Tuesday, April 23, 2019

It didn’t look windy at all but it was 7 m at Lex

I just got home from Belle River at 10:30 night before and I am back in Lexington 100 miles north by 9 AM on Saturday. Decided to rig the 7 meter kite even though it look like nothing as far as the waves went. It was just Keith and I and he decided to rig a nine. Super windy on the outside and easily could've pulled back out the 5m! Really a fun time with just the two of us out ripping along the break wall on a dead north blowing 25 to 40. Just bombed I had to use the Mako the whole time and didn't really get the surfboard out other than the first 10 minutes. Maybe I need to get that strapped Jester now? Fine until the rain started at 12:30 and we packed it up for an early day of finishing off the gale from the night before.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Belle River went BIG - so I went small! 5m Rocks!

It was a good Friday starting out on a 7 m with 30 to 35 mile an hour north winds. By the time Marc showed up at 4 PM it was time for the 5 m Slash. No way on the surfboard with the waves and the backwash. But plenty of mako carving and slashing right along the pier in front of the crowds piled in their cars. Wind pick up to 40 by 5 o'clock And I go ahead and rig the smallest Kite I've got. Many lessons learned with a 5 m kite including the fact that you need to use 24 m lines and realize that the Kait has very little pulling power to get you out of the water but tons once you're up and planning. Yes you've got to work the kite little bit in the lulls but it takes away all the nuclear gusts and it's super easy to control with the long lines in fact I think even 27 m lines would be better. Of course the only bad part of the day was finding that Mark had his kite up in the tree. Dinner at Spago's in South Windsor was the capper for a long day and night in Canada! I can't wait to come back in a big north again with the strap surfboard.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Day 7 Finale is solid Sun and Fun (Got 6/7 no wind day 6)

9m for an hour then 7 and Duke for the next 4! 76 degrees getting fried in the Avon Sun. Killer day with Birthday boy Craig. That's a wrap for 2019.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Day 5 and it’s 7 Heaven with the 9 later

Fully powered. Sun and 72 degrees at Izzy's. Strong and steady NE equals great fun in slicks and craving. Great to be back here. 7 is perfect call with 9 after 2pm. Long day in the sun. Maybe more tomorrow?

Day 4 Hatt it’s West 15-20+ is Coastline Cruise Fest

Grey day and overcast but the 14 and Duke are last ones in. Dead west for most part - odd but fun direction for change.

Day 3 Hatt Delivers SW right in front house

Great Monday's look like this. Back rolling and Duke'n all day.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Day 2 and it’s kite but we make it work.

Sunday and after mass blessing of 12-18 N with the 14 and Duke and nailing down the tacks. 14 perfect suited to sun again and almost 70 degrees! JB and I only ones out but quick sesh enough to satisfy before the incoming SW winds!

Day 1 Hatty 2019

Saturday we're here and NNE 20-30 staring on the 11 and going to the 9 after 2 hours. Great day 1 start after noon arrival in Salvo and scrapping the Downier due to la k of wind. 1/2 time on the Mako and first back rolls!!! Going to be great week.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Sunday Surprise Snow Day Ride

Woo. 25 degrees and almost sunny. Great AM ride with JB on solid frozen Island Lake. Threw in a Maybury loop too after. Great last ride before Hatty next week. Finally we kite!