Saturday, April 4, 2009
Lewes, Delaware GOES OFF
All photography by my awesome wife: Janis Markopoulos
Sunny, Warm, Looplicious conditions today. Lit 4.0 small kit all day. I hit the water around 10am and didn’t stop until my legs began cramping up around 4 pm. Epic-epic-epic jumpin day on the Deleware Bay, my home patch. I looked thru the all pics, and Janis is right, I think I hit a personal record for the most jumps for a given day of sailing. But then, who’s counting right?
I really need to look back right about now..
Cuz if you stare at the water, you will "be like water my friend"
yah, it was windy
Janis had me doing the control motions of the forward loop on the beach, and that helped psych me up. Looking at this picture, its obvious I’m not locking out my front arm like Matt says. No doubt that helps to commit the rig, and the sooner I get with the better.
An early commit is critical on the loops that don’t have much altitude, and thinking about my rotations, this tip is exactly what I needed. Thanks for the tip Matt!
My best Caleb impression at a Table top. Close, but no cigar.
A few more:
Cape May/Lewes Ferry...bet they had a fun ride across!
Another sweet sequence
so many jumps!
The current was pretty strong today. A few times after a wipe out, you'd have to swim for your gear, and a result being you where instantly 20-30 yards down wind, with no hope of getting back to the spot you launched from. No worries, I had all day.
Another splash down
rider(less) on the storm..
I launched on low tide, so the sand bar provided a nice little bump to play with pretty much all day!
There where a few sailors upwind of me.
We'd like to welcome John Waters to the mid-atlantic windsurf scene. It was fun meeting you and Hope today. John comes to us from the S.F. Bay area by way of NY. John's been sailing for 3 years and he was out there rippin' today, must have been those private lessons with M.P. at Sprecks last summer!
John was in a wetsuit. No booties, and no hat. Spring is hear fellas, put that drysuit away.
John, make sure you check out the OBX Festival Series and get yourself registered. This event will take a sailor's skill set to the next level.
Nice floaty jump......
the landing however was another story
This gust absolutely rocked me
Sailed away from it though!
Not sure whats going on there. I like the character of the water though
The cost of doing business. Lest you think all the great photos on my blog come without a price.........Sunday I spent the entire day doing landscaping around our house.... ;)
Epic weekend deserves an epic dinner on Palm Sunday