Sunday, May 4, 2008

....and they put poor Humpty Dumpty back together again

The lake has been good the past few days with good southwest wind in the 10-20 mph range. Some folks got it on Friday and more of us made it out on Saturday at Ramsey Creek/Lake Norman, including myself and 8 other windsurfers, plus 3 kiters. Sailed my new Aerotech Cuben Fiber Free Speed 8.0....very light and a lot of pull. Everyone else was out on everything from 5.8 to 9.5. The water is getting warm now as well and folks were out in everything from shorts only to shorty wetsuits.

This was my last session for a while as I seem to be falling apart. I go under the knife for hernia surgery this week. I've apparently had it for a while and it became very apparent while windsurfing in the Outer Banks a couple of weeks ago....tenderness and a big bump in my groin. The doc says I'll be out of commission for 6 weeks...hopefully he's being conversative...we'll see. Of course, this means there will be lots of wind in the next few weeks.

No pictures from yesterday (too busy sailing!) but here's another couple of pictures from our Hatteras Island adventure. These are stills of Rob I captured from the noggin-cam footage.


5 comments:

Andy said...

Bummer Mac! Good luck, and here's to a quick a recovery!

Drew said...

Mac - sorry to hear that you'll be down & out for a while! Best of luck to you and I'm sure everyone will appreciate the inevitable "sacrificial conditions"!

Catapulting Aaron said...

Good luck with the surgery Mac!

Mac said...

Thanks guys...I appreciate the kind words. I had surgery yesterday and everything seems to be fine....just sore and moving around very slow. If this is a wind sacrifice, I'm happy to oblige :-) Hope you guys are getting some great conditions! Take care....

PeconicPuffin said...

Heal fast, brother!