Alissa's WindLog for Thursday November 04, 2021

41st session in 2021
Sailed at Port Aransas, TX
Wind from the N (mph)
        Average: 23
Rated a 8 of 10

Board: Angulo Triumph 81
Sail: 4.6 S2 Dragon '20, 5.3 Naish Wing Surfer
Suit: O'Neill Epic 4/3 2019

I entered the Stabroad Defiwind challenge but didn't end up winning (random drawing, but I am lucky at drawings sometimes!). Still fun. So I windsurfed for 2 hours, then tried Gordon's new Tabou Pocket Air board and foil with my wing for a shorter sesh. It was hard to assess. There were a lot of new variables at play - totally different style foil, different board, first time wing foiling in the Gulf. Plus I was tired and shaky from both the physical nonstop windsurfing and from standing around getting cold in between. I did get flying on the foil for both trips out and 1 of the trips back. Did not get flying on the last back. I did get so hopelessly tangled in the leashes in the shore break before even starting that I had to unbuckle and start over. I don't like all the gear and leashes. Still not sure how much I like the sport. I remain not loving it, but also knowing I haven't experienced all of the possibitilies, so I keep dabbling and that's entertaining enough.