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.