Birthday Party

Abundant libations to Skiron from Team Dawg, plus lots of wind wishes produced a major birthday party. Fully downhauled 4.2 for my 190# is a lot of wind!

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The Grind

I asked RRD rider Sofien Sehiri to show some vulcans this Tuesday. There was very little wind, I am amazed he planed at all. (Clip that can be scrubbed frame-by-frame, with the full set of moves, is here – download and use a desktop video player).

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Spring on the March!

War-at-sea gusty, sweet rolling swell rides on the outside. 4.7/84L wave. Then quite holey for my kit – I quit after persevering for 40 minutes. Bloody cold, too. This is an official kick-off, though – get your sails from your attic or the season will end too soon!

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Site: Coyote Point
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Stinking Overpowered

Gusts 22-40, and stink from Pillar Point #8 (Maverick’s Parking)

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Site: Half Moon Bay harbor
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Warm Winds

Nothing beats sweet warm water, rigged gear and tequila on the beach.

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Site: Los Barriles (Vela Baja)

4.7 of November

I am thankful to any chance, however short, to sail 4.7/84L in November. Awesome. 60fps version:

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Special thanks to Rich Wilde

Quality action photos of that day are here (by Mo Gunn)

Site: Coyote Point
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When it Rains, it Rocks

Gusty as usual: best of Half Moon Bay’s wind from this morning:

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Special thanks to Kipps.

Site: Half Moon Bay harbor
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19 Shove-its

I was making a 6x slow-motion of Kevin Kan‘s shove-its, so I and my buddies could study it. I could not resist the urge to slap a music and run it at full tilt. If you look at the time counter, he was cranking one every 4 min on average :)

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Reach for the Sky!

Seeing on WRAMS a promise of improbable winds at this time of year, I promptly took a day off. Although 30kt average did not materialize, I was able to sail my 84L wave (and tack it twice). Never mind his messed up ankle, Kevin Kan delivered quite a performance. Team Crushpad (Dave) showed Aaron a thing or two about catapults :)

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Quality action photos of that day are here (by Mo Gunn)

Site: Coyote Point
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Crissy Field

I finally paid a visit to the awe-inspiring site to be respected. Libretto is here and here (I was way overpowered on the outside, though):

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It was well worth it, 3hrs of traffic, mental blocks and all.

Site: Crissy Field