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Sunday, January 4, 2009
I sailed 3 1/2 hours past high tide. 3 kiters kept me company at the end while I was scraping the edge off of my fin in shin to knee deep water.
Windsurfed, Chapin Beach, WNW 15-32 MPH, 6.2 & 4.2, Acid94 & RW85, air temp mid 30's to 40 F, with Igor, Juan, and kiters: Jeff, Holly, Dave.
| I went to West Dennis. I got skunked, hung out with Igor, landboarded, splashed around on my 94 liter wave board with a kayak paddle, went home. You can't argue with mother nature.|
I discovered that there is no possible way to stand up paddle a 94 liter wave board, even in shallow glassy water. And I'm not proud that I thought of trying it. I could kinda sit, kinda kneel, knees out to the side and paddle for an hour or so to say I got some exercise. I know this isn't how the pros do it.
Landboarded, sit down paddled, West Dennis, with Igor, air temp upper 30's.
This is the fourth weekend in a row that I've had over 30 MPH winds for at least part of a session. You gotta love windsurfing in the Winter!
Or not. None of the usual lunatics wanted to sail today. I have no idea why. This was my first time sailing in a snow flurry. Who would want to miss a chance for that?! There was also some light rain and sleet but that was nothing new.
The surprising thing is that it was a really good session. Really good. I didn't even think that my twitchy little 3.5 sail had a sweet spot but today was its day. Having waist-deep-smooth-water-behind-a-sandbar might have helped.
I spent less time playing in the outside waves than usual. I was getting a little skittish about being out 1/2 mile or more from the launch, in the snow, mist, cold, gale, waves, knowing that there wasn't anyone else on the water, in the parking lot, or on the beach, not that I could really see the beach. It was beautiful on the outside, and the waves were mostly small, but I had the nagging feeling that I might not be exercising the best judgement.
I sailed 4 hours after high tide, no problem. The forecast called for minor flooding, north of plymouth from a slight storm surge. I guess it happened south of plymouth too.