Sunday, October 19, 2008

Broadkill Beach DELIVERS

The venue today was Broadkill Beach on the Deleware Bay. When I pulled in to the parking lot at 10.30am, I was surprised to see that it wasn’t blowing 35. That being said, I wasn’t disappointed. Lit 5.0 conditions, although its was chilly.

Niko Iampieri rigs up for the first time at Broadkill, my home patch.

We launched at about high tide, and the shorebreak was enough to have to respect. Still, nothing like yesterday, an no current. Step on and blast off.

One particular reach was especially memorable. We found some really strong wind on the outside, and we just blasted, seemed like half way across the bay. Sunlight shining its warmth and highlighting the texture on the water. Big rolling swells pitching vertical, floaty airs, and we just were so dialed, blasting close to each other. Pretty epic stuff.

No booties, but by three oclock, my hands where getting sufficiently numb that I was letting the rig slip through my hands cuz the motor skills where slowing.

I shot some helmet cam action today, so check back for that!

Still smiling as I write this. Ahhhhhhhhhh, what a weekend! Life is so good.

How'd you guys make out down in Hatteras today? I saw it was honking down there. Did Ocracoke fire????

Niko, glad you could make it out this weekend. Tuesday looks good…………..looking forward………


Lano said...

up at 3am? Geeez I thought we were committed! Great post George, quite inspirational! Looksl ike you have some great conditions at the moment, make the most of them!

George Markopoulos said...

Lano, its 350 miles from my house in maryland to hatteras. If i leave at 4am, i can make it there by 11am, on the water by noon!

You gotta be stoked eh? summer time down under as we approach winter.

Anonymous said...

WAR! Hope things are going well. Keep in touch.


George Markopoulos said...

Jon-I don't have your email address. send it to me. My email is at the top of the blog.