Wednesday, May 21, 2008

DUXBURY, Windsurfed, light WSW, solo, 5.8/Acid 94

Another Charlie Brown Day- I thought I so was lucky to have some free time on a weekday evening when it was windy (Barb came home early to take Ben to a Red Sox game). I got fooled again. I had a few partly planing runs before it died. Dead low tide is nice at Duxbury, but even nicer with wind.

This was pretty much a repeat of Sunday. The same 2 guys who were there on Sunday, who scored a great session and stopped when I started, were there again, blasting away when I arrived again, stopped when I started again. They probably had a good laugh at my bad luck. This makes me useful as a wind indicator; when the red truck pulls in, the wind will die in 15 minutes.


Picture- the wind was good when I arrived, Eddie R. cruising.

4 comments:

Jean said...

I believe that sailor is Eddie Runcie. He used to own a windsurf shop in Duxbury way back in the hey day of our sport. He lives a few minutes from Powder Point Bridge, so that counts for something....

scooper said...

Duxbury has been on my windsurfing list for about 20 years and I never knew that there was a shop there. I wish it was still there.

Jean said...

Why does Eddie's picture look like it was composited?

scooper said...

The water was very under exposed and everything else fully exposed. So I selected out Eddie and background and adjusted the exposure levels to just the water. I did it quick and sloppy because I thought the photo would be small and you wouldn't see it, but if you click on it to see the photo large it's very obvious. I could go back and fix it but I probably won't, too busy. I've got to go pack up all the toys for the weekend.