Thursday, October 24, 2019
Woo, what a big day that just kept cranking. 11AM Started on the 7m but out at the point the 5m was needed so we switched it up 1PM mid-day to play in the 5-7m curling waves and 40+ SW blasts. Stapped up Jester was perfection for slashing and trenching (and jumping off weeds!). SSW 25-42 is so good with the right gear including warm and dry in the full suit. Lots of people out doing battle but I was comfortable on the 5m when it was going off. Great overall - top 5 waves days ever at MB. Smiles and beers - just needed more sun to last into late day. Legs are fried after all those turns!
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Woo, wind and more wind building to full gale by 4pm. Great day with almost 5 hours on the water. The jester was perfect once I got to it. Weeds don't stop the strapped surfboard. 30-40 people out with 15-40 SSW winds in the sun and touching 60 degrees. Great waves off the point all to myself - high water has made big wind days equal wave days. So far fall sailing has been pretty solid. Let's keep it rolling!
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019
Dropping charts at Lex from 20's to 15 at noon on Saturday so let's try Harbor Beach. Holding 20 SE after a 45 minute drive north I hit the water on the 11m and the Mako by 2pm a little underpowered. Sun and 55 degrees in this huge harbor and it's all really flat good for jumping. However toward the south entrance there are big curling rollers coming in the front door! Race up there and it's a beautiful spaced out 3-5' curling wave zone. About every 10 minutes a really big set comes through like a curling barrel dream. Highlights include more figuring out my top heelside turns on the Duke (I raced back in to switch!) and switching the bar from my left hand to my right on toeside bottom turns. Watching videos of really good wave kiters - they do this and before I always thought they didn't switch hands. Also got on top of the biggest wave of the day at its apex and felt like I was 10 feet above the water. Helped that at 5 it kicked in solid to 20-25 and even had to depower the new OR bar - which I love. Last off water at almost 6 for 3.5 hours on non stop new spot riding. Wagner Park is next spot to try on dead south to SE. Waves on coast drive looked really good. Long drive - worthy of the trip!