Sunday, November 24, 2013

Beautiful Weather

The water is still warm, still in the 70's, but the wind has cooled off the air temperature. We're only getting a couple of days of wind a week. Sunday was nice, even if it was a bit gusty. Monday and Tuesday should be good and then we' ll have to wait until the weekend.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Couple Days a Week

The wind has slowed down to only blowing a couple days a week. Yesterday was nice and today should be just as good. Next wind isn't in the forecast until Monday.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Nice Weather

Weather has been great! Warm days, warm water, and enough wind to have a blast. Yesterday's forecast didn't come true and the rest of this week is not looking good. See you all next week.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Strong Wind

Friday's wind started early and strong. I got wacked. It wasn't nuking but it was blowing a good 25 knots. I wanted to see what damage I could do with my new 12M kite. I was definitely overpowered but I've learned to cope with that.

It was only my fourth jump and I still hadn't dialed in my launch but as soon as I went up, I was flying. While in the air I was moving the kite around, trying to get some control over my flight but this kite turns differently - it pivots quickly and without power. When I was expecting to power up I was instead plummeting to the sea. As I got close to the landing and looked down I realized how fast I was flying. I wasn't ready for a high speed landing - it wasn't expected and no time to adjust. I crashed HARD. My impact vest and helmet did their job, although my glasses shattered and cut my face a little. I was done jumping for the day. Still, I'm looking forward to doing it again.

Adrenalin junkie.

Nice day for windsurfing as well!

Friday, November 01, 2013

Decent Wind

We've had several days this week with decent wind. Yesterday was much better than forecast and only two people, Daren and Beau, got out to enjoy it. By the time I got out there after 3:00pm they were already done for the day and the sea and the beach was empty.

Today should be strong wind and light wind for Saturday. Nothing for Sunday.