Seeking Cloud Nine (Greece) | Liam Whaley
3 hours ago
|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.
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.
I have a nice kite session at Mayflower before the wind dies. Now I'm in the Chapin parking lot sleazing some of Johnny's teriyaki steak tips, grilled in the Magic Bus, that smell better than anything can possibly smell. I'm not going to say how good they taste. You'll have to use your imagination. They add a few years to my life though.
I eat, socialize, recharge. I'm ready for more action. The wind is light. A few of us rig big. The smarter kiters just watch.
Jean says he'll be the sacrificial lamb. He'll leave so the wind picks up. It works! Not long after he leaves, I have to depower my 17M kite. Sandie has to depower her 12M kite. Yee Hah! I kite until my legs start to cramp.
Of course, you might think that I would say the wind picked up whether it did or not. And you would be right. There is no honor among kiters. But it really did pick up. I could have switched to my 6M. Really.
Mayflower, Kitesurfed, WNW, 15-23, 10M Rally/Mako 150.
Chapin, Kitesurfed, W, 10-20, 17M Fat Lady/6' Surfboard/Flx138.
Picture- Riders on the Magic Bus.
|Chapin, Throw Down 10- Yeah, I came to this party a little late. Rumor has it that there were quite a few kites out here earlier. I was on the water for a little while and everyone cleared out. I have that affect on people sometimes.|
E wind- at Chapin is a dirty, sneaky, low down wind. Gusty, side off, no wind near shore, high tide. Why is everyone leaving? Guess I picked the wrong spot for a late day session. It was good to see some of the crew, even if just in passing.
Chapin, Kitesurfed, ENE, E, 5-25, 10 M Rally/Mako150.
Pic- Chapin, where did all the kiters go?