Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Weekend Glen Lake Saturday, 5/28/11

Surprise session light winds were in the forecast.

Session: 4:30-6:30

Gear: 5.5 Ezzy Freewave and 101 RRD FSW.

Schooled: Down wind 360s, succeeded at 1 out of 10 tries.

Weather: Partly Sunny unexpected wind, 65 degrees, south winds 17 -25. Gusty inland lake wind.

Water: Cold 50 degrees. Flat to small 2 foot chop.

Wind: South17-25 recorded at GTL Bouy.

Perfectly adjusted harness lines make for a relaxed session on L. Glen Lake the “Bonaire” of Michigan.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Metro May 23, 2011 Metro Beach Monday 5-23-2011

Metro Beach May 23, 2011

Intermittent storm winds – if you got there at the right time you were rewarded.

Session: 4:30-6:30

Gear: 5.0 Ezzy Freewave and 101 RRD FSW.

Schooled: Turning on perfectly spaced swell.

Weather: Up down Storm Winds, 75 degrees, partly sunny.

Water: Nicely spaced 1-2 foot swell.

Wind: Weather–Talker SW 5-30

Monday, May 16, 2011

Home opener – Monday May 16, 2011

Latest home opener ever for me.

Finally got out on a 44-degree, cold grey day at Blue Lagoon.

Was not the most enjoyable day with the 17-26 mph on shore north winds creating voodoo chop conditions on the inside. Some smoother organized swell could be found further out but still the swell was so close together it made jibing challenging. Half dozen windsurfers with sail sizes ranging from 7.0 down to 5.0 were out in rubber from head to toe.

I got there around 4 and sailed until 6:30 with the 5.0 Ezzy.

Gear: 5.0 Ezzy Freewave and 101 RRD FSW.

Schooled: Downwind 360s in the shallows.

Weather: Typical May 2011 weather, Mid-40s, grey sky.

Wind: On shore north wind 17-26.

Water: 50 degrees, voodoo chop.