Mark's WindLog for Saturday November 15, 2008 , 10:00p - 1:00p

50th session in 2008
Sailed at Windy Point
Wind from the N (mph)
        Lulls: 15
        Average: 24
        Gusts: 30
Rated a 9 of 10

Board: Exocet Cross 117
Sail: 6.2 Severne Blade
Fin: Fanatic Skate 27cm
Suit: O'Neill 3/2 Evolution
Water Temperature: 70 F
Air Temperature: 60 F

I thought this would be my first wavesailing session since 1995, but I just could not wake up in time to meet everyone down in Port-A. Work wiped me out Friday, and that evening I had a late night with kids and basketball.

I heard the wind howl during the night, so I wondered how much would be left on Lake Travis this morning. When i got there, folks coming in were rigged in the sixes, but it looked good enough for me to rig a 6.2m2 Blade and pull out the Cross 117.

The wind was great! My fingers started to get cold after 45 minutes, as I had not fallen in once. I was planing out of practically all my gybes. The gear was feeling great. I guess I was worried how cold I would get if I fell in. NOT VERY. I finally started to try harder things like Ducks and JJs. The water was so warm and felt great. The hands heated right up. I got a few nice jumps, but mainly just had a great time freesailing a beautiful day. I never felt tired, and sailed pretty much straight for three hours.

I left early (missed my friends), and caught Owen's BB game just in time. He played great. I was so proud. Awesome day.