All photography by Janis Markopoulos
"I don't need to talk to windsurf". Thats what i told my wife as I came in after my third sesh, and was surprised to hear myself slurring my words, cuz I didn't feel cold. Amazing really.
Air Temp: 28 degrees
Huge mule kick/table top attempt-click on the photo for the full screen view.
Wind Chill 11 degrees
Water temp: 37.6 degrees
Wind: NW 35 GUSTS TO 40+
lit 3.6 conditions on January 2nd - PRICELESS-EPIC
Sometimes the natural flow of a move takes you into a backloop. I didn't go up with the intention of going for one, but it was so windy, before I knew it, I was drifting back over my shoulder
I lost it half way thru the rotation and bailed. So much fun! Great shot-click on the photo to see the full screen view.
Full post coming tomorrow morning, cuz I'm sure not to sleep well tonight. Gonna take 48 hours to come back down after today's action.
More on tap for tomorrow, Gale warning are up thru Monday. It just doesn't stop!
So yeah, I couldn't sleep. woke up this time at 3.47am. The wind is just relentless out there. Sounds like it might blow the windows in. Temperature outside right now is 19 degrees. I should probably run outside and bring my sail in the house to thaw out or else I wont beable to rig it later this afternoon. stand by, brb......
Iwindsurf graph for Lewes, De. 1/2/10
A shot of the parking lot when we pulled up. Sand blowing across the parking lot. hehehehe :)
Sand blowing across the highway near my house. I've sailed in alot of storms this season, but i can't remember seeing this before. Reminded Janis and I of the blowing dirt off of the cane fields in Maui on the road to Kihei
It was crankin. Lewes is hands down epic in a NW gale. the waves set up perfectly relative to the the wind direction
Biggest I've ever seen on the outside here. Easily overhead in the channel, bigger even at times. Man, I was busting out some the biggest jumps of my life
Ken and I once debated whether or not you could consider it an epic day when you bust up your gear. ...
I say any time your in a position to throw down moves that result in busted gear.... the day was pretty epic. What do you think dear reader?
I hit the eject button. Not bad, huh Andy
hahahaha so much fun
Had my fair share of wipe outs today-
Zooming in on this shot, you can see I had already blown out the panel of my 4.0. I had continued to sail on it, even after I knew I'd punched a hole thru. lol bring it on!
So I came in an rigged my 3.6
First run out on the 3.6.
one of the few controlled jumps all day
I'd like to say this my attempt at a shove it, but I'm not sure what I was doing here. What do you think Mike?
Just insane conditions
Perhaps the biggest mule kick I've tried. Man, you could of hit 30 foot jumps today, if you could keep the kit dialed
problem was I was mostly an out of control projectile out there...
...and I rarely hit the ramps with enough control to really get some altitude
just outta control
and exploding on impact
While on the water, the sail doesn't really freeze up cuz the water is constantaly flushing on the sail
But as soon as you come off the water, it freezes up. Pretty cool huh
So yeah, first session in 2010 in the books. Stoked for more. Extended forecast calling for, you guessed it, more wind.