January- lets get wet- Michigan City

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January- lets get wet- Michigan City

Postby ironben » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:38 pm

So we manage to get some on Saturday. As it turn our we had a good day, by that I mean sun. air temp around 32; water 35. Wind was blasting strong 40-45 kts.
It felt warm, as to my surprise. the only problem we had was the wind chilled and its effect on wet lines. after 3 hr of riding my depower was getting stock so I decided to bail out in one piece.
Great experience among nice wave set in Michigan City.
3 Brace souls showed up: John, Dewsy and me

Here is a small video from the day and some pics:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLU6JhAymc4


[youtube]BLU6JhAymc4[/youtube]
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Re: January- lets get wet- Michigan City

Postby ironben » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:51 pm

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Re: January- lets get wet- Michigan City

Postby jensmadwind » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:51 am

that water doesn't look that cold, jk. With no ice on the shore that almost looks inviting. Looks like you had a great time, who is the other person with you and what kite are you flying?
10 mph?
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Re: January- lets get wet- Michigan City

Postby ironben » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:38 am

jensmadwind wrote:that water doesn't look that cold, jk. With no ice on the shore that almost looks inviting. Looks like you had a great time, who is the other person with you and what kite are you flying?


lol
Its a fun feeling when you can't hold your bar anymore, due to the ice build up.
I was on 7m nobile NHP (C-Blend)
John was on 7 M Waroo and his custom build (by him) strapless surfboard
And Dewsy on 8M

fun day with more to come.
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Re: January- lets get wet- Michigan City

Postby Pier » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:16 pm

I like your new camouflage, should we call you SpiderBen from now on?

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Re: January- lets get wet- Michigan City

Postby ironben » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:02 pm

Pier wrote:I like your new camouflage, should we call you SpiderBen from now on?

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lol, yea why not,
Mask worked great for me, i did cut out parts around lips to get more air and keep water away. works really well especially if you getting warm up and that you get nasty spray of freezing water on your forehead.
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Re: January- lets get wet- Michigan City

Postby grimace » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:27 pm

looks like a good day... now if only winter will make up its mine and either come or go so we can get on with it..
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Re: January- lets get wet- Michigan City

Postby Sonny » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:54 am

Those look like 4-5ft swells in some spots. Amazing vid! I actually put on a sweatshirt as I was watching this.

Once again... I am proved wrong when I say Lake Michigan has no surf.

What kind of board are you riding?
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Re: January- lets get wet- Michigan City

Postby ironben » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:14 pm

Sonny wrote:What kind of board are you riding?


I was riding on axon 6.0
John was in his custom board, i think like 6.6
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