Saturday, December 7, 2013

Don't Let the Wind Push You Around


The wind likes to play tricks. Don't be afraid of it. Be firm. Make the wind respect you.

It's been strong all day. A few of us kite the Chapin pools, the Mayflower waves, then into the Bass Hole marsh. Colleen and I are pretty far in, heading out, when the wind decides to take a nap. The incoming tide doesn't.

There is some swim time, some messing with kites on the bank time. Colleen's hot launch on the muddy bank shoots her across the slick surface like she's a rocket on skates, really funny. At least I think so.

I'm sure the wind is enjoying this. We're not deterred.

We end up kiting out through the marsh grass on the far side of the boardwalk, high tide treat. Hah! Take that wind. You thought you could outsmart us but not this time. We showed you who's boss.

I hope the wind learns something from this little episode.

I celebrate our victory with a solo sunset session on my surfboard at Mayflower. How did the days get so short? It must be another one of nature's tricks.

Chapin/Mayflower, Kitesurfed, NNW, 15-25, 14M Rally/Mako150, 6' surfboard, with Frank, Andrey, Colleen, Chriz, Brad. Temp 41F.

2 comments:

Colleen Boisvert said...

That's right - take that wind!!! In hindsight it was a fun adventure drifting around and then kiting through the marsh grass :)

scooper said...

Colleen- Yeah, that was the best kiting of the day and everyone else missed it!