L Bell McFancyPants's WindLog for Saturday April 11, 2009

40th session in 2009
Sailed at Bird Island, TX
Wind from the ENE (mph)
        Lulls: 15
        Average: 22
        Gusts: 25
Rated a 9 of 10

Board: 08 JP Freestyle 99L
Sail: my NeilPryde Expression 5.7
Fin: Yes
Suit: Full, shorts and long sleeve rash

Wow, you would think windsurfing was THE sport. Tons and tons of people all in the same space, which is fun to see and didn't seem too bad while on the water. It's fun to watch other people, especially ones who are trying stuff. I made a monkey duck!!  And didn't even have to use the tennis ball save!  I had both hands on the boom and sailed out of it - albeit a bit shakily, but out of it none the less. Tried more vulcans than I have tried in the past all combined. It felt okay. I felt the pop with just one bounce and a very, very slight bit of rotation on some attempts. Next session I am going to try letting go of the boom with my back hand and slapping my back. Can't wait to see if that causes more rotation!  I was way overppowered by the end, but we only brought the big stuff.