For my second day back in the straps, the morning began at Broadkill Beach. Rigged 4.5 and the 82 ltr RRD twin fin.
This is the view of Lewes standing on the beach at Broadkill, approx 10 miles down-wind
There was a lot of west in it today, and that isn't the ideal direction to do a downwinder of an east facing beach.
But what the heck, I rigged, made the best of it, and launched. The Delaware Bay has deep water, and occasional sand bars, even several miles off shore. Out in the middle of the Delaware bay, I was able to ride some long period swell, some which where even breaking (similar to the reef in Hatteras) making S turns, and getting my first sense of how shes gonna perform on a wave: loose, slippery, slashy, and smooth.
about an hour later, I sailed into the Secret Spot in Lewes.
and joined Dave Coyle and Ken Keller
I pulled in pretty much at lo tide
man it feels so good to be back
I hadn't sailed with Ken in over 9 months or so, so it was great to hook up with him again.
Ken is in Great Form
I'm tellin you, the spray off my board has got to be a function of the fins being closer to the rails
Whatever the reason, the board rocks!
Dave Coyle had some boom issues early on
The Secret Spot sand bar is sooo fun to play on, even when its small
Stan took my board out for a spin. I think he likes it
Yah, Stan really likes my board
He especially love the way it gybe, commenting that his old board would of bouced out of this one
But the twin fin gripped easily
mean while Ken was just loving the day, and checkin Stan out on my board. Next thing i know........
He's got the board wanting to give it a ride!
Sorry, no pics of Ken's turn, but the feedback was all positive! Slashy, buttery smooth, slippery quick where the adjectives being tossed around.
They all loved the wicked graphics
enough talk, Dave wanted to take her for spin
I love this shot. Dave is one of the best gybers around.
Dave, if you want one of these boards, I can hook you up dude!
yah, thats right, time to give her back to me Dave. you gotta get your own pal
Lets look for some waves soon so I can get these boards out in conditions she's sure to shine in!
Ken Kellar, George Markopoulos and Dave Coyle
STOKED BEYOND MEASURE