Hank's WindLog for Thursday August 20, 2009

54th session in 2009
Sailed at Hatchery, WA
Wind from the W (mph)
        Lulls: 20
        Average: 25
        Gusts: 30
Rated a 6 of 10

Board: Bic Veloce 298, Starboard Kode 94
Sail: 1.0 Chinook Glide, 5.0 Gaastra Netwave
Fin: Wave fin
Suit: 3/2 Full
Water Temperature: 72 F
Air Temperature: 90 F

Glad I rigged for the conditions rather than the forecast. Was supposed to be a big day following the recent heatwave, but didn't look all that big when I got there. Rigged the 5.0 for an OK session, almost thought I was in trouble when I got a bit overpowered, but then the wind backed off and everybody went home. Short session with some OK swell. Not very memorable though. Headed to the Hook with little guy in the afternoon for some nice soft thermals @ around 15-20 with even some small chop mixed in at times. He's pretty adapt at the big yellow prototype. The water in the hook was almost Bird Island like after 100 degrees yesterday--just needed swim trunks for me, fullsuit for the little guy.