Another day of just awesome sailing here in Delaware. Sailed solo at the secret spot again. Lit 5.3 conditions: half the session on the 90 ltr wave cult, and the other half on the 76 way thruster.
WNW is pretty much dead side shore at the secret spot, if you time it right with the tide the jumps are just amazing. The only downside is that when there is any west in it, it can be very holy on the inside. It's not that really much of a big deal however, cuz it's not that far off the beach before the wind fills in, and you're blasting, headed for the breakers and that first aerial
Steve, great to meet you again today and stay in touch.
Yeah I scored my Holiday sesh today. Sailed alone at the Secret Spot. Lit 5.3 on the 90 ltr Wave Cult.
This spot is so much fun on a NNW. Full power side on conditions, a veritable Jump-a-palooza. Today I kept it reasonably conservative, and just blasted back-n-forth over the rolling swell. I actually sailed out thru the Cape May Ferry shipping channel, all the way to the lee of the break wall. Such a nice contrast. On any given reach, you'll be boosting aerials off the inside sand bar just off the beach, then negotiate the psycho shop on the outside resulting from being out there on the wrong tide, but upon approach of the channel, the swell develops allot more wavey characteristics. Very steep, with big, clean, predictable faces. Ahhhhhh that is sooo much fun to play in. The only risks being that it is quite a ways out there, perhaps 3 miles, However given the side on conditions, you'll eventually get blown back to the beach, just not the same one you launched from. Once you blast thru the channel, you come to the leeward side of the break wall, and thats a flat as the baby pool, and its gybe city. Full Gs',, lots of the spray, flip the sail, adjust your eyes cuz you're now sailing into the sun which is low in the western sky, set the fin and blast back to the beach..
...is a blast. and a great way to get a sail in your hands when the wind is less than what it needs to be to get out on the water. You'll be amazed at the tricks you can do, and the moves you can learn on a skate board with that old and battered storm sail. All you need to do is attach and old universal to the front of your long board, and rig up that tiny sail thats collecting dust in the corner of your garage with some old rig components that are probably also lying around, and you're good to go!
This pic sent in from Dana Miller out on the left coast. Check what he's been up to in the fall edition of Boardhead International
In the spring of 2011, Delmarva Board Sport Adventures, the leading standup paddle outfitter on the Delmarva, will be partnering with Adrenaline High to offer educational excursions centered around the Nanticoke Indian Tribe. This excursion is centered around a both kayak and standup paddle board tours, led by a guide who will point out the historical facts and history of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe here on the Delmarva.
Here are some photos from the Nanticoke Indian museum in Millsboro, Delaware:
Yes, the Naticoke Indian Tribe had their own variation of Stand Up Paddle Boards
Mackenzie Valley Grey Wolf
If you click on this image, you can see the remnants of an original paddle boat-circa 1757
Yes the same folks that brought SUP-Yoga and SUP-Eco Tours to the Delmarva, is proud to announce our latest offering on the Delmarva, the Lewes canal excursion followed by a picnic lunch and tour of local Nassau Valley Vineyards.
Enjoy a guided paddle down the Historic Lewes Canal......