L Bell McFancyPants's WindLog for Sunday October 14, 2007

48th session in 2007
Sailed at JP Luby's, TX
Wind from the SE (mph)
        Average: 17
Rated a 8 of 10

Board: JP Realworld Wave 83
Sail: Ezzy Wave 5.2
Fin: Yes

Session II: Brian and Mike and I raced over to the beach from Bird Island to meet Alissa for the much talked about "down-winder". We planted a car one mile down the beach and took off from the Jetty. It was verrryyy cool to ride the waves and not have to worry about getting too far downwind. I loved it! But then as we got further away from the jetty, the current really kicked in and kicked my behind. I fell jibing on the inside and had a bunch of trouble waterstarting without enough wind plus the pull on the board of the current. That sapped my energy, but fortunately I made it out and had a nice run to end the downwinder. What a great way to sail the onshore wind!