The next few days....

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Re: The next few days....

Postby xwindsurf » Wed May 22, 2013 10:43 pm

Wow, Ivo, that's what I call a scary flashback of common sense! Thanks, thanks. I should also hope my skills are a bit better now but will find out tomorrow
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Re: The next few days....

Postby qomat » Thu May 23, 2013 11:44 am

this is to much so far:)

I'm suprised saying that with 7m waiting for the first time
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Re: The next few days....

Postby xwindsurf » Thu May 23, 2013 12:41 pm

At Montrose now, might be too much for 7m, plus the beach is flooded, just carnage
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Re: The next few days....

Postby adseguy » Thu May 23, 2013 12:46 pm

7m with sustained 45 knots......Why even leave the house?

I'll show up later today when the sun comes out and it backs off a bit plus the waves should be bigger
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Re: The next few days....

Postby xwindsurf » Thu May 23, 2013 8:09 pm

To sum it up: It was scarier on land than on water, I've never seen Montrose that good.
There was just 2 of us at the beginning, before 2 pm, and it required a huge leap of faith to get into wetsuits because frankly, the amount of sand blowing into your eyes wasn't fun, and all these people in winter jackets and hoods... you know the drill
At the beginning it was quite gusty but then it was getting better and better, the steadier wind, the nicer shapes and sizes of waves.
When I was leaving the beach just before 5, there were 9 kites in the water. Rode my 7 m all the time, half-way powered when the wind backed off a bit, initially completely depowered.
Big, long waves, some really nice ones by the pier, glassy, shiny water between them, nice little ramps close to the launch spot, well used by The Big Boyz.
I'm curious how it worked out for you guys at Casino, and Zion.
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Re: The next few days....

Postby t bagger bob » Fri May 24, 2013 10:09 am

Thank you Lake Michigan!
Had to wait it out till after 3pm, but Zion delivered the goods.
The wind finally dropped to low 30`s and as it slowly kept dropping, the waves got real smooth and nicely spaced out.
Started out with 2 other guys, then they left and I had the whole playground to myself till the end of the day when another guy showed.
Special thanks to a beach walker named Jimmy.
At the end of the day I made a turn on a wave, caught an edge and did a belly flop, skipping down the wave.
I got separated from my board and as I body dragged to retrieve it, I lost sight of it.
The glare from the setting sun made it hard to see, so I decided to drag to shore to get a visual on my board.
When I got to shore, Jimmy pointed out my board to me and it had been swept 200 yards downwind of me by a wicked current.
I told Jimmy to keep an eye on the board while I landed my kite, and that I would swim out to get it.
By the time I landed the kite, I had lost sight of Jimmy and my board.
As I started down the beach, Jimmy and my board appeared from around the corner.
He had waded into the waves to retrieve my board.
Thanks again Jimmy, I owe you another beer.
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