Last 10 Windlogs Show Calendar
02/02/2016 (7th this year)
Mark Plunkett @ Windy Point
W@16mph

board: Fanatic Falcon TE 138, Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         sail: 6.3 Severne S-1, 7.5 Severne NCX

I went out on freestyle gear, but it was a marginal slog. So, before giving up, I rigged the NCX and the Falcon. I used 1 cm less downhaul, 1 cm less outhaul, tightend up the battens, and moved the mast base back 1 cm. Bingo! Off-we-went. I finally got brave and put the back foot in the strap and was 2 for 2 on tacks today. The forces on the fin are amazing. I am glad I got a nice one! It felt good to mow some lawn.

02/01/2016 (6th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SSE@25mph

board: '14 JP 93 FWP         sail: '15 EZZY 4.7 ELITE

 006 - Another typical south day, chop, big gusts, up/down and all around.  Out and back to SI#1 with mostly full power rigged at max.  Inside holes were iffy making it hard to get a powered jibe without going back down to the launch.  It was fairly consistent behind the spoil and smoothed out a bit.  Just under a dozen on the water on a sunny, warm and windy day to start the month.  

01/31/2016 (5th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SSE@19mph

board: '14 JP 111 FSW FWS         sail: '15 EZZY 6.1 ELITE

 005 - Nothing forecast but it was teasing early.  Rigged at max and went out and back to SI#1 with full power at first but it dropped after about an hour   Backed off out haul twice and progressively got to minimal power for the last return.  Looks like pre-frontal tomorrow and a couple more with the front.

01/30/2016 (4th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SSE@23mph

board: '14 JP 93 FWP         sail: '15 EZZY 4.7 ELITE

 004 - That may be it for January.  Lots of south and whitecaps while rigging the first of the new quiver.  Rigged at medium and it was out and back to SI#1 with mostly full power except the inside lulls. Eventually worked up half way between the spoils for awhile.  Power started dropping a bit so returned to the out and back to SI#1.  Day off tomorrow but it looks doable to start February.  Lots of folks on the water and it was a nice day indeed.

01/30/2016 (6th this year)
Mark Plunkett @ Windy Point
S@16mph

board: Fanatic Falcon TE 138         sail: 7.5 Severne NCX

I am not very good at freestyle, I am worse at wavesailing, but by far, I am the worst at slalom/freeride. Conditions today were marginal, but other people were planing with similar freeride gear, just not me. I think I would have planed more with my freestyle gear. I am trying, but I just don't get it. I did plane a few times, but I could not sustain it for long distances. I fear that I am going to be left slogging on the start line after the gun goes off. I still have not pulled off a tack. Helitack, yes, but fast tack, no. The nose sinks as fast as a wave board due to the heavy rig. It is harder to turn the board with your feet to save it.

It was a beautiful afternoon on the water. Lots of sailboats, kites, and windsurfers out today.

01/30/2016 (3rd this year)
Laura Miller @ Bird Island, TX
SSE@21mph

board: '12 RRD TwinTip 90         sail: NeilPryde Firefly 4.9

 Wow! Another gorgeous January day! How lucky am I! Full on power, happy sailing.

01/29/2016 (2nd this year)
Laura Miller @ Windy Point, TX
S@20mph

board: '12 RRD TwinTip 90         sail: '09 Neil Pryde The Fly 5.1

 Gorgeous lake day!! A monkey duck & DW360 kinda day. A bit lonely with only me and a few minutes of a kiter.

01/24/2016 (3rd this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SE@21mph

board: '14 JP 111 FSW FWS         sail: 5.3 EZZY ELITE

 003 - About as forecast and good one for a madien voyage.  Out and back to SI#1 with medium power and and holes here and there.  Filled in a little more in last hour then dropped off.  Maybe another shot in a day before the next cold front.

01/24/2016 (5th this year)
Mark Plunkett @ Windy Point
SSW@16mph

board: Fanatic Falcon TE 138, Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         sail: 6.3 Severne S-1, 7.5 Severne NCX

Nice day. Freestyle at first. A lot of slog and LWF, eventually I got a few good rides. My leg was feeling good until I tried a DW360. So, I decided to sail the Falcon with the NCX. Today was the first time I was lit up on a slalom board. Wow. I have so many things I can say, but this is a totally different form of windsurfing. It feels way different, and really scary right now. It is fin riding more than board riding, and takes a very different level of commitment. When things are in balance, it is super fast and comfortable. As the balance starts to get a little off, it feels like a lot of power about to blow up. I cannot even imagine sailing the 8.6m2 race sail at this point. I am so far away from sailing in good control around a bunch of buoys.

01/19/2016 (2nd this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB
SSE@20mph

board: 112 FANATIC SKATE         sail: 6.1 EZZY ELITE

 002- Light but warm and doable out and back to SI#1.  Some up and down everywhere but fairly consistent outside.  and tough to get much power inside.  Half dozen on the water.