Last 10 Windlogs Show Calendar
02/28/2015 (5th this year)
Alissa @ Port Aransas, TX
ENE@20mph

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

This graph pretty much describes what happened to me and Mike this morning. We parked at the jetty due to side-on conditions - my first time launching there. One long run to the end of the pier, but pretty offshore from it (the pier and shore looked teeny tiny) and the wind really lightened up and I could not get my plane back to jibe, blew my light wind jibe and wound up adrift for a while. Debating ways to reach shore, and how long I may have to paddle/walk. I could not seem to get my balance to uphaul, not sure if that was due to everything being the same shade of gray. Finally a nice little gust got me just to where I pulled out a water start. Saw Mike had been in the same situation, and the same gust reached him and he got up. We schlogged back in defeat, but at least made it back to the cars, with all gear. 

 

In the immortal words of Theodore Roosevelt, “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

I shall forge onward into the spring season with my head held high and my dreams intact. 

02/21/2015 (6th this year)
Mark Plunkett @ Windy Point
SSE@10mph

board: Fanatic ProWave 9'3"         sail: 5.3 Severne S-1

LWF with the 5.3 and ProWave. I really had a good time on the water until it went dead calm. I was able to get a duck tack in on port today.

02/20/2015 (5th this year)
Mark Plunkett @ Windy Point
S@18mph

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

I was late leaving my house. Traffic delayed me another 50 minutes. I still made it out, but most were leaving when I arrived.

022015 from Mark Plunkett on Vimeo.

02/17/2015 (4th this year)
Alissa @ Port Aransas, TX
N@28mph

board: Fanatic freewave '11 85L, JP radical wave 65L         sail: 4.7 Worldsail surge '13

 I'm working Saturday so had time to leave a little early and get in an awesome evening session! Great wave setup. N is my favorite direction here, and the 65 is my favorite wave board! I got to fine tune the suit some more and really appreciate how well it works. Super, duper toasty at 47 degrees and I can't wait to try it in colder, although that will probably have to wait til next year. Juan ran over my big board with the car but it seems just fine. Meanwhile I was out having the best time ever on the little board. Awesome pizza buffet afterward. 

02/15/2015 (4th this year)
Mark Plunkett @ BIB
SSE@17mph

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

Nice planing gusts @ 1pm. Rain clouds came and killed the wind @2p. Then, sub-planing (for me) wind for the rest of the afternoon.

021515 from Mark Plunkett on Vimeo.

02/12/2015 (4th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
NNE@22mph

board: 112 FANATIC SKATE         sail: 4.7 EZZY ELITE

 004 - Weak sunrise front that peaked earlier than expected.  Rigged up north and it was out to the Mudflats and back.  Rigged for the peak but had to use the larger board.  Stayed on plane easy but only medium power.  Could have gone much longer with bigger sail but drove away as a 7.8 slogged in.  Only five on the water.

02/11/2015 (3rd this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
ESE@14mph

board: BIC TECHNO 293 ONE DESIGN         sail: 4.2 EZZY ELITE

 003 - Just a LWF practice session on a warm, sunny afternoon with Jose.  Felt rusty but needed the exercise.  

02/08/2015 (2nd this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SSE@21mph

board: 112 FANATIC SKATE         sail: 5.3 EZZY ELITE

002 - Expected more, typical southerly up/down stuff, needed the big board.  Out and back to the first island, nice behind it but weak inside.  Nice, sunny and comfortable.

 

02/08/2015 (3rd this year)
Mark Plunkett @ Windy Point
SSW@10mph

board: 2013 Choco Rodeo 124 LTD, Quatro Custom Freestyle 1         sail: 6.3 Severne S-1, 7.5 Severne NCX

LWF and cuising with one other windsurfer on a sunny day at the lake. 

02/02/2015 (3rd this year)
Alissa @ Port Aransas, TX
N@23mph

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

Perfect down-the-line setup for dawn patrol! I got in the exact hourlong sesh I wanted to before work. Sadly for the couple people who showed up any later, the wind did drop off quite a bit after the first hour of daylight. Day two of trial with the winter suit. It's so warm and comfortable, to the point where 49-degree days like today are extremely toasty. I haven't fine-tuned the mitts yet and they are a problem. I think some sewing will need to be involved. But by this time of year we are getting away from needing winter suits anymore, so I'll have the whole off season to figure out a solution.