Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
I counted a half dozen sailors enjoying the unseasonably warm weather today on Lake Lansing. I could not spare the time to sail, but I watched with envy for a while. Maybe later this week?
Day one yesterday. Two of us out on Austin Lake, Portage. Water temp 52°.
My 2021 season is finally underway! I got out on Lake Lansing yesterday with a 5.1 and my 100 liter board. Not only was the air temperature unseasonably warm, the water was remarkably warm as well! After about an hour, I ditched the winter mittens in favor of gloves with fingers, and ditched the thick scuba-diving boots in favor of summer booties (which fit better in the footstraps anyway). I was toasty warm (and, at times, actually hot) in my Bare drysuit, but I think I will wait a while longer before trying a wetsuit.
On the topic of nature sightings... at one point, I saw what looked like a muskrat swimming toward me. Whatever it was, it dove before I got too close, so I could not make a positive ID.
The unseasonably warm weather continues. Had a nice 4.1 session Tuesday on Lake Lansing. I got to use my 76 liter high-wind board. Even with the stronger winds, I was still warm in summer booties and lightweight gloves. Next week air temps are forecast to be in the 70s. Maybe I will be able to ditch the dry suit?
Funny you should write that today under a thin blanket of snow!
We are looking at 60's next week, and I suspect some people will be off to Hatteras soon.
Me, I'm rehabbing from a broken thumb/torn ligament, so I've got another month off.