Saturday, July 18, 2009

Umm...windsurfing at Cape Blanco?

UPDATE: Check our previous post for some video action at the lake...

Well we tried. And we learned that just because there are nice looking waves and wind on the water, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's good conditions for sailing.

Regardless, we decided to ignore everybody's advice and rig up. Nobody else was around except for some lonely seals and a few campers who weren't sure what a windsurfer was.

I've sailed in some pretty gusty side-off shore conditions but this was above and beyond any of my previous experiences. One second we'd be fully powered, and the next everyone was sinking up to their waist in freezing cold water. Luke decided he didn't even need his board on one of the waves, (note the underwater bottom turn.)

Anyway, we all had fun, sailed a new spot that definitely has some potential. If you're ever in the area be sure to check it out. The more westerly the wind, the better!

Peace out!

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