Last 10 Windlogs Show Calendar
09/28/2014 (102nd this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
N@19mph

board: 112 FANATIC SKATE         sail: 5.8 EZZY TIGER

 102 - Not bad for limited forecast but sorta light with a failry small range and tough in the lulls.  Out to the Mudflats and back.  High water made it possible to jibe right on shore, paid for it with a deep water start.  Just up and down here and there stuff.  

09/27/2014 (51st this year)
Mark Plunkett @ BIB
ENE@16mph

board: 2013 Choco Rodeo 124 LTD         sail: 6.3 Severne S-1

Got up @ 5am to find out forecast worsened. Went back to sleep, then later made breakfast with the family. I was bummed for yet another week without windsurfing. Then, I checked my phone to find out Mike actually was going to go to Corpus. I decided to go for it as well depite the late start. Lots of rain on the drive down. Mike was an hour ahead of me and texted me he was rigging 5.2m2. As I got closer, I realized I forgot to ask where he was going to sail. I guessed wrong ( Packery Channel) and could not reach him on the phone as he was out on the water. So, I just went to BIB. It was raining there when I arrived and Worldwinds was closing for the day, 2.5 hrs early, not a good sign. Don asked me why I came down and warned me about thunderstorms in the area. I rigged in the rain and made the best of it. Mostly LWF, but @ 4p a little planing wind came ahead of some storm clouds. I had a really good sliding vulcan attempt right away. Hence, I got a little distracted, and I ended up a bit downwind. That is when it really started to pour. Visibliity was not great, and I was a little worried about lightning based on Don's warning, but I made it back safe. Packed up soaked and drove home. Worth it? Not really, but I do feel better having finally sailed again.

09/26/2014 (101st this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
NE@22mph

board: 112 FANATIC SKATE         sail: 5.2 EZZY TIGER

 101 - Tried to find the elusive wind for three of the last four days with little success.  All had big rain possibilities but it only rained at night until today.  It  looked great at first, but after a few runs it started raining and looked like possible thunder.  Waited it out on shore and when the rain stopped the wind picked up enough to plane for awhile.  After about an hour it rained hard and continued for the rest of the afternoon.  

09/23/2014 (100th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
NE@20mph

board: 112 FANATIC SKATE         sail: 5.8 EZZY TIGER

 100 - Late again and as advertised it was peak time with a small range. Everyone was winding down on big stuff.  Did one round trip on the JP and changed.  Mostly on steady plane with some power, out and back to the North Spoils on the Horseshoe point both ways.  Almost all solo and very worthwhile.

09/21/2014 (99th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
ENE@21mph

board: '14 JP 93 FWP, 112 FANATIC SKATE         sail: 5.2 EZZY TIGER

  099 - Started with the JP and it was a little up/down out and back to the North Spoils.  Tacks both ways were on the Horseshoe Spoil point.  Worked up and into the North Basin for several runs but only outbound runs were powered. Switched to the Fanatic after an hour and a half and it was much more on plane and power with the larger board, only some lulls inside.    

09/20/2014 (98th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
E@14mph

board: WINDSURFER ONE DESIGN         sail: 7.0 SUPER FREAK

 098 -  Today was practice for the Canal Crawl, definitely will not be using the 7.0.  Went to the North Basin with Kevin, one long tack north along the drop-off and ended up a little past the tank battery on the hi-way.  One long tack back too.   The outbound run was best with lots of pointing in the harness but the return was rarely hooked in.  Also did some shorter but great runs between the launch and north end and close to the shore.  Able to plane in the marginal wind and it was totally smooth.

09/18/2014 (97th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@20mph

board: '14 JP 93 FWP         sail: 5.8 EZZY TIGER

 097 - It sorta teased most of the afternoon but couldn"t go until late.  Out and back to SI#1 and some midway to SI#2.  Lots of holes, few gusts and little power but n the straps.  Needed the exercise.

09/17/2014 (96th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@16mph

board: BIC TECHNO 293 ONE DESIGN         sail: 4.1 ART Wave Pro Extreme

 096 - Nothing expected today and nothing happened.  Just some ULWF to get some exercise.  It's been awhile and it felt good but felt rusty. Nothing else in sight.

09/14/2014 (95th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
N@20mph

board: '14 JP 93 FWP         sail: 5.2 EZZY TIGER

095 - The wind started early but it took awhile to get going.  Like yesterday rigged at the north end and went out and back to the North Cabins and Mudflats.  Worked up and into the boat ramp and also spent some time between the Mudflats and 1/2 way to the KRS where there was a little swell.  Tropical wave on the way with more rain and hopefully more wind.  

09/13/2014 (94th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
NNE@25mph

board: '14 JP 93 FWP         sail: 5.2 EZZY TIGER

 094 - First sorta cold front with rain that stopped at noon but the wind stayed and was more than forecast.  Rigged at the end of the RV lot and went out and back to the Mudflats and North Cabins.  Very consistent planing and close to max power (had to add outhaul) in mostly small chop.  High water level made it easy to jibe on the mudflats. Stayed upwind but never found any thing smooth at the north end.  Dan also sailed up north with a 5.3, could have easily gone with 4.7, not too shabby for an early front.