Mark's WindLog for Saturday January 23, 2010 , 4:00p - 5:30p

3rd session in 2010
Sailed at Windy Point
Wind from the NNW (mph)
        Lulls: 15
        Average: 23
        Gusts: 37
Rated a 7 of 10

Board: Fanatic Skate 107 TE
Sail: 5.9 Severne S-1
Fin: MFC 24cm Freestyle Pro
Suit: O'Neill 3/2 Psycho 2
Water Temperature: 57 F
Air Temperature: 68 F

The wind was much stronger than the forecast predicted when we got there @3pm. I was thinking the 5.9 was going to be too big, but by the time I got out on the water, it was the correct call. That said, it was way up and down. In the gusts, I was way overpowered. In the lulls, I sunk the board and could not waterstart. I had trouble just getting comfortable. The waves were stacked for port tack. It was painfully obvious I suck on port. I went for one good jump and crash landed. Before I knew it, the fun was over and the wind started to back down. Luckily, I was close to shore. Tomorrow is looking pretty good. I will be stoked if we can get three straight days of shortboard wind locally.