Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
Had a great weekend in Caseville again. Sailed on Friday afternoon, Sunday afternoon and all day Monday. Sailed Monday with Dan and Lori and Jeannie and about 4 kiters in front of Dan and Lori's house - thanks guys! Larry R. was on a 7 m2 kite from early morning until late afternoon, with a couple breaks - ironman award!
Ron, Jim and I went out to St. Joseph for the first time on Monday. The beach was very nice,
the launch south of the pier/breakwater was well protected and the swell on the outside was by
far the biggest I've sailed in. The wind had been blowing from the North all night, apparently.
Swell was reported as 8 feet by the bouys, but seemed to me to be occasionally stacking much
higher than that. Jim's GoPro may provide a good look if there were other sailors captured nearby.
5.2/84l from 11:00 to 12:30 was perfect. The wind then dropped and I slogged back in. There were
roughly 7 windsurfers total, and perhaps 10 kiters plus a bunch of surfers.
It was a beautiful, sunny and fairly warm day. Local channel #2 was out filming too, though I don't
know if any of the footage made it on the air.
Thanks for the report. St. Joe's is a place I'd like to try too.
I've found that the wide-angle GoPro really seems to 'flatten' the waves and the chop. When we where in head high rollers (trough-peak) it looked like flat water on the GoPro???