Saturday, October 26, 2013

Something New, Something Old

Stage Harbor- 10M kite, nice session in the slicks, blah, blah, blah. Fun but nothing new.

Monomoy Island Rounding-  Second session. Something new. 6M kite, Hardings beach has become a sand blaster. Very gusty on the water. Waist high rolling chop.

Hardings Sand Blaster
I'm tired from my first session, head over to the flats to get a rest from waves but it's pretty choppy over here too. I could head back to Hardings and call it quits or...

I could follow Peter for an impromptu circumnavigation of Monomoy Island, about 3 miles round trip. I'm trying to catch up to him to say boo, the whole way, but he stays 1 or 2 tacks ahead of me. Before I know it we've gone all the way around.

It's nice sightseeing. I love exploring deserted spots like this! Poking my board into all the nooks and crannies. No slicks to be found though. It's too windy. Even the chop has chop.

Now I'm tired. Before I was tired but now I'm tired. Rounding Monomoy Island was something new. Feeling wiped from kiting? That's something I'm pretty familiar with.

Hardings Beach, Kitesurfed, SW, 15-30, 20-40, 10M Rally, 6M Rally/ Mako150, with Frank, Andrey, Colleen, Sam, Chriz, Jorge, Mike, Peter, Des, others.


Peter van Amson said...

Thank you for following. I would not have gone around unless you were following along. I had high hopes that we would find something interesting on the other side of North Monomoy. It was just too windy, the tide had already filled in too much, the sun was going down and as for myself, I was just plain too tired.
The scenery was great and the flocks of eiders are always really cool to check out.

scooper said...

Hey, it was fun to go exploring! I've wanted to get back out to the tip of Monomoy for a long time.

Yeah, I was wondering whether you would have gone out there by your self.

Bradford Cranston said...

Love the photo. Captures the feeling of the day. West Dennis was just as crazy. Love how the sand blurs the line between land and air. Makes me think of bout some post sesh spice?

scooper said...

Brad- You've gotta watch out for that spice. I hear it's almost as addicting as kitesurfing.

Dunoyer said...

trying to imagine what post sesh spice looks like

scooper said...

Jean- Did you read Dune? If I remember right, Spice is the drug of choice in that fantasy world. They would take the spice and then hook into the giant sandworms, riding them across the windswept dunes. It's pretty much the same thing as kiting.

How was the Vinyard? Windy enough?

Dunoyer said...

kited 3 out of 3 days. First day 12's, second day 5's -- it was ridiculously windy, 30 to 40 knots, then 3rd day light so I had a short ride on Kristof's Rally 14. We were at Philbin's Beach near the Gay Head light house, and at Tisbury Pond, with access to the open ocean once you hop over the dunes. Pretty challenging riding, amazing spots.