8am parking lot at Lexington Marina dead calm flat water and rain. 9am winds 25-30+ and waves 3-6' and building. John and only ones out on 4.6's that start lite and quickly build to 4m. Great WS day for almost 4 hours with lots of clean spread swells and curling waves inside. Smiles galore as the sun peaks out after noon and at peak about 25 guys ripping on the water. Got 2 hours more in on the 9m Rebel and Duke to test the ability strapless in big surf. Did ok for the most part but need more work on drifting the kite. Couple huge waves I could do nothing but fall straight down the face and slack the kite. Tried 2 tacks but think I need the 12m and less gusty winds. Get the tacking down like the jibes and I'm out of the get switching so much while cruising. Shot a ton of video but that's because I left it running this time. Let's see if anything is worthy of post.... To be continued.