Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Life is so much better when its daylight longer. Its even better when its the first day of Daylight Savings Time and the wind is blowing. I could sniff that forecast a week in advance. Rob joined me and our traveling wind compadre Jim joined us as well. Sunny sky, 80 degree air temps, 3/2 wetsuit with short sleeves, and SW 15-25mph wind got us out on 5s & 6s sails and small-mid size boards most of the afternoon. The water was a shock (from the freezing temps and snow we had less than a week before) when I first fell in but after a while it wasn't so bad. I went for some duck gybes and heli-tacks (still learning) and got wet a lot. Got some good GoPro footage as well (below). Here is Rob, Jim, and I post sesh...

3 minute GoPro wide-angle boom mounted camera footage - anyone recognize the music (from 1990)? -

DST from Mac on Vimeo


Catapulting Aaron said...

Mac -- you're looking pretty svelte these days! What sail were you riding here?

Mac said...

Thanks Aaron...6.4 on a 113 liter board. The extra volume and sail size helps in the gusty conditions on the lake, plus also good for tacking upwind out of a cove and into the channel where the wind is best. In normal side shore conditions at OBX, I would have been on smaller board/sail combo.