Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Session 63 of the 2018 season: Mostly solid 9M at the slick and nearly pefect wind direction

Gear:  9M Naish with TT board
TOB:    From 11:30-3:00  with 36 miles of travel
Winds:   NW 15-30 
Weather:  Some sun, some clouds. Temps near 50 degrees  
Surface:  Flatter then normal. Slicks were awesome, nearly the wind direction wanted for the middle channel slick.
Comments: Solid 9M with TT board. Slicks were epic. Sunny 50 degrees.
NW winds to 30 mph. No lulls at the slicks. Reported lulls near the launch.
Fun loading and popping, speed runs, carving and opposite toeside practice.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Session 62 of the 2018 season: Metrobeach with dozens of kiters and windsurfers

Gear:  13M down to 11M kites with TT board
TOB:     12:00-4:00 with an hour break
Winds:   SSW 15-30 
Weather:  Some sun, some clouds with some rain at the end. Temps near 50 degrees  
Surface:  Typical LSC 
Comments: Boosty day with lots of carving and slashing.
Some wind lulls but not enough to shoo you off the water.
50ish degrees with some sunny periods.

Wind mainly SSW 15-30 not gusty just lulls and peaks.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Session 61 of the 2018 season: Esch Beach - a confused lake full of giant swells

Gear: 9M Naish Pivot kite with TT Mako board
TOB:    1 hour, 3:00-4:00
Winds:   15-40 SW-SWS-W
Weather:  Sunny, 51 degrees at launch time   
Surface:  Confused 
Highlights: Checked out  Frankfort beach, too gnarly and no one there.
Went to Esch beach and it seemed a tad tamer. So I rigged up the 9M for a 
gnarly session, confused swell, gusty clocking gales. 
A quickie session that I must admit wasn’t all that much fun. Swell coming from 3 different directions, winds gusting from 15-40 mph. I couldn’t get into any rhythm. Jumping not good, even slashing the inside swell wasn’t right.
About the only good thing was it did get sunny with 51 degrees at launch time. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Session 60 of the 2018 season: HI lights up with post frontal westeries

Gear: 9M Pivot and TT board
TOB:   2 sessions between 11:30 and 5:00
Winds:  West 20-30+ mph 
Weather:   cloudy and some sun, mid 50s 
Surface:  Some nice wind driven swell to slash
Highlights: A near epic HI session with the slick being the exception to an epic session. Lots of slashing and carving up the swell, jumping, boosting and olling.
Craig, Keith, Chris, Mark, Larry. Millard and 3 others enjoyed this near epic session.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Session 59 of the 2018 season: EPIC Linwood slicks

Gear: 11 M Pivot to 13M Slingshot kite and TT board
TOB:   2 sessions between 1:00-6:00
Winds:  NE-ENE 15-30 mph 
Weather:   cloudy and some rain, mid 50s 
Surface:  Slick city
Highlights: First session, short and underpowered on the 11M. Second session, a marathon session on the 13M and TT. As soon as I rigged the 13 the wind ramped up which made conditions near perfect for the 13M kite. Straight to the slick where I played for the next 2.5 hours, jumping, boosting, olling, carving did it all with a butter smooth surface. Worked on my reverse toe side with great success. The 13M kite was well powered with the steady, solid wind conditions.
A record distance traveled, logging over 50 miles. A near epic slick day!
Keith, and 4 others that did  the downwinder. 

50 plus miles 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Session 58 of the 2018 season: A well deserved day at HI

A solid 11M, TT session with Keith.
Starting out cloudy and mid-60s then sunny and mid-50s.
Winds were NW clocking to NE.
The wind was surprisingly a solid 15-30 mph through out the day.
One ride out to the slick, spent a short period of time there. The wind clocked from NW to NE ruining the slick conditions.  Overall a near epic day.

Gear: 11 M Pivot and TT 
TOB:   2 sessions between 12:00-5:00
Winds:  NW-NE 15-30 mph 
Weather:   cloudy then sunny near 60 degrees  
Surface:  small swell 
Highlights: A well deserved day at HI