M 14: Positive Note
Pacific Ocrean Sprecs
Started the day with a SUP at dawn.
Was later treated to a really fun session of sailing the different equipment. Throwing forwards on a 104 litre board (full rotation, but didn’t sail away). Sailing in the gradually increasing wind and sizing down throughout the session.
The RRD FSW 111/5.2 got the nod right at 11 am. Fun fully powered blasting and riding from the start.
Came back in to grab the Goya Quad 104 Custom and was able to carry this board for quiet a while longer than I would have likely been able to sail the RRD FSW 111 – a very fun and impressive ride (jumps, gybes, loose on the swell face – even wrapped a frontside ride or two in the closely spaced wind swell up off the point at Sugar Cove. I was so comfortable on this board I started to throw forward attempts (with a couple of full rotations). The only trouble was when I came in for lunch I noticed that one of my forward attempts was too forward (without the board) and the impact of the mast split open the nose – Ouch! I found out the next morning that luckily the guys at Goya were very understanding about it and and only charged a small fee for the 'minor' repair – thank you!
After a late lunch I took out 84/4.5 and it was so good it was hard to come in even after physical exhaustion was setting in. The onshore waves at the airport runway reef were just too much fun to leave. The only bad part was the wind/wave angle and broken sections only allowed for backside rides and limited jumps.
Super fun session to end the windsurfing portion of the trip with.
Ended the day with returning rental windsurfing gear, leaving the beach house, and dinner at the Makawow Steak House with family and friends.
Nice to end the trip on a postive note!
Quotes of the Day:
Me to my wife (when I came in for lunch and noticed the split nose on the board): “I think my day just got a little more expensive.”
Bob (as I came in off the water at about 4 pm): “How is it out there?”
Me: “It’s AWESOME! WAY better day than yesterday – jumping waves up at Sugar Cove and backside riding waves at the airport reef.”
Bob: “What are you on?”
Me (five minutes later as bob is suited up and carrying his gear to the beach): “That didn’t take long.”
Bob: “It never does when the gear is rigged and ready to go.”
Wind: 4 (out of five stars)
Super steady from beginning to end and very nice (kind) wind/wave angle (more side shore than the day before).
Water/Waves: 3 (out of five stars)
There was some deep (waist to shoulder high) swell right from the start and it stayed.
Jumps: 3 (out of five stars)
The deep swell also was kicking some nice jumping faces – multiple jumps on single passes could be had. I had more jumps in the first few minutes than I did the entire day before.
Stoke: 4 (out of five stars)
There was a ‘new’ arrival on the water today that was sharing the stoke for sure!