L Bell McFancyPants's WindLog for Sunday October 22, 2006

72nd session in 2006
Sailed at Port Aransas, TX
Wind from the N (mph)
        Lulls: 20
        Average: 23
        Gusts: 27
Rated a 9 of 10

Board: RRD Wave One XS 69 liter
Sail: Ezzy Wave 3.7
Fin: Yes
Suit: Full

This is it - the much dreamed about cold front day at Port A. With much anticipation we drove down Sat evening and were rewarded with an awesome morning. I struggled at first trying to get used to using the smaller board in the waves, but I know the 85L would have been too much to handle on the outside. My next time at Bird Island, I need to work on jibing in the foot straps and coming out clue first. Brian says that will help me get the feel of doing a bottom turn. I'm not at all committing and am no where near turning back up the wave as desired. Today I was pretty much in survival mode, but had a blast none the less.