Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
Gave it a go yesterday on the big lake launching from the beach in Glenn. 135L Bic Techno with 50cm fin and 8.1m Neil Pryde Supersonic.
Three attempts. . . three walks of shame. Soooo close to being good. I just needed a few more mph to get over the hump. Heading out I could pump onto a plane in the gusts, bearing off, but couldn't keep it going turning back to a slight upwind bearing. The waves just killed the momentum.
Heading in I could get planing with the help of the swell, but again couldn't really make any upwind progress. Spent a lot of time in the water waiting for enough wind to waterstart.
On the bright side I got some good practice getting in and out through the shorebreak. And some good exercise.
Next time is going to be great!
"Any day of sailing is a good day of sailing". Andy Brandt
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