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.
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