L Bell McFancyPants's WindLog for Friday June 23, 2006

36th session in 2006
Sailed at Rio Vista, CA
Wind from the W (mph)
        Average: 20
Rated a 9 of 10

Board: Exocet Original Wave 85L
Sail: Ezzy Wave 5.0
Fin: Yes
Suit: Full

The first day of ABK. It started off with light winds. We worked on back wind sailing and exiting back winding, which I never quite understood. Andy taught us a bunch of different pivot jybes, which I hope to try more back at Bird Island. Then, YAH, the winds came up and after a lesson on monkey ducks I spent the afternoon trying them. I never really came close, but I learned how to enter my jybes with more speed, which caused me to plane out of duck jybes when I didn't try the monkey part. At the end of the day, you watch a video of everyone in the freestyle group and Andy gives pointers.