High wind alert at Metro. After mild SSE forecast winds blew to 35 as I got off water at 5:30. 4 solid hours on the 12 Pivot with first half on the Duke and building swell. Most of the midday it was 15-20++ South but kicking at 4 with a little west it was 20-30+. Big air and a million jibes later it was all smiles and big crowds all along the launch making for sketchy entry and exit. Really fun 80 degrees with sun low humidity allowing a great thermal build. Just wish I would have moved to the 9m for the second session!!!
Got about 3 hours on the Duke and the 12 Pivot via Rick and Josh Ellis. Fun day from 2:30 to 6:30 on water at Strawberry Island. Winds 12-25 up and down with SSW to W flow. Got some great turns in on the Duke as well as some strapless pops. Sun and 80 degrees made shorts easy and the water fun guessing it's 73 degrees out there. Ended with the boat chasing me 1 mile downwind into the main river mouth where the wind was 50% blocked and let the kiting end. Fun day and by the chart showing metro would have been a bad call.
3.5 hrs. riding in 91 degrees and slight humidity drop equals great 12m day at MB. Steady 15-20 with definite East influence in the wind. Shorts and Lycra shirt with 80 degree water. Really fun strapless jumping with my first board grab. Tons of kiters out and all smiling! Back again Thursday I hope!
Great almost 20 mile ride at Island Lake this morning. Super dry and fast. I may never ride a tire less than 3.0 again. Passing a ton of riders on trail and blazing into the flowy turns and blowing up straight hills with little effort. Great day sunny, 77 and zero humidity. Love this place.