Last 10 Windlogs Show Calendar
11/24/2014 (59th this year)
Mark Plunkett @ Llano County Park
WSW@17mph

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

The water's edge was too far to carry gear from Black Rock Park, so we went next door to Llano County Park and drove on the sandy lake floor ( just like Lake Travis) with warnings. We found a spot that had super smooth water for freestyle. The only thing from keeping it from being ideal was the wind direction. It was a bit too unsteady coming off the land. A different wind direction and it could possibly be amazing. The water was cold, but the sun and air were warm. A fun short adventure with B&L.

11/22/2014 (121st this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SSE@20mph

board: 112 FANATIC SKATE         sail: 5.3 EZZY ELITE

 121 - Yesterday was a bust,nothing close to the great forecast.  Rigged the same to day and it was a little of everything early, light rain in the middle and much more consistent late.  Out and back to SI#1 mostly on plane with medium power.  First of the new Elite sails felt good rigged @ max DH and a notch from and at max OH. It has a nice light and soft feel.

                                                     

11/15/2014 (58th this year)
Mark Plunkett @ Windy Point
N@0mph

board: Fanatic ProWave 9'3"         sail:

Overcast and 44 degrees F outside. Just me and the ducks at The Point. The board is sketchy since the volume is so low for me, but it is addictively fun being on the edge of falling in. It took me a few tries to get started, but once up I did not fall in. The water is still a warm 60 degrees, but I am sure that it won't be for long.

11/11/2014 (57th this year)
Mark Plunkett @ Windy Point
N@18mph

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

Chilly, damp, and overcast with a LONG haul to the water when I arrived. I debated whether it would be worth it. Nothing great on the iW map leaving the house, but I figured this was my chance to sail. Kimo showed up later and sailed a bit. Was it worth it? Heck yes. The sun even came out later, and it turned into a beautiful day. The air was cold but the water is super warm. I was able to pump on a plane most of the time, but I did have to shlog back upwind a fair amount. I still vulcan't. Thinking about fixing things (straightening my arm) just kills my pop.

11/09/2014 (56th this year)
Mark Plunkett @ Windy Point
N@0mph

board: Fanatic ProWave 9'3"         sail:

Wow! - the 9'3" ProWave is way more radical than the 9'2" AllWave. I paddled it on smooth water and a little motorboat wake for 30 minutes and thankfully I did not fall in, but my cerebellum was tingling the whole time. Much less volume, more rocker, and pulled in nose and tail. I will definitely be prone surfing it first. I brought a sail, but no wind to try that out. The Sandbar is open today...

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11/08/2014 (55th this year)
Mark Plunkett @ Windy Point
NNE@14mph

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

Finally back on the water! I almost bailed. When I got to the park, the poor kid at the guard shack had to listen to me grumble when he told me the "sandbar" was closed. For what?? I decided to soldier through. Dana the kiter came up to me while rigging and asked if I was going to sail the channel or the cove? Really? I explained that I am going to carry my gear to the closest waters edge. It was kind of treacherous in flip flops, but I made it out. I knew the forecast was 15mph max, so I had brought the 140/7.5 NCX. There was no way was I going to carry that gear down the steep enbankment.

Once on the water, I remembered why I love (and need) windsurfing. It was mostly LWF, but I did get a few planing runs in with 360s. I had the whole lake pratically to myself. Dana bailed. I probably would have too if I could call in sick, or skip work on Monday. I have had a lot of bad luck with timing of wind and free time. Hopefully my luck will change soon.

11/06/2014 (36th this year)
Alissa @ Port Aransas, TX
N@20mph

board: Fanatic freewave '11 85L         sail: 5.2 Worldsail Surge '12

The Port Aransas wind meter is officially unreliable. So last week it read 18 and I was planing. Today it read 24 when I was rigging, increased to 27 when I was ready to get on the water. Luckily I still rigged 5.2 because it just didn't FEEL windy, confirmed by Olivier launching and not planing. Gordon went out next. I needed every bit of the 5.2 because it was nonplaning on the inside and very challenging with chest high waves there. But on the outside it was planing. Still not strongly planing, maybe 20 mph. Riding in was fun!!!!! Bigger than we've had in a while, breaking over head out there. You just didn't want to ride them in too far.

11/04/2014 (120th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SSE@20mph

board: 112 FANATIC SKATE         sail: 5.8 EZZY TIGER

 120 - A little dicey at first, had to go from SI#1 to the KRS twice then upwind of SI#2.  It was worth it to mostly plane rather than stay inside.  Second out was full plane with medium power out and back to SI#1.  Wanted to switch boards but didn't and big was best.

11/03/2014 (119th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@22mph

board: '14 JP 93 FWP         sail: 4.7 EZZY TIGER

119 - Just got the last half of today's peak time, it dropped noticeably as cloud cover moved in.  Out and back to SI#1 with good power with lots of holes,chop and folks on the water.     

11/02/2014 (118th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@19mph

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

118 - The curse must of been the late forecast upgrade.  It didn't happen in direction or speed.  Out and back to SI#2, best going out and around the spoil island.  Return was too up/down with holes for anything consistent.  Still a few more on the way.