Buck McRockbuff's WindLog for Saturday January 21, 2006

8th session in 2006
Sailed at Port Aransas, TX
Wind from the N (mph)
        Average: 25
        Gusts: 30
Rated a 10 of 10

Board: Exocet Original Wave 85l
Sail: Ezzy Wave 5.2
Suit: Full with hood
Water Temperature: 64 F
Air Temperature: 57 F

This day was the mutts nuts...the dogs danglies...the pooches pouch...the puppies peas...well, you get the idea. Landed a lot of jumps unintentionally on the nose on the unfamiliar port tack jumping. Got catapulted on one jump. Made quite a few decent tacks on the inside... was happy about that. Jason's going out...I'm riding in...he looks at me...I look at him...a wave rises up between us...he gets this look in his eye...the wave rises up to the point where all we see of each other is the top of our identical yellow Ezzy 5.3's...I know he's up to something...I see him blast over the top of the wave through my slightly scratched and slightly hazy Spectra reinforced XFilm window...he tried a forward!! I scream my approval, and the seed is planted. The waves were best down near the pier. The Girl Island Wave Riding Boot Camp 2006 of the past two weeks really paid off today, resulting in my bottom turns feeling much more easy and natural, enough to charge harder and sooner back up the wave than I had been previously. At one point, something naturally and sort of automatically happened on the way back up the wave that hinted of either a wymaroo or a wave 360, and I filed it for future reference. The next time in, the hint turned to reality, and I found myself attempting my first wave 360. I crashed and burned, but it was a blast. I was ecstatic. I'm addicted. It's all I can think about. I'm going to quit my job and live in a van on the beach at Port A. My attempt looked absolutely nothing like this: http://www.continentseven.com/movec7.php?moveid=174 I couldn't let the fun stop there, so I "tried" a forward. Problem is, I forgot to look back, neglected to sheet in hard, didn't quite move the rig forward enough, and didn't really tuck into a ball very much. But, it was the first attempt on port tack, which should count for something. The next time these conditions present themselves, i'm going to try this: http://www.continentseven.com/movec7.php?moveid=52 PSB: No PSG: Decent, cheap Mexican with L and A