Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
We were in the water this morning around 10 am I on 4.5 and 85, Ann on 4.0 and 90. Great screaming runs, unusaully flat though. No weeds, no phosphorescent green algae, (Lake Erie has been in the news with this like crazy lately), lots of wind. All in all great day, more to come tomorrow!!!!
We managed another one today Mon Oct 17th. Sailed a 3.5 and 90 liters. There were some holes in it today and I didn't want to spend time waiting for wind in the lulls. I ran a 9 inch fin to keep the 90 from tailwalking and to keep some control in the jibes and the 90 got me through the lulls with flying colours so I didn't spend much time down at all. It was still way too cold to be in the water much! Agreed though had the air temp and water temp been warmer a smaller board would have been a lot more fun for doing jumps, and I would have been in there like a dirty shirt!
Ok this morning a quick check of yesterdays wind on the Rondeau side revealed it was 30+ gusting close to 40, St. Clair was pretty much 20+ gusting high 20s. The wind coming in off Lake Erie yesterday was quite cool, not sure if the air temp out there got much above the low 50s. At any rate I probably could have sailed at Mitchell's bay on our side and still sailed a 4.5, and been much warmer but then I may have been dodging buck shot from the duck hunters. St. Clair duck hunters shoot at anything on our side, Lake Erie duck hunters are a bit more discriminating at least in Rondeau Bay anyway!