Gotta love Laird.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Imagine my surprise as I'm checking out some of the competitor shots from the Florida Wave Challenge and I see the above shot.
"Hey!" I thought, "That's my board! Well, its my old board! Sweet!"
Good to see Mark tearing it up on the 109. Miss that board. Sure was nice to meet him this summer in the Gorge and I'm glad to see him rockin' it on the 109 RRD.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
This actually looks a lot like the springtime melt sunsets, except that the sun is setting way further to the south than it would in the spring.
I have to admit I was entertaining the thought of going SUP'ing today with the mirror smooth water and still winds. Launching was going to be an obstacle until I walked down and saw that the ice actually helped matters since the water depth there was over a foot deep - plenty to get a SUP going.
Perhaps tomorrow if I can find the time. I know I could use the workout. ;-)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
So, I'm sitting in an English pub minding my own business when a bunch with Swiss sit down around me and we strike up a good conversation.... Next thing you know, I'm chin to chin with a swiss guy who rips in the North Sea!
No matter where you go, you run into people who are not only like minded, but seemed to have been crafted from the same mold.
I've always wanted to sail Klitmoler, and now I'm gonna. After all, I've got a good friend who'll show me his home turf.
Pray for wind, my friend! ;-)
Friday, November 14, 2008
As the north winds usher in winter, I might be conspiring to jet away somewhere warm and windy but I'm also keeping an eye on where winter delivers some freshies. Now you can track snow reports in realtime with this handy little app if you have an iPhone.
If you don't have one ... what are you waiting for??
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Dude, its been too long. Waaay too long. I can only go for so long without before I start getting all pent up, antsy and quite intolerable by those around me. Its been almost a month with no action. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Nyet. Sure there was that quickie on the west side, but that didn't cut it. Didn't even come close to satisfying the need.
Its not that I want it. I NEED IT.
If it was a drug, then call me an addict.
Desire doesn't describe it either. There's nothing sensual about the raw power I'm ready to unleash.
Honestly, I think I can go without sex longer than I can go without wavesailing. Shocking, I know, but really its true. Oh, wait... are we talking about the same thing here? I'm talking sailing ... you were thinking... WHAT?
Get your mind out of the gutter! ;-)
Seriously, nothing clears my mind better than sailing in waves. I can't explain it and the more insane the conditions, the more relaxed I am on the water. Weird, but true. Its a mental state that I slide into thats more comfortable than my favorite pair of flip flops. I'd say its a "zen" thing, but I have no idea what "zen" is like, but it sounds about right.
On the plus side, there's some wind in the forecast here for Thursday with south winds 25-30 knots, but rain and temps in the mid 40's. That said, I've sailed in colder weather, and in my state of mind, I think I'll end up in Sheboygan chasing swell while clad in my "super suit" with my hands in mitts and head in rubber so thick the only sound I can hear is the blood surging through my arteries.
Obstacles really don't deter me at this point. Like an addict looking to score anything he can get his hands on, I'm jonesin' for a sesh. Even a crappy one. I'll make the best of it. Trust me.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Nothing is better than guaranteed wind, and every sailor, kiter and windswell surfer in the midwest can thank me for guaranteeing wind this week.
Why? Cause I'm headed out of town tomorrow for the whole week with NO chance of coming home early and catching any action (on the water or otherwise).
And since I'm gone, the wind gods are gonna make it a heck of a week with winds and very mild (dare I say WARM?) temps.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.You are welcome! Enjoy!
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS.
WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 KNOTS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING
TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET.