23mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125, Quatro Wing Drifter Pr         Sail: 5.5 Armstrong A-Wing, 5.9 Severne Freek

A couple of runs with the wing. Weeds are now too bad to foil. Thankfully, the wind kicked in great for solid freestyle fun. Not enough people out given how awesome of a day it was. A teenage kid dropped his sail to ask what move I had just done and told me it looked cool (DW360). Made my day.

08/08/2021 (30th this year)
Alissa @ JP Luby's, TX
SSE@16mph

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

Exercise sesh. I really tried. Drove here and it was marginal and crowded. Drove to Bird and it was offshore wind with no one on the water. Back to Pack and didn't really expect to plane, and I didn't, but I physically and mentally needed the session. The evening was beautiful, I saw friends, met people, and stayed upwind. I'll take that as a win.

08/08/2021 (38th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@27mph

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

So sweet!!! Pulled up to find just one other person rigging at the point. Wind was up and down and not forecast, so that left the beautiful swell for just the 3 of us!! For about 20 mintues, then the word must have gotten out, but those special minutes were divine! I am thankful I was able to windsurf between surgeries - such a gift! My ACL surgery is Tuesday, so this session will keep me smiling for the next 10 months!!

08/08/2021 (60th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@25mph

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

Foil

08/07/2021 (37th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@23mph

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

Yah!

08/07/2021 (59th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@18mph

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

Foil

08/03/2021 (58th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@24mph

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

Foil

08/01/2021 (57th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

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

Foil

Luv u Mike heart

08/01/2021 (28th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@0mph

Board: Puffae         Sail:

I didn't sail. This is a gratitude post. Let's face it the last 12-18 months have not been easy. Hopefully you all rode it out and maintained your sanity. I was finally released from my prison (desk in my bedroom and a couple of nasty injuries that meant I couldn't escape the pandemic even if I wanted to) and got to spend some time in The Gorge. I worked a full 8 hours every day. Yes Mark I have a real job. :) but was able to get out after work for a sailing session and it was really really pleasurable. I did take some half days to sail The Rock In Pistol River which is a truly incredible sailing spot but not for the faint of heart. 
 

The kids were with me for a couple of weeks before visiting their grandparents and finally they both really took to windsurfing. They sailed the marina which is knee to waist high and that allowed them to really relax and have fun.

After a year off my sailing wasn't too bad. What I found was that I could still do stuff but I had lost my consistency. 

Hood River is such an amazing place. B&L showed me the local scene. Tuesday nights at The Ruins are insanely fun, I haven't danced so much in years. And big hugs to B&L for hosting and putting up with me and family for soooo long. You guys are truly amaze. Xxx

 

07/31/2021 (29th this year)
Alissa @ Swantner Park, TX
SE@18mph

Board: JP Gordini 95L         Sail: 5.3 Naish Wing Surfer

Today was a game changer - I went from pulling out of the driveway to rigging and walking deep enough to launch the foil in 10 minutes. There is a following swell on the way in, and I started feeling how you can let off power in the wing and swell ride a little. It was just a little too light to windsurf, so this filled that gap quickly and accessibly. There was a big wind shadow coming in to the beach, which made the landing tricky, but after the first failure I took a second run out and back and I think I figured out the trick. I think this park will become part of my regular rotation.

I also learned what happens when I let the foil come out of the wave. I did a hard belly flop from altitude off the front of the board. That hurt! 

07/29/2021 (56th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@16mph

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

Foil

07/25/2021 (55th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

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

Foil

Didn't rig big enough

07/24/2021 (27th this year)
Mike C @ Pistol River
W@26mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 4.4 S1 Pro

Bust a batten so my 4.0 is out of action and 4.4 was a little bit big. Especially at the end. Found it really challenging today. Still landed some stuff. I'm pretty broken. One more day then I can rest.

ADDENDUM 

I got off the water straight after a wave landed on my head after hitting the lip. It was pretty nasty. My neck cracked when it happened and I was compressed into a deep squat whilst still in the straps. My left knee also popped and so I called it a day. Everything seemed fine until 1am. I woke up with knee pain severe enough that I couldn't sleep. Finally, I succumbed to some Advil and it became bearable. Dr. Jeff checked it out at the beach the next day. Most likely a medial meniscus tear. So I decided to take Sunday off. Maybe the rest of the trip if I am serious about playing the long game. The wind came up late at the Rock anyway so we left early and checked out Face Rock and Florence on the way home. Face Rock looked amazing but was a bit light. Florence was blowing like crazy but was fogged in with only 30-60 foot visibility but it looked like good sideshore direction.

07/24/2021 (54th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@19mph

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

Foil

I can potentially see a flying helitack in my future. Watching how BitMaP gets into full-on backwindedness the other day unlocked the secret. Came out of a heli today in the other direction still flying a couple inches above the water before touchdown.

07/24/2021 (28th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
SE@13mph

Board: Starboard Foil-X 145         Sail: 6.7 Severne Blade

Foil Lemonade

07/23/2021 (26th this year)
Mike C @ Pistol River
N@27mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

At first it was meh. But then it was YEAH!!!!!

07/22/2021 (36th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@25mph

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

Fun!

07/22/2021 (53rd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@18mph

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

Foil

07/21/2021 (35th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@27mph

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

Good in the gusts and very nice swell. 

07/21/2021 (25th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@27mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

Short. But sweet.

07/20/2021 (52nd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.0

Foil

07/20/2021 (34th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@22mph

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

Happiness!

07/20/2021 (24th this year)
Mike C @ Dougs
W@28mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

Guillaume is in town which is cool. Apparently it was 35 mph for

a while, but I'm not buying it. 

07/19/2021 (33rd this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@22mph

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

Nice swell, enjoyable wind for about 30 minutes and then the wind ramped up to averaging 30. I lasted about 10 more minutes.

07/19/2021 (23rd this year)
Mike C @ Dougs
W@27mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

Ramps we're setting up great for jumping.

07/18/2021 (22nd this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@20mph

Board: Rodeo 98         Sail: 4.8 S1 Pro

Chill. 

07/18/2021 (32nd this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@21mph

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

Mellow day! Nice session!

07/18/2021 (51st this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@19mph

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

Foil

07/17/2021 (50th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@19mph

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

Foil

07/16/2021 (31st this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ Doug's Beach, WA
W@28mph

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

Challenging

07/16/2021 (27th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SSE@19mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125, Quatro Wing Drifter Pr         Sail: 5.5 Armstrong A-Wing, 5.9 Severne Freek

Wing foil and windsurf, mainly wing foil

IMG_1464

 

07/16/2021 (21st this year)
Mike C @ Dougs
W@28mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 3.6 S1 Pro

Not every session can be great.

07/16/2021 (28th this year)
Alissa @ JP Luby's, TX
ESE@23mph

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

Late sesh watching the sunset from the water. I've had a breakthrough lately where I'm sailing a notch better for some reason, and I'm loving feeling so tuned in and comfortable. Today was a little marginal wind and smaller waves, but I worked them for all I could and truly appreciated it. Feeling amazing!

07/15/2021 (30th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@27mph

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

Got there just in time for a mass exodus of sailors saying the wind was getting lighter. Perfect for me!

07/15/2021 (20th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@28mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 3.6 S1 Pro

The badassery Funometer was dialed up pretty high.

07/13/2021 (29th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@29mph

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

Badassery 3.2, which should have been Badassery 2.7.

07/13/2021 (19th this year)
Mike C @ Pistol River
W@28mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 3.6 S1 Pro

After yesterday's best jumping day ever and being fourth day on I decided to focus on riding and not tempt fate. 
It takes a certain character to sail this spot. The colorful but aging locals that I met here 7 years ago seem to be still hanging in there mostly. Anyway back to the Gorge. It's windy there too but I'm gonna make myself take a rest day.

07/13/2021 (49th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@29mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard, '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '14 The Fly 3.2, '19 Ezzy Elite 2.7

Foil y legado

07/12/2021 (28th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@28mph

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

Strong wind and good swell - YES! Since I can't jump, my swell riding has taken priority and I am lovin' it! 

07/12/2021 (18th this year)
Mike C @ Pistol River
W@28mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 3.6 S1 Pro

I landed a back loop that was just....

I hit a head high ramp that was just perfect. Just went up, just so so high and then there was just this moment of silent weightlessness. At that instant I just looked over my shoulder and in just a fraction of a second the nose of the board pierced the water and I found myself just standing there sheeted in ready to go just having landed a perfect back loop. Just casually I hooked in, gave myself a woohoo and just sailed away with a big grin on my face. It's was...just...amazing.

07/12/2021 (48th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@25mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard, '? RRD WaveTwin 66         Sail: '14 The Fly 3.2, '19 Ezzy Elite 2.7

Foil y legado

07/11/2021 (27th this year)
Alissa @ JP Luby's, TX
SSE@22mph

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

Absolutely perfect! Defined sets and smooth waves. I love the evening sesh and I think this is the best I've ever sailed Packery. There were some holes and I appreciated four riders out all being connoisseurs of the occasionally marginal conditions and having a great time. But then the wind came back solidly and i loved that even more.

07/11/2021 (27th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@26mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Combat Fly HD 3.2

Timed my sesh perfectly!!

07/11/2021 (17th this year)
Mike C @ Pistol River
NNW@28mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 3.6 S1 Pro

The Rock. Got worked. Liked it.

07/10/2021 (26th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@26mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Combat Fly HD 3.2

Fantastic with a capital FANTASTIC!

07/10/2021 (47th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@25mph

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

Foil

07/10/2021 (16th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@25mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

Hatchilicious badassery.

07/08/2021 (46th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@26mph

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

Foil

07/08/2021 (25th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@28mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: '10 Naish Session 3.7, 2019 Ezzy Elite 2.7

Started on the 3.7 and held on for quite a while, but when I noticed Buck exiting the water I grabbed his 2.7 and kept going for a few runs. Second session a bit later on the 2.7 was fun! Quite the crowd!

07/08/2021 (15th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@25mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

Fun with a capital FUN!!

07/07/2021 (24th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@23mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Combat Fly HD 3.2

Seriously 9 to 35. Pretty much a duo session with Buck and then a solo session for a bit. Nice swell coming through and I had some of my best clew first swell rides ever!!

07/07/2021 (14th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@23mph

Board: Rodeo 98         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

Legado

07/07/2021 (45th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

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

Foil

07/06/2021 (44th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

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

Foil

07/05/2021 (23rd this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@22mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Combat Fly HD 3.2

Badassery!!

07/05/2021 (43rd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

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

Foil

07/04/2021 (22nd this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@28mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Combat Fly HD 3.2

Happy 4th of July!! Fun zipping around in the gusts with just a couple handfuls of us on the water probably due to the up and down conditions. Good core workout in the lulls. Really a beautiful day...I need to break out the exo top for sure!!

07/04/2021 (13th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@24mph

Board: Rodeo 98         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

Happy 4th July. Fun day on the water and hanging out on the rocks. Went out on the KT83 and it was a bit rubbish. So I switched to the freestyle and had a blast. It felt enormous after a couple of weeks sailing just the wave board. Was surprised and super happy to make some Spock 540s. It may be a couple of years since I did one last. I really need a rest day!

07/04/2021 (42nd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@24mph

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

Foil

07/03/2021 (41st this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@28mph

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

Legado

07/03/2021 (21st this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@28mph

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

So good to be back!! Super fun morning sesh with McFoxy!

07/03/2021 (12th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@25mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 3.6 S1 Pro

I went bouldering before sailing which is a nice warm up for windsurfing. The bouldering is actually pretty good, not destination good but good enough and only 15 minutes from the hatch. First sesh on the water was mediocre. I rigged up to 4.0 for the second one and the fun factor increased. I'm thinking I should experiment with taking a sail size larger than my first choice and see how that goes. 

07/03/2021 (6th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
W@0mph

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

Epic Hatch!  McFancy is back in The Hood!  We had a dreamy 3.0 girls sesh.  

Hatch delivered again. Feels like Ground Hog Day!

07/02/2021 (5th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
W@0mph

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

Epic Hatch!  Perfect power, nice ramps.

07/02/2021 (11th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@25mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 3.6 S1 Pro

Took yesterday off on account of me hurting my lisfranc'd foot on Wednesday but it seemed fine today. So I missed the windiest day everrrrrrr, in a while, so I'm told. 
Anyway, I'm still not sailing like I would like to be, but I did land a back loop. So, you know, there's that.

07/01/2021 (4th this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Wall
W@0mph

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

The Wall delivered. I hit it just right. GoPro sesh. Best Wall of the season!

07/01/2021 (40th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@33mph

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

Legado con cojones

06/30/2021 (3rd this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
W@0mph

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

Super fun dawn patrol!!  A bunch of us showed up and Bob Stawicki came and got some photos.  

The The Wall in The pm. 3.4 gusty, direction was off, but still fun. No one there!  

06/30/2021 (10th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@30mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 3.3

Didn't sail great. Landed a back loop though. So there's that.

06/29/2021 (39th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@30mph

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

Legado the way legado should be.

Trunkin it in June!

06/29/2021 (9th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@30mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 3.6 S1 Pro

Second sesh was on 3.3. I know! 3.3!! 

Also landed a back loop.
So there's that.

06/29/2021 (2nd this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ The Hatch
WSW@29mph

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

Well, we started at Viento at 8:30 ('cause I thought there would be a morning push, and then just die). I sailed 4.6 overpowered and then 4.2 overpowered, & it was choppy, so I checked & The Hatch was coming up!  Let's get outta here!  At The Hatch I tried 3.8/big board, 3.4/big board & then realized I needed my small board, which was at home. So, I drove home and got our small boards (Scott was winging and overpowered). By the time I got out on my 3.4/small board I was overpowered, so I got the 3.0. That was a handful too!  I hung on for quite a while though.

Scott then broke a mast and swam into Cheap Beach, so I drove down to get him. I of course lost my parking spot, 'cause by now everyone was at The Hatch, so we called it a day. I rigged every sail and both boards. I have only done that once before, I think.

Man, I am tired now. 💤

06/26/2021 (26th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
SE@15mph

Board: Naish S26 Hover 6'6" Wing Air Foilboard         Sail: 5.5 Armstrong A-Wing

Big turnout at the park. Long line of cars and barely got in @noon. Good south wind for Lake Travis. I would love to try a bigger wing. I suck at getting on foil in the short gusts with my poor LW technique.

06/25/2021 (25th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SE@22mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek

Excellent wind. Super fun. Brought it, but way too hot to pump up the wing. If there is wind, I am windsurfing.

06/25/2021 (1st this year)
Rox McFoxyFox @ Viento!
WSW@19mph

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

Well, this was my 1st time sailing at Viento!  Overall seemed great, just very lite wind, schlogging.

I did have tons of fun doing light wind tricks. The wind was super steady & the water is pretty flat.

I got 5 backwinded duck tacks!  I haven't tried these since I was in Bonaire years ago. 

I also got 2 Coco Locos. This is a heli-tack onto the nose and then jumping around and adding on an upwind 360. I invented this trick in Margarita years ago & I don't do many since you need super light steady wind & they are hard.  

So, that is why I gave it a 10 fun factor even though it was schlogging wind. I had a blast!  :) 

There was no wind anywhere else on the Columbia, so it seemed like a treat to go find any wind at all.  

Now I will blow up my donut floaty toy and go float at The Hatch later.

 

06/24/2021 (8th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@25mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

Similar to Wednesday but not as good. Should have sailed 4.4. I find myself rigging for the gusts or potential wind but I think it's better rig bigger to have some back hand juice. 

06/24/2021 (38th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@24mph

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

Foil

06/23/2021 (20th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@25mph

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

So hot!

06/23/2021 (37th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@25mph

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

Perfect

06/23/2021 (7th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@25mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

My arm was sore after Saturday's session. I massaged it, stretched it, generally aggravated it and by Monday it was killing me. So I decided to leave it alone and let it rest. Felt somewhat better by today so decided to sail before the heat wave. 
Super duper fun session. Tried some micro backies and a few other things. Brian and Laura make an amazing margarita using kombucha as a mixer. 

06/23/2021 (26th this year)
Alissa @ JP Luby's, TX
SE@23mph

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

The wind plummeted halfway through my first run. I should have rerigged to the 5.2, which would have been perfect, but I was planing sometimes, threading the needle/getting lucky making it out, and the rides in were fun, so I never bothered. It was good skills practice and still quite fun. Five of us out, over time. I was happy to see Ellen there; hoping she becomes a regular. 

06/22/2021 (19th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@20mph

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

Timed it well and had a nice 45 minute session. Not much swell due to on and off wind, but fun ducking on the swell opportunities due to lighter wind.

06/21/2021 (25th this year)
Alissa @ JP Luby's, TX
SE@0mph

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

Fun dawn sesh with four of us out! I took a fin to the face, which I don't think I've ever had happen. Total amateur hour mistake with the way I handled my gear while down in the surf. Luckily it did not break the skin. Good reminder to be more careful. 

06/20/2021 (24th this year)
Mark @ BIB
SSE@23mph

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125, Naish S26 Hover 6'6" W         Sail: 5.5 Armstrong A-Wing, 5.9 Severne Freek

5 hours: 1/2 WIng, 1/2 Windsurf. Windsurf beats wing big time.

06/19/2021 (18th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@0mph

Board:         Sail:

Yes

06/19/2021 (6th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@27mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 3.6 S1 Pro

Good sesh. I mean, I'm sailing rubbish, but that's OK. The kids got out too and were ripping. Not a bad first week

06/19/2021 (36th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@25mph

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

Legado

06/18/2021 (17th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@0mph

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

Super fun!

06/18/2021 (35th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@25mph

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

Legado

06/18/2021 (5th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@27mph

Board: KT83         Sail: 3.6 S1 Pro

Crankin baby.

06/17/2021 (16th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@0mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail:

Yes.

06/17/2021 (4th this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@20mph

Board: Rodeo 98         Sail: 4.8 S1 Pro

Really fun! I'm glad for these 'light' days to test out my old and broken body. After pretty much a year of couch surfing it's not quite what it was. 

06/17/2021 (34th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@17mph

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

Foil

06/15/2021 (15th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@0mph

Board: Fanatic Quad 81         Sail: Neil Pryde Wizard 4.8

Nice mellow session to test out the knee. Felt just fine.

06/15/2021 (3rd this year)
Mike C @ Hatchery
W@20mph

Board: Rodeo 98         Sail: 4.4 S1 Pro

Short session with some slogging action. Just happy to get out. The kids sailed the marina and were out for ages which was amazing. Also Brian's foil gybes are perf! 

06/15/2021 (33rd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

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

Foil

06/13/2021 (32nd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@25mph

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

Foil.

Still OP'd on the 2.7 even after immediately rigging down from 3.2. The 74cm foil (which I don't own) would be better in this much wind.

06/13/2021 (2nd this year)
Mike C @ Rowena
W@25mph

Board: Rodeo 98         Sail: 4.0 S1 Pro

Thursday 10th June - 12 weeks post op from reattaching my ruptured distal bicep, the surgeon said I was OK to windsurf as long as I "take it easy".

Friday 11th June - packed the truck and the kids and hit the road.

Sunday 13th June - we pulled in to Rowena car park and dusted off the cobwebs with a fully lit 4.0 session!!! It's hard to take it easy in the gorge. I let go a few times mid gybe so as not to overuse but bicep but had fun and everything seems OK the next morning. Hopefully I can stay healthy this time :)

06/11/2021 (23rd this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
S@10mph

Board: Starboard Foil-X 145         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek

Foil

06/10/2021 (31st this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@21mph

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

Foil

06/10/2021 (22nd this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
SSE@14mph

Board: Naish S26 Hover 6'6" Wing Air Foilboard         Sail: 5.5 Armstrong A-Wing

Wing

06/09/2021 (30th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@18mph

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

Foil

06/09/2021 (21st this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
SSE@14mph

Board: Naish S26 Hover 6'6" Wing Air Foilboard         Sail: 5.5 Armstrong A-Wing

Wing

06/07/2021 (24th this year)
Alissa @ JP Luby's, TX
SE@25mph

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

Fun dawn patrol sesh! Summer season is so fun. 

06/06/2021 (23rd this year)
Alissa @ North Beach, TX
SSE@20mph

Board: JP Gordini 95L         Sail: 5.3 Naish Wing Surfer

This surprised me, but I stopped the session early simply because I got bored. I am not sure why. I'm still in this limbo of not loving the sport (yet? but I haven't given up on that happening) but finding it interesting and wanting to keep learning. This is the most shore break I've ever dealt with. Not Gulf level, but I did have to time the launch between "sets!"

06/03/2021 (29th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@21mph

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

Foil

Booty season ended a few days ago, so gotta wait until next spring for your next booty call.

06/02/2021 (28th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@18mph

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

Foil

(Note that if you wing foiled rather than windsurf foiled, and you are entering your logs in '2021 terse mode', the established convention is to put something such as "Wing" or "Wingy Dingy" or "Wingy Thingy" or "Wingnut" or "Nutsack" in your description. Not calling anybody out in particular really, Mark, just making a general observation.)

05/31/2021 (20th this year)
Mark @ BIB
ESE@17mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0", Starboard Foil-X 145         Sail: 5.5 Armstrong A-Wing, 5.6 Severne S-1 Pro

Foil

05/30/2021 (22nd this year)
Alissa @ Bird Island, TX
ESE@18mph

Board: JP Gordini 95L         Sail: 5.3 Naish Wing Surfer

Fun to try the foil again and just to get on the water in general. It's been a while! I feel comfortable BAFfing. Still not interested in trying jibes because I feel like I'll get hurt. 

05/28/2021 (27th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@21mph

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

Foil

05/25/2021 (26th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.0

Foil

05/22/2021 (25th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@25mph

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

Foil

05/21/2021 (24th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@24mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.0

Foil

05/20/2021 (23rd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@25mph

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

Legacy

05/19/2021 (22nd this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@25mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.0

Foil in the big swell

05/16/2021 (21st this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.0

Foil it's the best

05/15/2021 (20th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@18mph

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

Foil

05/14/2021 (19th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@17mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: North Nova 4.2

Turns out my instinctual way to jibe on a wingfoil is via duck (pun intended.) But I was letting go with my back hand instead of me front.

In the words of The Great Balz:

"I...really recommend that you get into duck jibing, cuz it's simply the best way to turn"

05/14/2021 (19th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
S@5mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail:

Experiment day. Damien suggested I try his "big" board to see if it would be more stable for me. When I picked it up from his house, it did not look so big. He reassurred me. It is the Naish Cossover Hover SUP. Same width, 1.5 feet longer, but 10 liters less volume. So, with little to no wind on the lake I paddled and popped on my knees with both boards. They were about equal in stability. Both, just barely floating on the surface. I liked the Quatro better. I think getting the footstraps off my board today allowed me to get both feet planted on the deck and then my toes were naturally placed against the kick pad which gave me a lot more control. Popping up felt more like a surfboard pop up, and paddling was comfortable and natural. I wish the wind was better, I brought my SUP today to try, but there was not enough wind to pump up the wing. I am pretty sure I have the right board for me, but I need to be able to pop up quickly and confidently to use it.

05/13/2021 (18th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@17mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: North Nova 4.2

Whadingy thingy.

Leash tangle madness. Once that happened, leash awareness kicked in and seemed to prevent it again.

Made 2 non-flying jibes. Launched from the point...won't be doing that again. 

Got flying a number of times. Not skilled enough yet to keep it going or get it going when it's slightly too light wind. Maybe next time.

Damn foot strap was even more in the way after I moved it all the way forward. Must find a leash hook to screw into a foot strap hole...

05/12/2021 (17th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@17mph

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

Foil, with 1 foot strap. Weird.

05/12/2021 (21st this year)
Alissa @ Port Aransas, TX
N@24mph

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

Great long rides. I mistakenly rigged overpowered, so I struggled with my bottom turns but worked on practicing spilling power. I'll miss these cold front days. Sailed with Barry and Matt.

05/10/2021 (16th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@16mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: North Nova 4.2

Wing

05/09/2021 (15th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.0

Foil

05/08/2021 (20th this year)
Alissa @ University Beach, TX
SE@24mph

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

I don't like this launch but came to sail with V & C, so that part was fun. I was overpowered and tried to work on power spilling jibes...blah. 

05/08/2021 (18th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
S@18mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 5.5 Armstrong A-Wing

Beautiful day, too good to pass up. I have got to get healthy first, and then, I need a bigger more stable board to learn with. I am sure my board will work better if I am more confident and pop up quicker.

05/07/2021 (19th this year)
Alissa @ North Beach, TX
W@0mph

Board:         Sail: 5.3 Naish Wing Surfer

I don't wing much, but today confirmed that it really can perfectly fill that gap when it's just under windsurf planing but I don't have the kind of time to drive to Bird for LWF. 18 mph was my sweet spot today. I was able to cruise pretty well up and down North Beach on the foil with maybe a tap down here and there. The swells were decent bay size, and I don't yet know what to do with them. I practiced turning down a couple but I am not yet fine-tuned enough to be able to use that momentum. But I can see how with continued practice that could come.

05/04/2021 (14th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@20mph

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

A nice last session before surgeries! First up, bone grafting and meniscus repair, then 3 months later, new ACL. 

05/04/2021 (14th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

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

Le foil

05/03/2021 (13th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@20mph

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

Everybody bailed and went to Dougs except us and Royn and a few wingers. The wind picked back up and delivered a perfect 4.2 session.

05/03/2021 (13th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

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

Foil

05/02/2021 (12th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@23mph

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

Love big board, small sail combo. Fun!

05/02/2021 (12th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@23mph

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

First on the freestyle, which sucked.

Then on the foil, which didn't suck.

05/02/2021 (17th this year)
Mark @ Windy Point
SSE@14mph

Board: Quatro Wing Drifter Pro 6'0"         Sail: 5.5 Armstrong A-Wing

Tough first try with the wing gear. I only managed to sail on my knees. My board was very tippy and I never felt enough power in my wing to try to stand. In the lulls, at times, it was impossible to keep the wing tip out of the water, and I was just praying for a gust to fill the canopy. My proximal hamstring tendon is not happy with me this evening.

05/01/2021 (11th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@27mph

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

I'm always wary of up/down 3.0 days, but it came through for me today. Mostly up and enough swell to keep me going when wind was down. Nice swell!! The nose of my board got run over by a truck, but it should be repairable and I most likely will not need it for about a year!

05/01/2021 (11th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@28mph

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

Legacy

04/30/2021 (10th this year)
L Bell McFancyPants @ The Hatch, WA
W@20mph

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

Nice, mellow 4.2 session. When I leave the Gorge even for a few days, I am always stunned with the beauty and feel so lucky!!

04/30/2021 (10th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@20mph

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

Foil.

Sailed out of that move I mentioned yesterday after a few crash and burn attempts.

04/29/2021 (9th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@19mph

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

Foil. No rubber on my head. No extra rubbers on the torso.

Worked on grabbing the mast down low with the back hand while grabbing the board rail with the front hand while powered by the swell. Inspired by Royn, who was in turn inspired by Balz.

04/28/2021 (18th this year)
Alissa @ JP Luby's, TX
SE@20mph

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

Wind shut down and I wound up way down the beach. 

04/27/2021 (8th this year)
Buck McRockbuff @ Hatchery, WA
W@22mph

Board: '19 Slingshot 103 Wizard         Sail: '11 Naish Force 3.0

Foil